About Kelantan

The beach of whispering breeze is in Kelantan. It is so serene you will not help being transported to another wild of tranquility, rejuvenation and carefree attitude, all in the mind of course. But there is more to Kelantan apart from the picturesque Pantai Bisikan Bau beach. Therefore, if you are planning to go for a trip to Kelantan for a vacation or you are moving down there for business purposes, there are a lot of both for you.

To enjoy the short or long time that you are going to be in this state, you ought to have some basic knowledge about Kelantan state in order to have a general idea of how things look like even before you go over.

Kelantan is a rural state that lies at the northeastern part of the Peninsular Malaysia. Kelantan state covers approximately 14,920 square kilometers and according to the 2010 census, it had a total population of about 1.4 million. About 95 percent of the total population is Malay while about 5 percent of the population is non-Malay.

Climate & weather

Kelantan lies close to the equator and for that reason, it experiences hot and humid weather throughout the year with its average annual rainfall being 2500 mm. Kelantan has an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. During the monsoon period, that start in November and ends in February, the state experiences heavy rains. Therefore, you should be prepared for the rains if you are visiting Kelantan during this period. The rains are relatively less during March and they get lesser in the months of April up to November again.

Where to shop in Kelantan

In case you are visiting Kelantan for the first time, you must be wondering where you will be doing your shopping. One of the best places to do your shopping is at the famous Pasar Siti Khadijah. Located in Kota Bahru, it is the place where you will find most goods that you want to buy. You get to know the true spirit of a people by visiting their markets. This is one huge market.

Just next to the Pasar Siti Khadijah, you will find a large city mall, the Kota Bahru Trade Center. In fact, the two shopping centers – Kota Bahru Trade Centre and the Pasar Siti Khadijah – are linked to each other through an overpass that is located at the second floor.

If the above two places are not your cup of tea, then you can shop at other places such as KB Mall, Billion Shopping Centre as well as Pantai Timur, Pelangi Mall and The Store among others.

Getting around

Whether you are traveling to or from the east coast or the west, you can choose to use public transport, the bus or take a taxi. To get the most out of what Kelantan has in store for you, hire a car so that you can operate on your own schedule.


Over the recent past, there has been a great improvement especially in the tourism industry and for that reason, accommodation facilities are not only top class but affordable as well. Some of the most popular hotels include Suria Hotel, Crystal Lodge Kota Bahru as well as Grand Review Kota Bahru and Ridel Hotel just to mention a few.