The Houseboat Merbok Cruise is a boat house designed especially for visitors to cruise at salt water river or fishing. It is best to be visited for family and relatives especially during weekends. Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna along the famous Merbok River with full of impressive history. Usually a boat house is provided in the lake area but here visitors will experience fishing in the salt water rivers, as well as to see the beauty of mangrove forests located along the Merbok River.
Various activities are available here including karaoke, playing an electric guitar, watching DVD, PlayStation or barbeque. Among the facilities provided are swing chair, outdoor and indoor resting char, 4 bedding, icebox, TV, toilet and kitchen. The Houseboat Merbok Cruise also offers accommodation packages for visitors includes 2 days 1 night accommodation at RM1,900 and 3 days 2 nights at RM3,800 for maximum 25 people.
You can take flight to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar. Once you reach airport you need to get a taxi to reach Houseboat Merbok Cruise where the journey takes about an hour to reach the houseboat.
You may take transnasional bus or any other bus operators depart from TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) to Sungai Petani, Kedah. From there you can take either cheap taxi or local bus for only 12 minutes trip to Houseboat Merbok Cruise.
If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur via North-South Expressway, follow the route to the Kedah in the north and take exit 170 at Sungai Petani Selatan. From Sungai Petani continue your journey for another 12 minutes’ drive to reach the Houseboat Merbok Cruise.
You can take ETS train from KL Sentral to Sungai Petani where it takes approximately 4 hour to reach Sungai Petani Railway Station. Once you arrived at the Station, you can take either bus or taxi to Houseboat Merbok Cruise.
Sungai Batu Archaeological Site is located in Bukit Batu Pahat, Merbok. The distance is only 4.5 km from Houseboat Merbok Cruise. Sungai Batu Archaeological is recognized as one of the oldest sites of human civilization in Southeast Asia where the remains of the earliest human-built structures have been found. This civilization is also contemporary with Roman and Greek civilization.
Tupah Recreational Forest is situated in Kuala Muda district, Kedah. It is the nearest popular picnic spot at 18 km from Sungai Petani town. Visitors can find here a wide range of plant species such as Meranti Sarang Punai, Meranti Tembaga, Keruing and others. They also can enjoy a cool refreshing swim and picnicking along the stretch.
The Bujang Valley or Lembah Bujang is home to an archaeological museum which exhibits archaeological collections that serves as evidence of the existence of a human civilization from the 3rd to the 12th century. Nearly 1,000 artifacts have been recovered from this buried civilization and exhibited in the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum.
Mount Jerai is located in Kuala Muda district and it takes about an hour from Houseboat Merbok Cruise. Mount Jerai is the highest mountain in Kedah. Visitor may have a chance to experience the cool weather and picturesque scenery of Mount Jerai. They also can enjoy panoramic view from the peak of Mount Jerai.
Staying at Cinta Sayang Resort is a perfect choice when you are visiting Sungai Petani. This 4- star located only 6.16 km from the Houseboat Merbok Cruise. This hotel features theme park, Water Park, fitness center, golf course (on site) and badminton court as an ideal places for guests to relax and unwind after a busy day.
Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani is a 3-star hotel located in the heart of Sungai Petani. The distance from hotel to Houseboat Merbok Cruise is only 3.75 km. Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services to the guests.