Kelantan

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Introduction

Kelantan is a state in Peninsular Malaysia. Its capital is Kota Bharu.

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Cities

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Sights and Activities

One of the prime attractions in Kelantan is its free trade zone, which makes for excellent shopping.

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Events and Festivals

  • Thaipusam - This annual Hindu festival commemorates the birthday of Lord Murugan. Over a million devotees and visitors throng Batu Caves on this eventful celebration, every year.
  • Chinese New Year - Chinese make up about a quarter of the total population and in honour of the Chinese New Year, Malaysia has declared the first two days as public holidays. In the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, a date between 21 January and 20 February.
  • Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid ul-Fitr) - This Muslim festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is celebrated by 60% of the population. The first two days are public holidays, and most people take extra days off to spend time with family and visit relatives and friends.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival - Alternatively known as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the full moon day (15th day) of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar – usually in September.
  • Deepavali (or Diwali) - A significant Hindu festival also known as the Festival of Lights, celebrating the victory of good over evil. Based on the Hindu luni-solar calendar, Deepavali typically falls between mid-October and mid-November.
  • Christmas - This joyous day is declared a public holiday in Malaysia. Year 2000 census indicates that almost a tenth of the population are Christians.

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Getting There

By Plane

From the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa, catch the taxi to Kota Bharu or to Pengkalan Kubor, which is about 35 km away.

By Train

From Kualu Lumpur, it's possible to catch a train to Tumpat Railway Station, which is about 8 kilometres from Pengkalan Kubor.

By Boat

There are regular boat services from Tak Bai (Narathiwat) to Pengkalan Kubor. The fare is RM1 per way. The last boat will be at 7pm.

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Getting Around

By Car

You can drive from Kota Bharu to Pengkalan, direct or via Tumpat.

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Eat

For an authentic experience, try the Malaysian foods at the food stall.

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Sleep

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