Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pasar Siti Khadijah, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Pasar Siti Khadijah, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Very colourful dry and wet market in the city center.

"At the Siti Khadijah market one can buy just about anything from fresh produce, kain batik, batik wear, scarves, prayer mats, local delicacies and more".

Unique in every sense, Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is the most photographed market in the country. This place is a visual delight and a favourite photography subject in Kota Bharu. Located in the heart of Kota Bharu, it used to be known as Pasar Buluh Kubu.

The Market is particularly unique because most traders at the market are women. This is a 'must visit' destination in this town and the three-storey building houses hundreds of stalls that sell all kinds of fresh produce, traditional local delights, spices, sweets, batik, silver and bronze items as well as many other types of household products

Most activities take place early in the morning at Siti Khadijah Market. The market, named after the wife of Prophet Muhammad, is open from 8am to 6pm with Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays being the busiest days.

It should be emphasized that the market was named after the Prophet's wife who was a businesswoman. Certainly the fact that most of the proprietors in this market are women and the market being named after a businesswoman cannot and must not be overlooked.

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