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Kota Bharu Cottage Industries Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See the lovely textiles of Kelantan
  • A visit to the local market is a carnival of the senses
  • Admire the handiwork of silver jewelers
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Friday

    Duration

    4 Hours

    Start time

    Start Time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kota Bahru. Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kota Bahru

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The town of Kota Bharu is known for its highly skilled artisans and its diverse cottage industries. Small cottage industries generate a substantial revenue and contribute highly to the Malaysian economy. Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan is a perfect location to explore the strength and secret of the Malaysian small scale industries. Places worth visiting are the local batik factory, the kite factory and the silver craft centre. Kota Bharu is famous for the ‘songket’, a cloth which requires high skill and artistry to weave gold or silver threads in it. The colourful Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is a photographer’s delight.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Kota Bharu and taken in an air-conditioned vehicle on a tour of the various cottage and small-scale industries in the capital city of Kelantan.

    The tour will take you to:

    A batik factory, where you can see lovely cotton clothes and wall hangings being decorated with beautiful prints and designs.

    A kite-making centre, where you will see kites of various sizes, colours and prints being produced.

    A silver-craft centre, to see jewellery being made in silver.

    • You will also be introduced to songket, an intricately woven cloth of cotton (or silk) and skilfully interwoven with silver or gold threads.

    • The highlight of this tour is the most photographed market in Malaysia, the Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah. It is a colourful market selling various local produce. There is always a hive of activity with opportunities to observe local practices of sale and purchase.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kota Bharu.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation
    • Guide

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Entrance fees to Museum
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have