If you look back KB 10 years ago, getting into KB
Now, it’s totally different. KB has been well developed with better infrastructures its getting much more crowded to get into Kota Bharu especially during public holiday, school holiday, Saturday and Sunday as there are more people coming into KB during that time.
There are a few places that you must visit in KB, before you starts shopping at KB famous Pasar Siti Khadijah do visit the World War II historical places. These entire places are surrounding Istana Balai Besar (The Grand Palace).
- Muzium Diraja / Istana Batu (museum)
This is a royal museum displaying royal belongings, pictures and dishware.
- Istana Jahar (museum)
Another traditional and cultural museum of royal’s Kelantan displaying collection of fabrics and royal’s ceremony. The Istana Jahar was built on 1887.
Mosque Muhammadi State
Built in 1867, numerous extensions and renovations were made from 1959. During 1860s to 1960s, the mosque was the center for religious teaching. Among famous scholars that had once taught here were Hj Abd Rahman Arab, Hj Wan Abdullah, Hj Che Samat, Hj Nik Wan Daud, Hj Wan Muhammad Gagah, Sheikh Daud Al-Fatoni and the well known Tok Kenali
This place was well known as early as 1844 after the completion of Istana Balai Besar. This is where the independence was declared in Kelantan on
- Muzium Perang / Bank Kerapu (museum)
This is where the World War II memorial museum, located behind Muhammadi State Mosque. No photos are allowed to be taken in the museum. I my self was amazed with it!
Generally the places mentioned above have their specific visiting hours and a very small entrance fees as below …
- Visiting Hours
- Saturday – Thursday :
- Friday : Closed
- Entrance Fee
- Malaysian people
- Adult : RM 1.00
- Children : RM 0.50
- Adult : RM 2.00
- Children : RM 1.00
- Malaysian people
Make sure you bring along small change or you might get disappointed to get in.