Travel from Gombak to Kota Bharu by Bus
Many who live and work in Kuala Lumpur call the northern state of Kelantan home, and therefore, there’s always a demand for bus trips back to Kota Bharu. Instead, of departing from a crowded bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, you may opt to depart from Gombak, which is a short ride away by KTM commuter. The only bus service provider that leaves from Gombak would be Darul Naim Express. The travelling time between the two cities would take approximately 7 – 9 hours which quite often mean that you might have to spend the night in the bus.
Things to do in Kota Bahru
Kota Bharu is truly a unique city that is a accurate representation of Malaysian East Coast culture. In Kota Bharu, you can visit the huge Siti Khadijah market that sells all sorts of local fresh produce. There are also a separate wing where you can find a wide array of local delights like laksam, nasi dagang, nasi kerabu, somtan, sup perut, mee celup and more. For a taste of local history, you can visit Istana Jahar and the Museum Precint, which is a collection of museums clustered around Padang Merdeka in Kota Bharu. There are also some Thai temples worth visiting here, including Wat Pothivihan with its Buddha statue. Visitors can also take a short 15 to 20 minute trip by car or taxi to nearby Pengkalan Chepa Beach or Pantai Irama for a swim and to indulge in water activities. Kota Bharu is a shopping haven for fans of Batik, silverware and local arts and craft, which you can find walking around downtown Kota Bharu.
What to eat in Kota Bahru?
Finally, don’t forget to pamper your tastebuds with some authentic Kelantanese kuih or desserts like Kuih Akok, Buah Tanjung, Badak Berendam, Puteri Mandi and others which are almost non-existent in the west coast of the Peninsular Malaysia.