Batu Pahat recognised for making gambus


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  • Monday, 30 Dec 2019

Pro at work: Gambus maker Halidan Ithnin carving flowers on a gambus at the Kraf Johor Festival in Johor Baru. — Bernama

JOHOR BARU: Batu Pahat is the third place in the country to obtain the Geographical Identification (GI) for its gambus making industry.

The short-neck lute-like pear-shaped stringed instrument is widely used in ghazal and zapin music genre, both of which are synonymous with Johor traditional music.

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