There are petrol stations (Petronas) along Jalan Pasir Puteh and Jalan Wakaf Stan (towards Bachok). There is a Shell petrol station on Jalan Pasir Puteh.
There is also a sprawling open night market at Wakaf Che Yeh for those who like late night shopping and bargaining.
The big hotels in Kota Bharu are Renaissance Hotel, Ridel Hotel and Grandriverview Hotel. The main mosque in Kota Bharu is Masjid Muhammadi, which is closest to Ridel Hotel.
There are many homestays in Kota Bharu and Kubang Kerian.
Kubang Kerian Square is the shopping area in front of Hospital USM (HUSM). It has cheap hotels and good food outlets. There is Mydin and others. There is Pasar Malam on Friday evening and that goes on till 9-10 pm. There are many bank branches here.
All shops in Kota Bharu and Kubang Kerian close at 5-6 pm. However, restaurants and kedai makan continue till late at night. Food maybe a bit sweet for outsiders.
|Shops and hotels line the main road in front of HUSM|