Kelantan borders Thailand in the north-eastern part of the Penisula, and shares boundaries with Perak to the west, Pahang to the south and Terengganu to the east. The State’s coastline is on the South China Sea. Traditionally, the State is a rice producer, based on the fertile, flood-prone Kelantan Delta and Plain.

A large number of its inhabitants is also engaged in the fishing industry. The State is renowned for its handicrafts, cloth silverware and batik, while the tobacco industry is also important. The opening of the East-West Highway, bringing Kelantan into closer contact with the West Coast, promises to accelerate State’s economic development.

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