Kota Bharu's best museum, both in terms of exhibits and structure. It’s an achingly beautiful chocolate-brown building that dates back...
This handicraft village, a touristy affair opposite Istana Batu, has a one-room museum with displays of woodcarving, batik-making and...
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...
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...
Jln Istana · interesting places nearby
Istana Batu information
The pale yellow Istana Batu, also known as Muzium Diraja, was constructed in 1939 and was the crown prince’s palace until donated to the state. The richly furnished rooms give a surprisingly intimate insight into royal life, with family photos and personal belongings scattered among the fine china and chintzy sofas, and the late sultan’s collection of hats.