Tucked away in the north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia, Kelantan has successfully continued its legacy of keeping alive its rich tangible (handicrafts, historical sites and buildings) and intangible heritage (culture, customs and traditions), hence earning the title – Kelantan: The Cradle of Malay Culture.
Cultural activities are an integral part of the local daily life of its dwellers, ranging from colourful kites soaring the blue skies to the giant drums reverberating the precious air of the villages. Shadow puppets and classical theatre mesmerise audiences with endless fun and memories.
Kelantan has a population of about 1.4 million of which 95% is Malay while Chinese, Indians and Orang Asli make up the rest. Kelantanese is renowned for their warmth and friendly attitudes, hence matching its gracious beauty and charm that few can resist.
Kelantan is also a state well known for its dynamic entrepreneurship especially among women popularly referred by most Malaysian in the area of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).