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Travel from Singapore to Alor Setar by Bus
From Singapore, you can take the Starmart Express for a journey to Alor Setar via bus. You will save on petrol and toll expenses, and you may snooze all the way to ensure you’re refreshed for your adventure in Alor Setar. Distance between the destinations is approximately 1000km, and a bus journey takes about 11 hours. This depends on the traffic condition, weather, and journey break. Book your tickets via CatchThatBus mobile app or visit www.catchthatbus.com to skip the queue. Don’t fret, you get the same price as the counter!
Singapore to Alor Setar Bus OperatorsStarmart Express’ buses are fully air-conditioned with comfortable reclining seats and spacious legroom for your enjoyable long journey. The bus departs from Golden Mile Tower at 830pm everyday and arrives at Shahab Perdana Terminal the next morning around 730am. Just in time for your breakfast in Alor Setar!
Things to do in Alor Setar
Kedah is deemed as the “rice bowl” state (negeri jelapang padi) of Malaysia due to its high contribution to the country’s total production of rice. Here, you will be delighted with the 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 Muzium Padi (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 Balai Seni Negeri (State Art Gallery), Balai Nobat (Nobat Gallery), and Balai Besar (Royal Hall). Also, witness the city’s massive and remarkable Buddhist temple complex, Wat Nikrodharam. Shop for souvenirs and satisfy your tastebud at Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market). You can find a wide range of traditional delicacies, handicraft products, and apparel etcetera 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.