Street art in Kedah

Kedah’s murals bring colour and exuberance to its streets with depictions of famous people, economic activities and pastimes. The murals are located around Alor Setar (the capital city), Sungai Petani and several other towns.

Kedah is home to some of the country’s renowned leaders. This mural portrays Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. Created by two young artists named Abdul Qoyyum Mohd Nadzri and Mohd Zulfadli Ahmad Nawawi, the mural honours the statesman who is hailed as the country’s Father of Modernisation. The mural is aptly located in Alor Setar which is also the birthplace of Tun Mahathir. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, is also given a place of honour in Alor Setar. Created by Mohd Zulfadli Ahmad Nawawi, this mural is a tribute to the contributions of Malaysia’s  first Prime Minister and his role in Malaysia’s Independence.

This painting represents a common sight in local eateries. It features a man making Teh Tarik, a drink that is unofficially hailed as Malaysia’s national drink. It is made by pouring or pulling the concoction from one jug to another to infuse the flavours and bring out the aroma. By repeating the steps multiple times, the tea becomes frothy and tasty, just the way Malaysians across all generations enjoy it. Teh Tarik is found in almost every restaurant, so treat yourself to a cup of delicious local tea.

General write-up on Kedah

Touted as Malaysia’s oldest state, Kedah is home to an ancient civilisation that dates back to the 5th century AD. Boasting a landscape characterised by paddy fields, limestone formations and picturesque countrysides, Kedah has a pastoral charm that is rarely seen anywhere else. Its expansive paddy fields have also earned it the reputation of being Malaysia’s main rice-producing state. Need some adrenaline rush? Sedim River offers an exciting white water rafting experience against the backdrop of Asia’s longest canopy walkway. Across the Straits of Malacca, Langkawi Island is a renowned holiday destination with luxury resorts, sprawling beaches and lots of duty-free shopping. Click here to know more. 

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.


Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.


Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.


The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.


A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.


Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.


Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.


The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.


Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.


Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.


From the majestic height of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s tallest peak, to the stunning depths of the world-famous Sipadan Island, Sabah is a magnificent nature destination.


Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.


Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.


The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.


Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Fun and Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!