There are regular air-conditioned express bus services from Kuala Lumpur's Puduraya bus station to Alor Setar, including Plusliner (Tel: 603-20720763)
From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines (tel. 1 300 88 3000 or 603-78463000 outside Malaysia) provides daily flights Alor Setar's Sultan Abdul Halim airport (Tel: 604- 7144301) just north of Alor Setar town. From there, you can catch a taxi to town. Optionally you can also use AirAsia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933 or 603-78849000 outside Malaysia) which provides daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides regular trips from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar town in Kedah. For further details please visit www.ktmb.com.my or contact KTMB at 603-22747435
By Road From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (NSE), heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) into Alor Setar which is about 4km from this NSE exit.The State Art Gallery is located along Jalan Tunku Ibrahim close to the Royal Museum and Balai Besar
Balai Senilukis Negeri (State Art Gallery)
First used as a High Court, this Roman-influenced building became the State Art Gallery in 1983; it houses antiques, artefacts and art collections including watercolours by AB Ibrahim."
The building which houses the State Art Gallery today was built in 1912, once served as the High Court as well as the headquarters of several state government departments. On July 25, 1983, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah proclaimed it as the Balai Seni Negeri Kedah Darul Aman (Kedah Darul Aman State Art Gallery).
The architecture of the State Art Gallery has strong colonial influence. The gallery comprises five sections, which houses antiques, historical relics and several arts collections including some fine Malaysian landscape watercolour paintings by AB Ibrahim. Other facilities include a souvenir shop where one can buy postcards and art supplies.
The Gallery opens daily from 10am through 6pm, but closes from 12pm to 2.30pm on Fridays. For more information, please contact the Tourism Malaysia office at +604-7312322 /
+604-7301322 or the State Economic Planning office at +604-7007113.
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"I love to look at the architecture of the building. Feel like being in Rome and Ceaser. The exhibits here are real masterpiece. It brings back all the memories during thise times. Some area is quite dark." by imran
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"I like the architecture of that old fashion and concrete building as it's the historical piece that can be found in Kedah. It's somehow so scary being inside it although there were a few securities. " by iamja