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Friday, December 4, 2009

Baling - Kedah Sightseeing


Baling town lies to the south-east of  Kedah State and is approximately at 56 km from Sungai Petani town. Situated close to the border of  Thailand where the nearest town Betong is just an hour drive from here.

Baling was once declared by Malayan government as the state of emergency, where there were war against communist guerrillas occurred in 1948 through 1960.

Its Clock Tower is the most famous landmark that situated in front of Baling town mosque, built to commemorate independence of the country in 1957.

The clock is still ticking until today and standing tall with the embossed word "MERDEKA" below its face, which means "INDEPENDENCE".

Other places of interest in Baling district are :
  • Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest - located approximately at 20 km from Baling town. Well known for its amazing seven-level cascading waterfalls that create seven pools of cool, refreshing crystal clear water.
  • Ulu Legong (Hot Spring Recreational Center) - located at about 30 km to the North-East of Baling town. The natural hot spring water has a wonder healing properties from the mineral rich water.
  • Lata Bayu Recreational Forest - Famous for its 20 m cascading waterfalls that forms a pool known as Lubok Lesong, making it an ideal spot for picnicking and swimming activities.  
  • Baling Hill, at height of 420 m has been well known to hikers for its limestone and karst structures. The pictureque scenery from the peak of the hill is a rewarding experience.

    Signboard entering Baling town   
    (Along Route 67) 

    Sekolah Kebangsaan Baling
    (Along Route 67, right side of the road) 

    Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat 
    (Along Route 67, Left side of the road) 

    Lembaga Kemajuan Wilayah Kedah (KEDA)
    (Along Route 67, Right side of the road)

    Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) 
    (Along Route 67, Left side of the road)

    Balai Polis Baling 
    (Along Route 67, Left side of the road)

    Caltex Petrol Station, Baling 
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

    SJK(C) Yoke Chee, Baling
    (Along Route K10, Right side of the road)

    Majlis Daerah Baling 
    (Along Route K10, Right side of the road)

    Baling Clock Tower
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)  
    Built to commemorate independence of the country in 1957 
    Situated right in front of the mosque. 

    Baling town mosque - behind the Clock Tower 
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

    Depoh Serahan Mel (POS Malaysia) 
    (Along Route K10, Right side of the road)

    Pekan Baling (Baling Town) 
    (Along Route K10, Right side of the road) 
    Viewing from the bridge across Sungai Ketil 

    >> On the road towards Kampung Memali,Kampung Weng (K10) and Ulu Lengong (K702)

    Old houses at the foothills 
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

    Masjid Lama Pekan Baling 
    (Along Route K10, Right side of the road)

    Klinik Pergigian Baling  
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

    Baling Hillside Hindu Temple 
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

      Baling Kuan Yin Temple 
    (Along Route K10, Left side of the road)

    Persatuan Pendidekan Akhlak Chee Wah Kor
     (Beside Sungai Ketil)

    >> Jalan Badlishah (Baling Town) 
    Along Jalan Badlishah

    Baling Roundabout

    >> Jalan Syed Sheh (Pekan Baling/Baling Town)

    Jalan Syed Shah

    Medan Selera Baling
    - along Jalan Syed Sheh 

    Terminal Bas Baling ( Baling Bus Station)   
    - along Lorong Syed Sheh 

    Stesen Teksi Baling ( Baling Taxi Station) 
    - along Lorong Syed Sheh   

    Medan Selera Stesyen Bus  
    - along Lorong Syed Sheh 

    Medan Serbaneka  
    - along Lorong Syed Sheh 
    Pasaraya Aneka (Aneka Supermarket)
    - along Jalan Syed Sheh

    Pasar Awam Baling (Baling Wet Market) 
    - at Jalan Pasar

    >> Jalan Hospital (Pekan Baling/Baling Town)

    Garden beside Dewan Kenangan Tun Abdul Razak

    Dewan Kenangan Tun Abdul Razak

    Perpustakaan Awam Baling (Baling Public Library) 
    - at Jalan Hospital


    Wat Prakthat (Palelai) Baling 
    - at Jalan Hospital

    >> Route 67 towards Baling Roundabout 

    Along Route 67 towards Baling Roundabout

    Nasi Ayam Payung Besar (Big Umbrella Chicken Rice)

    Agro Bank

    Sekolah Kebangsaan Tunku Putra  
    Along Route 76 (to Pengkalan Hulu)

    Seri Baling Inn 
    Along the road to Charuk Nau

    Mahkamah Majistret Baling
    Jalan Mahmud, 08000 Baling
    Kedah Darul Aman
    Tel: 04-470 1209
    Faks: 04-470 5249


    1. EVERYONE PLEASE JOIN US - Sunday, February 27 at Wat Prakthat in Baling for Sakh R. Wician's "Coming Out Party" when Sakh (Cukh) will announce he is gay.

      Sakh's real birthday is February 28th and we are throwing him a party the day before on Sunday so as many of his gay and straight friends as possible can attend. Please let us know i......f you can attend as we support Sakh in making his big announcement.

      PS Tell your friends and neighbors to attend as well.

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