Cindai would be the first attempt by Siti to sing traditional Malay folk songs. It has been the most memorable album in the 90's for its impact in the Malaysian music industry. The song called Cindai (the first track) has been nominated for the best song in the 90's.
After the successful debut (Sri Mersing) in her second album she later on committed on recording a fully traditional Malay album. Although the entire songs of the album are not fully composition but her stunning voice made the songs her own song. There were only two songs which have been fully composition, "Cindai" and "Joget Berhibur".
Some Malaysians claimed that whenever they sing this song at night it gives goosebumps and creepy feelings.
Others claimed to have seen spirits of banshee while singing the song.
The song received positive responses from all over the country for its poetic and quite incomprehensible lyric
On 1 April 2005, she sung Cindai as a part of a medley of Zapin songs along with Mahligai Permata and Ya Maulai at the end of Irama Malaysia segments of her solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Cindai has been translated into Chinese (Mandarin) language sung by Chien Bai Hui of China with some of the lyrics remained untranslated. Bai Hui claimed that she could not alter the original lyric due to its beautiful and poetic composition.