"Alor Gajah" Kampong Alor Gajah by mansionion

Kampong Alor Gajah Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 23 photos

Once elephants roam here

Alor Gajah is one of the three districts in Melaka and the Alor Gajah town is the district's capital town. The town is located to the north of Melaka city en route to Kuala Lumpur via the old trunk road.

Once a forested area, the name Alor Gajah (literally means elephant path) was coined as it is said that elephants used to roam freely here as the town was the path for wild elephants. Historically, Alor Gajah is well known for the Naning Wars and its warrior, Dato? Dol Said, who had fought against the British during the wars in 1830s.

From an elephant path to multi lane roads

Today, the Alor Gajah district and town are undergoing rapid development. The district consists of three townships and 16 villages which covers 31 sub-districts in a land area of 66,302 hectares. A road up grading works is currently being under taken that would widen the existing 2 lane trunk roads into 4 lanes freeway.

Even with the development, the Alor Gajah town still remains as laid back as it used to be - it is just a medium size town with few rows of shop houses (mostly pre-war buildings) and without much activities. The main focal point of the town is its town square where most of its main attractions are located, including the Alor Gajah District Museum and the Keris Monument.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small and well maintained town.
  • Cons:Not a single elephant in sigth nowadays :-)
  • In a nutshell:A rustic quaint town.
  • Last visit to Kampong Alor Gajah: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2007 at 9:27 AM

    I have seen the road sign to Alor Gajah but never been there yet. Nice mosque. Will check it out in future. Thanks for sharing. SL

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2006 at 10:53 AM

    Very informative, a good work by -m-

  • ifam's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2005 at 9:54 PM

    hahahah..yaa..elephant no more can be seen here...

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 8:09 AM

    pity the elephants no longer roam here. ..but the colours and kris are nice.

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2005 at 7:43 AM

    Cool update bro!! Anakin Skywalker sure die of envy, cuz Queen Amidala cannot buried next to him.

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2004 at 2:51 PM

    Very colorful shop buildings for a former elephant path!

  • eelaine's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 5:57 AM

    i passed alor gajah and i have the exact some pic of the row of houses.. definitely an interesting little town.. :)


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