Friday, August 06, 2004

Continuing our holiday on the east coast.....Now in Kuala Terengganu, a coastal city facing the China Sea.... The next day we decided to do some shopping, there are great Songket The traditional sarong, a sort of a brocade that are hand woven, the one made in this part of the country by the women folks are among the best, it is made using cotton or silk thread interwoven with gold or silver thread....It has be made in the part of the world for thousand of years and the technique of woven is still the same as it has been since time immemorial.... We decided to visit the shop near the Central Market and sure enough there are many Songket in traditional and contemporary design..... We decided to buy a few of the combination of the traditional clothing that are available at this shop, this includes the songket, sarong made of silk and some batik...... One had to be careful when looking for the genuine songket, for songket are now made in other countries by machine and as such are not the same as the one made by hand, it might look the same but if one look closer one would notice the differences....The best place to buy songket if you happen to be in this part of the world is in Terengganu or if you are in Kuala Lumpur the Wisma Yakin in Kuala Lumpur is another place that you could get the genuine one.... Since we are near the old palace of the Sultan of Terengganu, we decided to take a few snap of this great traditional building and then off we proceed to the next distination of our journey on the east coast....Kelantan... To know more about songket read on ... Songket

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