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Padang Mat Sirat is a small town on the island of Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Padang Mat Sirat is associated to one of the many tales involving Mahsuri regarding the incident of burning rice.
It is told by many that shortly after Mahsuri was executed in 1821, the Siamese armies came to Langkawi to colonize the island. People of Padang Mat Sirat at that time has collected an amount of rice for the war preparation. However, when it was found that they are unable to protect their land, their leader, Dato Karma Jaya had ordered for the stored rice to be burned as not to be seized by the Siamese armies. Until today, balance of the burning rice still can be found in Raha Village, Padang Mat Sirat.
There are flights to Langkawi provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Mat Sirat. Guests may then move around from the airport by hailing a taxi.
There are also ferries from four routes coming to Langkawi which are from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang and Satun in Thailand.
Other public transport available in getting around Padang Mat Sirat are the rental vehicle and taxis. Taxis carry passengers towards the destination requested.
An interesting place to visit in Padang Mat Sirat is the Field of Burnt Rice where this place still depicts the history of the burning rice incident.
The latest attraction in Padang Mat Sirat is the Mardi Agro Technology Park where guests can sample fruits like rambutan and guava as well as take part in recreational activities like camping and fishing.
People also enjoy a scenic spa at Air Hangat Village where there is a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural and also an impressive three-tier fountain. Not very far, there is also the Langkawi International Book Village offering antiquarian, rare and second-hand books.
While staying in Langkawi Island, there is just so much interesting activities to be enjoyed. Apart from visiting Padang Mat Sirat, guests are entitled to meet the skies either by taking the 20 minutes journey of Langkawi Cable Car Ride or having a stroll on the longest suspension bridge named Langkawi Sky Bridge.
Shopping trip in Langkawi Island is full of excitement as there are many duty free shops selling almost everything. Among favourite shopping destination includes Jetty Point Duty Free Complex, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Saga Shopping Centre, Cote De Parfume, 16 Degree Wine Shop and Zeno Duty Free Shopping Center. Guests surely will find great bargains for imported chocolates, cigarettes, perfumes, cookwares and liquors.
Langkawi Island is also famous for its conservation of the marine life initiatives. It is very educational to visit and be mesmerized with the underwater life. Guests may head to Pulau Payar Marine Park for snorkelling or diving time or the Underwater World Langkawi and witness the many underwater creatures inside the aquariums.
Local famous delicacies of Kedah that can be found across towns in Langkawi includes Laksa, a savoury thick rice noodle dish served with spicy fish broth topped with mint leaves, shredded onions, cucumbers, boiled egg and pineapple. The fish used for the broth sometimes are replaced with eels instead.
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