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Cruises visiting Kota Bharu & all Kota Bharu cruises for  2019-2020

Currently we have no major cruise ships visiting Kota Bharu in the 2019-2021 seasons.

Future sailings will be shown here as they become available, and alternative ports in the region can be viewed at Asia Cruises. Please contact one of our cruise specialists today on 1800 121 187 if you require further assistance.

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Kota Bharu (New City) is the capital of Kelantan, a state of Malaysia. It lies near the coast on the N side of the Malay Peninsular, 16km from the border with Thailand. The city lies about 10km upstream on the Kelantan River, which flows northwards into the Gulf of Thailand. It was on the nearby coast that Japanese forces entered the Malay Peninsular on 8 December 1941 and ultimately captured Singapore. The city was first settled in 1844 and established by Sultan Muhammad II of Kelantan, and the old palaces are still used by the current head of Kelantan State, Muhammad V. The palace gates and former royal buildings can be viewed in the centre of the city.

Most of the half million inhabitants are Kelantanese Malays, with their own distinctive Malay language and customs, along with a sizeable number of Chinese. Kota Bharu is an Islamic City and street signs are commonly written in Jawi, an Arabic script for writing Malay. Thirty percent are Buddhists and Christians. The culture is strongly Thai influenced, and much of the food is sweet, with rice as the primary staple. The climate is tropical monsoon. Non-Muslim women need not wear a head scarf, but respect for local sensitivities means all visitors wear clothing that covers the torso completely.

Get a feel for the city at the Siti Khadijah Market, one amongst many malls. Most interesting is Pasar Besar, and octagonal building in the centre of town. Sites to see in the city include the Clock Tower, the Kampung Laut Mosque, and everywhere is unique traditional architecture. There are many museums. The Memorial Peperangan Dunia Ke II (WWII Memorial) is small but interesting to history buffs. Also there are quite a few large Buddhist temples. You’ll consider buying batik, silver and pewter ware, crystals and gemstones, all abundant in the area. And try local food and drink specialties.