The Kelantanese are very proud of their special Malay shadow puppet theatre called wayang kulit. The puppets are made from buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. They are held up behind a white screen which is placed in front of a light source, so you only see the shadows performing on the white cloth screen. The show is accompanied by music performed with the serunai, or flute, providing the melody. The Tok Dalang is the master of narration who will tell the stories of kings, warriors and adventures in the original Kelantanese dialect.
When the East meets West.
These Star Wars themed puppets definitely caught my attention. Haha... I'm so in love with Darth Vader’s puppet that if they were selling it, I would have bought it! In the Peperangan Bintang (Star Wars, get it?) show, Darth Vader's character is renamed Sangkakala Vedeh.
Istana Jahar(Jahar Palace) is a museum of royal customs of Kelantan since July 1992. It was the Royal Residence, built by Sultan Muhamad II in 1887 for his grandson Long Kundur. It has luxurious woodcarvings that showcase excellent Kelantanese craftsmanship. The museum displays photographs, artefacts and traditional handicraft reflecting Kelantan's rich and sophisticated heritage.