On the eastern flank of the hill near the central market is the sultan’s palace. It's built in semi-tweedy colonial style, but...
Zainal Abidin Mosque
The gleaming Zainal Abidin Mosque dominates the city centre.
For fish so fresh it’s still in its death flop, look for the boats docking at the central market. Besides indulging your piscatorial...
This busy Malay restaurant is perched on stilts, kampung -style, on the seafront next to the jetty. There’s a huge menu, with fish,...
Lonely Planet review
Across the road from the central market, look for a steep flight of steps leading up to Bukit Puteri, a 200m-high hill with good views of the city. On top are the scant remains of a mid-19th-century fort, some cannons and a bell.