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Sungai Petani Municipal Council is the local government that administers the town of Sungai Petani. This body is established with the rapid growth of people in Sungai Petani. This body started as the Local Councils Ordinance in 1952 and the next year, the Municipal Board Sungai Petani was also established for the administration of the town area. With several more upgrades, establishments of various local governing bodies throughout the years, the Sungai Petani Municipal Council was created in 1994 as the body to take care of Sungai Petani town and its surrounding area.
Now, the council is responsible for everything related to the development and population of Sungai Petani. The building of Sungai Petani Municipal Council is located in the town of Sungai Petani, some 800 metres from the town centre. It opens every weekday from Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Thursday where it closes at 3.30 pm.
Driving to the municipal office from Alor Setar will take about fifty-five minutes via the North-South Highway.
From Alor Setar, it is also possible to get a train to Sungai Petani. The ETS train will take about 37 minutes while a Komuter will take about 45 minutes. Both of these trains stop at the Sungai Petani train station. From the train station, the distance between it and the municipal office is less than a kilometre away.
Flying into Alor Setar as it has a small airport that caters the domestic flights in Malaysia. The flights only originate from KLIA or Subang Airport, both in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. If an international flight, it will land at the Langkawi International Airport, which is still a part of the state of Kedah. From the airport of Alor Setar, the drive to the Sungai Petani Municipal Council will take about an hour drive. While if from Langkawi, it will take about an hour, excluding the ferry ride time to across the straits.
Located at Jalan Kuala Ketil is this 97-year-old temple. The temple has a huge, majestic ‘Raja Gopuram,’ or the monumental gate at the entrance of the temple. This temple is primarily for the devotees of Lord Subramaniyar. The statue of Lord Subramaniyar had been shipped from India to London. However, the statue somehow ended up in this magnificent temple. There are several stories said that people who had visited this temple was cured of diseases and some changed their unruly behaviours and become a respectable human being. This temple opens every day.
This is one of the most important historical and archaeological complex in Malaysia, located between Gunung Jerai and Sungai Muda. The museum is the only museum in Malaysia that has an exhibition of archaeological collections that were uncovered at the complex. Here, there are many artefacts and evidence that shows Bujang Valley being a central port that serves traders from eastern to the western worlds, especially the Chinese, Indian and Arab traders. This museum is divided into two main galleries, both displaying archaeological artefacts. The first gallery shows the Bujang Valley as Southeast Asia Central trading port from the 3rd to 12th century AB while the second gallery, focus more on the architecture and also artefacts that connect the religious faith of local people in those time, especially the existence of Hindu/Buddist faith that was a common practice of a portion of people. The museum opens every day and there is no entrance fee being imposed.
This hotel is located just a kilometre from the Municipal office. It is one of the most recognized local hotels that has branches throughout Malaysia. The hotel has received a good deal of reviews, mainly loving its friendly staffs and great hospitality. There are several types of room available, from RM 120 to RM 160 per night. All of the rooms come with complimentary breakfast and also Wi-Fi connection.