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Kuala KedahKuala Kedah (10 November, 2015)

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Kuala Kedah (GPS: 6.10641, 100.29247) is a busy fishing village on the mouth of Sungai Kedah, about 15 km from Alor Setar, Kedah. It is the port serving Alor Setar. Kuala Kedah is one of the places where you can take the ferry to Langkawi.

Kuala Kedah is popular among local tourists for its seafood eateries especially in grilled fish, or ikan bakar, and stalls selling Laksa Kuala Kedah, a local spicy soup dish.

Location of sights in Kuala Kedah

Places of Interest in Kuala Kedah

  1. Jambatan Tok Pasai (GPS: 6.10935, 100.29432)
  2. Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal (GPS: 6.10655, 100.29013)
  3. Kuala Kedah Fort (GPS: 6.10897, 100.28722)

Categories of sights in Kuala Kedah

Kuala KedahKampong houses in Kuala Kedah (10 November, 2015)

Kuala KedahFishermen's piers at Kuala Kedah (30 April, 2005)

One of the latest developments in Kuala Kedah is the Kuala Kedah Yacht Marina, with its mock fortress structure. The marina is located just next to the historic Kuala Kedah Fort which is worth a visit only if you're a Malaysian history buff.

You can get good views of Kuala Kedah from the Tok Pasai Bridge which crosses Sungai Kedah. Stop your car a short distance on the road shoulder and walk onto the bridge. From it, you can see the fishing village with Kuala Kedah Fort and the Kuala Kedah Yacht Marina further away.

Kuala KedahJambatan Tok Pasai, the main bridge across Sungai Kedah, at Kuala Kedah (30 April, 2005)

Kuala Kedah has been founded a few centuries earlier. It was an important trading port in the 18th century. Captain Francis Light lived here for a short while when he was trading in the region, prior to his founding of Penang. There was a Eurasian community there during Francis Light's time. They had fled from Phuket to escape religious persecution there. With the opening of Penang, the Eurasions moved to Penang, where they founded the Church of the Assumption.

Getting to Kuala Kedah

Coming from Penang along the North South Expressway, take Exit 177 at Alor Star Selatan to enter the Old Trunk Road and drive north in the direction of Alor Star. Then look for the signboard on your left pointing to Kuala Kedah.

Kuala KedahLow cost houses along a canal at Kuala Kedah (30 April, 2005)

Kuala Kedah Yacht MarinaKuala Kedah Yacht Marina (30 April, 2005)

Timothy Tye at Kuala KedahTim at the Kuala Kedah Yacht Marina (30 April, 2005)

Kuala Kedah is on the map of Kedah

360° View of Sungai Kedah on Google Maps Street View

View of Kuala Kedah from Jambatan Tok Pasai.

Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal, where you can board the ferry to Langkawi.

Street-size view of Kuala Kedah Fort.

Kuala Kedah Yacht Marina.

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