A view of Alor Star, from the 18th floor of Holiday Villa, Alor Star, Malaysia
My hubby and I flew to Alor Star for a meeting last week. Alor Star, formerly known as Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is also a distribution center for manufacturing and agricultural products such as paddy, and the royal seat of the Kedah state since the establishment of this city. It is also the birth place of a few famous personalities in Malaysia, including two former Prime Ministers, YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's first Prime Minister, and Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister (image of his house is shown below). Alor Star was granted city status on 21 December 2003.