Kedah, Malaysia · 65 hotels available
Alor Setar Tower is the second tallest tower in Malaysia and 19th tallest communication tower in the world. It was officially opened on 14th August 1997 by Malaysia's former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and stands at a height of 165.5 metres above ground level. There are two levels which are opened for visitors and apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also acts as a tourist destination for the town. The architectural design symbolizes Kedah's established reputation as the 'Rice Bowl of Malaysia' and the tower pillars resemble the image of a bundle of paddies and 'tiang series' support the tower structure and portrays the tenacity of Kedahans.
The tower also houses 360° Alor Setar Revolving Restaurant and a souvenir shop. Besides that, the tower is also an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months such as Ramadhan, Syawal and Zulhijjah, to celebrate Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, respectively.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, it takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes to reach Alor Setar tower by using the North-South highway.
There are daily flights to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport at Alor Setar town from Subang and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Once you reach the airport, you can take a taxi or a car to Alor Setar tower for another 20 minutes via Anak Bukit road.
It was officially opened by Kedah Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim of Kedah as the earliest modern government building in Alor Setar and originally to accommodate the Audit Department, State Treasury and British Advisory Office and changed to the Public Works Department and Sewerage and Drainage Department. This art gallery was officiated by the Sultan on 25 July 1983 and designed by architect Muhammad bin Lebai Thambi of Public Works Department of Kedah. Besides that, visitors can see in detail the architecture design of the east and west of Ancient Roman architecture. On top of that, there are also paintings, photographs, musical instruments and handicrafts. It covers three levels filled with antique weapons, jewellery, costumes and furniture. This gallery opens daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad was born in Alor Setar on December 20, 1925, at No. 18 Lorong Kilang Ais, Officer Road. The birth house of Tun Mahathir gives you the opportunity to see the life history of the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, from his schooling to become a doctor and to the prime minister. It is an ordinary board house with a roof made of Nipah leaves and declared as a historic building and was conserved by the National Archives in 1992.There are displays of pictures of the teenager, family album and home-based items inside the house. Besides this notable house, there are also several houses made of wood which are traditional house concepts function as exhibition halls, auditorium, and surau. The entrance is free for all visitors and located nearby Kedah State Museum.
Lies within 6 kilometres away from Alor Setar Mall and 11 minutes away from Sultan Abdul Halim airport, this 3-star accommodation is situated right in the heart of town at close proximity government and corporate buildings, public amenities and other conveniences. There is also Pekan Rabu which is the famous town market and bazaar where fresh local produce and cultural handicrafts are sold daily. The modern rooms here are furnished with television with satellite channels, air conditioning, an electric kettle, and a private bathroom with a shower. The top-class hotel facilities feature 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, a concierge service, a shared lounge, and meeting rooms for organising a special event, conducting meetings and seminars. Besides that, guests can also experience local, Thai, and Western cuisine at the on-site Seribu Gantang Restaurant.
Hotel Seri Malaysia Alor Setar introduces accommodation located in the centre of town and within a major distance of major attractions. The rooms are designed with modern decorations and well-appointed features such as air-conditioning, shower, TV, refrigerator, desk, ironing board, and coffee and tea maker throughout your stay. Besides that, there are also facilities and services for comfort and convenience of guests. Among them are a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the building, free parking, ticketing, fax and photocopying services are available. In addition, the friendly staffs also can provide laundry, luggage storage and dry cleaning services. As for dining options, there are selections of local and international cuisine served in Cafe Seri Sayang at this hotel.