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Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Malaysia is a major gateway to the city of Alor Setar of Kedah. The airport provides convenient connections to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, bringing tourists an easy access to the culturally rich Alor Setar. The airport is located about 13 kilometres from the city centre, making it a great base from which to start a trip around Kedah. Cheap car hire at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport is a convenient choice for transport from the airport and around town.
Hop on your car hire at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and drive to see interesting art galleries and historical halls such as the Balai Seni Negeri, Balai Nobat and Balai Besar. The first is Kedah's State Art Gallery where collections of paintings, handicrafts, photographs and some musical instruments are exhibited. Balai Norbat, or the Norbat Gallery holds some sacred instruments used by the Royal Orchestra during royal ceremonies. The Balai Besar or the Royal Hall is a piece of elaborate architecture where royal ceremonies are held.
You could also take your car rental at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport to religious sites such as the Zahir Mosque (Masjid Zahir), one of the biggest, oldest and grandest mosques in Malaysia. Drive further to the heart of the city to reach the Menara Alor Star a prominent tower landmark where a rotating restaurant called the Restoran Sri Angkasa can be found.
Further along the city is the Mahathir Birthplace, the house where Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister came to being. You could also visit another prominent location, the Kota Kuala Kedah Fort, a historic landmark offering a view of the Kedah River.
Exploring the city by car, you could also go and see some nearby villages such as the Tanjong Dawai fishing village and the Yan Town where you could have a taste of some unique local seafood delicacies.