Alor Setar Tourism

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Alor Setar, (Jawi: الور ستار; Tamil:அலோர் ஸ்டார்;Chinese: 亚罗士打; formerly Alor Star from 2004–2008) is a city and the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia; which is the second largest city in the state after Sungai Petani, Kedah (taking over the position in 2010); important cities in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia along the longest expressway, located 400 km from Kuala Lumpur. The city is home to the Central State Administration Centre and Administrative Centre Kota Setar District in the City of Muadzam Shah and Kedah the royal town of Bandar Anak Bukit. Alor Setar is unique for Malaysia because the government sector and schools in 'tip of Malaysia' city here operate from Sunday to Thursday every week, which is different from neighbouring states. Its location along the main travel route from Malaysia to Thailand has long made it a major transportation hub in the northern Malay Peninsula. At present, the city covers a land area of 666 square kilometres, which is occupied by more than 300,000 inhabitants (as per the 2010 census). At the local government level, Alor Setar is administered by the Alor Setar City Council. The city is served by the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, which began operations in 2006. The airport is not served by any commercial international flights; however, during the Haj season, there are special flights available for Muslim pilgrims journeying to Saudi Arabia to perform the Haj. The city is connected to other parts of Peninsular Malaysia by the North-South Expressway, the Shahab Perdana Bus Station and the Alor Setar railway station. The city's Kuala Kedah Jetty is served by ferries linking the city with the popular resort island of Langkawi. Alor Setar is the birthplace of two Prime Ministers, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's first Prime Minister, and Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister.

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A place in Malaysia, Alor Setar is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A gripping city on its own right, Penang Hill also deserves a visit. Attractions in Penang Hill include Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. A vacation to Alor Setar can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Alor Setar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Alor Setar

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    • Air Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Alor Setar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Alor Setar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Alor Setar.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Living in Alor Setar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.13 (High)
    • Climate Index 59.84 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 41.03 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Alor Setar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alor Setar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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