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...
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...
Just below the Ridel Hotel, this cute restaurant serves Western and Malay food on rectangular tables with inset dioramas in which...
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Kota Bharu's best museum, both in terms of exhibits and structure. It’s an achingly beautiful chocolate-brown building that dates back to 1887, easily one of the most attractive traditional buildings in the city. The interior displays focus on Kelatanese ritual and crafts, from detailed descriptions of batik-weaving to the elaborate ceremonies that once marked the life of local youth, from circumcision to wedding nights to funerary rights.