Sungai Petani is located in the state of Kedah, just under 40 kilometers outside of Penang in northern peninsular Malaysia. Sungai Petani is the largest town in the state of Kedah, and largely serves as the residential suburb of the state capital, Alor Setar.
As it’s centrally located, the easiest way to reach Sungai Petani is either by car or bus, and there are several hotels and guesthouses clustered around Sungai Petani Bus Station
, so travelers arriving in town by bus have many options for convenient accommodations. Central Sungai Petani
is where most of the city’s attractions are, including the must-see landmark that is the old clock tower that has been a part of this city’s history since the 1930s.
Outside of the city center, explore the Mangrove Gallery Complex, which is a complete dining and entertainment area with everything from promenades in natural habitats to modern restaurants. The mangrove is the largest in Malaysia, and is home to many rare species of birds.
There is a lot more to see and do around Sungai Petani, and the best way to discover the attractions, sites, and activities that this town has to offer is by exploring the interactive map on this page.