Kelantan

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Kelantan popularised as the Cradle of Malay is made up of a large Malays population. The state is famous for their Malays handicrafts which include batik, a silky garment woven with intricate patterns, kain songket, a clith made from gold and silver thread, mats, silverware, paintings and wood carvings. Traditional pastimes such as giant wau kite-flying, gasing, top-spinning compettitions and silat, the Malay art of self-defence, are among its interesting attributes.

The capital city of Kelantan, Kota Bharu has a rich Malay culture evident in the food, language, lifestyle and sights. It has an architecturally significant historical zone where many museums and heritage buildings are located along Jalan Hilir Kota and Jalan Sultan. Hence, attractions in Kota Bharu include the bustling wet market-Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, Cultural Centre, Royal Museum, State Museum, State Mosque and Istana Jahar, featuring Kelantan’s rich cultural legancy.