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Luxury Hotels in Sik, Malaysia

About

Sik originated from the Arabic word, ‘Syed'. According to history, the travelling Arabs came here with their boats and came up shore at Lubuk Tok Keramat of Chepir River, where currently a Shell petrol station is situated. The travellers put up tents on the field known as Padang Tok Sheikh. The site then expanded into a settlement and became the first site for ‘pondok' (religious institution) in the Sik District and possibly the first in the state. Now, Padang Tok Sheikh is located near the Pekan Sik Mosque, where the Sik District Religious Office Complex now stands. The word "Sik" originated from the word "Syed" or "Sheikh" When spoken using the Kelantan Patani dialect it sounded like "Sik". The pronunciation range from Sik to Saik.

How to Get There

By Car

You can take North-South Expressway towards north, at the Gurun Interchange, take exit 173 and continue to State Route K10 towards Sik town.

Tourist Attractions

Ulu Muda Eco Park

Hidden away in Kedah’s northeastern corner, up against a remote section of the Thai border, Ulu Muda Eco Park is thick with salt licks, old-growth rainforest and wildlife. As well as birds and reptiles galore, it offers a reasonable chance of encountering elephants and tapir, though sightings of the resident tigers and sun bears are far less likely. The park also encloses a man-made lake, Tasik Muda, and the only way in is by boat from Gubir, not much more than a jetty and resort 75km east of Alor Star; a two-hour sampan ride from here lands you deep inside the park at the Earth Lodge Field Research Centre. Hiking tracks link the lodge to limestone caves, hot springs (which many animals visit early in the morning or at night, when the temperatures drop), and wildlife hides. Despite the threat of logging that hangs over the area, Ulu Muda remains genuinely remote, so getting here is both time-consuming and expensive. The only practical way to see the park is on a tour, but if you want to experience less touristy jungle than that at Taman Negara, this might be the place to come. Note that August to December can see heavy rainfall, but the park is still accessible; in the dry season, you might have to push your boat over a few sandbanks to reach the lodge.

Lata Mengkuang

Lata Mengkuang is a forest reserve and waterfall in Sik District, Kedah. It is located within the Rimba Teloi Forest Reserve, about 11 km from the town of Sik. The Lata Mengkuang Recreational Forest is a lowland dipterocarp forest located at an elevation of 200 meters above sea level. The recreational area is along a one-kilometer stretch of Sungai Chepir, which cascades over rocks, making it an ideal place for swimming and picnicking. Lata Mengkuang itself is the name of the 20-meter tall waterfall in the area. From the Lata Mengkuang Recreational Forest, it is possible to make a 5 km track through the jungle to the Lata Lembu Recreational Forest.

Beris Lake Vineyard

Beris Lake Vineyard is the first grapes vineyard in northern part of Kedah. Its location is in Sik, Kedah. Its place is in rural area and far from Sik town. The road distance from Sik town to the vineyard is about 12km. If you come from North-South Expressway, take the road to Gurun by entering the Gurun Toll Plaza. Then, you should follow signboard to Sik and Beris Lake. Just follow Beris Lake signboard as your benchmark. The vineyard is just near the Beris Lake. They have 1000 grape trees in 4 acre land located in Telaga Batu. Sungai Senang, which has an area of about 30 acre, also full with 6000 grape trees planted by their skilled workers. Beris Lake Vineyard's team is focuses on producing grapes that provide a tremendous eating experience for their customers.

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