the state of jelapang padi

Cradle of mixed culture

Do you know that Kedah is known as ‘Negeri Padi Jelapang’? We eat rice every day and coming to this museum will give you excellent knowledge about the history of paddy and kedah. The fee for admission is affordable. The souvenir shop sells fun key chains & magnets for the fridge. At a very fair rate, you can also take a picture with a background image of a nice paddy field. A VISIT MUST PLACE if you’re in Kedah. On the way to this museum, enjoy the stunning view of the paddy field and Mount Keriang.

In this part of Kedah, I love visiting Kedah’s Bujang Valley. It is a flourishing trading capital. For me, Kedah was already a destination that was ‘Truly Asia’ until Malaysia became recognised as ‘Truly Asia’.

Nurul Nadia, Junior Graphic Designer (Natugee)

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What to do

Location & Nearby Attractions

In Alor Setar (Malaysia), 25 Best Things To Do. The state capital of Kedah is Alor Setar in north-western Malaysia. Sometimes overshadowed by Langkawi Island, its sister, the city receives few tourists. There is a cosmopolitan city surrounded by infinite paddy fields for the handful of intrepid travellers who visit Alor Setar. Add Zahir Mosque, among the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Malaysia, and traditional shophouses that have not changed in decades.


Dominating the city centre is the famous Alor Setar House, which looks like a spacecraft. The oldest fort in North Malaysia and a museum devoted to rice lie a short drive from the capital.

Discover the top 10 things to do in Kedah

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Kedah is, in terms of area and population, a medium-sized Malaysian province. Much of Kedah has a rural feel to it and it is known as Malaysia’s rice bowl. 

Here is my suggested list of what to see in Kedah

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Where to eat & drink

Kedah local snacks and dishes

 Each dish here is intended to taste like a mother’s Recipe-produced lovingly so that her kids could feed and live well. The compulsory additions of herbs and spices. Traveling to Malaysia’s northern region? Here are the special must-try foods in Kedah!

Best Breakfast

Roti Canai in Kedah very power that other state. Bet me! Click here to explore the places

Local dish for lunch

Travellers can taste Kedah specialities from family recipes at budget prices yet worth it. Click here to explore the places


Fresh-made rice noodles, laksa Kedah must be eaten; smoother, versatile and absorbs the gravy flavours better. Click here to explore the places


Prepare dishes using recipes passed down generations special your your dinner time.  Click here to explore the places

Top 10 Where To Eat in Kedah

Nothing to say, I’m so speachless with Kedah. Too good to say anything, just aspectacular nature and rich with good food. I’m Kedahan and I love that fact.

Local : Siti Hajar Azmi

Primary School Teacher

Get Ready with your wallets

Where to Shop in Kedah

Perniagaan Haji Ismail Group Sdn. Bhd.

It provides a range of duty-free rates for kitchenware, shoes , bags and luggage, but it is more famous for chocolate labels. Read More

Zeno Duty Free Shopping Centre

True to its name, another store that sells the regular collection of duty-free items is Zeno Duty Free Shopping Center. Read More

Pekan Rabu, Alor Setar

Pekan Rabu, which literally means Wednesday Market, is well popular among the local population and visitors. Read More

Langkawi is also a shopping destination for duty-free items from around the world, apart from gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal blue seas.



Negeri Jelapang Padi (meaning ‘rice-born’ state) is the most visited state in the world (thanks to the success of Langkawi) and the most important rice-growing state in the country, thanks to the fact that it produces 44 percent of Malaysia’s rice.




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