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Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  Lake Of Pregnant Maiden
 
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
 
  Kuah Town
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  Beach Holidays & Island Cruise
  Rich Island Culture
  Nature Attraction
  Must Visit Places
 
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

KEDAH CULTURE & HERITAGE

 
 

 

The cultural diversity of Kedah is best reflected in its tradition, the minute details of architecture and life style. Among the local traditional songs and dances which are reflective of daily lives of the common people are Tarian Cinta Sayang, Lagu-lagu Berendoi, Wayang Kulit, etc. The Silat, which is a form of traditional Malay self defence is also popular in Kedah. It comes in various forms and normally performed a various occasions such as weddings and functions.

 

Being a multi-racial state of Malays, Chinese, Indians and Thais, Kedah is naturally multi-cultural. Although Islam is the national religion, freedom of worship is guaranteed. Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. However English is widely spoken.

 

The best starting point to explore the cultural heritage of Kedah is Alor Setar itself, the state?s capital. The numerous fine, old buildings such as Balai Besar, Balai Seni Negeri, Masjid Zahir, Courthouse, General Post Office defined the atmosphere of colonial rule and representing one of the oldest landmarks of Alor Setar. An insight into Kedah?s rich cultural heritage can be sampled by visiting the State?s Museum. The museum houses a collection of artefacts, fine paintings and a wide range of historical relics. Being the oldest state, Kedah has plenty of these memorable, precious antiques on display.

 
 

HOMESTAYS

Homestay programmes give an opportunity to stay at the rustic ?kampung? or villages to experience the warm hospitality and unhurried lifestyle of the village folks. Visitors to mainland Kedah can participate in Homestay programmes at the villages listed below. These villages adhere to the strict rules imposed by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and the National Homestay Association.

 

Call Of Rural Tranquility

Kampung Relau Homestay

 

Best Tourist Attraction Homestay Award 2003 Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.

 

For a taste of that rustic, laid-back country living, visit this charming village. It is a small traditional Malay rural township tuck away in the Bandar Baharu district of Southern Kedah. Bordering Northern Perak and Southern Seberang Perai, it takes visitors only 45 minutes to reach here from Penang and15 minutes from Parit Buntar in Perak.

 

 

Right from the arrival, the adopted family here is so eager to demonstrate how the stress-free way of life here is still being preserved to this day. As a bonus, even a day trip can reward one with an opportunity of learning how to cook delicious traditional Malay cuisine or participate in some favourite country folk pastimes. Ultimately, the hospitality given to all visitors here is the best bouquet of memories one would cherished dearly for a long, long time.

 
 

KAMPUNG RAGA HOMESTAY - Yan

 

Enjoy freshly cooked traditional delicacies and try your hand at making some of these local goodies. Spend the sunny afternoon by taking a dip at the Batu Hampar or Titi Hayun Waterfalls at the foothills of Gunung Jeral. Experienced climbers can try trekking up to Gunung Jerai all the way from Yan. This four-hour trek takes climbers past shady canopies, medicinal herbs and exotic plants, to Tangga Kenari 1,000 Tahun (1,000-year old Kenari Stairway) which is the gateway to Gunung Jerai from Yan.

 
 
 
 
CULTURE & HERITAGE
KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA