Changlun, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
Sintok is a small town located approximately 12 kilometres from Changlun Town and 52 kilometres from Alor Setar City. This town is known for being a home to the top-ranked management university in the country, University Utara Malaysia (UUM). Sintok falls under the District of Kubang Pasu.
Sintok is a name of a tree. Originally, Sintok is a remote settlement area for tin miners. It was exposed to threats from the banned communist group due to s close proximity to the border of Thailand. To overcome this issue, the government therefore had to move all the people who lived there to a safer area, and declared the town are as a 'black area'. According to the history, there were many members of the security forces killed in that area.
This area is mostly inhabited by Malays, therefore Bahasa Melayu with thick Kedah dialect is the locale language spoken here.
Getting to Sintok by air means that you have to get an airport transfer to the town. You will land at the nearest airport (Sultan Abdul Halim Airport) which is approximately 40 kilometres from Sintok. There are direct daily flight coming from Kuala Lumpur and other towns in the country.
If you are driving, Sintok is accessible via North-South Expressway (PLUS). It is a 7-8 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) serves some of the major towns in Kedah. There are daily train services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau. You may take a taxi or a bus to go to Sintok from Alor Star or Arau. Alternatively, you also may take an express bus from Kuala Lumpur. The bus usually stops at Changlun and you may take a taxi or a bus (HBR Liner / Kenderaan Bas Mara) that goes straight to Sintok.
This famous legendary island is reachable by ferry transfer if you are coming from Sintok. Head to jetty point in Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis to get to the island. Depending on the condition of the sea, ferry ride usually take approximately 1 to 2 hours from both jetties.
Haji Johari Cendol is known for their delicious cendol, a popular dessert in Malaysia . You will see the restaurant if you are travelling along the North-South Expressway to Sintok. This place is located at the highway in Napoh, just a few kilometers away before reaching Sintok.
As Sintok is really near the border of Malaysia - South, visitors usually would drive a few kilometers to reach Danok, a small town right after passing the Thai immigration counter. Daging bakar is a famous local dish here. You will love the succulent grilled meat with amazingly delicious sweet and sour dip.
The temperature is usually a little higher in the north part of peninsular Malaysia. Hence, it is advisable to wear cotton clothes, apply sunblock and carry along bottled water.
Located 48KM north of Alor Setar, EDC Hotels & Resorts offers 88 guestrooms consisting of 2 VIP Suites, 4 Executive Suites, 6 Deluxe, 74 Standard Twin, and 2 Standard Twin Disable. This resort nestles conveniently at the frontal tip of the main campus of UUM. Surrounded by beautiful lush greenery of tropical rainforest, this hotel is perfect hideaways to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. There are also a plenty of culinary options available to satisfy your taste bud.