Kedah is one of the northern states located in Peninsular Malaysia. It is known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Malaysia as it is where most of the supply of rice in the country is planted and harvested each year. Kedah is represented by the mainland section as well as Langkawi Island. The flat terrains in the mainland make it an ideal environment for the planting of padi while Langkawi is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and very popular around the world.
Kedah is bordered with Perlis at the north while Perak is over at the south. Towards the southwest area is Penang. The state capital of Kedah is Alor Setar which is its main administrative town while Anak Bukit is the Royal Seat. Kedah is known to be one of the very historical states in the country which attracts a lot of visitors to places like Kulim and Sungai Petani while many visit Langkawi Island at the Kuah towns and other resorts for its serene seas and natural attractions.
The PLUS’ North-South Expressway (E1) services the state that connects all other states together. It comes from the south and stops at Bukit Kayu Hitam. From there, travelers on the road can head out to other parts like Perlis or towards Thailand. At the moment, plans are underway to build the E4 or South Kedah Expressway by highway concessionaire LEKAS (Lebuhraya Kedah Selatan) which will be an expressway planned to bypass Penang into the state.
Meanwhile those who are travelling to Langkawi through the town of Kuala Kedah will use the Federal Route 78 known as the Kuala Kedah Highway. Another major road which is being planned for construction is the Trans Eastern Kedah Interland Highway which will surely benefit the travelers and visitors to and from within the heart of the state.