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The Real Kelantan Experience

Kelantan, Malaysia
9.5 hours
1 - 4 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
MYR 290.00/Pax
Nasri I speak English, Malay
Kelantan is one of Malaysia's most conservative and underrated states, but the warm hospitality of its people and living heritages are bound to captivate you. Say hello and interact with a shadow puppet master, the last kite maker, serunding makers, fishermen, batik painters and songket weavers in The Real Kelantan Experience.

Join this friendly local who is passionate about Kelantan and would love to show you the best of the state's cultural traditions in one day. You'll see that there is more to Kelantan than meets the eye.


  • Day 1
  • 08:30 AM Pick up from Kota Bahru Airport/hotel in Kota Bahru
  • 09:00 AM Breakfast time at Kopitiam Kita
    Kopitiam Kita is a local coffee shop where you can have an authentic breakfast in Kelantan. From Roti Tatib to Laksam and Nasi Tumpang, be amazed by the amount of choices you get here, and enjoy the local flavors!
  • 10:00 AM Head to jetty and depart to Fishermen Island
    Experience fishing and get some food on floating market.
  • 01:00 PM Get to know Wayang Kulit at Shadow Play Gallery
    Meet and chat with the Tok Dalang or puppeteer master, Pak Dain. Learn about the various type of shadow puppets and the process of bringing the art of Wayang Kulit to life.
  • 02:30 PM Visit Serunding Factory
    Serunding is an Indonesian spicy flake that is typically made as an accompaniment to rice. Watch the locals making serunding at the factory.
  • 03:45 PM See returning ships of Fishermen Village
  • 04:30 PM Songket Weaving and Batik Painting
    Songket is a traditional textile which takes a lot of focus and hard work to produce.
  • 05:00 PM Wau Bulan Making with Pak Sapie
    Watch Pak Sapie carve the frame of the Wau using bamboo. You can talk to the last kite maker of Malaysia about the stories of the Wau Bulan.
  • 06:00 PM Drop off at Kota Bahru Airport/hotel in Kota Bahru
Local Living , Hands-on Fun , Food Hunter
Transportation during tour
Extra conditions
Flexible plan , Children friendly , Vegetarian Food Available , Seasonal activity , Halal food available


  • Travel notes
    There are traditional games and pastime programmes at the cultural centre on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    Monday (3.30pm to 5.30pm): Rebana(Giant Drum), Silat Tari (Act of Self Defense), Demo Wau Making (Kite Making), Congkak

    Wednesday (3.30pm to 5.30pm): Kertok(Coconut Husk Percussion), Gasing Pangkah (Striking Top), Pencak Silat(Art of Self Defense)
    Wednesday (9.00pm to 11.00pm): Wayang Kulit (Shadow Play)

    Saturday (3.30pm to 5.30pm): Rebana(Giant Drum), Silat Tari (Act of Self Defense), Gasing Uri (Top Spinning)
    Saturday (9.00pm to 11.00pm): PErsembahan Tradisional (Traditional Show)
  • Poor weather plan
    Wau Bulan flying is subjected to weather conditions.
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