"Alor Setar - The Capital of Kedah" Top 5 Page for this destination Alor Setar by chiabh
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What's In A Name
Kota Setar was made the new capital of the state of Kedah on December 31, 1735 from Kota Bukit Pinang... As there were many "stak" or "setar" trees in the locality, the ruler (or Sultan) decided to name the place Kota Setar... The setar tree (bouea macrophylla) is an indigenous plant that bore an edible oranged colours fruit... The name of Alor Setar was actually given by the traders and merchants who described the new place as Alor Setar as it marked the "alor" or "passage" where the Kedah and Anak Bukit rivers converged and the place teemed with setar trees.
Alor Setar is one of the region's oldest cities... It has wonderful tourist appeal and each tourist spot comes with a strong historical background... Here are some of them...
Kedah State Art Gallery
Menara Alor Setar
Muzium Diraya Kedah
Further afield, there is the Kedah Fort and its ruins in Kuala Kedah and the Kedah Rice Museum in Gunong Keriang...
Golden Jubilee Celebration
The state of Kedah is ruled by Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah... July 15th, 2008 makes the 50th year of rule by the Sultan... Kedahans celebrated the Sultan's 50th anniversary as the state’s Ruler amidst much pomp and ceremonial splendour with a three-hour 3.2km ceremonial procession along Lebuhraya Darulaman, from Wisma Darulaman to the Audience Hall at Medan Bandar on a royal barge Bahtera Emas Lapis Suasa...
The procession was led by about 60 students from SMK Sultanah Asma, SMK Keat Hwa and Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid marching bands and 50 school children who celebrated their birthdays on that day... The group was followed by three elephants representing the Malay sultanate armour... Red robes were draped over the elephants – a male named Deli and two female named Mariam and Ita – to symbolise the state’s flag with the Golden Jubilee Celebration emblem... Nine policemen on horses preceded the royal barge and following close behind were 100 civil servants and 50 village chiefs representing the state administration...
Fifty shots of the cannon were fired upon the arrival of the royal couple at Medan Bandar. The Sultan then inspected the guard of honour... The ceremony continued at the Audience Hall where Kedah Mentri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak proclaimed the start of the Golden Jubilee Celebration...
The Sultan of Kedah, who was born on Nov 18, 1927 ascended the throne on July 15, 1958 following the demise of his father Almarhum Sultan Badlishah... He was officially installed as the 27th Sultan of Kedah on Feb 20 1959...
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