Travelling from Seremban to Kota Bharu
Long journeys are always best undertaken by bus as you can just sit back and relax throughout the journey. Therefore, if you’re travelling from Seremban and want to go to Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan, you’ll find plenty of bus services available. In Seremban, there are three operators with buses travelling north to Kota Bharu, and they are Perdana Express, Cepat Ekspress and Transnasional. All of these operators have some of the most spacious and comfortable buses that will pick you up from Terminal One, Seremban.
Transnasional will drop you off at the Kota Bharu bus station whereas the other two operators will drop you off at Tesco, Kota Bharu. Perdana Express buses estimate that the trip will take 6 hours and 45 minutes whereas the others will take 9 hours and 45 minutes to complete the trip.
Things to do in Kota Bharu
In Kota Bharu, one of the main landmarks you’ll never miss is the main market of Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah which mainly sells fresh local produce. To see the historical side of Kota Bharu, visit Istana Jahar, a wooden palace that dates back to 1887 and used to be the seat of Kelantan’s royal family.
If you walk along the road you’ll find Padang Merdeka where there’s a museum complex, with various museums explaining the history and heritage of Kelantan. At night as the sun sets, you’ll be able to enjoy the KB night markets, on certain days. During the holy month of Ramadhan, these night markets remain open for longer, sometimes into the wee hours of the morning.
What to eat in Kuantan?
If you walk between the rows of vendors, you’ll definitely find some local snacks like serunding (a sweet meat floss), and various crackers, including some keropk lekor or fish crackers that look like sausages. For a taste of local delicacies, go to Restoran Capital early for a Nasi Kerabu breakfast. Nasi Kerabu is a signature local dish that consists of blue rice, fish, a vegetable salad and really spicy chili sauce. After that for lunch you can head on to Restoran Lido for grilled beef with rice, and then head over to Yati’s Ayam Percik stall for dinner.