Visit Malaysia - Handicraft Village And Craft Museum, Kelantan
Also known as 'Balai Getam Guri', the Handicraft Museum which is located in the town of Kota Bharu features a selection of Kelantan handicraft in traditional embroidery, songket weaving, batik printing, silversmith and matting. Here, visitors can learn about the history and the process of making those handicrafts. This Handicraft Village and Craft Museum is one of the state government's efforts to develop the handicraft industry in Kelantan.
On the ground floor of the building, there is a restaurant called 'Balai Sulur Gadung' where visitors can savor Kelantan's famous cuisine and refreshments. Besides that, souvenirs and handicrafts are also available for sale.
While the Craft Museum houses many fine examples of Kelantanese craftsmanship, the adjacent Handicraft Village provides visitors the chance to see just how these crafts are made. Demonstrations of traditional embroidery, songket weaving, batik printing, silver work and wood carving are carried out by skilled artisans.
Their products are also on sale at the centre. There is a lot to learn about these traditional items here. Set up by the State Government to promote, preserve and develop the handicraft industry in Kelantan, the handicraft village not only showcases and promotes these items, but offers visitors a chance to savor delicious Kelantanese food and drink. Of course, you can also purchase souvenirs to bring home to family and friends.
How To Get There
Located in the heart of Kota Bharu's cultural zone, the Handicraft Village is a walking distance from the Istana Balai Besar and the Buluh Kubu Bazaar. It is easily accessible from Jalan Sultan and Jalan Hilir Kota.
Weekdays (Sunday - Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.45pm
Weekends (Thursdays) & Public Holidays: 8.30am - 4.45pm