5 Unique Facts You Never Knew About Kelantan

  • 25 Dec 2018

Kelantan embodies the true Malay culture of kindness and hospitality. Learn 5 unique facts about the state you never knew!

1. Kelantanese Are Very Friendly

Yes, Kelantanese people are warm, friendly and soft-spoken. They have big hearts and are very welcoming of visitors. In fact, hospitality is an integral part of their culture. 

2. Land of Lightning

The name 'Kelantan' means ‘Land of Lightning’, probably signifying the many thunderstorms in the state each year. Floods are frequent especially at the end of the year.

3. Budu - The Anchovy Sauce

You can't find this special sauce anywhere else but in Kelantan. Typical Kelantanese love their Budu and Ulam. Budu is a type of anchovy sauce that acts as a side to any dish, to sort of elevate the dish's taste.

4. Cosy Homestays

One unique experience you get in Kelantan is that you don't stay at a hotel but in real homes. The locals welcome you into their own homes, sharing their food and daily life with you. The homestay industry is flourishing in Kelantan. Is there a better way to understand a culture?

5. Home to Great Craftsmen

They make the souvenirs you get everywhere else. The budding small businesses in Kelantan focus on what the locals are best at—craftsmanship. They make quality items like batik, songket, kites to silver and wooden items. 

Many Malaysians are completely in the dark when it comes to exploring the east coast of Malaysia. Have you been to Kelantan? If not, time to plan your road trip now! Book your stay at any of the homestays.
Discover Kelantan in this episode! Don't miss KL to KK this Sunday at 9pm only on Vinmeen HD...

KL to KK' is an adventurous ride across Malaysia! Travel with our hosts Hema and Mugen on their journey to unique places exploring food, art, and culture.

Source: Malaysia Hotels, Expat Go & Saving Memoir Blogspot

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