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Kuala Kedah

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Kuala Kedah, located on the coast about 12 km from Alor Setar is a busy fishing village and a paradise for seafood.


Beside Penang and Kuala Perlis it is a major port to the island of the legends, "Langkawi". From early morning on there are ferries leaving at least every hour, the last service is at 7.30 pm. If you are able to make a picture like you see on the right, you missed it and you have to stay over night in Alor Setar, because there are no hotels in Kuala Kedah.

The fare for a one way ticket to Langkawi is RM 23.

Kuala Kedah Jetty Terminal Arriving here from Langkawi, you can take taxis in all directions. The taxi fare to Butterworth (Penang) is RM 47.With a bit of luck, you can share a taxi with other passengers.

The cheapest way to move on from here, apart from walking, is the city bus. Go to the main road opposite the harbor building. Pass the big parking lot on the right. On the corner in front of the coffee shop the bus will stop. It is RM 1 to Alor Setar, where express buses are leaving in all directions. The nearest train station is in Alor Setar.

Bus Stop to Alor StarIn case you are not in a hurry, visit the Kuala Kedah Fort

This fort is also known as the main gate of Kuala Kedah. It was built on 1771 by Sultan Abdullah and was completed in 1780. In 1821 it was conquered by the Siamese till 1842. Kota Kuala Bahang or Kota Kuala Kedah was no longer a battlefield after this time.

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  • Apam Balik Wak (also known as 'turnover pancake'), (in front of bus stop at the 'Wisma Nelayan' which is the fisherman hall. The stall is located in the south-west area from the jetty.). opens daily from 4 p.m into 6.30 p.m ( based on the customers response ). A pluffy dough and a sweet fillings enough to make a great simple high-tea  edit

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