Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Alor Setar day trip



Feeling lazy to write because I lost my half done draft :( so just going to list down where we went :)

Accommodation

Hotel Grand Crystal

40, Jalan Kampung Perak, Bandar Alor Setar, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah
04-731 3333
https://g.co/kgs/8tmE7F

Old but clean. Has a bathtub and swimming pool. Spacious room. Only at RM85/night. Walking distance to nearby Chinese food places and Aman Central.

Breakfast

SK Kim
168e, Jalan Kampung Perak, Bandar Alor Setar, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah
https://g.co/kgs/vKWVfq

Hokkien noodles

Delicious but prefer to have prawns :p

Thai noodles

Spicy chilli flakes with dry noodles in caramel sauce.

Favorite order for breakfast/lunch. Fried dried turnip, chilli and garlic with steamed fish. Must try.

KEDAI KOPI KIM TAO

168e, Jalan Kampung Perak, Bandar Alor Setar, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah https://g.co/kgs/gnX3JY

Dry shredded chicken with homemade noodles. Fragrant fried garlic and shallots. At only RM3 per plate!

The soup variety

Double half boiled egg with double happiness

Old schooled coffee

Lunch

Nasi Lemak Ong

Jalan Putra, Kampung Lubok Peringgi, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah
012-498 3660
 https://g.co/kgs/f6CHyd

Pork free Chinese restaurant with so many different curries! (Chicken, fish, squid, petai, prawn). Not your usual nasi lemak.

Dinner

China Town Food Court 唐人街饮食中心

Jalan Putra, Bandar Alor Setar, 05150 Alor Setar, Kedah
 https://g.co/kgs/D3Jgde

Otak-otak. Soft, fish well mashed with some vegetables. Unlike the Johor/Pahang variety which is more densed.

Grilled sting ray marinated in tumeric. Just nice and still very juicy.

Interesting places

Masjid Zahir

Jalan Kampung Perak, Bandar Alor Setar, 05150 Alor Setar, Kedah
04-733 3288

https://g.co/kgs/Rmz3DG


One of the oldest mosque is Malaysia basking in the evening light.

Masjid Al-bukhary, Bandar Alor Setar, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah

Part of the Al-burkhary international school. Huge compound with stately architecture.

Muzium Padi

06570 Alor Setar, Kedah
04-735 1315
https://g.co/kgs/oXMgL5
RM5 per adult
Opens daily 9am-5pm

A 3 storey high museum with winding staircase leading to a perfectly done mural.

One can enjoy the view sitting as the platform rotates slowly.

Ground floor showcased rice varieties worldwide.

Lower ground floor exhibited the various tools used to harvest and process paddy. Spent an hour there.

Aman Central

Aman Central, Darul Aman Highway, Kampung Lubok Peringgi, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah
04-735 2626

https://g.co/kgs/3pcXrp

A 7 floor high departmental store.

Love their kids indoor playground Kidzoona. At only RM19 per child, one can easily spend the whole morning there. Remember to bring your own socks or else buy a pair there at RM7 each.

Transport

Can easily grab in between places. Not worth renting a car.

Tada, a complete fruitful family day trip at Alor Setar.

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