Update on 2012/04/18
Padi Museum (Kedah Paddy Museum) (1-1.5hr)
Discovering the Ricebowl State of Malaysia under One Roof
Located at the foot of Gunung Keriang, Paddy Museum is one of Kedah's most important tourist destinations, which is designed to feature rice stalks and rice motifs on its exterior and interior. It consists of three levels which all pay homage to the significance of paddy farming in Kedah.
09:00-17:00 (09:00-12:30, 14:30-17:00 Fri), daily
Lot 798 Jalan Gunung Keriang, Mukim Gunung Keriang, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7351315)
Kedah State Museum (1-1.5hr)
Unveiling Cultural and Archeological Heritage of Kedah
Built with an amazing Thai architectural concept, this museum tells the story of Kedah's cultural and archeological heritage through a wide collection of artefacts which are on display. Among the interesting historical items to be seen are Chinese porcelain pieces as well as other archeological remains from Lembah Bujang.
10:00-18:00 (09:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00 Fri)
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Kedah, Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Bakar Bata, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7331162)
Alor Setar Tower (1-1.5hr)
Kedah's Majestic Pride and Glory
Opened on 14th August, 1997 by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian Prime Minister who hails from Kedah, this tower offers an impressive bird eye view of the city of Alor Setar. This tower is a reflection of Kedah's rapid technological and architectural advancement since the inauguration of Malaysia in 1957.
Adult (RM6.00), Children (RM3.00)
Lot 99, Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7202234)
Nasi Lemak Ong
Malaysian Favourite Meal with a Twist!
A famous restaurant that has brought a string of celebrity following, Nasi Lemak Ong offers the best of Malaysia's favourite trademark dish: the nasi lemak, with a little bit of twist. Opt to add delicious side dishes such as fried gizzards and mutton curry to accompany the traditional nasi lemak.
11:30-15:00, close on Wed
Nasi Lemak (RM4.00++)
8-9-10, Jalan Putra, Alor Setar, Kedah (+6012-4471283)
Pak Hainan Kopitiam @ Jalan Putra
A Place for Coffee Lovers
When a Chinese man from Hainan arrived in Malaysia in 1940's, he brought together with him the unique taste and aroma of Hainanese coffee blend - the Hainan Lao. The man, affectionately known as Pak Hainan, eventually opened a successful Hainanese kopitiam, serving the best Hainanese coffee in Kedah.
Curry Laksa Special (RM7.90)
2513 & 2514, Grd Floor, Kompleks Tunku Yaakob, Lebuhraya Darulaman, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7318399, +6016-5206868)
Kedah Royal Museum (Muzium Di Raja)
A Display of Kedah's Royal History
Located along Jalan Pekan Melayu, this museum was known at different times as the Kota Setar Palace, Mak Wan Besar Palace and Pelamin Palace, due to its reputation as the venue of several royal weddings. It has numerous exhibition galleries showcasing the Rumah Pelamin, Our Sultan and Royal Artifact exhibits.
10:00-18:00 (09:30-12:00, 14:00-18:00 Fri)
Medan Bandar, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7327937)
Alor Setar Chinatown (Pekan China)
Drink in the Old Town Oriental Charm
A great place to take a walk and experience the old oriental charm, the Chinatown, or Pekan China as it is known to the locals, offers a stretch of old Chinese shophouses with unique windows. It is also a great place to find a variety of mouthwatering Chinese delicacies.
Open 24 Hours, daily
Persiaran Sultan Abdul Hamid and Lebuhraya Darulaman, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7312322 Tourism Malaysia Kedah)
Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market)
Shop Till You Drop , Local-style!
This famous business complex is located smack dab in the middle of Alor Setar. It is the pride of all Malay entrepreneurs in Kedah and a great destination to come for a shopping spree. You can find almost everything here, from textiles and food and beverages to handicrafts and gadgets.
Fasa 2, Jalan Tunku Ibrahim, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7312322 Tourism Malaysia Kedah)