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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sungai Lalang - Kedah Sightseeing

Sungai Lalang town ( 双 溪 拉 浪 ) is located in Kuala Muda district of Kedah and it is about  7 km to the north of Sungai Petani town and to the south of Bedong. Sungai is a Malay word for river while Lalang on the other hands is referring to the wild long and sharp weedy grass.

Sungai Lalang has develops light industrial estates namely Kawasan Perusahaan Sungai Lalang and Kawasan Perusahaan Ringan Desa Aman.

One of the long established and famous factory situated within the row of pre-war houses is the Thong Guan Factory, manufacturing the rich-aroma roasted coffee beans and tea. The factory established since 1942 by its late founder, Mr. Ang Thong Guan. These products are popular in Malaysia among the local "Mamak (Indian-Muslim)" stalls in the northern region that has for decades getting their regular supply of the "888 Brand" coffee and tea powder.

Row of abundant old Chinese shop houses (Pre-War Houses)
-Along Federal Route 1

Thong Guan Factory, famous for its product "The 888 brand tea"
-Along Federal Route 1

Masjid Al Makmur, Sungai Lalang
Opposite to Thong Guan factory (Federal Route 1)

Balai Polis Sungai Lalang (Sungai Lalang Police Station)
- At the Entrance to Sungai Lalang town (One Way Street)

Pasar Sungai Lalang (Sungai Lalang Wet Market)
At Sungai Lalang Town

Sungai Lalang town centre

Workers drying the tobacco leaves (Java) on the racks
in the open field.
Sungai Lalang Town Exit

SJK(C) Chung Hwa Sungai Lalang
(Chung Hwa Chinese Primary School)

Hock Teik Soo Temple

Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Lalang (Sungai Lalang Primary School)

Dewan Hock Teik Soo (Hock Teik Soo Hall)

Sungai Lalang Shop houses
-Along Federal Route 1 ( to Sungai Petani town)
Sungai Lalang Shop houses 
- Along Route 152

SMK Aman Jaya (Aman Jaya Secondary School)
- Along Route 152