Friday, October 13, 2006

Ferries to Langkawi, Kedah

The ferry terminals that has daily regular (3 or more) services to Langkawi island are:
1. Kuala Kedah (state of Kedah)
2. Kuala Perlis (state of Perlis)
3. Penang (state of Pulau Pinang)
4. Satun (south Thailand)

For those who drive, to go to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis, exit the toll expressway at Alor Setar and travel by trunk roads. There are special overnight parking in these two places. Its the cheapest and most convenient ferry crossings to Langkawi.
Details in pages on Kedah and Langkawi at myMalaysiabooks

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Alor Setar or Alor Star

Kedah - Land area of 9,426 sq. kilometres with over 100 islands. It shares a border with the states of Perlis, Penang (Pulau Pinang) and Perak and its northern and north-eastern boundary is the Malaysia-Thai border. There are 11 administrative districts with it own district centres in Kedah. Alor Star (sometimes spelt Alor Setar), the state capital, has a population of about 250,000 (the correct spelling is Alor Star).

Alor Star became capital in 18th century under the reign of 19th sultan, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin Muazzam Shah. The town was originally called Kota Setar until 1943 when it was changed to Alor Star. Alor Star is the administrative capital and seat of the state government and legislative assembly. Located here are the government departments, royal palaces, many heritage buildings, museums and cultural centres.....more at
My Kedah page

Learn about Kedah and Penang from myPenang

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kedah Food

Get the taste of Kedah food as you travel around the state. Muslims will find a wide selection of food from street stalls to restuarants. Some Kedah food include:
Nasi ulam - a traditional Kedah cuisine prepared by the Malays and Nyonya (check out the recipie).
Kari kepala ikan (fish head curry) - a hot curry, of head of fish, immensely popular with many Malaysian.
Taste the wide variey of food from noodles, rice with curried dishes to cakes and snacks. Kedahans love very hot and spicy food and take their meals with plenty of hot sambal (chilli-based condiment) and curry. Check out Kedah and recipes at myMalaysiabooks.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

From Bangkok, Hat Yai or Satun to Malaysia

If you are in Bangkok, Hat Yai, Satun or any part of Thailand, its easy to travel into Kedah and other parts of peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) by air, rail, road or sea.
Check out details here at from Thailand to Malaysia

Friday, September 01, 2006

History of Kedah

Learn about the History of Kedah - from a Hindu-Buddhist Kingdom to the establishment of the Kedah Sultanate......HERE
mymalaysiabooks gives you local hostory of these two major towns
.............Sungai Petani and Alor Star

Monday, February 13, 2006

Malaysian food from Kedah

myMalaysiabooks brings to you some of the many cuisines and flavours of Malaysia. Savour and try out the unique taste of tradition cuisines.

Nonya Cuisine is a blend of Chinese and Malay cooking styles, that originates from the Peranakans or Baba & Nyonya (Nonya) of Malaysia (Note: Baba and Nyonya: early Chinese migrants who came to the Malay peninsular from the 19th century that has assimilated many cultural practices of the Malays into their Chinese culture - details in the myPenang travel guide).

Malay Cuisine is typically spicy and as varied as the spices used. The origin of Malay food is linked to the history of Indian and Middle eastern migration to the country. Curried dishes and kueh (Malaysian cakes) are the main and popular favourite of Malaysians.

To know more and get recipes of Nonya and Malay food that is from Kedah ... click here

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The best of Langkawi

Some of Langkawi's best places
>> Langkawi Cable Car and Panaroma Bridge, Mount Matchinchang
>> Go island hopping to some of the island..... learn about the legends of the isles
>> for an urban experience, visit the Pearl of the Orient

Check this out