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

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