Archive for the ‘Kedah’ Category

Kuala Kedah

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Kuala Kedah Fishing Village

Kuala Kedah is a fishing village located at the mouth of Kedah river (Sungai Kedah). It’s about 20 minutes journey from the city of Alor Setar with the new upgraded 4-lanes road leading to it. Along the road to Kuala Kedah, try to stop at one of the many road side stalls selling the infamous Laksa Telok Kechai.

Kuala Kedah marina

Kuala Kedah also served as a gateway to Malaysia’s renowned Langkawi island via the Kuala Kedah jetty with ferry. Ferry rides from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Try to seat at the right hand side of the ferry, one will be able to see the beautiful castle-like Kuala Kedah marina. Though the marina has been completed 2 years ago, there’s no new development and it’s not open to the public. Recently, ambitious local authorities announced plan to develop the marina into a waterfront city. Hope the Kuala Kedah marina will not be another white elephant baking under the hot sun.

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K Nasi Lemak in Alor Setar

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

K Nasi Lemak - Alor Setar

To all the nasi lemak fans, this is one of the nasi lemak that you don’t want to miss out! K Nasi Lemak is one of the most famous and delicious nasi lemak in Alor Setar for years. It’s located along Jalan Putra in Alor Setar. The stall usually operates from 6pm onwards and the foods usually sold out by 9pm. Make sure to be there earlier if you want to savage a plate of mouth-watering nasi lemak.

Patrons enjoying the nasi lemak

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Alor Setar Tower – Kedah

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Tower

Updated Alor Setar Tower of Kedah is the 2nd tallest tower in Malaysia and 19th tallest communication tower in the world. It stands at a height of 165.5 metres above ground level. There are two levels which are opened for visitors’ preying eyes. On one of the levels you will find Seri Angkasa Restaurant, where one can indulge a meal at the height of 100 metres. For those who would like to have a bird’s eye of Alor Setar, they can purchase a ticket and take a high speed lift to the observation deck at the height of 88 meters. Across the clear sky on a sunny day, visitors can see as far as Langkawi Island and enjoy the green scenery around Alor Setar.

Alor Setar Tower

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City of Alor Setar

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Downtown

Alor Setar is founded in 1775. Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah or better known as Rice Bowl of Malaysia. On the 21st of December 2003, Alor Setar has been accorded the status of city in Malaysia. It is an achievement that made the people of Alor Setar proud.

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Skyline

Although Alor Setar has been accorded the status of a city but in comparison with other cities in Malaysia, there still are lots of improvement to be done. Nevertheless Alor Setar remains as one of the cities in Malaysia with low living cost. It is relatively easy to find a meal which costs below RM2.00 and a drink for less than RM1.00. For the past 2 years, a handful of 7-Eleven convenience store have mushroomed throughout the city of Alor Setar. However, one is yet to find Starbuck or Coffee Bean in Alor Setar…