Alor Setar

Artistic old-world charm with an agricultural heritage

Take a flight into the capital of Kedah, which has an air of old-world charm and a confluence of Malay and Thai cultures. Famed for being the birthplace of Tun Mahathir, Malaysia's longest ruling Prime Minister and Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, the idyllic town provides an emerald backdrop of paddy plantations and is one of the oldest cities in the region.