Tag Archives: Kedah

A Guide To Pantai Cenang Langkawi

Following our lazy and luxurious Christmas at the Berjaya resort we returned to our backpacker status (and budget) in Langkawi’s major beach resort Pantai Cenang. The beach here is beautiful, 2km of silky white sand and clear turquoise sea, its lined with low rise bungalow resorts, water-sports companies, laid-back bars and palm trees. Its an ideal location to relax for a […]

Ecotourism in Langkawi 

Langkawi may hide behind its popular beach resorts, tax-free haven and party scene but there’s miles of stunning, unspoiled jungle and rainforest to explore, making it one of the most accessible ecotourism destinations in the world. In 2007, UNESCO listed Langkawi as a geopark, guaranteeing the conservation of many uninhabited parts. Ever since, this archipelago […]

Pulau Beras Basah, Langkawi

Located at the western tip of Langkawi, Pulau Beras Basah offers a relaxing getaway with its pristine beaches and lush green forest. Visitors to this island usually come as part of a 4- hour island hopping tour, which includes Pulau Singa Besar and Pulau Dayang Bunting. Almost every travel agency in Langkawi would be able […]

Langkawi Mangroves, Kedah

Set in a craggy, almost magical setting of limestone outcroppings rising sharply out of the calm Andaman Sea, the mangrove forest in Langkawi is really an intricate network of streams and hidden coves that are home to hundreds of endemic jungle species of wildlife. Among the most exciting of these are the brahminy kites and […]

Bujang Valley, Kedah

The Bujang Valley or Lembah Bujang is a sprawling historical complex situated near Merbok, Kedah. Once the site of the Srivijaya Empire, an ancient Malay kingdom dating back from the first few centuries to the 12th century, it is the richest archaeological area in Malaysia. Over the years, numerous artefacts have been uncovered in the […]

Tapak warisan Sungai Batu, Kedah

Research and excavation at the archaeological site in Sungai Batu, Bujang Valley started in February 2009. This site has been identified as the civilisation complex at Bujang Valley with an area more than 3km2, with 90 small hills. Its locations by the riverflow of Sungai Batu and its tributaries, made it unique in that each […]

Kota Kuala Muda, Muara Sungai Muda

This city is situated at the mouth of Sungai Muda, in the south of Kedah. It is estimated to have been built in the 18th Century. In its heyday, the city was an important trading post in Asia. Goods traded here included silver and spices that attracted traders from China, India, Portugal, Netherlands and England. […]

Gok/Bau, Jeniang, Kampung Gading

Research carried out at Sungai Batu uncovered a complete kiln, left with the base. The kiln that was discovered with its ‘tuyere’ at Kampung Gading, Jeniang, also provides a rough pictorial image of kilns used at Sungai Batu. Sediments and traces of coal discovered in the kiln dates from the 4th Century (1600 years ago) […]