Baling Tourist Attractions, Activities and Hotels Guide

Baling is a town in the state of Kedah, close to the borders of Thailand. Baling means “throw” in Malay, and is believed to be connected to a popular Kedah myth of Raja Bersiong, a vampire-like king who removed his fangs and throw it away after his subjects rose against him. There are quite a […]

Sungai Petani Tourist Attractions, Activities and Hotels Guide

With a population of about 420,000 people, Sungai Petani is the largest town in Kedah followed by Alor Setar. It is one of the fastest growing towns in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Sungai Petani meaning Farmer’s River got its name from the geographical position bounded by two parallel rivers, Sungai Petani and Sungai […]

Alor Setar, Tourist Attractions, Activities and Hotels Guide

Alor Setar is the largest city and also the capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is one of the busy cities on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Alor Setar is located approximately 93 kilometers north of Penang. It is very close to the border between Malaysia and Thailand hence making it a main transportation hub […]

Alor Setar Tower, Kedah

The Alor Setar Tower is the tallest building in Kedah and 19th tallest in the world, standing at a height of 165.5 meters. It acts as a communication tower for Telekom Malaysia, a national telecommunications company, and was completed in 1998 at a cost of RM 40 million. The main draw of the tower is […]

Bujang Valley, Kedah

The Bujang Valley, or Lembah Bujang as it is locally known, refers to an archaeological site in Kedah at which the remains of an ancient Hindu-Buddhist civilization lie. The ancient civilization thrived between the third and twelfth centuries AD, and served as an important port for Arabian, Indian and Chinese traders. The major attraction of […]

Sedim River Recreation Park, Kedah

Sedim River Recreational Park Kedah

Sedim River Recreation Park is Kedah’s top-draw ecotourism destination. Spanning an area of ​​about 37 thousand hectares of forest, there is plenty to do whether visitors are seeking fast-paced adventure or relaxing enjoyment. The park is famous for white-water rafting and is often visited for team-building or group activities. Rafting operators provide the equipment for […]

Zahir Mosque, Kedah

Zahir Mosque Kedah

The Zahir Mosque is the state mosque of Kedah. Built in 1912, it is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and has been voted one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. A trip to the mosque is mostly a sightseeing one to witness the grandeur of the structure, the beauty of the […]

Kedah State Museum

The Kedah State Museum was built in 1936 and is the centre of knowledge about Kedah. With more than 1,500 years of civilization in the making, the state museum is home to tons of artifacts. This is a good place for visitors to learn about Kedah’s long history, dating back from the glorious Bujang Valley […]

Gunung Jerai, Kedah

Gunung Jerai Kedah

Gunung Jerai, or Mount Jerai in English, is the second highest peak in the state of Kedah. It has a historical significance as a navigation point for sailors during ancient Kedah. Standing tall at 1217 metres, it oversees the vast paddy fields of Kedah as well as providing refreshing breeze at the top of the […]

Balai Nobat, Kedah

Balai Nobat Kedah

Balai Nobat, or the Hall of Drums, is a royal hall meant for the royal orchestra of Malay instruments. Nobat is an ensemble of 9 Malay instruments, consisting of 2 serunai, 1 nafiri, 1 nahara, 1 gong, a large and a small drum as well as 2 cymbals. The orchestra plays only on special occasions, such […]