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Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 10:31:25 AM
by syed azhar
The mooring, also known as Tambatan Di Raja, makes a pretty sight at night.
THE Tambatan Di Raja (moorings) has been given a new and bright facade, and it is now a place for locals and tourists alike to flock to during the weekends.
It was once a place for the relevant authorities to check on the water level in Sungai Kelantan during monsoon seasons.
Spruced up and given a fresh coat of paint, the moorings now have another landmark in the form of a four-storey-high lookout clock tower by its side.
Both projects were part of the Sungai Kelantan beautification works that included a 900m-long riverfront walkway, which cost the Federal Government RM6mil and was completed last year.
The clock tower has a great overall view of the popular tourist triangle that includes four museums, an independence square and the state mosque, Masjid Muhammadi, which took 11 years to build.
This clock tower is not to be confused with the famous one in Jalan Mahkamah.
It is worth taking the time to have a look-see inside the old mosque.
In a corner nearby is a mural drawn by the Tourism Department to depict Kelantan as the cradle of Malay culture.
The mural is painted on a pre-war building, which is significant to those who survived the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
Along the banks of Sungai Kelantan are riverine folk who live in floating houses that have existed since the 1960s, as well as a restaurant.
One can walk along the river, the main transport network in the 18th century, to enjoy the scenery.
Despite being one of the least developed state capitals in the country, Kota Baru has much to offer tourists.
One such attraction is Pasar Khadijah, which is a market dominated by womenfolk selling their wares.
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