|Hotel In Kedah - Malaysia
Together with Perlis, Perak, and Kelantan, this northwest state shares a common border with Thailand in the north. Kedah is known as the "Rice Bowl of Malaysia", the Kedah-Perlis rice plains produce more than half of the country's home grown rice supply.
It is a land of unique natural beauty, surrounded by much greenery. The terrain of Kedah is considered 'flat' with villages (“kampung" in Malay) scattered over rice (“padi" in Malay) fields. One will be able to feast their eyes on lush green padi fields enhanced by traditional Malay houses, coconut palms, local fruit trees, and rolling hills.
Kedah is very much a Malay state although traces of Thai or Achinese ancestry can still be seen. It has different business hours than most of the other states. Banks and government offices are closed on Friday. Saturday is a half-day and Sunday is a working day. Although Kedah is Malaysia's "rice bowl", the state is currently undertaking new fields, mainly industrial and tourism. Industrial estates have sprung up in Alor Setar, Kuala Kedah, and Sungai Petani while the government has started developing and promoting tourist facilities.