Kedah

Tuba Bike Ride

Besides Pulau Dayang Bunting, the only other inhabited island situated 5km south of Langkawi Island is Pulau Tuba. This hilly island covers around 20 sqkm of fertile lands and unsullied beaches. Populated by 3,000 of friendly folks living in small traditional fishing villages, Pulau Tuba is also a natural habitat to wild creatures, and a quaint destination for travellers who want to be free from the urban spell.

Eco Fun Ride D’Langkawi

Planning an island vacation especially during the monsoon season has always taken us into considerations such as the additional items to be arranged as well as the unforeseen circumstances. This time around, cycling tour to the Jewel of Kedah, Pulau Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia needed us to be well prepared due to the rainy period in the mid November.

Cycling Nature Ride

The morning sky was surrounding us in a distant haze. The sun and morning haze had started to churn and mix together. There were no words to completely describe what this weather was like for us. The cloudy weather, unceasing drizzles made us catch our breaths.

Classic Cycling Tour

Pulau Langkawi, officially known as Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. It has a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as the largest town. Surrounded by clear waters and filled with jungles and paddy fields, the island is a popular choice among tourists who are looking for some windblown beach getaway.

Gunung Keriang Classic Ride

From a bustling to a quiet city, we found an adventure waiting to happen. The 11km ride started at the paddy museum. The classic bicycles were all lined up, rusty with a “tick” sound every pedal, giving off that strong nostalgia and welcoming us to the old era.

Sedim ‘Back to Nature’

The Merbok Heritage Trail may have left us with sun-kissed faces, but it sure was a great ride back to history of Peninsular Malaysia. And yet, we were only half-way done with our mission. The next and final stop was Sedim in Kulim, Kedah, and this time it’s a ride ‘Back to Nature’.

Merbok Heritage Trail

Merbok is a small town in the Kuala Muda district where the historical Bujang Valley is located. This olden attraction was what drove us to this trip back to history, 50km south of Alor Setar. Also known as the home of the Hindu-Buddhist kingdom all the way back to 300 AD, Bujang Valley is said to be the oldest civilization of Peninsular Malaysia and probably of South East Asia.

Alor Setar Royal Heritage Trail

Known as the “Rice Bowl of Malaysia”, Kedah, together with Perlis, produces more than half of the country’s home-grown rice supply. Located just 45km south off the Thai border, Alor Setar is the capital and largest city of the State of Kedah.

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