Social Visit

A visit is scheduled on the first day of ICOL 2012 at 3.30 pm. Delegates will be brought to Gelanggang Seni (Cultural Centre) and Bazar Tok Guru. Interested delegates must indicate their agreement to join the social visit in the registration form.

Gelanggang Seni

Gelanggang Seni is the cultural centre of Kota Bharu, where an authentic showcase of the state’s rich cultural heritage takes place on a regular basis. One can watch a variety of cultural activities such as kite flying, silat (Malay martial art), top spinning and Rebana drum performances. In the evenings, cultural performances such as Mak Yong (traditional dance drama) and wayang kulit (shadow play) take centre stage. The performance schedule can be found at major hotels, and the Kelantan State Tourist Information Centre.

Bazar Tok Guru

Bazar Tok Guru (BTG) was built with the concept of Islamic architecture in mind, which integrates domes and arches in its design. Interestingly, it is the largest bazaar in Kelantan, and mimics the concept of a grand bazaar suitably located in the heart of the city of Kota Bharu. The bazaar is a user-friendly business area that is equipped with various facilities such as tourist information counter, prayer rooms, parking lots, elevators, food courts, and teller machines.  At Bazar Tok Guru one can buy batik wear, souvenirs, handcrafts, woman accessories, scarves, decorative ornaments, silver and bronze items as well as many other types of household apparatus.

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