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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where to go in Kedah in year 2010

Best places to visit in Kedah

1. Bujang Valley archeaological site - This archaeological area was the site of an ancient Hindu-Buddhist kingdom that ruled the region from the 4th century AD. The kingdom at Bujang is believed to have evolved earlier than Srivijaya Empire (centered at Palembang) but came under Srivijaya’s influence in the 7th century. Location: Central Kedah, near Sungai Petani. ....details at Bujang Valley webpage.
2. Langkawi Island - the legendary isle and geopark of state of Kedah. Where you can explore Langkawi Geopark and the mystery of the 99 islands of Langkawi in Kedah, Malaysia.
3. Alor Setar, Kedah - The seat of the Kedah state government, with museums and historical palaces, and to learn about the Kedah sultanate, the oldest surviving continuous line monarch in Malaysia.
>>> myMalaysiabooks on Kedah HERE
>>> Free 2010 calendar
>>> How to get there and where to stay in Kedah

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