kelantan in heritage

Kelantan In Heritage

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History of Kelantan

The early of Kelantan’s history is started at 8000-3000 B.C. During the early Chinese era, Kelantan was influenced by the Indianized Funan Kingdom of the Mekong River. In fact, farming methods used in Kelantan are based on Funan practices. Even the wayang kulit (shadow puppet show), a popular form of entertainment, and weaving methods are thought to have come from Funan and some historian said it came from Thailad (Siam).
Kelantanused to to become vassals for the Sumatran Sriwijaya Empire and the Siamese. In the 15th Century, it came under the Melaka Sultanate. It was further ruled by the sultanates of Johor and Terengganu. By the 1820s, Kelantan was one of the most prosperous states in the Peninsula as there were unlimited development. Kelantan also retained and deal a strong ties with Siam throughout the 19th Century before control was passed on to the British after the signing of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty in 1909.

Kelantan also famous with their queen name Cik Siti Wan Kembang where some historian claimed it related with Puteri Saadong where expert said she was a daughter of the queen. Cik Siti Wan Kembang has governed the state with a fairly and justice for many years. After that, Kelantan has been governed by the king such as Long Senik Mulut Merah,Sultan Muhammad, until now governing by The Royal of Sultan Ismail ibni AlmarhumSultan Yahya Petra. By 1948, Kelantan had become part of the Federation of Malaya which gained independence on 31st August 1957.
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