Kedah and Perlis
are the two northern most states of Peninsula Malaysia and
together with Penang and Perak make up the states of the
There is a rural feel north of the Peninsula and despite
development these agricultural states have managed to retain a
character of their own.
The northern region has a rich history
and culture and the visitor will find interesting places to
Places of interest include idyllic islands, beaches ,
plantations, rainforests and ancient historical sites which
surround the towns and cities.
The silver state of Peak with its rocky limestone outcrops was
once the richest tin-mining region in the peninsula. Today its
economy is partly agricultural and partly industrial.
Agriculture is concentrated on fishing, vegetable farming,
plantations and fruit growing. Industrial development has
largely focused on small and medium-bases manufacturing.
North of Peak as we enter the state of Kedah and Perlis the
vista changes into gently rolling plains broken by occasional
limestone hills. These stated make up the largest padi growing
region in the country and are commonly referred to as the "Rice
Bowl of Malaysia".
Penang, the first British outpost in South East Asia, and often
called the Pearl of the Orient, is a favorite holiday
destination for international travelers.
This charming, picturesque state combines the best of the east
and west, while retaining its old-world flavor.