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Sungai Petani (abbreviated Sg. Petani or SP; Chinese: 双溪大年; Tamil: சுங்கை பட்டாணி) is a town in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. It is about 55 km south of Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, and about 310 km from Kuala Lumpur. Sungai Petani is the second-largest city in Kedah after Alor Setar. Sungai Petani became an industrialised city in 1990 with Japanese factories and foreign companies during its first establishment. Sungai Petani with multiracial and multicultural community makes the town so unique in term of food, culture, religious building and mixed community.


Planning a vacation to Sungai Petani in Malaysia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Sungai Petani, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Taiping. Add Taiping to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Also, to reach Sungai Petani, you'll have to take a flight to Taiping; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Sungai Petani 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 Sungai Petani*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sungai Petani

    Know the pollution level of Sungai Petani before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Sungai Petani: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Sungai Petani - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.71 (Low)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 68.1 (High)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very 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 Sungai Petani

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sungai Petani

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.25 USD

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

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