Saturday, November 15, 2008

Alor Star from the 18th Floor




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.



This was where Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister, spent his growing up years...

22 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

What a cityscape view in that first photo! Brilliant! And the second photo shows a beautiful, intricate, artistic gate! Lovely shots!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful view of the city. Amazing shots u got there...

Dines said...

I really want to visit Malaysia sometime. By the way, this blog is lovely Jan. I don't remember if I have been here before.

gen/entry said...

Oh that is a nice place to visit and travel...Good take...Happy weekend.

Norm said...

wow! I like the view, beautiful. Malaysia is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing..

Baruch said...

You live in a beautiful city - thanks for sharing

twinks said...

Hi,
a very nice view of malaysia..i've been there and would love to visit it again..
happy sunday :]

Julie said...

Beautiful city.

bobbie said...

A great city scene. Very colorful.

Nita said...

Nice photos! My Scenic Sunday is up as well. Have a great week everyone!

Cheers,
Nita

Z'riz said...

I haven't been to Malaysia before. Nice skyline.

Louise said...

Informative post. That building certainly commands attention!

ewok1993 said...

Beautiful place. Nice skyline. A very informative post. Thanks for sharing your world.

fishing guy said...

What a neat city and a great view out of your window into your world.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I did not expect it to be soooo modern looking

Carletta said...

What a wonderful view!
I'd sure like a peek behind those gates.

mirage2g said...

A wonderful city scape seen from above...

babooshka said...

Very different and busy world.

Rural Writer said...

That's an interesting view of the city. Malaysia looks like a good place to visit.

Arija said...

Very interesting post. We have heard much of your prime minister, so it was good to see where he came from.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

photos are lovely...what is that rock/island in the background?
thanks for sharing

Wren said...

Interesting and lovely. You know, I think this may be the first time I've seen pictures of a Malaysian city that wasn't Singapore.

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