Sunday, June 23, 2013

Historical sights in Kedah

Some of the many historical Sights in Kedah

Balai Besar

Balai Besar is an impressive wooden pavilion, built in 1898, which embodies certain aspects of Thai architecture. This 'great hall' is used frequently for royal and state functions.

Balai Besar, Alor Setar, Kedah

Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang)     

History enthusiasts and archaeologists should make a trip to the Bujang Valley located at the foothills of Kedah Peak.  This archaeological area was the site of an ancient Hindu-Buddhist kingdom that ruled the region from the 4th century AD. Archaeologists have unearthed over 50 Hindu temples or ‘chandis’.

Kedah Royal Museum
The Kedah Royal Museum (Muzium Di Raja) located in Alor Setar has a mixed of Thai and local architectural design. The original wooden building of the museum was a palace built during the 18th century. In 1983 the palace was converted to the Kedah Royal Museum.  The museum houses many interesting collection of objects and artifacts of Kedah's royal and cultural heritage.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 Islamic Holidays

Masjid Zahir, Alor Setar

Islamic Calendar
1434H-1435H (2013)
1 Rabiulawal 1434 
13 January 2013 Sunday
1 Rabiulakhir 1434 
12 February 2013 Tuesday
1 Jamadilawal 1434 
13 March 2013 Wednesday
1 Jamadilakhir 1434 
12 April 2013 Friday
1 Rejab 1434 
11 May 2013 Saturday
1 Syaaban 1434 
10 June 2013 Monday
1 Ramadhan 1434
10 July 2013 Wednesday
1 Syawal 1434 
8 August 2013 Thursday
1 Zulkaedah 1434 
7 September 2013 Saturday
1 Zulhijjah 1434 
6 October 2013 Sunday
1 Muharram 1435
5 November 2013 Tuesday
I Safar 1435 
4 December 2013 Wednesday

Islamic Events 1434H-1435H
2013 Calendar
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
 12 Rabiulawal 1434 
Night of Israk Mikraj
26 Rejab 1434 
Night of Nisfu Syaaban
14 Syaaban 1434 
Beginning of Fasting (1434H)
1 Ramadan 1434 
Night of Nuzul Al-Quran
16 Ramadan 1434 
Hari Raya Aidilfitri
1 Syawal 1434 
Hari Raya Aidiladha
10 Zulhijjah 1434 
Islamic New Year (1435H)
1 Muharam 1435 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year to all our readers.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ramadan Cakes and Cookies

Preparing for Hari Raya Adilfitri? Here's a little something that is typically Malaysian!

Durian Rolls

250g ready-made durian kueh/ durian cake (freshly made and soft preferable)
100g butter
30g sugar
30g fresh cream
200g plain flour
20g milk powder
1 egg yolk for glazing

Fillings: Cut the durian kueh into small pieces
Pastry: In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar and then mix in the cream. Sift the flour and milk into the cream mixture and mix into a dough.
Set the oven to 180 deg. C
Divide the dough into small marble-sized balls. Press it flat and slightly oval. Place the fillings and roll the pastry to your desired shape.
Place the rolls onto a baking tray and brush the surface with beaten egg yolk.
Bake at 180degC for about 15 minutes

HAPPY BAKING!!!!! FROM myMalaysiabooks


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kuala Kedah - a historical port

Kuala Kedah is a small fishing town in Northern Kedah, located at the mouth of the Kedah River

However this little place is a historical port. The town was entrenched in numerous attacks on Kedah during the 17th and 18th century - the Portuguese, the Acehnese, the Dutch and the Bugis. In 1821, a Siamese armada from Ligor attacked Kota Kuala Kedah and Kedah fell to Siam.

Today, Kota Kuala Kedah (the fort) stands as a reminder of the town’s eventful past.

Kuala Kedah is also a major ferry terminal for travellers to Pulau Langkawi. You can also travel from here to Pulau Payar on a booked passage.

To reach Kuala Kedah, exit the PLUS expressway at Alor Setar and travel by the trunk road westwards about 13km. more at myKedah

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