TAXI BOOKING : OUTSTATION SERVICE CHARGES
For your information, we do take booking to Out Station Around Peninsular Malaysia
Charges booked a taxi with us: We provide you with an Exora MPV budget taxi larger than normal taxi to give you more comfort but with a cheaper rate than TEKS1M MPV taxi and the executive MPV taxi (Blue Cab).
Please be informed that taxi fare below are inclusive of :-
On Call Charged
From KL / PJ Town Area to destination below :-
|KELANTAN||(1 WAY TRIP)|
|KOTA BHARU||RM 850|
|GUA MUSANG||RM 650|
|KUALA KRAI||RM 800|
|RANTAU PANJANG||RM 900|
|PENGKALAN KUBOR||RM 900|
1. Pantai Bisikan Bayu
Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze) located at Kota Bahru, the capital of Kelantan, is amongst the popular beaches in Kelantan. Other includes Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlite Beach) and Irama Island Bachok (Pantai Irama Bachok). It is also known as Pantai Dalam Rhu, which is just 50km drive south to Kota Bahru. As its name implies, when the gentle breeze rustle the trees along the beach, making the gentle hush-hush sound, which some says sounds like a soothing whisper.
For surfers, a good time to hit the beach is from November to April during the North-East Monsoon. The each is rather crowded during school holidays and long weekends. Other attractions in Kota Bahru include museums and nature walk. It also has long history of palaces. The Grand Palace (Istana Balai Besar) which are situated by the river bank are among the oldest palace around, was built back in 1844. There are a few popular Kelantan Hotel among visitors, example, Renaissance, Royal Guest House and New Pacific Hotel. Most hotels come with basic necessity and are situated in the Kota Bahru town.
2. Gunung Stong State Park
Gunung Stong State Park is a forested area, surrounded by many mountain peaks at the backdrop, including Gunung Ayam, Gunung Tera, Gunung Saji and ecetera. By now you would have guessed, the word 'Gunung' means mountain in local language. It holds an area of more than 20,000 hectares, surrounding mountain peaks, rivers and caves. With its dense forest, it house a variety of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, nears and a good variety of birds like hornbills. Unique flora and fauna, including the world's largest flower, rafflesia can also be found. Apart from that, the Stong Waterfalls is believed to be the highest waterfalls in Sourtheast Asia region, standing about 495 meters above sea level. Gunung Stong State Park is truly the place for adventures lover.
After a fruitful trek at the jungle and a refreshing bath at Jelawang Jungle, you can drop by Kelantan town for some wholesome nasi kukus, the hot steaming white rice accompanied by rich curry.
3. Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, also known as 'Balai Getam Guri' in local language, is a place to showcase local handicraft industry in Kelantan, and it's supported by the state government. It's a fine craft museum, houses many Kelantanese craftsmanship, including traditional embroidery, batik, silverware and matting. Interestingly, curious visitor have the opportunity to witness and learn the process of making those craft, where demonstration of traditional embroidery, songket weaving and batik drawing are done skilfully by the artists. Souvenirs are available for sales as well. Another worth visiting museum is the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar), which was once the royal residence, built back in 1855. It's a wooden palace, which displays interesting wood carving and traditional handicraft.
After the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, you can drop by Siti Khadijah Central Market, famously known for its vast variety of fresh seafood and fresh vegetables. Apart from that, many local fruits like longan, banana, papaya and durian can be found too. This is also a good place to drop by for lunch as there is good variety of local eateries available, including the famous nasi dagang of Kelantan.
4. Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace)
Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace) is built by Sultan Muhamad 11 in 1887 for his grandson Long Kundur. It has luxurious woodcarvings that showcase the excellent craftsmanship of the Kelantanese. Apart from that, photographs, artifacts and traditional handicraft reflect on the Kelantan rich and sophisticated heritage. The palace is now converted to a museum, to share the uniqueness and beauty to the world. There are also a Malay Weapon Gallery which house many unique weapons such as keris and pisau. The museum is open daily from 8.30 a.m to 5.45 p.m except for Fridays.
For more handicraft display, you can also visit the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum which is also located within the culture zone. It has a variety of handicraft, silverwares, songkek and other traditional handicrafts. Demonstration of the making of songkek and batik painting is also available. However, to truly understand the culture and roots of Kelantanese, Museum Islamic (Muzium Islam/Dewan Syurga) is a must visit museum. From there you will be able to see many artifacts and understand how Islam came to Kelantan, and till today, have such strong influence in their daily life
5. Kuala Krai Dabong River Cruise
Kuala Krai Dabong River cruise is one of the ways to explore the untouched nature of Kelantan. It's a must for eco-lovers and the cruise will starts from Sungai Kelantan into the lush dense rainforest, which take about 2 hour ride. As you cruise along the river, the wonderful wildlife and flora and fauna will unfold themselves. You might also catch a glimpse of the little villages along the river bank doing their daily chores. Upon reaching Dabong, you have about 3 hour to stroll around before the boat will bring you back to Kuala Krai
After which, you can proceed to Jelawang for a night stay in the quiet serine chalet and start the next day with a 1.5 hour jungle track to Jelawang Waterfall. Alternatively, you can head back to Kuala Krai and catch a taxi back to Kota Bahru.
6. Masjid Kampung Laut (Mosque Kampung Laut)
Masjid Kampung Laut (Mosque Kampung Laut) being one of the oldest mosques standing in Malaysia, although the actual age of the mosque is unknown. However, judging from the architectural and design, many believes it to be around 300 years. The unique architectural is being adopted into many Kelantan official buildings. The mosque was once the meeting venue for Sultan's meeting and was also used as a trader point sometime later. There was a massive touch up was carried out in the late 80' and it was estimated to cost about RM160,000.
The refurbishments include replacing the wall and roof, building additional towels, toilets and electricity. The entire build-up area now is 74 feet by 71 feet and top to end pillars. Unfortunately, non-Muslims are not allowed into the mosque. However they can stroll around the outer compound. The best time for Muslims to visit is at evening. It is definitely worthwhile to stay a night or two in Kota Bahru as there are so much more to see.
7. Muzium Islam (Museum Islamic)
Muzium Islam (Museum Islamic) is a place where you can trace the root of Islam in Kelantan. The building itself resemble the mosque-like building. It contains various artifacts and inscriptions documents of how Islam got introduced in Kelantan and how it became such an important element in the everyday life in the state of Kelantan. It was once known to be the Verandah to Mecca also known as 'Serambi Mekah'.
Other attractions around the area includes the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar) were you can visit the authentic Kelantanese handicraft and art. Siti Khadijah market is a must visit attraction where you can get to experience the local wet market where you can find fresh seafood, vegetables and a variety of fruits. It's located centrally in town and you can also get many hotels around the area too. Kelantan hotel ranges from RM100-300 per night.
8. Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach)
Pantai Cahaya Bulan (formerly known as Pantai Cinta Beach / Beach of Passionate Love) was believe to name by a lovelorn British soldier during the World War Two. Till today, there are some locals still prefer to us the old name. It has a beautiful long and wide sandy beach, a popular spot for family outings and picnics. It also have a variety of water sports and horse riding. There are some food stalls and restaurants along the beach, which offers fresh barbeque seafood.
If you are a beach lover, you should also check out Irama Island Bachok (Pantai Irama Bachok) and Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze). Other nearby attraction includes museums and many palaces. One of the must visit is The Grand Palace (Istana Balai Besar), which is built in 1844 offers a good glimpse at the royal palace in Kelantan.
9. Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody)
Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody) got its name from the gently hushing sound of the sea breeze. It's known to be the most beautiful beach in Kelantan and is a common hang out place for families and friends. The beauty of the beach does not lie only to its clear blue water, but also to the facilities available for visitors. Apart from basic facilities like motels, public toilets and restaurants, there are also water sports, boat for hire and barbeque facilities to make your visit more interesting. Other beautiful beach around the region is Pantai Bisikan Bayu (beach of Whispering Breeze) and Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach) which are also well known for their beauty in Kelantan.
While you are in Kota Bahru, you should take the opportunity to visits some of the rare museums around. Among are the Islamic Museum and War Weapon Museum. You should also take the chance to visit one of the oldest palaces around. The Grand Palace (Istana Balai Besar) has more than 150 years history and is still standing tall in Kota Bahru.
10. Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah)
Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar besar Siti Khadijah), as its name implies, is a local wet market. Its name after Prophet Muhammad's wife, whom is known for her entrepreneurial skill, as this market is mostly run by women. Apart from the usual fresh goodies like seafood, vegetables and wide variety of fruits, you can also find ready-to eat food like 'ayam percik', nasi ulam and a variety of noodle soups, all unique in flavors and taste of Kelantan, serves freshly for you. Not to forget to taste the local desserts like 'kuih muih' (cake sort of), tempeh and a glass of hot milk tea, which is the staple drink for Kelantanese.
After tasting the sumptuous food, you can make your way for some cultural experience like Jahar Palace (Istana Palace), which has a long history since 1855. It was built by Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson, built up of wood with excellent wood carvings. For more traditional handicrafts, of couse there a plenty of museums around the cultural zone, where you can truly get the taste of Kelantan.
11. Jalan Temenggong (Temenggong Street)
Jalan Temenggong (Temenggong Street), located in the centre of Kota Bahru town, is well known for its haven shopping site amongst the locals and visitors. The street is lined with colorful craft stalls and shop, made by local artisans. If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the making of jewelry by the artist too. There are variety of gold and silver lewlry, batik and textiles, wood carving, traditional handicrafts like songkek and wau and whole load more. Most of the goods are price reasonably, however, be prepare to bargain to get the best deals.
Another similar shopping heaven is Siti Khadijah Central Market. Apart from what you can get at Jalan Temenggong (Temenggong Street), there are fresh seafood and vegetables, and good variety of local fruits too. Eateries and snacks are widely available and it's recommended to try some of the local cuisine there as there are good selection of food there sold at reasonable price. Other nearby attraction will be the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar) which is a wooden palace built more than 100 years ago by Sultan Muhamad II for his grandson.
12. Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace)
Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Place) is a single story palace built by Sultan Muhammad II over 170 years ago, as the official residence of past sultans. It is believed that bullfights used to be held in the palace for official Royal ceremonies until mid-1900. The palace is now used for official state functions and is not open to public. Another palace built by Sultan Muhammad II is the Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar). It was built for his grandson, and it was built up from wood, furnished with unique wood carvings.
Kelantan is known to be the most religious state in Malaysia and Islam has a strong influence in the people's daily lives. Museum Islamic (Muzium Islam/Dewan Syurga) is known to house many Islamic artefacts and it definitely explain how Islam came about to Kelantan. Another way of seeing through the Kelantanese is via their local cuisines and culinary, and there's no other better place than Siti Khadijah Central Market. The market is named after Prophet Mohammad's wife, whom is an extraordinary entrepreneur, which is well suited for this market which runs mostly by women. It has a good variety of local eateries and cuisines, apart from fresh seafood and vegetables.
13. Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (The Royal Museum)
Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (The Royal Museum) was built in 1939 under the reign of Sultan Ismail I of Kelantan (1920-1944), as a wedding gift for his nephew Yahya Petra (1960-1979) whom was the eventual successor of Kelantan. It has a pale yellow structure and served as the palace for crown's prince. It was then donated to the state and now it's open to public for viewing. The richly furnished rooms will give you a glimpse into the past royal life.
Among other personal belongings including late sultan's collection of hats, fine Chinas, and photos, all are well preserved in the original state. Among other must visit attraction in Kelantan is the Irama Island Bachok (Pantai Irama Bachok), it's known to be the most beautiful beach in Kelantan. It's also known as Melody Beach and is popular among the locals and visitors especially during weekends. There are many motels, hotel available for short term and long term visitors, and like most other Kelantan hotels, it comes with good basic facility and price reasonably.
14. Bank Kerapu (War Museum)
Bank Kerapu was built by Mercantile Bank in 1912, on a land that apparently belongs to Nik Yusof, a renowned local chieftain. It is also believed to be the first stone. In 1941, during the Pacific War (1941-1945), Japanese troop landed near Kota Bahru. During the occupation, Bank Kerapu was used by the Japanese as their 'Kempen Tai', which is a secret police station for war coordination. Upon the fall of Japan and the return of British, Bank Kerapu continued to function as bank until 1992, when it was turn into a war memorial by the Kelantan Museum Corporation. It houses more than 1,000 exhibits relating to the war and a mixture of Japanese tool used during the occupation, including Japanese bicycle. Photographs, articles and artifacts in this memorial can bring you back to 1912 using your imagination.