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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
  • 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.
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Feb to Nov: Daily except Friday

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    9am

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kota Bahru.

    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. 

    If time permits, you will be taken to the Handicraft Village & Craft Museum in between the tour. Here, you get to learn the traditional and regional crafts and local crafting techniques.

    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 in an air conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking guide

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Entrance fees to Museum
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Handicraft Village & Craft Museum is closed on Fridays and the entrance ticket is payable locally.

    A surcharge of MYR106.00/person are applicable on the Eve and the first 3 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and on the Eve and the first 3 days of Chinese New Year.

    Performances run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and only available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    Tour does not operate during the fasting month of Ramadan.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

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