Uniqueness of Ramadan (Ramadhan) @ Kelantan, Malaysia

💚 Selamat Hari Raya 💚🎉🎊 (🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Fitr)

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was exclusively invited 📩📧💌 to participate the recent Ihya Ramadan Kelantan 2019 (Started 2015) hosted by Tourism Malaysia 🇲🇾 Kelantan Office, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia 🇲🇾 (MOTAC) Kelantan & Firefly Airlines ✈️🧡 with approximately 60 pax media, tourism officers & professionals 👫👭👬

Also a collaboration 🤝 between the Kelantan State Government, Kelantan State Tourism Exco, Kelantan Tourism Information Center, Kota Bharu City Islamic Council, Kelantan Islamic Religious Council & Malay Customs 😀

Do check out the IG stories & highlight 📸📹🎥 album which captured by MOTAC Kelantan via 🌐 https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18026871406174323/

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🌷🌷🌷 the power of arts #Repost @siennylovesdrawing • • • • • Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 really love 💗 her #travel ✈️🎒🧢👟🕶 to #Kelantan 🇲🇾 with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left ➡️ for this whole photos 📸➕clip 📹🎥in this album . . Why❓⁉️ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile 👩🏻‍💻📝 & #vlog 📹🎥 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She 👩🏻 had a pleasant comfy 1️⃣hour flight with @fireflyairlines 🧡✈️ & spent time snapped photos 📸📸 from her window seat 💺as usual if you know her well 😄😆 . . Then, she 👩🏻 got the mood to #doodling ✍🏻 #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens 🖊🖊 . . What’s the main icon you have observed 👀👁👁 from her Kelantan #doodles ❓⁉️ . . Yes ✅ The traditional #kite handmaking here. She 👩🏻 went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapie’s son now 🙋🏽‍♂️The founder, Pak Sapie 👴🏽has passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia 🇲🇾 = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Personally, she 👩🏻 really appreciates & respects the heritage cultural of Kelantan as the most deeply conservative Malay Muslim ☪️ practising state in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Most of her travelmates 👭👬👫 have complimented 👍🏻 on her Malay traditional kampung OOTD She 👩🏻 also influences her room mate 👭 to join her too 😝😜 Ha…Ha… 🤣😂

She 👩🏻 had a pleasant comfy an hour journey with Firefly Airlines ✈️🧡 (1️⃣st ride) to Kota Bharu, Kelantan for her participation ✅

Do enjoy her vlog 📹🎥 captured & a special thank you 🙏🏻 to Mr Dino, Santai Travel Channel 👨🏽 for capturing some of her visual excitement on board 😃😁

It aims to promoting the uniqueness & serenity of Ramadan Al-Mubarak (🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan) in Kelantan to all Malaysians (especially the non-Muslims) 🇲🇾👭👫👬 & foreign tourists 👭👬👫 Also to introducing the veranda of Mecca aka “Serambi Mekah” in Malaysia 🇲🇾 national language, the Islamic tourism products & spiritual activities by the Kelantanese in Ramadan (fasting month, also spelled Ramadhan) 🤗

Visit to Kg Laut Mosque

It’s the oldest (more than 💯 years) mosque 🕌 in Kelantan, read more via 🌐 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampung_Laut_Mosque

Guess what❓⁉️

No steel nails were used & replaced with wooden/ bamboo pegs in its architecture 🤩🤩

It’s with common features to Demak Mosque 🕌 & Kono Mosque 🕌 in Jawa with aims to retaining the Islamic concept of the religion, especially the roofting structure

It was relocated to this existing location📍from its original location @ Kg Laut due to the great flood 💦💧damages in Dec 1966 & with several repairs to maintain it

A planning preparation already in progress to relocating it back to Kg Laut soon, no specific date 🗓 being announced to-date

Address📍: Jalan Kuala Krai, Kg Nilam Puri, 16010 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidKgLaut/

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 ~ Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇾 for coverage about the Beijing Mosque 🇨🇳🕌 ya 😍🤩

“Pondok” Traditional Islamic Learning System

This system is currently @ Madrasah Ihya Ulumuddin 🕍 with a prayer room, living room, 15 “pondok”, public kitchen, other facilities etc. on 0.92 hectares of land

There are approximately of 105 students 👬👬👬

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & some of her non Muslim travelmates 👭👭 have managed to learn the Islamic prayer ☪️🤲🏻 from the students here 👬👬👬

Through public donation 💰to realise this excellent center of Islamic ☪️ learning & teaching with the determination of forming a virtuous, knowledgeable, discipline & responsible young generation 🧒🏽👦🏽🧑🏽

Address📍: Lot 425, Kg. Berangan, Selising, 16810 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Madrasah-Ihya-Ulumuddin-667904679976084/

Only in Ramadan Month

(i) Qiamullail Prayer ☪️🤲🏻 Workship @ Muhammadi Mosque 🕌 (State Mosque)

Qiamullail intends to celebrate the night 🌃🌌 of waking up @ 2/3 night / 1/3 late night from 2.30am until the 1️⃣st dawn to worship Allah ☪️🤲🏻

It’s the special time & the blessings of Allah SWT to the earth 🌏 by performing the solat prayers ☪️🤲🏻 & reciting to Allah SWT

This worship ☪️🤲🏻 is highly encouraged 👆🏻in Islam & can be done either alone / en masse & the Muslims who practising this will be elevated & eliminated their sins 😊

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has responsibly informed the tour leader 🗣👥 about her absence ❌ to this immediate early morning 🔅 workship due to her consumption of toothache medicine 💊💊 before sleep 🛏😴💤

Address📍: D1, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Muhammadi-Kota-Bharu-301272016549590/

(ii) Khatam Al-Quran 💯 Times Ceremony

From her 👩🏻 understanding from the tour guide 👨🏽’s explanation, this is a Al-Quran 📖 reading session led by Egyptian imam 👳🏽‍♂️ (aka Islamic ☪️ leader) named Sheikh Hisham Abdul Bari in the Tarawih prayer tent ⛺️ @ Madinah Ramadhan, Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV

It’s the reunion with the Nuzul Quran 📖 to revive the Ramadhan night 🌃🌌 All are welcome to join & participate incuding the non-Muslims 👍🏻

More than 3.3K people 👬👭👫 has participated that night 🌃🌌

How it happens❓⁉️

All the participant 👬👭👫 will be divided into 30 groups to read 🗣 a particular juzu’ (aka chapter) of the Al- Quran 📖 together gather at once to complete reading the whole al-Quran

Then at the end of it, each participant 👬👭👫 will be rewarded with a book of Al- Quran 🎁📖 which from public donations 💰since the begining of this Ramadan month

(iii) Breaking Fast 🍽🍴😋🤤 @ Madinah Ramadan Bazaar

It was an amazing break fast 🍽🍴😋🤤excitement with a huge crowd of Muslims & non-Muslims 👭👫👬 to enjoy the local Kelantanese foods 😋🤤👍🏻 from the Ramadhan Bazaar @ Sultan Ismail IV Stadium Square for the 1️⃣st time

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It’s annually being organised by The Kota Bharu Municipal Council Islamic City (🌐 http://www.mpkbbri.gov.my/en) to celebrate 🎉🎊 the fasting month with RM2️⃣million💰 spent on setting up the prayer tent ⛺️ , utilities charges 💦💧⚡️, free 🆓 foods 🍚🍛🥘 & beverages 🥤🥤, Islamic leaders hiring 👳🏽‍♂️👳🏽‍♂️ from Egypt 🇪🇬 etc.

Though most of the foods 🍚🍛🥘 from this bazaar similarly across other states in Malaysia 🇲🇾 , however the chit chat 🗣👥👤👥 & break fast 🍽🍴😋🤤 together gather were priceless & harmony in the huge crowd of visitors 👬👭👫😃👍🏻

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22.05.19: Program Ihya Ramadhan Kelantan (FAM trip). Thanks to Tourism Kelantan & Tourism Malaysia! That's the height of the FAM trip, joined the grand 'Berbuka Puasa Bersama-sama' @Madinah Ramadhan. So touched with the joyful atmosphere and blessed spirits! We share2 everyone's (Malay+Chinese+Japanese!) good food which was soooo awesome! Oh yeah love the awesome picture 360 from Farid@ #DiscoveryMalaysian #celebration #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #travel #bukapuasa #ramadhanmood #vibes #workevents #worktrips #livelife #culture #traditions #happyworkdays #tourists #travellerstips #cuticutiMalaysia #tourismmalaysia #vm2020

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Address📍: Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Jalan Stadium, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/madinahramadhan/

(iv) “Colek” Supper Eating Culture

This meaning dipping fried items🍢🍡🥟🍤 in a local Kelantanese sauce. Hmm…A special recipe ya😋🤤

It’s a famous local Kelantanese supper practice with a group of family members or friends 👭👬👫 right after a Muslim terawih prayer ☪️🤲🏻 Long queues everywhere especially the many food stalls/ restaurants along the Hospital Road & Yaakubiah Road @ Kota Bharu 😲😱

Most of the eating places will be selling “colek” till late night 🌃🌌/ early morning 🔅🔅only during Ramadan

This huge plate was specially prepared for SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 & her travelmates 👬👭👫 for 10-15pax. Generally Kelantanese will visit the “colek” stall, pick the fried stuffs 🍢🍡🥟🍤 for an individual or group of family members/ friends, the stall owner will then cut the fried stuffs into smaller pieces & put the dipping sauce right on top. So, a plate of “colek” ready to dine 😋🤤

You may opt for a healthier “colek” i.e. fruits “colek” or similarily to fruits salad, especially females 👭👭👭 who would like to keelp slim body shape ya…Ha…Ha… 🤣😂

She loves this so much, very addictive tasty 😋🤤 to enjoy the whole plate just by herself, no no sharing with friends ya 🤣😂

Traditional Must-Eat During Ramadan

The local Kelantanese foods e.g. Nasi Dagang 🍛, Nasi Kerabu (Blue rice), Laksam, Laksa 🍜, Ayam Percik 🍗, Fried Catfish🐟 , Grilled stuffed squid 🦑 etc.

There are many colourful & a diversity of traditional kuih aka desserts/ cakes 🍘🍥🥠🥧🍰🍮 e.g. Nekbat, Kerbau Guling, Tahi Itik, Buah Tanjung, Jala Emas etc.

If you love 💗 art, heritage & culture, do plan a visit, you will surely appreciate its uniqueness of Kelantan 😍🤩

If you have visited many years ago, why not revisit Kelantan again❓⁉️

Do stay tune for her next blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 about Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ya ✌🏻😄

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 really love 💗 her #travel ✈️🎒🧢👟🕶 to #Kelantan 🇲🇾 with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left ➡️ for this whole photos 📸➕clip 📹🎥in this album . . Why❓⁉️ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile 👩🏻‍💻📝 & #vlog 📹🎥 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She 👩🏻 had a pleasant comfy 1️⃣hour flight with @fireflyairlines 🧡✈️ & spent time snapped photos 📸📸 from her window seat 💺as usual if you know her well 😄😆 . . Then, she 👩🏻 got the mood to #doodling ✍🏻 #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens 🖊🖊 . . What’s the main icon you have observed 👀👁👁 from her Kelantan #doodles ❓⁉️ . . Yes ✅ The traditional #kite handmaking here. She 👩🏻 went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapie’s son now 🙋🏽‍♂️The founder, Pak Sapie 👴🏽has passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia 🇲🇾 = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #nsyftravel #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Updated 19.6.2019

When SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s 👩🏻 content creation is being recognised & appreciated 😃😁 Special thank you 🙏🏻 😊 to Firefly Airlines 🧡✈

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36 thoughts on “Uniqueness of Ramadan (Ramadhan) @ Kelantan, Malaysia

    1. Yeah!! food hunting with lots of foods in the pasar ramadan really challenging, you may overshopped & end up with a superb full stomach 😀

      I just don’t like to waste foodsss 😀 Ha…Ha…At the same time, greedy & all wanna try 😛

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  1. So cool to travel along with you to Kelantan and learn about the region and about how Ramadan is celebrated in this part of Malaysia! Thank you!

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