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.