Gateway Magazine pg 001

On the 3rd of June, Kelantan MB, Tok Guru Nik Aziz launched the first edition of Gateway Kelantan, a state’s official Tourism, Culture and Heritage Magazine.

Accompanied by two State Executive Councillor, YB. Dato’ Takiyuddin Hassan and YB. Dato’ Mohd Amar, Tok Guru did not try to hide how proud he is after flipping through few pages of the colourful magazine.

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Meanwhile, last Saturday, State Exco and Chairman for The Local Government, Tourism and Culture Committee, Dato’ Takiyuddin Hassan took the streets of KB accompanied by Ahmad Shukeri Ismail, Manager for Kelantan Tourist Information Centre and Azman Mohd Daham, Public Relations Director of Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB-BRI) to distribute one thousand copies of Kelantan Gateway to domestic and foreign tourist around the busy streets of the old town Kota Bharu.

Gateway Hover_0165Your free copy Sir! Delivered by the Exco himself.

Gateway Hover_0117Because of your visit, I get to keep my job, so this is a simple give from me… said the Kelantan TIC Chief.

Gateway Hover_0187“Don’t worry about the Parking Summonses, just follow the map inside to pay it, or you can always settle it during your next visit”, said the MPKB PR director.

Takiyuddin later hosted about 150 guests inclusive of foreign tourist, recreational and tourism writers and editors and local press corps at the famous Hover Restaurant. Hover is popular for it’s delicious local version of Nasi Sumatera.

Gateway Hover_0340Head of Entourage from Libur, Haji Hussin The Towkey and Takiyuddin

Gateway Hover_0358Where’s the rice? Well let just shoot the bugger!

Gateway Hover_0378Nasi on the way Mike!

Kelantan Tourist Information Centre publishes Kelantan Gateway quarterly. 10,000 free copies are distributed at each entry point to the state inclusive 3 immigration centres and also at the Sultan Ismail Airport. Malaysia Airport Berhad also helps distributes Kelantan Gateway at selected International Airports in Malaysia. You can also get your free copy of Kelantan Gateway on  FireFly and Air Asia flight.

For those who wish to download soft copy of Kelantan gateway please visit the Kelantan Tourist Information Centre website at

The Kelantan Gateway team are, Takiyuddin Hassan as Chairman, Ahmad Shukeri Ismail (Kelantan TIC) as Editor-in-Chief, Bariah Ishak (ex Media Prima Senior Producer) as Deputy Editor.

Editorial Members are Mohd Najib Badruddin (Kelantan Palace Official Media Head), Azman Mohd Daham (MPKB), YM. Engku Azman Engku Yussof (State Museum), Mohd, Adilan Mat Jusoh (State SEDC), YM. Raja Rusmin Raja Mahmood (Grand Riverview Hotel) and Mr. Mohd Nasir Hassan (ex Berita Harian Bureau Chief). Not forgotten, yours truly as Creative Director and Senior Photographer.

Gateway Hover_0472Good day for business.

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