For the visitor to Alor Setar, it is an imposing structure that can be seen anywhere in the city. At night, it has a spectacular glow to it. And that’s how I captured the image above. I was en route to a certain street to catch the 9 Emperor Gods procession and suddenly, I gazed up and was in awe of this beautiful tower as I realized that I was just within its vicinity!
The Menara is not only a telecoms tower. It is in fact a tourism spot in Alor Setar with an observation deck at the top. One can see a good 360 degree view of the capital and on a good day, can even see Butterworth to as far as the mountains of Thailand. There are restaurants and souvenir shops also.
Menara Alor Setar