Travel from Singapore to Alor Setar by Bus
From Singapore, you can take the Starmart Express for a journey to Alor Setar. Distance between the destinations is approximately 800km with an estimated travelling time of about 10 hours, depending on the traffic condition, weather, and journey break.
Starmart Express’ buses are fully air-conditioned with comfortable reclining seats and spacious legroom, equating to nothing less that a comfortable travel experience. The bus departs from Golden Mile Tower at 8:30 p.m. everyday and arrives at Shahab Perdana Terminal around 7:30 a.m. the following day. Just in time for your breakfast in Alor Setar!
Things to do in Alor Setar
Kedah is deemed as the “rice bowl” state of Malaysia due to its high production of rice. Here, you will be able to feast your eyes with paddy fields that stretch forever, offering the scenic and tranquil view. Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah. Staying true to the state’s prowess in paddy, Alor Setar has its very own Paddy Museum. In this museum, you will be taught everything you need to know about paddy and rice.
To learn more about the history and culture of Kedah, head on to the State Art Gallery (Balai Seni Negeri), Nobat Gallery (Balai Nobat), and Royal Hall (Balai Besar). Also, witness the city’s massive and remarkable Buddhist temple complex, Wat Nikrodharam.
Shop for souvenirs and satisfy your tastebud at Wednesday Market (Pekan Rabu). You can find a wide range of traditional delicacies, handicraft products, apparel and more, all under one roof at the venue. Delectable traditional Malay foods like serunding, dodol durian, and belacan are sold widely at attractive price for both the locals and visitors. You may also shop at Souq Al-Bukhary, a new mall and bazaar in Alor Setar which is considered as the modern version of Pekan Rabu.
What to eat in Alor Setar?
When in Alor Setar, be sure to try the Laksa Telok Kechai, Laksa Ikan Sekoq,and roti doll. Laksa is a renowned local rice noodle in fish gravy that has a lot of different versions according to certain states. Meanwhile, roti doll is the “upgraded” version of Malaysia’s favourite roti canai banjir, topped with fried egg, sunny side up, for the extra delight.