Siti Khadijah Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah)
|| Pasar Besar, Siti Khadijah, Kota Bahru , Kelantan, Malaysia
Kelantan is located at the west peninsular Malaysia, sharing the border with Thailand.
Kota Bahru is the capital of the state and it houses many local traditional treasures
such as Handicraft Village and Craft Musuem and Museum Islamic (Muzium Islamic/Dewan Syurga).
It has colorful traditions and culture and one of the way to see ones culture is through
their food and culinary.
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. After a long fruitful day,
you can retreat to one of the Kelantan hotel to call it a night. Kelantan hotel
ranges from RM100-300.
Taxi is the easiest mode of transport in Kelantan as the public transport is not as efficient,
and of course, also to escape the heat in the afternoon. Siti Khadijah is located at Jalan Hulu,
and is well known among taxi drivers. It generally takes about 30mins from the Kota Bahru airport
and cost about RM40. It's walking distance from New Pacific Hotel, otherwise you can get a taxi
from any of your hotel.