Alor Setar

About Alor Setar

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Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah and the second-largest city in the country after Sungai Petani. It acts as a gateway Kedah’s jewel – Langkawi. Alor Setar is known to be the rice bowl of the country because of its abundance in rice paddy.

Important details

  • Gateway to Langkawi island
  • Known for paddy farming
  • Accessible through plane, bus and train
  • Rich in Malay culture
  • 3-hour drive from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport

Sights and Activities

Kuala Kedah Fort :

In the past, the fort was destroyed and rebuilt countless times due to war. Today, the fort still remains, watching over the Kedah River. A white timber house stands in the centre of the fort, surrounded by thick brick walls and cannons.

Kedah Paddy Museum :

This museum was built in dedication to the crop that makes Kedah the important state it is. It describes the process of cultivating rice, the variety, equipment and tools used over the years and across different countries.

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Bus Routes from Alor Setar

Alor Setar Bus Booking

Bus travels to and from Alor Setar to many other cities has never been easier. There are several bus services at convenient timings from Alor Setar that are available for booking online on CatchThatBus or via mobile app which can be downloaded for free on Google Play or App Store.