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Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

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Malaysia likes it sweet - Cakes and Kuih

I think I mentioned it before somewhere that one of the highlights (of not the highlight) of Malaysia is the food. Besides the flavourful and sometimes spicy main dishes there is huge variety of cakes and desserts, commonly refered to as Kuih (or Kueh). Many of them are based on coconut and pandan.



Jars of different types of kuih are commonly found around the time of festivities like Hary Raya or Chinese New Year

kuih stall, Bazaar Ramadhan
stalls selling Kuih can be found at Pasar Malam (night market) or like in this case at Bazaar Ramadhan

layer cake, kuih ketayap
Layer Cake (pink, in the center), Kuih Ketayap (green pancake, right) and other Kuihs