Reputed to be the cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan offers a delightful profusion of colourful traditions, charm and scenic beauty to the visitor. Located in the north-eastern corner of the Penisula, Kelantan is an agrarian state with lush padi fields, rustic fishing villages and casuarina-lined beaches.
With a population of around 1.5 million, Kelantan is primarily a Malay state although around 7% of the population are of Thai, Indian and Chinese ancestry.
The Kelantanese have carefully preserved their customs, traditions and craft skills over time. One might be pleasantly suprised to see adults, indulging in pastimes such as flying giant kites or spinning giant tops. Renowned for their warmth and hospitality, the Kelantanese display an old world charm that captivates visitors.