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KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Tourist Attraction

 
 

STATE MUSEUM - Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Alor Star

 

Situated in a stately building, the State Museum is a splendid place to gain an insight into Kedah?s rich history. It showcases a wealth of information and artifacts, from the ancient civilisations in Bujang Valley to Kedah?s development into a present-day industrial hub. Don?t miss a chance to see the beautiful bunga emas (a plant with leaves and flowers made of gold) which was sent as an annual tribute to the Siamese King. Another highlight is the Wan Muhammad Saman Canal, a pioneering irrigation system which led to Kedah?s growth as the paddy granary of Malaysia. Other attractions include flora and fauna, early modes of transportation as well as a gallery dedicated to the country?s prominent figures who hailed from the state.

 

Opening hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Closed on Han Rays Aidilfitri.

Admission is free.

Tel : +604 733 1162

 
 
 

BALAI NOBAT - Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Alor Star

 

The Balai Nobat, houses the sacred instruments of the Royal Orchestra, played only during royal ceremonies of inaugurations, weddings, and funerals. The instruments consist of three drums, a gong and flute, which produce the haunting strains of Nobat music.

 
 
 

BIG CLOCK BUILDING - Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Alor Star

 

Situated amidst a landscaped area at the heart of Medan Bandar, this clock tower has an important function - to announce the Muslim prayer time. In the past, the clock would ring at prayer time, prompting the beating of - gongs at the nearby Balai Nobat. The muezzin at Masjid Zahir would then call Muslims to prayer. Visitors are free to view the Big Clock Building from the outside.

 
 
 

BALAI BESAR - Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Alor Star

 

Elaborate carvings, arched stairways and a high roof are among the striking attractions of this impressive wooden edifice. The magnificent Balai Besar first built in 1735 by Sultan Mohamad Jiwa, the 19th Sultan of Kedah, following inspirations from his visit to Palembang in Sumatera, It is exquisitely built with wooden pillars, roofs and flooring. Unfortunately, the building was badly damaged during the Siamese attacked in 1787 and was also severely burnt by the Bugis in 1770. Balai Besar served as the venue for royal audiences, official functions, state council meetings, coronations and weddings, including the wedding receptions of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah?s five princes and princesses in 1904. Today, Balai Besar is still the venue for selected royal ceremonies and state functions. Visitors are free to view the building from the outside.

 
 
 

TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA MEMORIAL

Jalan Tunku Bendahara, Alor Star

 

Fondly known as the ?Father of lndependence the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra (orTunku, in short) was the first Prime Minister of the country. He is best remembered for his role in obtaining independence for the country without any bloodshed. Established in his honour, this memorial showcases photographs and documents on Tunku?s life and family, his struggle which led to the country?s independence in 1957, his contribution towards nation building as well as his social activities and hobbies.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Closed from 12.00 noon - 3.00pm on Fridays.

Admission is free.

Tel: +604 730 3771

 
 
 

TUN DR. MAHATHIR'S BIRTH PLACE

Persiaran Sultan Abdul Hamid, Alor Star

 

This traditional wooden house was the birth place and early home of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia?s fourth and longest-serving Prime Minister. Nostalgic stories of his simple life under the strict supervision of his father makes a visit here memorable and heartwarming. Treasured exhibits include furniture, documents on family genealogy and school photographs. The well-manicured complex consists of two exhibitions halls, an auditorium, office, a souvenir shop and the first lcd factory in Alor Star. The Exhibition Hall 1 features Tun Dr. Mahathir?s education, from his schooldays to the time he obtained a Medical Degree. Exhibition Hall 2 showcases his political activities.

 

Opening hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Closed from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm on Fridays.

Closed on Mondays (except during school holiday seasons and on public holidays).

Admission is free.

Tel: +604 772 2301

 
 
 

RUMAH TOK SU AND RUMAH SERI BANAl - Jalan Lumba Kuda, Alor Star

 

 

Featuring traditional Malay architecture, these heritage buildings were private homes which have been restored and relocated. The 100-year old Rumah Tok Su is supported by 34 pillars and has six main sections. It was brought from its original location in Bandar Baharu. about 200 km from Alor Star. The Rumah Seri Banal, built with the local meranti and temok timber, was relocated from its original site at Kampung Banal. Both homes have an interesting history. The display of original furniture and other traditional items add to their appeal.

 

Opening hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Admission is free.

 
 
 

BALAI SENI NEGERI

 

 

The Balai Seni Negeri or State Art Gallery is within the vicinity of the town square in a beautiful colonial building. Some paintings, antiques and artifacts found in the state are on display here.

 
 
 

SUNGAI MAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Kota Kuala Muda

 

Said to be 1,600 years old, this is the oldest historical site in Kedah. Sungai Mas is the centre of the ancient kingdom Katahanagara (old Kedah) which existed during the same time as the Srivijaya empire. Artifacts are displayed in their original form as they were found during excavation. A photographic collection of excavation activities as well as the tools that were used are also showcased. This museum is situated about 21 km from Sungai Petani.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Closed from 12.30pm - 2.30pm on Fridays.

Admission is free.

Tel: +604 437 4780 / 457 2005

 
 
 

PADDY MUSEUM - Gunung Keriang

 

 

Tucked away at the foothills of Gunung Keriang, amidst acres of paddy fields, is Malaysia?s only paddy museum. It is the fourth of its kind in the world after Japan, Germany and the Philippines. The museum?s unique architecture resembles bushels of harvested rice stalks. Browse through the interesting collection of paddy-related exhibits, from the tools that are used, to information on cultivation and harvesting, even legends and taboos. A must-visit attraction here is the observatory on the first floor, where a huge three-dimensional mural depicts amazingly lifelike images of an agrarian community. The rotating platform here gives a breathtaking 3600 view. The Paddy Museum is situated B km from Alor Star. Nearby, Gunung Keriang isa popular attraction for mountain-climbers and cave explorers.

 

Visitors to Alor Star can enjoy several other attractions just outside of the city.The Lye Huat Garden in Kubang Pasu features terracotta statues, well-landscaped gardens, a koi pond and a mini zoo. Visitors who are keen on educational tours can visit the DXN Farm which features a collection of Lingzhi mushrooms. For an insight into rice processing, make a trip to the Serba Wangi Rice Processing Factory in Pendang.

 

Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Closed: 12:30pm - 2:30pm on Fridays.

Admission fee: RM3.00 /adults & RM1.00 /children.

Additional fee: RM2.00 will be charged for cameras.

Tel: +604 733 1162 / 735 1315

 
 
 

KUALA KEDAH HISTORICAL COMPLEX - Kuala Kedah

 

 

Situated on the Kedah riverbank, this complex is the site of an ancient fort known as Kota Kuala Kedah or Kota Kuala Bahang. It was constructed in 1771 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Jiwa, and completed nine years later. The fort has withstood attacks by the Bugis, A chinese and Siamese. During the Japanese occupation in the country, the fort served as the headquarters of the Japanese Armed Forces. Today, the ruins of the fort and its six cannons are among the attractions here. Kuala Kedah is situated about 12 km from Alor Star and is the staging point for ferry services to Langkawi. This quaint town is also famous for its variety of seafood dishes and beautiful views of the sunset.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm daily.

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Closed from 12.30pm - 2.30pm on Fridays.

Admission is free.

Tel: +604 731 9297

 
 
 

BALING TOWN

 

This small town which serves as the gateway to many natural attractions has many interesting history.  It was the site of the Baling Negotiation, held in 1955 between the government and Tan Chin Peng, the leader of the Malayan Communist Party.

 
 
 
 
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KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA