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Located on Jalan Pekan Melayu, in Alor Setar, in the Malaysian state of Kedah, is the wonderful mural of the country’s former prime minister; Tun Dr, Mahathir Mohamad. This state government initiative in conjunction with the 'Tourism Month of the Legend Kedah’ has drawn in large amounts of locals and tourists alike. The production of the mural started off with a basic sketch using true life images, used hundreds of cans of spray and resulted in the 30.48 metre-wide mural of the iconic leader in a native Kedah Malay shirt and black songkok – a traditional cap widely worn in the area. While here, visitors will also be able to see murals of the Proton Saga; which was Malaysia’s first car and the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers. ...more

Alor Setar, Malaysia

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Located on Jalan Pekan Melayu, in Alor Setar, in the Malaysian state of Kedah, is the wonderful mural of the country’s former prime minister; Tun Dr, Mahathir Mohamad. This state government initiative in conjunction with the 'Tourism Month of the Legend Kedah’ has drawn in large amounts of locals and tourists alike. The production of the mural started off with a basic sketch using true life images, used hundreds of cans of spray and resulted in the 30.48 metre-wide mural of the iconic leader in a native Kedah Malay shirt and black songkok – a traditional cap widely worn in the area. While here, visitors will also be able to see murals of the Proton Saga; which was Malaysia’s first car and the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers. 

Ticket Price

Free

Opening Hour

Throughout the day

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 15 minutes

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

All of the murals found here

Prayer Facilities

Those visiting the mural of Dr. Mahathir, will be able to find numerous mosques in the surrounding area. Muslim tourists must make it a point to visit Alor Setar’s Zahir Mosque; one of Malaysia’s grandest and oldest mosques, and also one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Visitors can therefore ask locals to guide them to this mosque, or to one of the mosques nearby, when needed. 

Halal Food

Visitors to the Mural of Dr. Mahathir will also be able to locate a number of restaurants in the surrounding area. Finding a Halal restaurant will not be a problem, as Malaysia is made up of a mostly Muslim population. Tourists can therefore ask locals to direct them to one of the best restaurants nearby. 

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