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Langkawi
Langkawi
Kedah's most famous destination is Langkawi, known the world over for its idyllic setting, legends and myths. Langkawi comprises of a group of 99 islands, each with its own natural appeal. Among the prominent ones are Pulau Dayang Bunting (Isle of the Pregnant Maiden), Pulau Singa Besar-a wildlife sanctuary, Pulau Payar-a marine park and Pulau beras Basah (Isle of Wet Rice)-a popular spot for swimming. Langkawi is a duty free port which offers plenty of goods to buy. Kuah, its main town, is a shopping haven. The island is gaining a reputation as a popular venue for the exciting Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show (LIMA).

Places of interest in Langkawi are the Mahsuri Mausoleum, air Hangat hot springs, Galeria Perdana, Eagle Square, Seven Wells, Underwater World, a crocodile farm and the Tanjung Rhu Beach.

Menara Alor Star
Menara Alor Star
The Menara Alor Star is the world's 19th tallest telecommunication tower and also the 2nd tallest in Malaysia. It stands at a height of 165.5 meters and involved a construction cost of RM 40 million. Besides serving as a state-of-the-art telecommunications tower, the Menara Alor Star offers the public a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the landscape that stretches from Kedah Peak to the Straits of Malacca, also as tourist attraction as well as recreational centre for art and cultural activities. The Tower in many ways portrays the progress made by Kedah in today's modern and sophisticated technological era.
 

Lye Huat Garden
Langkawi
Lye Huat Garden was developed since 1996 and was officially opened in year 1999. It is located at the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Kedah. Lye Huat Garden is being formed due to someone's favorite pastime or hobbies and he is non other than Mr. Lim Lye Huat J.P., B.K.M.

Lye Huat Garden 5 main attractions are:

a) Special and beautiful Lanscape
b) Unique Suiseki Gallery (stone)
c) Art Gallery (from China & Europe)
d) Bonsai Garden
e) Mini Zoo and Aquarium

It is the best place for family holiday.


Muzium Padi (The Paddy Museum)
Menara Alor Star
The Paddy Museum is an important tourist attraction in Kedah as the state is known as the Rice Bowl state of Malaysia due to its important economic contribution to the country. It honours the history, culture and significance of paddy farming in Kedah and is dedicated to the hardworking and simple paddy farmers, whose blood, sweat and toil have contributed to the objective of achieving self sufficiency in the rice industry.

The Paddy Museum opens daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It closes for Friday prayer from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. on Fridays. Admission fees are RM3 for adults and RM1 for children while school groups are charged RM1 per person. Each camera brought in will be charged a RM2 fee.

Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir (The Mahathir's Birth Place)
The wooden attap house was bought by Mohamad Iskandar when he wanted to marry off his children. It was built in 1900. When he bought the house, the house has only one room with no electricity. It has wooden flooring and the ceiling was made from white cloth. Mahathir was born here on 20th December 1925. He lives there until he was married and moved to his own house in Titi Gajah. Even then Mahathir will always commute to this house to visit his mother.

A visit to Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad's birth place will give you a different perspective of the life of this revered leader. He was born in Alor Star on Dec 20, 1925 at No 18 Lorong Kilang Ais, off Jalan Pegawai. His home has been seen as a historical building and was restored by the National Archives in 1992.

When visiting this place, you will be able to view items from his childhood to his schooldays to the time he became a doctor. There are photos, furniture and other household items. You can even take a look at his old bicycle!

Masjid Zahir
Langkawi
Officially opened in 1912, this state Mosque is an architectural landmark as it is one of the largest and grandest mosques in Malaysia. Built in the tradition of the Moorish architecture, it has numerous arches and columns that are an epitome of grandeur.

The Zahir Mosque occupies a site of approximately 124,412 square feet. Its center hall (Prayer Hall) measures 62 x 62 square feet and is surrounded by verandahs of 8 feet wide with 4 mezzanine areas. Each mezzanine area is roofed by a dome. The main dome is located at the north-eastern part of the mosque building. It is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia. The state of Kedah's reading competition is held in the premises of the Mosque.


Gunung Keriang
Menara Alor Star
Gunung Keriang is a limestone outcrop in the middle of flatland of padi (rice) fields in Alor Setar. It just seem to come out of nowhere with no surrounding hills or other formations. Just 10 minutes drive from downtown Alor Setar. It is very accessible and part of the hill area have been developed as a recreation area whereby juggle tracking and camping are the most favourite activies of its visitors. You can practically drive right to the foot of some climbing routes. Cave explorers would find Gunung Keriang an added adventure that is worth an experience. The history (legend) of Gunung Keriang is quite an interesting one. It is reputed to be alive and rotates every year until the English pegs it.

Bukit Kayu Hitam
Langkawi
The border town of Bukit Kayu Hitam is located in the northern part of Kedah and is the main entrance to Thailand on the West Coast. Visitors will be able to find a duty-free complex here in the town. For those that love a bit of relaxation, Bukit Kayu Hitam offers a newly constructed golf course of international standard with 36 holes.


NEARBY SUPPORT ACTIVITY

Pacific Hypermarket and Department Store
Langkawi
Hypermarket business is conceptualized with the aim of offering more value for shopping in a no-frills environment. "Jimat Setiap Hari", this motto serves as a focal point in Pacific's concept, where quality goods are offered at reasonable prices and is one of the main attraction factors for shopping at Pacific hypermarkets.

Departmental store outlets are a highly-targeted retail business with merchandise and goods that appeal more to fashion-conscious shoppers. It is a specialty-driven store that offers a wide variety of choices to fulfill the demand of today's upwardly-mobile customers.


Foot reflexology
Menara Alor Star
Foot reflexology quite simply refers to the reflexes that have been mapped out in the foot. There are many different foot reflexology charts that show where the reflexes are for every part of the body. Reflexology is different than massage. It is thought that reflexology works through nerve endings whereas massage is applied to the muscles and soft tissue of the body. The actual technique is quite unique as it is meant to affect the reflex and not just the surface of the skin. A treatment should not be painful, though there may be uncomfortable or tender areas if your body is highly stressed. The more one applies pressure to those areas, the less tender they will become.

Pekan Rabu
Menara Alor Star
"Pekan Rab" which literally means Wednesday Market which is located in the middle of Alor Setar is well known among the local population and tourists from outside Kedah. The business complex is not only the pride of Malay entreprenuers in Kedah but also the pride of all Malay's in Kedah. Moreover the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir, once was a trader in Pekan Rabu. Most tourists visiting Alor Setar make it a point to shop around at the Pekan Rabu Complex.

The complex costing RM 3.2 millions and was built in 1975 and renovated in 1995 with cost RM 6.5 millions. Phase 2 complex was built in 1990 with cost RM 2 millions. Pekan Rabu complex has 347 stalls with a variety of business and it has become one of the important landmarks of Alor Setar.

This shopping Complex which is situated at Jalan Tunku Ibrahim was officially opened on 25th February 1978. Prior to the construction of this complex, the traders did their business in open building with no walls and trading stalls were not properly arranged and scattered.


Night Spots
Karaoke and lounge are at walking distance from hotel.

   
   
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