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“1 stop shopping for everything traditional”
Review of Pekan Rabu Complex

Pekan Rabu Complex
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Alor Setar
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

next time you are in Alor Setar, Pekan Rabu must be on your itinerary. a good place to shop for everything traditional about Kedah that you can bring back as a souvenir. from traditional cookies and cakes to clothing to traditional medicine, everything can be found here. the only problem..finding a parking..

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Your visit to Kedah particularly Alor Setar is not complete without a stopover at Pekan Rabu.Everything is quite cheap and taste good.Go to the first floor(same level) as the pedastrian bridge if you are looking for locally made food.This place is very busy during school holiday and quite hard to find a parking space.A very popular destination for local travellers from other states.Pay a visit and you will never regret.

1  Thank ZulMuhd
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Fermented fish, Gamat Langkawi, wide variety of local kuih, textiles, handicraft and costume jewelery are being showcased at big scale at this modern-looked traditional market. A great place to sample local produce and also to take home. Price are reasonable, and at some shops, negotiable.

2  Thank Bobby M
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

This is the place to go if you are looking for traditional items (clothes, decors, etc) and foodstuff. There are about 100 little shops in the complex, each with its own specialty items on sale. You need to bargain to get the best deals. Do not buy the first item you fall in love with. Instead, be patient and browse through slowly. Ask for the price upfront, and compare with other shops. Do not overlook the many varieties of foodstuff - some are simply delicious at very reasonable prices. The complex is not air-conditioned so it can be quite stuffy after spending some time in there.

2  Thank Juju-Kangar
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Just named any local delicacy from Kedah and it can be found here in Pekan Rabu. Famous for local titbits and products including tempeyek,kueh karas, buah baulu, emping, kueh bangkit, dodol, kueh bakar, kueh peniram and samprit sold here. The hospitality of the local Kedahans greeting visitors with smile. The thick local dialect a must to hear and best to learn from. Pekan Rabu also famous for good local traditional baju melayu tailors and experience goldsmith.Packed in the centre of Alor Setar make a visit a must for any visitors coming to Kedah.

1  Thank havegutwilltravel
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