Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to travel to Langkawi

Planning for a holiday this November & December 2009?
Here are some holiday tips if you are travelling to Langkawi Kedah

1) You have 2 option in terms of mode of travel - by air or by road plus ferry....How to get to Kedah here.

2) If you travel by road, you can cross to the island from 3 ferry terminals - (a) at Kuala Kedah, Kedah, (b) in Kuala Perlis, Perlis and (c) from Penang island. You have to prebook speed boat if you travel from Penang (furthest distance by ferry), but from Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, there are ferries every half hour or hourly (depends on time) ...details here

3) All ferries takes you to Kuah in Langkawi (the largest town on the island)

3) To fly to Langkawi - you can fly from KL, Penang or east Malaysia. Most flight are available by Firefly, Air Asia, or Malaysia Airlines. There are also many flights from Singapore.

.. where to stay in Langkawi- Free hotel search
...more on Kedah HERE

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Raya do for all Kedahans

News on Kedah
MORE than 4,000 people attended Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak’s open house at his official residence in Sri Mentaloon, Alor Setar.

Among those who came were Kedah Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah accompanied by Kedah Sultanah Tuanku Haminah Hamidun and several other royal family members.
Azizan said he was happy to see people of all races coming to celebrate Hari Raya with him and his family, adding that the crowd was larger than last year’s

.........................Monday September 28, 2009 - The Star

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Travel to Kedah during Hari Raya Puasa

The 'balik kampung rush' is here again. Malaysians is expected to rush back to their home towns from 17, 18 and 19th of September 2009. Hari Raya is expected to be on 20th September.

Travellers to Kedah (the mainland and Langkawi) can check out the transport options by road, rail and air to Kedah HERE. [Details of transport system in Malaysia]

There are buses or coaches from Singapore, Thailand and major cities in Malaysia (KL, Ipoh, Johore Bahru) to Kedah. You can be sure that buses are fully booked.

Travellers may also travel by air to the 2 kedah airports - one in Alor Setar (domestic airport) and another on Langkawi Island (international airport). The other airport is the Penang International Airport, on Penang Island.

More information at:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ramadan 2009 in Kedah

First day of Ramadan 2009 was on 22 August 2009. For Muslim in Malaysia and Singapore, the fast began on Saturday. The month began when Islamic authorities sight the crescent moon that marks the beginning of the lunar month.
You will find many street stalls in all towns in KEDAH during this month all kinds of local food for the breaking of fast. Stalls sell fruits, desserts, rice meals, noodles, roti canai/ prata, murtabak (pan bread) and many sweet local cakes. Check out some of Malaysian Local food at:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Laksa Kedah

Laksa is of Malay origin and is commonly sold all over Kedah. This is certainly one of Malaysia's most popular noodle dish. It is rounded rice noodles (similar to but thinner than Japanese Odon noodles) served with gravy made from fish flakes and rich spices. The dish is garnished with vegetables and is certainly a healthy dish not cooked with oil.

Be sure to try Laksa Kedah when in Kedah!. Kedah Laksa is slightly different from the Penang Nyonya Laksa (see Penang Nyonya Food)- it is less sour and the fish flakes in the gravy is usually blended.
Popular Kedah Laksa Stall are:
  • Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai, Jalan Kuala Kedah, Alor Setar
  • In front of Econ Save, Taman Patani Jaya, Sungai Petani
  • Restoran Wah Tua Guan, 1st Floor, Kompleks Star Parade, Jalan Teluk Wanjah, Alor Setar
You can find Laksa recipe and more about local food from Kedah and other parts of Malaysia at myFood at myMalaysiabooks

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Recorded history of Kedah often starts at the Bujang Valley, located in central Kedah. This maritime kingdom at Bujang was visited by Indian, Persian, Arabs and Chinese traders as far back as the 4th century AD.

From a Hindu Kingdom in the 4th century to the Kedah Sultanate and formation of Malaysia.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flying from Singapore to Langkawi

Air Asia has just introduce daily flights from Singapore to Kedah. You can now fly on low fares from terminal 1, Singapore to Langkawi Island in the State of Kedah. Travellers are advised to compare rates now offered by these airlines - Jetstar, AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Silkair - all offering from zero (add tax) to holiday packages with hotels. (FREE hotel search tool)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Mangos of Kedah

Future in mango clones

By EMBUN MAJID - The Star, Monday May 4, 2009

KEDAH plans to open another mango research centre to produce better mango clones. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the state Agriculture Department had identified an area in Kuala Muda for the purpose. The existing mango research centre in Sala Kanan was opened in 1977. “The area is congested with 512 mango trees. Many of the trees were planted more than 30 years ago,” he said.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Attractions of Kedah 2009

Travelers to Kedah should check out some of small towns on mainland Kedah and visit some of the many islands in the state.


Historical Site
Bujang Valley historical site, Merbok (near Sungai Petani)

Where to Go in Langkawi

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