It is also the birth place of a few famous personalities in Malaysia, including two former Prime Ministers, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's first Prime Minister, and Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister. Alor Setar was granted city status on 21 December 2003.
Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market)Pekan Rabu is located near the government offices in Alor Setar. Although the name literally means “Wednesday Market”, this bustling market is open all week long, thanks to popular demand. Its services extend from morning till night, and you can find many stalls here selling a variety of items from delicious tidbits to beautiful handicraft.
This is a popular spot amongst tourists and locals and is a source of pride for Kedahans. Altogether, there are 347 stalls and the complex has become an important landmark in Kedah.
Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower)Located in the heart of Alor Setar, this tower, standing at 165.5 metres tall is a prominent and modern landmark that signifies the rapid development in the state of Kedah. It functions as both a telecommunications tower and a tourist attraction. The Tower's platform allows visitors to enjoy a breathtaking view, that stretches from Gunung Jerai (formerly known as Kedah Peak) to the Strait of Malacca. From the tower, you will see vast expanses of paddy fields which lies outside of Alor Setar - an amazing view especially during harvest time.
|Alor Setar Tower|
Alor Setar have many sport facilities that can be used by all citizens. The facilities included Stadium Darulaman.The stadium was located in Jalan Stadium and Lebuhraya Darul Aman in Alor Setar. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium was built in 1967. It has a capacity of 32,387 seats after the expansion in 1997. It is the official stadium for Malaysian Super League's club Kedah FA and Malaysian Premier League's club Kuala Muda NAZA FC.
SHOPPING MALL IN ALOR SETAR
Souq Al-BukharySouq Al-Bukhary is one of the most recently built malls in Alor Setar, Kedah. Souq Al-Bukhary employs Islamic motifs in its design with elements borrowed from Mughal as well as Moorish architectural styles. Souq Al-Bukhary consists of a three-story air conditioned mall with Giant Hypermarket.
Alor Star MallThe mall is located near the North-South Expressway EXIT South Alor Setar. It is one of the newest malls in Alor Setar which has another Pacific Store. Alor Star Mall's Pacific Store offers a wide range of clothing for men, women and children.
Star ParadeStar Parade is the major shopping complex in Alor Setar. It has Malaysia's very own Pacific Departmental Store. The mall offers a wide variety of shops.
City Plaza Alor SetarSitting together with Holiday Villa Hotel, the complex offers entertainment, shopping and food. It has restaurants, bowling alleys, arcade center, Cineplex and shops that sell clothes, shoes, mobile phones and souvenirs.
Other malls in Alor Setar were included Tesco Mergong, and Billion. There are also incoming malls such as AEON Alor Star City in Starcity, second Tesco in Stargate and Parkson Grand (Plaza Tunku Yaakob redevelopment).