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  • 1. Sharunya A/P Raja 19Ips13F1024
  • 2. Kedah's history is long, with archaeological evidence suggesting it was the first place on Peninsular Malaysia to see civilised settlers. A Hindu-Buddhist kingdom is believed to have been established in the Bujang Valley as far back as the 4th century. The kingdom became a focus of trade between India and China, and remained a place of considerable significance until the 7th century. In the 7th and 8th centuries, the region was dominated by Sri Vijaya. Later Sri Vijaya was succeeded by the Siamese, the latter remaining in control until the 15th century, when the Malay sultanate of Melaka came to power. During this period, dominant aspects of Kedah's ancient civilisation began to wane and Melakan influences were introduced, including Islam as the state religion. The Portuguese, who had already conquered other parts of Malaysia, attacked Kedah in the 17th century. The British later maintained a significant presence in the region. The locals thought they would keep the Siamese from regaining control in Kedah,however, in 1821 the state fell to Siam and remained under Siamese control until the British took over following the signing of the Anglo- Siamese Treaty in 1909 Kedah established independence along with the rest of Malaysia in 1957, but only after experiencing occupation at the hands of the Japanese during WWII.
  • 3. Kedah Hotel List and Address Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort Karong Berkunci, 200 Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi. Tel: 604 959 1888 Fax: 604 959 1886 Andaman Datai Bay Langkawi PO BOX 94, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langka Tel: 604 959 1088 Fax: 604 959 1168
  • 4. Datai Langkawi Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi. Tel: 604 959 2500 Fax: 604 959 2600 City Bay View Hotel Jalan Pandak Mayah, 1 Pusat Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkaw Tel: 604 966 1818 Fax: 604 966 3888
  • 5. Novotel Sungei Petani E - 1, Jalan Indah Dua, Taman Sejati Indah, 08000 Sungei Petani. Tel: 604 431 7777 Fax: 604 431 8777 Sungai Petani Inn 427 Jalan Kolam Air, 08000 Sungai Petani. Tel: 604 421 3411 Fax: 604 421 2423
  • 6. TOURIST PLACES IN KEDAH Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. On July 15, 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah had consented to the change of name to Langkawi Permata Kedah in conjunction with his Golden Jubilee Celebration. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island. Langkawi was traditionally thought to be cursed. However, in 1986 then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to transform it into a tourist resort, helping to plan many of the islands buildings himself.
  • 7. At 709 metres above sea level, the cable car ride up to Langkawi's second highest peak is truly an experience not to be missed. Throughout the 20-minute ride, you will pass over jungle waterfalls and a thick carpet of virgin rainforest. On a clear day, you can see parts of Thailand towards the north and Indonesia towards the south-west. Travelling at a steep incline of 42 degrees, over a distance of 2.2 kilometres from the base station to the two mountain-top stations, even the gentlest breeze is enough to send one’s stomach churning.
  • 8. The island, which is about 20 kilometres from Kuah town, is modestly populated on one side and virtually uninhabited on the other where the lake is situated. The legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting goes like this: The favourite bathing pool of a celestial princess named Mambang Sari was said to be Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden). A prince, Mat Teja, fell madly in love with her and tricked her into marrying him. Sadly, their child died from a mysterious illness at the age of seven days. Distraught, the grieving Mambang Sari left the child's body in the lake and returned to her heavenly abode. Today, some believe that barren women who bathe in this lake will be endowed with a child.
  • 9. Located in the heart of Alor Setar, this 165.5-metre. Tower is one of the tallest telecommunications tower in the world. It is a prominent and modern landmark that signifies the rapid development in the state of Kedah. At its tip is the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant which specialises in a variety of sumptious local as well as international cuisine. Besides landmark-spotting, the tower also serves as an observatory tower from which to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months. The observation deck stands at a height of 88 metres from the base of the structure.
  • 10. His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Kedah officiated the Archeology Museum Bujang Valley on 23rd January 1980 at Batu Pahat Hill. It was the first archaeology museum built in Malaysia. Bujang Valley served as an old centre of international and entreport trade for Malaysia in ancient times. There are numerous artefacts that were found in the valley. These include celadon, porcelain, stoneware, clay, pottery, fragment s of glass, beads and Persian ceramics.
  • 11. The Kilim Nature Park spreads over an area of 100sq. km that features a mixture of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. Through this river cruise, you will be able to witness the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem, flora and fauna and its natural habitats. You’ll get to see eagles here, in a great number too. The eagles include white-bellied fish eagle, brahminy kite and the gigantic sea eagles. You might even get the chance to feed them. Birdwatchers would love this place as it is a great place to do so during the migratory seasons in September and March. The cruise will come to the Andaman Sea, located in the northern coast as it exits the Kilim River through The Hole in the Wall. It is named after a narrow opening between walls of limestone cliffs that connect the river to the open sea. It is at this narrow gap which provides a sheltered area for a fish farm. Visitors could hand feed the various marine life – groupers, bat fish, blue spotted stingrays, lobsters, mantis prawns and snappers. It also has a floating restaurant where visitors could choose their seafood selection from the fish farm and have the restaurant cooked the way they desired.
  • 12. As Kedah is known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Malaysia’ and rice being the staple food in Malaysia, it has several distinctive rice delights that whets up any appetite. One of the local’s favourite is Nasi Ulam. It is actually rice mixed with various fresh raw vegetables and rare spices. Ingredients include ginger flower, dried shrimp, bird’s eye chilli, and cucumber and fruit julienne. It also has kerisik or known as toasted grated coconut. This is a very vital ingredient as it gives texture to the mixture and aroma to the rice. It also gets its share of lime juice and palm sugar gravy. It can be eaten like that alone or paired with meat or other dishes. It is usually eaten during the fasting month of Ramadhan. Popular among people living in northern Kedah, the Pulut is one of their famous rice dishes. It is glutinous rice which is paired with fruits such as mango, durian and bananas. Aside from fruits, it could incorporate savoury side dishes such as sambal. Nasi Ulam Kerisik Kelapa Pulut
  • 13. The laksa is another popular dish among the people of Kedah as well as other states in Malaysia. The dish consists of thick rice noodles or rice vermicelli and is eaten with fish curry, cucumber slices and onions. It exudes the rich fish broth with spices and is slightly spicy and sweet. It also has Laksam. It is made with very thick flat white rice flour noodles in rich white gravy. The gravy is prepared from fish and coconut milk. Traditionally, laksam is eaten with hands due to the gravy’s thick consistency but now it is eaten with eating utensils. Laksam Laksa