This is a very popular day-trip for many tourists to Kota Bharu where you can catch a glimpse into local’s daily life. The town of Kota Bharu is known for its highly skilled artisans and diverse cottage industries. Visit a batik factory, a kite-making centre and a silver-craft centre where you may see local artisans at work. You will also be introduced to ‘songket’, an intricately woven cloth that requires much skill and artistry. The highlight of tour is the most photographed market in Malaysia, Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, famous for its local vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and regional delicacies.
Time permitting, visit the Handicraft Village & Craft Museum and learn about the traditional crafts of this region (Handicraft Village & Craft Museum is closed on Fridays and the entrance ticket is payable locally).
For a taste of culture, visit the Gelanggang Seni Cultural Centre, a fascinating centre dedicated to art and the Malaysian culture. Some of the popular displays presented in this center are Wayang Kulit (shadow puppetry), Silat (the self-defense art of the Malay) and Gasing (top spinning).
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1.Performances run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tour does not operate from December to January and also during the fasting month of Ramadan.
2.Entrance ticket into the Museum is payable locally.
3.Tour does not operate on Fridays.
4.Children below 12 years old are 50% of adult rates.
5.Cultural Performances include Top Spinning, Silat, Rebana Drum and Wayang Kulit. Performances run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tour does not operate from December to January and also during the fasting month of Ramadan.
6.A surcharge of MYR00.00/person is applicable on eve and the first 3 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri (24-27 Jun 2017) and also on eve and the first
**2017/18 Public Holidays are tentative and are subject to change until they are confirmed by the official release from the relevant government offices. Do re-check with us at the time of booking for the updates and the actual dates.
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