In `What's the story, midnight gory?’ enty I’ve wrote, “The rest of research will be posted here (perhaps!) soon”. So down here’s some excerpt from the research. Surely I’ll not show the full-blown research, but somehow I’m being kind enough to reveal some of the batik makers’ addresses in here. If you keen of a good quality (and of course the cheapest ones) of batik, I suggest you to contact all of these masters.
Tuan Haji Fadzil Hj. Abdullah
“Batik is in my blood, wherever I go or wherever I’ve been pushed around, I’m still heading back to the Batik business".
67 years old (born in 1940) and he started active in batik making since 1968 at the age of 28 after leaving his career as a teacher. He learned the skills from his parents as a successor. He was one of the persons who struggle to build Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad (KSPKB) in 1972 (and established on August 2nd, 1973). He’s also appointed to be one of the committee members at the age of 32 during that year. KSPKB is a business centre/market in order to improve the economy of its member according to its own principle and until now, it already has 451 memberships. It’s also an operation centre for any activity for Persatuan Pembatek-Pembatek Melayu Pantai Timur (PPMPT). The PPMPT has formed on July 29th, 1966 at Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Until today 517 members had register to membership of this association. The main purpose of PPMPT is to gather all the entrepreneur of Batik industry under one roof. “Come to our glorious era, I’m surprised to eyewitness that second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak with his cane has come to see the grand meeting around 12:00 pm that we have at the time”, said Tuan Haji Fadzil Hj. Abdullah about the gathering of PPMPT/KSPKB in 1974. Nowadays he is the Yang Di Pertua (President) of PPMPT and in being the president of the association himself, he has to take care of batik makers’ welfare in Kelantan and keep the activities that related well organized. He approaches all the batik makers to be educates more on marketing strategies, all new techniques (in designing, tailoring etc) and to grab any opportunities that came across because it’s rare to come twice. Along with it he also approaches the government to help batik makers in expanding their efforts thru strong supports such as financial loan, intellectual property policies (licensing), welfare and controlling the mass production (made by machine) which plagiarized the works of batik.
Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad,
3512-A, Jalan Sultanah Zainab,
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Kamarrozaman Bin Haji Mohd. Salleh
Naib Yang Di Pertua Persatuan Pembatek-Pembatek Melayu Pantai Timur (PPMPT). He’s the 3rd generation of the batik pioneer, Haji Che Su bin Haji Ishak who starts batik making in Kelantan since 1911. As being the owner of the Samasa Textiles Industries Sdn. Bhd., he’s also concentrating in textile industries along with his batik making. Samasa Batek Sdn. Bhd. is established since 1977.
5450 B Batu 2, Jalan Kuala Krai,
15050 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel: 019-937 6474
Nik Soh Bin Nik Yahya
63 years old (born in 1944). First involved in batik making and worked under his brother in law named Haji Wan Baharom since the age of 13 in the year of 1957. Nowadays he’s not making batik because of the age factor, current situations and no heir to continue his works.
No. 497, Kampung Penambang,
Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan,
15350 Kota Bahru, Kelantan.
Tel: 09-744 2820
Azman Bin Hassan
The owner of Mey Batik. 45 years old (born in 1962). Almost 15 years making batik since at the age of 30 in 1992. He first worked in batik making is under his brother in law along with the other siblings. He’s still making batik until now and has a shop to sell his own batiks.
No. 5080-C, Kampung Sireh,
15050 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel: 012-981 9569
Kamaruddin Bin Yaacob
Batik’s block maker. 65 years old (born in 1942). Being batik’s block maker since the 1960’s at the age around 18 years old until now. He learned the skills from his relative. His son is now helping him to sort out several works according to batik’s block.
Address: Use the same address as Azman Bin Hassan.
Muhamad Ariff Fadhilah Bin Awang
The owner of Dagang Batikraf. 30 years old (born in 1977). Almost 10 years making batik since at the age of 20 in 1997 replacing the business after his father passed away. He has two batik factories/workshops that located besides his house. He concentrates on making school uniforms, private firm uniforms and government bodies.
No. 751-753, Tingkat 2, Tangga 2,
Pasar Siti Khadijah,
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel: 012-945 6755
Mohd Ali Bin Abdul Latif
57 years old (born 1950). He involved in batik making since 1970 at the age of 20. He gained experience in batik making on his own from working at batik factory which available at that time. After gained much experience, in 1973 he established his first batik factory/workshop. Like other batik makers, he also emphasizes more on new techniques, which make his creation more malleable to recent market situation.
Lot 260, Kg. Che Latiff,
Jalan Kuala Besar,
15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Mohd Azilan Bin Mohd Ali
The owner of Aziz Batek Collection. 33 years old (born in 1974). He’s a diploma holder in Business Management graduated from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR). He started in batik making since 1990 at the age of 17 until now. Apart of being a batik maker, based on his education background he’s now helping his father (Mohd Ali) in marketing strategies for their batiks.
No. 39, Tingkat 1,
Kompleks Bazaar Buluh Kubu,
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel: 012-955 8669
Taufik Bin Talib
36 years old (born in 1971). He first established his own batik factory/workshop in 1990. He learned about batik making since teenager thru his father. Besides taking orders from his customers, he also produced batik for school uniforms, private firm uniforms and government bodies.
Lot 2305, Kg. Bechah,
(Masuk Depan Rumah Cikgu Taib),
17030 Tendong, Pasir Mas, Kelantan.
Tel: 012-956 0549
Haji Wan Deraman Bin Haji Wan Nik
The owner of Gong Kapas Songket & Batik. He’s 59 years old (born in 1948) and a government retiree. As been told, he retired early because he wants to continue his father enterprise in batik making. This happens after his father passed away 30 years ago circa 1970’s. Besides just handling a batik factory/workshop he also tries to bridge the gap between the traditional side and the commercial market success thru his creations.
PP 54, Tingkat Atas (Tangga No. 3),
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang,
20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
Tel: 019-983 6153
Haji Shafiee Bin Ghazali
The owner of Nozi Batek. 45 years old (born in 1962). In the beginning he just sells batik at the market’s sidewalk and the night markets around Kuala Terengganu. He first established his own batik factory/workshop in 1990. He learned about batik making since teenager thru his friends at Kampung Losong, Kuala Terengganu who active in batik making circa 1979; he was 17 years old at that time. Being a creative person by nature himself, he started to make his own batik since then. Besides taking orders from his customers, he also produced batik for school uniforms, private firm uniforms and government bodies.
Batu 12, Jalan Kelantan,
21060 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
Tel: 019-983 7098
Tuan Haji Suhaimi Bin Embong
The owner of Desa Murni. 39 years old (born in 1968). He first established his own batik factory/workshop in 1990. He continues his father skills in batik making since 1972. His factory/workshop produced digital batik unlike the other batik makers who concentrate more on traditional way. His method somehow has been said by some of the traditional batik makers as a just normal textile printing not the batik as they knew. But Tuan Haji Suhaimi said it’s just an evolution for the previous ones and also a method in order to have a large quantity (mass production) of batik at a time. Besides taking orders from his customers, he also produced batik for school uniforms, private firm uniforms and government bodies.
D, 323 Kg. Pulau Rusa,
20050 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
Tel: 019-983 4594