While the bridge was busy the city of Kota Bahru itself was very quiet in contrast.
This is because the compulsory congregational prayers for men is conducted on Friday afternoons. Thus the day is made a rest day so the men can converge in peace without any rush to conduct businesses.
So I still have time to drive around and enjoy the quiet streets. Contrast this to when we arrived in Kota Bahru 6 days before when it was getting dark. Look at the article Rushing through Kota Bahru made almost 2 months ago.