GPS Coordinates 5.663230, 100.495521
Semeling Jetty is located at Merbok River about 20 minutes drive from Sungai Petani. An array of interesting sightseeing activities can be explored especially the 2 hours eco tourism round trip boat tour to Tanjung Dawai Fisherman Village which guests can experience panoramic views of diverse mangrove sites, fishermen with their fresh “catch”, species of birds and fishes and breathtaking scenery especially during sunset. Shoppers can indulge in an abundance of fresh seafood and not forgetting the popular traditional homemade prawn paste, dried anchovies and salted fish.
The main attraction of Langkawi lies in its undersea treasure of marine life. Pulau Payar Marine Park (Payar Island) which is an hour speedboat ride from Pulau Langkawi is regarded as Malaysia's best marine park with an abundance of underwater life. Snorkelling and diving are the most popular pursuits whereby you can appreciate the colourful and spectacular sea life and corals. For those who do not want to get wet can view kaleidoscope of colour and shapes of the magnificent fishes from an underwater observation chamber.
Snorkeling Package Available @ RM220 nett per person (minimum of 8 persons)
Imagine your stress being soothed away as you relax in a natural hot spring. Situated about 120km south of Alor Setar, Ulu Legong Hot Springs offers four pools with temperatures ranging from 38 degree celcius-49 degree celcius. Although it is open during the day, the cooler temperatures at night make it the best time for a visit. There is also a pool available exclusively to ladies. En route to Ulu Legong, visitors will pass a fang –shaped arch that has been erected to commemorate this legend.
Tucked away at the foothills of Gunung Keriang, amidst acres of paddy fields, is Malaysia’s only paddy museum. It is the fourth of its kind in the world after Japan, Germany and the Philippines. The museum’s unique architecture resembles bushels of harvested rice stalks. Browse through the interesting collection of paddy related exhibits, from the tools that are used, to information on cultivation and harvesting, even legends and taboos. A must visit attraction here is the observatory on the first floor, where a huge three dimensional mural depicts amazingly lifelike images of an agrarian community. The rotating platform here gives a breathtaking 360 degree view.
Step into an astounding treasure trove of archaeological wonders. Sprawling some 400square km, Lembah Bujang is the richest archaeological site in the country. At the zenith of its fame from the 3rd to the 12th century AD, Lembah Bujang was a vibrant trading centre in Southeast Asia. It was hailed as “Nusantara” or the “seat of all felicities” and was the centre of a flourishing kingdom. The museum showcases nearly 1000 artefacts that were recovered from this buried civilisation. Its two main galleries display various exhibits that are testaments to Bujang Valley’s role as a centre for trade and religious activities. Exhibits include earthernware, beads, ceramics, photographs and many other fascinating relics. Some 2500 other treasures recovered from this site are still being studied.
Enjoy the thrill of strolling along the world’s longest Tree Top Walk. This 925m walkaway, acclaimed as the world’s longest, takes you alongside towering trees and vast green canopies. This great attraction is situated in the Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, a verdant jungle that is home to giant trees and many medicinal herbs. A thrilling experience here is looking down at the Sedim River flowing rapidly beneath. The walks begins at an elevation of 5100mm above forest level and the altitude is increased gradually. Its highest platform stands at 50m above ground. Visitors can rest assured that the walkaway is built with reinforced steel and equipped with railings.
To a “Jungle Trek” adventure at Kedah's highest peak, Mount Jerai, which is also one of the country's Malaysian Forest Reserve. There is a duration of three hours jungle trek with an appointed professional jungle walk coach. Along the journey, the participants will be cultivated to the Mount Jerai’s unique species of primates, plethora of flora and fauna, mushroom farm and waterfall along with the fresh and cooling climate.
The beaches of mainland Kedah are equally spellbinding. Most popular is Pantai Merdeka which has been an ideal tourist venue even long before Langkawi's fame. Located about 26km from the town of Sungai Petani, there are adequate facilities for watersport activities. The beach is also excellent for swimming at high tide.
This traditional wooden house was the birth place and early home of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s fourth and longest serving Prime Minister. Nostalgic stories of his simple life under the strict supervision of his father makes a visit here memorable and heartwarming. Treasure exhibits include furniture, documents on family genealogy and school photographs.
Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani is accessible by air through regular scheduled direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Subang Airport landing at either Penang or Alor Setar; both located 40km or 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
The main railway station at Sungai Petani is 3km from the hotel, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Access from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Petani is just four and a half hours away via the North-South Highway. Turnout at Exit 170, Sungai Petani (North).