Kedah Paddy Museum
What is rice's role in today’s world? Get the opportunity to learn more about the humble rice as well as the process to produce it at the Kedah Paddy Museum.
Despite being the staple in most Asian food consumptions, many are not aware of the production and history of rice itself. The Kedah Paddy Museum offers knowledge and information that might change how you perceive rice after this trip.
The Kedah Paddy Museum is about 12 kilometres north from the town centre of Alor Setar.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum opens daily from 09:00 to 17:00, however, it is closed from 12:30 to 14:30 on Fridays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission fees are RM 3 (USD 0.73) for adults, and RM 1 (USD 0.24) for children under 12 years old. An additional charge of RM 2 (USD 0.49) is required if you intend to use your camera within the museum.
How to Get There
It is recommended that you take a taxi or drive to the location, which is roughly 20 minutes away from the town centre.
The Kedah Paddy Museum is suitable for those interested in the knowledge and history surrounding the humble paddy plant. It is a good place for solo travelers, family with kids, group of friends, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
2 to 3 hours is typically enough to explore the 3 floors and souvenir shops in the museum.
Right outside the museum is an affordable restaurant serving snacks, drinks, as well as a few local meals. You may have to consider restaurants back in town if you are looking for other meal options.
There is a Science Centre that is roughly 10 to 15 minutes away by foot, that is suitable for families who would like to add to their learning experience.
There are numerous accommodations within the town centre such as motels and hotels. These range from budget to luxury depending on your preference.
Good to Know
There is a revolving platform on the top floor of the museum with seats wherein you can enjoy a view of a panoramic painting of paddy fields throughout their lifecycle.