langkawi-mapThe Legendary Island

Langkawi Island or Pulau Langkawi is one of the most popular island resort in Malaysia as well as an internationally recognized tourist destination. Situated off the north western coast of peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca, this archipelago consists of 104 islands.
The main tourist attraction of Langkawi Island is of course due to its un-spoilt natural beauty. The island is surrounded by virgin white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue sea with higher ground covered with tropical vegetation in the center part.
We cannot omit the many legends and myths associated with the island when introducing Langkawi. The most talk about is none other than curse of Mahsuri for seven generations.

Duty Free Shopping Paradise

The island is also a duty free shopping paradise which provides variety of local and imported goods. Popular items like perfumes, cosmetic, leather goods, sport wares, handicrafts, chocolates, liquor and tobacco are tourists’ favorites. You only need to stay in Langkawi for a minimum of 48 hours to take back home a reasonable amount of tax free goods.

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Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Resort
Address: Persiaran Cinta Sayang, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-441 4666 (12 lines)
Fax: +604-441 5600
Email: cintasayang@cintasayangresort.com

Duta Hotel
Phone#    04-4212040
Address:No.7, Jalan Petri, Sungai Petani, 8000 Kedah.
Room Facility     air conditioning,direct dial telephone,shower,Food Beverage

Harvard Suasana Hotel
Phone#    04-4588888
FAX#     04-4585888
Address: Harvard Golf & Country Club Bedong, Sungai Petani 8100 Kedah
Room Facility: air conditioning,direct dial telephone,satelite/cable tv

J.W. Palace Hotel
Phone#    04-4220420
FAX#     04-4233423
Address     No. 1, Taman Pahlawan, Sungai Petani, 8000 Kedah.
Room Facility     air conditioning,direct dial telephone,satelite/cable tv

M.S. Garden Hotel
Phone#    04-4315555
FAX#     04-4311555
Address: 50, Jalan Permatang Gedong, Gedong, Taman Sejati Indah, 8000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning,direct dial telephone,satelite/cable tv

Pantai Merdeka Resort
Phone#    04-4375588
FAX#     04-4375599
Address: Kota Kuala Muda, Sungai Petani, 8000 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, satelite/cable tv,

Park Avenue Hotel
Address: E-1 Jalan Indah Dua, Taman Sejati Indah, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.
Tel :04-431 2323 Fax :04-431 2000

Seri Malaysia Hotel Sungai Petani
Address: Seksyen 21, Jalan Pasar, 08000 Mukim Sungai Petani, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel : 04-423 4060   Fax: 04-423 4106

Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani
Address: No.1, Jalan Pahlawan, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel : 04 – 422 3333 / 2454 / 2664   Fax : 04 – 423 3423 / 604 – 422 4473
Email : fom_sisp@swissgarden.com

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ASRC (Alor Setar Recreattion Centre)
Phone#    04-7328313
FAX#     04-7328317
Address     58 Lebuhraya Darulaman Alor Setar 05100 Kedah
Room Facility:  air conditioning, direct dial telephone, shower
Food Beverage Facility
Recreational Facility
Other Facility: conference/function room, laundry, 24 hrs room service, parking

Federal Hotel Persekutuan
Phone#    04-7330055
Address : 429 Lebuhraya Darulaman, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone

Flora Inn
Phone#    04-7324235
FAX#     04-7346741
Address: No 8 Komplek Medan Raja Jalan Pengkalan Kapal 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah
Room Facility:  air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satelite/cable tv
Food Beverage Facility
Recreational Facility
Other Facility conference/function room,business center,tourist information center,car rental

Grand Jubilee Hotel
Phone#    7330055
FAX#     7330197
Address : 129 Lebuhraya Darulaman Alor Setar 05100 Kedah
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, hot/cold running water
Food Beverage Facility
Recreational Facility
Other Facility: conference/function room, parking

Hai Pin Hotel
Phone#    04-7334055
Address: 10-10A, Pengkalan Kapal, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah.

Holiday Villa Alor Setar
Address: Lot 162,163, Jalan Tunku Ibrahim, Bandar Alor Star, Mukim Kota Star, 05000 Kedah, Malaysia.

Grand Crystal Hotel Alor Setar
Address: 40, Jalan Kampung Perak, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

Mandarin Hotel
Phone#    04-7321321
Address: No. 109-111, Pekan China, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah.

Miramar Hotel
Phone#    04-7338144
FAX#     04-7338430
Address: 246, Jalan Putra, Alor Setar, 05100 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, hot/cold running water

Putra Jaya Hotel
Phone#    04-7330344FAX#
Address: 250 B & C, Jalan Putra, Alor Setar, 05100 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone

Regent Hotel
Phone#    04-7311900
FAX#     04-7311291
Address: 1536-G, Jln. Sultan Badlishah, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, hot/cold running water

Royale Hotel
Phone#    04-7330922
FAX#     04-7330925
Address: 97, Jalan Putra, Alor Setar. 05100 kedah
Room Facility:  air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satelite/cable tv
Food Beverage Facility,    Recreational Facility
Other Facility: conference/function room

Samila Hotel
Phone#    04-7318888
FAX#     04-7339934
Address: 27, Lebuhraya Darulaman, Alor Setar. 05000 Kedah
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satelite/cable tv, hot/
cold running water
Food Beverage Facility

Seberang Perak Hotel
Phone#    04-7724329
FAX#     04-7721630
Address: 1120 & 1121, Lrg. Kilang Ais, Jalan Pegawai, Alor Setar, 05050 Kedah.
Room Facility: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, hot/cold running water, Food Beverage Facility, Recreational Facility
Other Facility: conference/function room,tourist information center

Sentosa Regency Hotel
Phone# 04-7303999       Fax # 04-7308999
Address: 250A-F, Jalan Putra, 05100 Alor Star, Kedah

Seri Malaysia Hotel Alor Setar
Address: Lot 005127, Mukim Alor Malau, Daerah Kota Setar, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

Sing Tak Sing Hotel
Phone#    04-7325482
Address: Tingkat 3, Transport Building Jalan Langgas 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah

Star City Hotel
Address: No. 88, Jalan Pintu Sepuluh, 05100 Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia.

Tai Hock Hotel
Phone#    04-7332301
Address: No. 1 Jalan Limbong Kapal, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah.

The Regency Hotel
Address: Lot 134-141, Jalan Badlishah, Alor Setar, 05000 Kedah, Malaysia.

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tasik-melatiSituated about 8 km by road or 15 minutes drive from Kangar, Tasik Melati or Melati  lake is originally a pieces of shallow wetland developed into a recreation park some thirty years ago. The park occupied a total land area of about 80 acres with ample parking lots and recreation facilities. The lake can be seen with some 130 sand bars in the middle with elevated concrete walkways well connected for visitors to get a closer view into the shallow clear water lake .

Other facilities like, children playground, reflexology path, watch tower and some stores for refreshments and souvenirs. Visitors usually come here to unwind themselves after work, walking and jogging or to enjoy a picnic with family during holidays.

Angling is allowed in the park but use of fishing net is strictly prohibited. Main species found in the lakes are cat fish, carps, tilapia, lampang and snakehead. Other wildlife includes squirrels. monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons and migratory birds.

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padang -besar-railway-stationSituated about 35 km north of  Kangar, Padang Besar is a border market town in the northern part of Perlis, Malaysia. Literally speaking, Padang Besar means ‘Big Field’ in Malay language. It is actually divided into two parts by the Malaysian-Thai border. Over in the Malaysian territory, people refer to it as Padang Besar and over in the Thai territory, Malaysian called it “Pekan Siam”.

Padang Besar is linked to other parts of Malaysia peninsular by railway and trunk roads. Visitors from most major cities in Malaysia can either board a north bound train or long distance express buses to this destination.

Although Padang Besar is not the main exit point from Malaysia to Thailand, the town is packed with visitors coming to seek some good bargain in the week ends or holiday. You will notice majority of the traders in the market are mostly Thai Malays rather than Malaysian and Thai influence is significant.

Merchandise that traded here are mainly food and snacks, leather goods, household items, handicraft and clothing. Shoppers can expect to get a good bargain here and there is even a duty-free shop cater for visitors who cross the border.

On top of that, it is also an important inland port for cargo in and out by rail and road between the two countries.

Most visitors will spend their night  back in Kangar but for those who has their passport with them, crossing over to Thailand for a night stay is not a bad idea.

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The name Kangar is believed to be derived from a species of hawk named Kangkok. Although it is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia, it is not densely populated like other capital cities and is located in the heart of the country’s major rice producing region surrounded by lots of green padi fields.

Buildings in downtown Kangar are mostly old shop houses where you can still find some old elegant colonial architecture. Being the main commercial center of the state, basic amenities and infrastructure are well maintained. You can actually get everything within walking distance.

map-of-kangar

An easy way to explore this small town is by indentify the following landmarks:

  • EPF Tower, one of the highest point in Kangar
  • Kubu Hill Recreational Park
  • Malay World Weaponry Museum
  • Perlis Craft Cultural Complex
  • State Museum and Heritage Hall
  • Syed Alwi State Mosque
  • Kuala Perils Bus Terminal and Kuala Perlis Ferry Service
  • Perlis Islamic Center
  • Central Market
  • Putra Palace Hotel
  • Federal Hotel
  • Malaysia Hotel

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kuala perlis jettySituated at the mouth of the Perlis River, Kuala Perlis is about 15 km away from the capital town of Kangar in the state of Perlis in Malaysia.

Kuala Perlis is a small fishing port with a population of about 10,000 people and definitely visitors will not be impressed if they are looking for colorful city life. But tourist still flocks into this sleepy small town for other reasons.

The Kuala Perlis ferry terminal is a popular transit point for tourist to visit the famous Island Resort of Pulau Langkawi or the Langkawi Islands.

Being the main fishing hub in the northern part of Malaysia, Kuala Perlis also offer fresh and cheap seafood. You can enjoy yourself with some of the best recipes from the origin of Chinese, Malays and even Thai style cooking.

Kuala Perlis is one place you will not get disappointed when in a transit.

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