Saturday, January 19, 2008

Menara Alor Setar (Alor Star Tower)

Menara Alor Setar (Alor Star Tower)

Did you know that 2008 is the year to Visit Kedah. Well kedah have lots of attractive places such as Balai Besar (Grand Audience Hall), Balai Nobat, Balai Seni Negeri (State Art Gallery), Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market), Wat Nikrodharam, Masjid Zahir (Zahir State Mosque), Muzium Diraja Kedah (The Kedah Royal Museum), Menara Alor Star (Alor Star Tower), Terusan Wan Mat Saman (Wan Mat Saman Aqueduct) & Mahathir's Birthplace. I’ve been to most of them but the latest one is I’ve been to Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower). It was located at heart of Alor Setar with the height of 165.5 metres. It was build for Telekom Malaysia with the cost of RM40million. This tower is not only for telecommunication purpose only, but also caters as a tourist destination places. This tower has observing tower, restaurant and souvenir shop. This tower also have been used to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of muslim month such as Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, respectively. The ticket price for adult is Only RM6 per person with the observing tower is 88metres from the base. The visitor can enjoy breathtaking view of city of Alor Setar, massive acre of paddy field since kedah is hails as national paddy making state, the streches of gunung jerai and also Straight Of Malacca. This tower was ranked 2nd tallest tower in Malaysia and 19th in the world. This is the place that if you visited Kedah, you must visit this tower. Since this year is year to visit Kedah, the event that will be held in Kedah is:
>> Royal International Langkawi Regatta (5-11 January 2008)
>>Kedah Hot Air Ballon (18-23 March 2008)
>>The Launch of National Water Festival 2008 (4-6 April 2008)
>>International Jet Ski Competition (9-10 May 2008)
>>Islanders Music & Dance Festival Langkawi 2008 (30 May-1 June)
>>Kedah International Media Hunt (29-30 June 2008)
>>International Tomoi Competition (13-16 August 2008)
>>Jerai International Mountain Bike Challenge (7-9 November 2008)
>>International Kedah Golf Border Challenge (29-30 November 2008)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wah, rajin promosi Kedah? (",)

Jangan lupa singgah ke Pendang.. haha

p/s~ do u mind if i ask u something? err,leceh la ada word verification ni.. kalo tak letak, lg senang nk komen. eheh. (pls ignore me if u don't like it)