Kedah is located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. It is also known as by its Arabic honorific, Darul Aman, or “Abode of Peace”. It consists of the mainland and the island of Langkawi.
The mainland has relatively flat terrain making it an ideal place to grow rice. Vast stretches of rice fields dominate Kedah’s panoramic landscape earning the State the distinction “Rice Bowl of Malaysia”. The flat expanse of rice fields against a backdrop of rolling hills gives its visitors a sense of tranquil and serenity.
Langkawi Island is a popular tourist attraction for its idyllic setting, legends and myths. It is an archipelago of islands, most of which are uninhabited. The state’s capital and royal seat is Alor Setar. It is home to many old buildings which still stand in their original form together with other relics of the past.
Kedah has some good colleges and universities. Below are links to some of them: