Few months ago, I was in Kota Bharu to attend a wedding. I went there with my mum. Fly off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kota Bahru Airport.
We stayed at Tune Hotel Kota Bharu. Taxi fare is RM10.00 per trip. It is quiet expensive for RM10.00 per trip despite the distance. The hotel also helps us on the taxi calling services.
Here are some useful tips, if you plan to travel by taxi to Kota Bharu town, avoid calling them to pick you up during the football match fever a.k.a Piala FA, Piala Malaysia, or etc.
Most of the driver will refuse to go out for night duty during those football match fever and will end up they charged you double the fares. Talk about demand and supply here….eheheheh.
The hotel is located at Jalan Hamzah, next to Kota Bharu Mall, which we did not manage to pay a visit to the mall. I’m also a bit frustrated because I did not have the chance to try the food in Hayaki Restaurant, located at roof top of the hotel.
The restaurant is highly recommended by the locals. Tune Hotel in Kota Bharu City Centre I would rate it for three and a half stars. Value for your money; you pay for what you used only.
As for the well known Pasar Siti Khadijah, there are a lot of things you can find there.
At 1st floor of the building, a line of stall selling local snacks including fruits, vegetables, ulam-ulaman (local salad), salted egg, fresh products; fish, meat and poultry.
As for the second floor, you may find stall selling the famous batik sutera – the prince range is from RM 150 and above, kain batik, scarf and copper item as souvenirs.
Also do not forget to buy the tasty serunding chicken/beef/ fish floss.
The next morning, we went again to Pasar Siti Khadijah for a breakfast – authentic nasi dagang. We also bought some local snacks back home.
The famous view of Pasar Siti Khadijah. Distracted by those marketing flyers.
Points To Ponder
- The normal smells of wet market welcome you at main entrance of Pasar Siti Khadijah.
- The not-so glamour staircase at the main entrance of Pasar Siti Khadijah.
- Need proper air ventilation inside the premise i.e. to have an air-cond or big ceiling fan perhaps?
- Very shabby looking premises ceiling and walls, and also the public toilet inside the premise, although I skipped the part on to pay the visit to the public toilet.
- The friendly taxi driver and the local Kelantanese.
- The helpful Tune Hotel and AirAsia staff.
- The delicious and affordable local meals and snack.
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