Siti Khadijah Market(New Central Market)

January 5, 2008

New Central Market

New Central Market

Kelantan’s Central Market is a riot of colour. It is one of the most vibrant sites in the country where traders display brilliantly coloured fresh garden produce.

Kelantan’s Central Market is mainly dominated and ‘ruled’ by the womenfolk. It may surprise you that a majority of stalls are run by women. From the early hours of the morning till sundown, these market queens sit across-legged upon their raised wooden platforms, guarding their merchandise.

New Central Market

Perhaps this is a throwback to the fact that Kelantan was once ruled by a princess, Cik Siti Wan Kembang, a female sovereign. Kelantanese women remain fiercely entrepreneurial and have been known to be hard bargainers.

The sights, sounds, and colours are uniquely Kelantanese–women traders display garden produce, food stands grill delectable barbecued chicken and craftsmen offer traditional wares like Kelantanese silver rose bowls.

New Central Market

All around the square, or rather octagon, the energy is electric, effervescent colors swirl, as the fruits and vegetables blush in brilliant hues of bright yellow, deep burgundy, rich mauve, strating scarlet, clam olive and stunning lime green.

Baskets dance in the crowd, weaving through the throng of sarong clad women with spinach kissed snadals, filling with fresh turnips, cabbages, tomatoes and chilies.

The queens dip their merchandise in refreshing bowls of water whilst others wave about their contraption of plastic bag attached to lidi stick, keeping away bugs Piquant scents waft on the moist air, a mixture of tangy spices, sweet meat floss, chewy ‘dodol’, a traditional glutinous rice flour cake made with palm sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves, as well as the luscious fried fish paste snack ‘keropok lekor’.

New Central Market

A paradise for browsing and shopping, this market offers a myriad of local handicraft including batik, leather goods, clothing and household items.

The market is probably the most photographed site in the country and it is especially lively in the mornings.


Kite Making

January 5, 2008

Kite Making

Kite Making

Kelantan is the home of giant kites that soar through the air with nary a care in the world. Kite-flying usually takes place after the harvest when farmers have time on their hands to fashion and fly these wau. There are many different types wau kuching (cat kite), wau merak (peacock kite), wau bulan (moon kite) to name a few.

Kite-making requires tremendous skill and patience. The art is usually handed down from father to son. Along the road to Pantai Cahaya Bulan, there are many such establishments producing these gaily-decorated kites. These establishments can be reached by boarding Bus No. 10 in front of the New Central Market.


Kelantan Silver

January 5, 2008

Kelantan Silver

Kelantan Silver

Kelantan silver is renowned for its intricacy of design and superior workmanship. Silversmiths use two kinds of techniques – filigree and repousse. Items range from the functional to the purely ornamental and include fruit bowls, tea sets, ash trays, brooches and bracelets.

You can visit the silvercraft factory at Kampung Sireh (along Jalan Sultanah Zainab), Kampung Marak or at Kampung Badang on the road to Pantai Cinta Berahi.

Open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily except Fridays.


Handicraft Village and Craft Museum

January 5, 2008

Kelantan’s exquisite range of handicrafts is on display here. Silverware, “songket”, batik and woodcarvings are exhibited and are for sale as well.

Opening hours: 10.30 am – 5.45 pm daily except Fridays.


Buluh Kubu Bazaar

January 5, 2008

Buluh Kubu Bazaar

Buluh Kubu Bazaar

Also known as Bamboo Fort Bazaar. It is located next to the Istana Balai Besar and Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah. Here bargain-hunters will have a great time at the Bazaar Buluh Kubu.

With three floors of merchandise to browse through, this bazaar is packed with many items, especially batik fabric and handicrafts. It is stocked with just about everything imaginable and at bargain prices as well. The sheer variety of locally made souvenirs, knick-knacks, batik, gold and silver songket, fine silverware and imported Thai goods leave you in awe.

A wide choice of clothes, T-shirt, sarongs and hats are also offered at reasonable prices. There are also hats, keychains and keris available. These items are perfect as souvenirs. The bustling bazaar, with lots of traditional food items to savour, makes this place fun and interesting to be at. It is especially busy during the afternoons and evenings.


Batik Factory

January 5, 2008

Batik Factory

Batik Factory

Batik Printing is indigenous to Kelantan. In the past, basic cotton materials were printed using the stamp block method. Now much more sophisticated methods are used on a variety of materials, both for attire and as wall hangings.

A visit to the factory will gives an insight into the entire process of batik printing. Some of the bigger factories are at Kampung Puteh, Kubor Kuda and Kampung Badang.

Opening hours : 8.30am-5.30 pm daily (except Fridays)


Batik and Songket Centre

January 5, 2008

Batik / Songket Centre

Batik / Songket Centre

Songket, aptly dubbed Malaysia’s “cloth of gold”, is a proud legacy of the Kelantan and Pattani courts.

Only 4km north of Kota Bahru at Kampung Penambang is a “songket” weaving factory. Here silk material is woven with gold and silver thread.Originally the silk material came from Thailand while the gold and silver threads were imported from India .

Batik / Songket Centre

Once strictly reserved for royalty, songket is now used for ceremonial occasions and weddings. The use of songket material was once reserved for royalty but now it is used for ceremonical occasions and weddings.


Hotel Perdana

January 5, 2008
Hotel Perdana

Hotel Perdana
Hotel Perdana
Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Hotel Perdana is Kelantan’s best known premier hotel  that offer the very best of both worlds: business and pleasure. Strategically located in the heart of town, Hotel Perdana stands just next to the State Cultural Center and Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium and easily accessible within and outside Kota Bharu town limit. A leisurely 45 minutes drive leads you to the border of Thailand. From its establishment as the first 4-STAR hotel in Kelantan on 4 January 1980, Hotel Perdana is committed to provide exceptional hospitality service and product offerings. Our customer service is driven totally by our customers’ requirements and our staffs are trained to give you the sweet memories of Hotel Perdana.

Hotel Perdana
Hotel Perdana

Accommodation
Relax in our guest’s rooms and suites, the luxuriously designed Perdana Suite, Executive Suite or the more affordable Superior or Deluxe rooms. Each and every 178 well-appointed rooms featuring as follows:

  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • In house movies and colour TV
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Private bath

Types of Room

Perdana Suite (facing pool) – 1
Executive Suite (facing pool) – 7
Deluxe Room (facing pool, road) – 65

  • King size bed and Twin bed
    Superior Room (facing building/kampung) – 54
  • King size bed and Twin bed
    Anggerik – triple (facing building) – 24
  • Queen size bed and Single bed
    Cempaka – quadraple (facing pool) – 27
  • Two Queen Size bed
  • Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana

    Food & Beverage:

    Cerana Coffee House
    Savour exquisite but truly authentic Kelantanese delicacies as well as Western’s delights in this casually elegant and relaxed caf�. Enjoy a cocktail and a snack at the Poolside Terrace while you let the sun pamper you with its tropical warmth. You’ll be tantalized by an array of local and western cuisine from the buffet or a la carte menu.

    Golden Jade Chinese Restaurant
    Try our sumptuous meals at our superb halal Golden Jade Chinese Restaurant exquisite prepared by our chefs. If you prefer a quite and private atmosphere, our room service is ready on the line 2 to take your order right to your room.

    Enjoy your meal at your own room with full privacy.
    Business hour from 7.00 a.m – 2.00 a.m.

    Facilities:

    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana

    Banquet and Meeting

    A comprehensive banquet facility for small parties up to 1000 delegates are available in Hotel Perdana. An expert team of dedicated staff is ready to organize and attend to your every need for your most successful event ever. Modern audio visual equipment is available including:

    • PA System
    • Slide Projector Screen
    • Overhead Projector and Screen
    • Tape recorder or cassette
    • Video Player
    • TV
    • Flip Charts
    • White Boards
    • Rostrum

    Our function room unable the following setup:

    • Ballroom : Dewan Bunga Tanjung
    • Convention Hall : Dewan Bunga Emas
    • Meeting Rooms : Kijang Rooms 1,2 & 3 Board Room
    • Catering from 10 to 900 people with up to date visual aids

    Meeting Facilities:

    • Slide Projector
    • Overhead Projector (extra)
    • Tape recorder or cassette
    • Video Player
    • Television
    • Microphone

    Floral Arrangement:

    • Long centrepiece (small, medium, large)
    • Round arrangement
    • Corsage

    Miscellaneous:

    • Ice carving (per piece)
    • Styrofoam backdrop

    Seating Capacity

    hotel perdana

    Sports Centre

    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana

    Badminton

    • One (1) high quality court
    • Large open space
    • Renting of racket is available

    Tennis

    • Two (2) tennis courts equipped with light
    • High quality roof top tennis court available in East Coast.
    • Renting racket is available.

    Squash

    • Four (4) courts with glass-back section
    • Approved by Kelantan Squash Association
    • Air-conditioned
    • Trained instructors are provided
    • Renting of racket is available.

    Table Tennis

    • One (1) portable table tennis facility
    • Available upon reservation

    Bowling

    • Equipped with 16 computerized alleys – model 80-92XL produced by AMF
    • Accommodate 96 bowlers at one time
    • Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 12 midnight

    Health Centre

    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana

    Gymnasium

    • Equip with all gym facilities
    • One (1) unit Multi-Station
    • Complete portable gym equipment
    • Ample space for training
    • Equipped with modern audio system
    • Two (2) instructors available

    Steambath

    • Accommodate up to 10 persons at one time
    • Separate rest room and changing room
    • Towels are provided
    • Locker and other facilities

    Sauna

    • Accommodate up to 10 persons at one time
    • Separate rest room and changing room
    • Towels are provided
    • Locker and other facilities

    Aerobic

    • Accommodate up to 40 persons
    • Four (4) trained instructors
    • Four (4) designated sessions per week

    Tae Kwon Do

    • Open to all ages
    • Two (2) trained instructors available
    • Two (2) designated sessions per week
    • Belt grading test is held every 3 months
    Hotel Perdana
    Hotel Perdana

    Other Facilities

    • Swimming Pool
    • Butik Shop
    • Car Rental
    • Travel Agent
    • 5 minutes walk to General Hospital and Hospital Pakar Perdana
    • 3 minutes walk to medan usahawan and Gelanggang Seni
    • 5 – 10 minutes walk to Tourist Centre

     

    Hotel Perdana Sdn. Bhd.
    Jalan Mahmood, P.O. Box 222, 15720 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.


    Perdana Resort

    January 5, 2008

    Address
    Jalan Kuala Pa’ Amat,
    Pantai Cahaya Bulan,
    15710 P.O.Box 121,
    Kota Bharu,
    Kelantan,
    Malaysia.

    Phones

    +609-774 4000
    +609-774 2281
    +609-774 4980
    Free toll:1-800-88-8840

    Rate

    RM 99 – RM 200 per night according to seasons(low, mid, peak)
    (including 10% service charge and 5% government tax.)
    +2 person breakfast

    Room Facilities
    air conditioning,direct dial telephone,satelite/cable tv,refrigeration,hot/cold running water,long bath,shower,baby cot,220 voltage.

    Other Facilities
    conference/function room,banquet hall/ball room,shopping arcade,credit card facilities,foreign exchange service


    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel

    January 5, 2008

     

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
    Kota Bharu, Kelantan

    Located in a prime location in Kota Bharu, Renaissance Kota Bharu is the only 5 star International Class hotel. The hotel is within easy reach of the central business district, the airport, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. All rooms are equipped with the latest amenities and convenience including: IDD, 3 telephones, high speed internet access, voice mail, large writing desk, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, color TV with BBC channel, electronic safe, safelock on all doors, Separate shower stall and bathtub, hairdryer, bedside control touch panel for lighting, TV and individually controlled air conditioning, power outlet for 240 volts.

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu
    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu

    Accommodation
    All guest rooms are equipped with modern facilities and equipped with high speed internet access.

    Guest Room Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee maker/tea service
    • Crib
    • Electrical adapters
    • Individual climate control
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Luxurious bedding – down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens
    • Pillows: down/feather
    • Bathrobe
    • Hair dryer
    • Separate tub and shower
    • Cable channel: ESPN
    • Cable/satellite TV
    • Color TV
    • Mini-bar
    • Movies/videos

    Business & Meetings
    We’re the experts you can count on to make your meeting a success. Our meeting professionals approach every event, large or small, with a dedicated focus–providing you the comfort level you deserve.

    Facilities

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu
    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu

    • Coffee/tea in-room
    • Newspaper delivered to room
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Babysitting
    • Cash machine/ATM
    • Concierge desk
    • Daily housekeeping service
    • Evening turndown service
    • Foreign exchange
    • Limousine service
    • Room service, 24-hour
    • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
    • Valet dry-cleaning
    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu

    Location Map

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kota Bharu

    Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
    Kota Sri Mutiara,
    Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra,
    15150 Kota Bharu,
    Kelantan, Malaysia.