Kota Bharu, Kelantan - my hometown
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Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan, situated on the north east coast of peninsular Malaysia, is calm and peaceful, offers outlook on the traditional Malay culture and architecture • museums and royal palace, the countryside - rustic fishing villages, verdant padi fields and palm-fringed beaches and also lush nature.
The most famous is the Pantai Cinta Berahi (
Stroll along the beach, enjoy the cool breeze or take refreshments from the many seafood stalls
· Pasar (Markets)
The famous market is
contains both wet and dry markets.
It is noted that many of the vendors are women.
Bazar Buluh Kubu is best to find batik, colourful painted textile using wax resist dyeing technique.
· Arts and Craft
Includes textile - batik, songket (brocade family of textile, is hand-woven in silk / cotton and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads.); woodcarving and silver.
· Wau Bulan
originated from Kelantan, is an intricately designed traditional kite (normally with floral motifs)
The logo of
Makyung is a traditional form of Malay theatre with elements of acting, dancing, music and songs, originated from the
· Wayang kulit (Shadow puppets)
Performances of shadow puppet theater accompanied by gamelan (traditional musical ensemble)
· Kelantanese Food
Traditional Kelantanese cuisine
Varieties of Kelantanese food can be found at the markets and food market near the Central Market