|Pantai Merdeka ( Independence Beach )|
Pantai Merdeka (Independence Beach) is one of the most popular beaches on the mainland of Kedah in Malaysia.
Located in Kuala Muda district, about 26 km from Sungai Petani is the perfect destination for one to relax and enjoy the sea breeze of the one kilometer stretch long sandy beach shaded by trees.
It is a famous seaside picnic spot for the locals and the neighbouring states of Penang and north Perak. The beach is also excellent for swimming at high tide.
Wide range of watersport activities available here such as Banana boat riding, sailing, waterskiing, surfing, canoeing are popular along the stretch of coastal water.
And for those with a taste for some island marooning and island-hopping, there is a cluster of three islands off Yan district near Kota Kuala Muda.
They are Pulau Bunting, Pulau Song Song and Pulau Bidan. The local boatmen with their sampan docked at the beach area are readily available to ferry visitors to the islands.
Visitors can also get an insight of the fishing village lifestyle by taking a 10-minute boat ride to the nearby Telok Nipah and Kampung Pulau Sayak.
At the beach, there is a historical remnant of World War II bunker which was built in 1941 by the British to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks from Japanese invasion.
For overnight visitors, Merdeka Beach Resort at the beach is a best place to stay in comfort with well equipped facilities to choose from such as chalets, rest house, campsite, swimming pool and food outlets.
Merdeka Beach Resort
Pantai Kuala Muda
08300 Sungai Petani Kedah.Malaysia
Tel: +604 4377555
Fax: +604 4377550
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