Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar by Bus
Several buses travel to Alor Setar, some of them being Plusliner, Transnasional and Eagle Ekspres. These fully air conditioned buses are designed for comfort 7 hour journey to Alor Setar which is 438km away from Kuala Lumpur. These buses depart from either Hentian Duta or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) and drop off at Terminal Shahab Perdana.
Things to do in Alor Setar?
Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah, is known as the rice bowl of Malaysia. Most people drop by Kedah just to move on to other destinations 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 historic place to visit. 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 breahtaking 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. Iman Kuey Teow 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 before taking a mouthful of a satisfying delicacy. 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 known as Cucur Udang at Mat Cucur Udang White Palace.