Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar by Bus
Several buses travel to Alor Setar, some of them being Plusline, Transnasional and Eagle Expres. These buses are designed for comfort, fully air-conditioned, you will have a pleasurable 7-hour plus journey to Alor Setar which is 438km away from Kuala Lumpur. These buses depart from either H. Jalan Duta or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) and drop off at T. Alor Setar / T. Shahab Perdana. Be sure to check out the schedule and book your bus tickets at the CatchThatBus.
Things to do in Alor Setar?
Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah which is known as the rice bowl of Malaysia. Most people drop by Kedah just to move on to other places such as Langkawi or for their pilgrimage to Saudi but in actual fact there are many places that will keep you occupied in Alor Setar itself. Some of the cultural sites to visit here would include the Balai Besar (Grand Audience Hall) and the Balai Nobat (Nobat Hall) where they keep all the classical Malay musical instruments. The Kuala Kedah Fort which once acted as a protector to the Kuala Kedah Kingdom is also another place to see. When in Alor setar you simply cannot miss going to the Paddy Museum. Explore the history of rice cultivation in Malaysia here and one will learn to appreciate the world’s number one staple food. Enjoy a breaktaking view of Kedah from the 2nd tallest tower in Malaysia which is the Alor Setar Tower.
What to eat in Alor Setar?
The local delicacies here are one to be craved for in Alor Setar. Iman Kuey Teow, open till late serves some mouth-watering flat noodles served with a sunny side-up egg upon request. Watch the yolk ooze and blend into your flat noodles and then enjoy a fulfilling mouthful. Get high from the smell of the smoke of the BBQ Stingray alongside a variety of buffet dishes at Restoran Atap Rumbia. Finally, don’t miss out on Malaysia’s favourite crunchy evening snack which is the Cucur Udang at Mat Cucur Udang White Palace. Buy your bus ticket to Alor Setar at CatchThatBus now.