The Real Kelantan Experience

Kelantan, Malaysia

9.5 hours
1 - 4 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
RM 300.00

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.

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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

Poor weather plan

Wau Bulan flying is subjected to weather conditions.

Where we will meet

Kota Bharu Kelantan Malaysia

How to get there

★★★★★ 3

2 Reviews
  • Yukiko
    Reviewed in August 2019

    There is an itinerary. But it is not true.
    90 % of the schedule was changed.
    Change , Cancel, Long time waiting, , .
    Especially, we would like to get photos of boats departures and coming back. I told him so that at first. But because of his reason , he did not go to morning departures of fishermen boats. And afternoon coming back of boats were already finished, although we went there before the scheduled time without batik factory visit.
    His car was neither comfortable nor clean.
    Totally he seemed to save fuel.
    Finally he asked us we have more two hours . Where do you want to go?
    We have no clue because we don’t know so much about Kota Bharu. Besides that all places he did not guide were already closed. Then we went back to the hotel before the scheduled time.

  • yoke
    Reviewed in April 2018

    Very friendly and accommodating. Punctual. Speaks good English. Highly recommended.

Standard price
RM 300.00 /Pax
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Driver/Tour Guide - English Speaking
Transportation - within Kota Bahru
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