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Kelantan State Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here The State Museum was by far the biggest museum in Kelantan, although not as big as the ones in Klang Valley. It is a two-storey building with width of approximately 20 meters. Unlike other state museums that usually begin with stone age findings, the Kelantan State Museum started with write-ups and findings from the Japanese occupation. Kelantan was the first state in Malaya that was attacked by the Japanese and it marked the beginning of World War 2 in the Pacific.  Almost the entire ground floor was filled with exhibits on the Japanese occupation. It had the most resources about the Japanese invasion of all the museums I've been to thus far. The first floor had exhibition and write up on Kelantanese entertainment, such as games, dance and theatre.  At the ground floor - resources about Japanese invasion A replica of 'Little Boy', the atomic bomb dropped into Hiroshima on 6 Aug 1945

Wau Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here Wau Museum is located at the coastal town of Tumpat, about 20 minutes drive from Kota Bharu. It is in a somewhat remote area past Tumpat town centre,  on the way to the Thai border. This small museum exhibited various designs of wau or kite in Malaysia, especially those that are native to Kelantan. There were also instructions on how make a wau yourself and how to play it. Apart from that, there were some kite designs from foreign countries too, all with their own unique themes.  The building. It is one of the smallest museums I've visited Wau Jala Budi - the design is said to be inspired by the view of a woman's body from the back Wau Kucing - a design inspired by a cat's face upside down. This wau design is also used by Malaysia Airlines as their corporate logo. The framework of a wau This is Wau Bulan, or moon kite. It is the most iconic of Kelantanese waus. Wau Bulan is als

Traditional Royal Ceremonies Museum

Website :  Click Here Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here Traditional Royal Ceremonies Museum is also known as Istana Jahar. It was built around 1889 and was the main residence of Sultan Ismail, who reigned Kelantan between 1920 and 1944. It was later converted into a museum. It displays dioramas of traditional royal ceremonies for engagement, weddings, many more in the main building. There is also another building on its right, which houses various royal weapons.  Front view of Istana Jahar. The strairways seen on the right is the entrance to the weapons gallery Wedding ceremony area Room for 'lenggang perut', or baby shower ceremony Room for 'bedah mulut' ceremony, or head shaving for infants Weapons gallery Various types of keris Other Malay weapons

Handicraft Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  :  Click Here The Handicraft Museum is located in the Handicraft Village, or Kampung Kraftangan . As the name suggests, it exhibits many Kelantanese craft works, especially batik collections. Other than the museum, there is also an area in Village where handicraft making is demonstrated.  The entrance to the museum building Traditional weaving machine Batik making technique Batik motifs, or patterns Mat and basket made of mengkuang leaves Coconut grater to make handicrafts based on coconut shells

Istana Batu Royal Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  : Istana Batu is the former official residence of the 12th Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Yahya Petra before he was ascended to the throne. It was built in 1939 and was a wedding gift to Yahya Petra by his uncle, Sultan Ismail, who reigned in Kelantan at that time. This old, single-storey palace had old photos of Kelantan royal lineage, activities, collections and gifts.  Front view of the building Along of corridor, there are photos of the royal families in various events Dining area Various items that once belonged to the Sultan Yahya Petra's family

Islamic Museum

Website : Entry Fee  : RM 2 Google Maps Link  : The Islamic Museum is located in Kota Bharu city centre, next to the State Mosque. It is a building with two floors. The ground floor is split into three sections. First section had write-ups about the arrival of Islam to Kelantan and photos of some old mosques. Second section had displays of an old coin with Arabic inscription 'Al-Julus' found in Kelantan. It is believed to be from the 12th century. Some old Islamic manuscripts were also displayed in this section. The third section had exhibits of ceramics with Arabic and Persian design. Other items in the third section were the official attires of mufti and imam, models of traditional and modern 'sekolah pondok' (mini houses used for Islamic studies), plus write-ups about important Islamic figures in Kelantan. There was also a model of 'kancapuri', which is a burial