Located in the heart of Alor Star, the 165.5 meters tall tower is the 19th tallest telecommunication tower in the world. It’s a prominent and modern landmark that signifies the rapid development in the state of Kedah.
Apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also caters as a tourist destination for the town. The tower also houses a restaurants and a souvenir shop. The tower is an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months. The observation deck is at a height of 88 meters from the base of the structure.
From the tower, you will see vast expanses of paddy fields which lies outside of Alor Star – an amazing view especially during harvest time. In terms of structure design, the wide space of the observation deck permits a large number of visitors to enjoy the unlimited view before them.
How to get there
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (PLUS), heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Star Selatan exit into Alor Setar which is about 4km from this PLUS exit. The Alor Star Tower is located in the middle of downtown Alor Star, at the main junction of Lebuhraya Darul Aman and the Historical Palace.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides regular trips from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star town in Kedah.