In addition to buying ready-made batik, you can also try your hand at batik painting at Zecsman Design’s tutored four- to five-hour...
This handicraft village, a touristy affair opposite Istana Batu, has a one-room museum with displays of woodcarving, batik-making and...
Kota Bharu's best museum, both in terms of exhibits and structure. It’s an achingly beautiful chocolate-brown building that dates back...
The best and cheapest Malay food in town is in the night market : look for the yellow arch reading ‘Medan Selera MPKB’. The stalls are...
Central Market information
Lonely Planet review
One of the most colourful and active markets in Malaysia, the central market is at its busiest first thing in the morning, and has usually packed up by early afternoon. Downstairs is the produce section, while upstairs stalls selling spices, brassware, batik and other goods stay open longer.