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The Sungai Kedah river (Malaysia)

The Sungai Kedah river (Malaysia)

Characteristics

Description

The Sungai Kedah, the river entrance which is about 20 miles S of Kuala Perlis, is shallow.
The N entrance point of the Sungai Kedah is marked by a light.

There is an outer anchorage, in about 7m, 3 miles off the Sungai Kedah entrance.

Alor Setar (Alor Star, the capital of Kedah State, is situated approximately 7 miles above the mouth of the Sungai Kedah. A ferry wharf, 55m in length with a depth of 1.2m alongside, is situated at Alor Setar.

There are no deep-water berthing facilities reported in this port.

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From the Sungai Kedah the coast, with an adjoining mud flat, extends in a S direction for a distance of about 26 miles to the entrance of the Sungai Merbok (Merbau River), and continues low and wooded until within 8 or 9 miles of that river, where the conspicuous Gunong Jerai, 1,212m high, is located at a distance of 4 miles from the coast, in position 5°47'N, 100°26'E.

Caution.—In passing between the Sungai Kedah and Pulau Pinang (Penang Island) during the night, care must be taken to keep clear of the numerous fishing stakes which are fixed in places on the banks, some 6 or 7 miles from the coast.

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Sungai Kedah lighthouse
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Sites around The Sungai Kedah river (Malaysia)
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Pulau Paya (Langkawi) (Malaysia)

14nm
259°
Pulau Paya lies 6.5 miles E from Pulau Segantang, 88m high, is densely wooded and steepto, except for part of the NE side.
The Pulau Paya Marine Park has been established and special regulations may apply.
Pulau Lembu, 73m high, lies 0.5 mile NE of Pulau Paya. A rock awash lies ...
19 Dec 11

Pulau Bunting (Malaysia)

14nm
169°
Pulau Bunting is the northernmost in a row of islands off Yan District in Kedah. It is also the only one to be linked to the mainland by a bridge.
The Pulau Bunting Bridge, or Jambatan Pulau Bunting connects it to the mainland Kedah.
20 Dec 11

Pulau Tuba (Langkawi)

27nm
286°
Pulau Tuba (5 km S of Langkawi) is the only inhabited island besides the main island of Langkawi itself. This Langkawi island gets its name from the tuba roots. It is the only other island that offers accommodation and there are a few places to stay.
At Pulau Tuba, you can experience ...
27 Nov 11

Pulau Segantang (Langkawi) (Malaysia)

21nm
259°
Pulau Segantang, consisting of two rocky islets, 25m high, lies about 22 miles W of the Sungai Kedah and 10 miles SE from the S extremity of Pulau Dayang Bunting.
There are depths of 29.3m close to its N and E sides and 34.7m about 2 miles SW.
A Marine Park, with a radius of ...
19 Dec 11

Pulau Timun (Langkawi)

25nm
298°
Located E coast of Malaysia.It's the most easterly anchorage for Langkawi. Being surrounded by a cluster of islands adds to the calm conditions  in most winds, but being close to the open sea, sometimes there's a
 bit of ground swell to contend with. The water is clean ...
27 Nov 11

Kuala Perlis harbour (Malaysia)

19nm
331°
Paknam Satul (Pak Nam Satun) lies about 10 miles NE of Pulau Langkawi and is well sheltered by the islands from the Southwest Monsoon.
The port town of Kuala Perlis (Sungai Perils) lies about 7 miles SSE of Paknam Satul; coasting vessels anchor off it, in 5.5m, SW of a group of ...
1 Dec 11

Pulau Singa Besar (Langkawi)

33nm
279°
Pulau Singa Besar is located about 17km from Kuah, nestled between the smaller island of Pulau Beras Basah to the west and Pulau Dayang Bunting to the east. The sedimentary rocks on this island are reputed to be among the oldest in Malaysia going back 500 million years.This island ...
27 Nov 11

Sungai Merbok river (Sungai Petani) (Malaysia)

26nm
171°
The Sungai Merbok (Merbau River), the entrance to which is formed between the low coast on the N and the hills to the S, is fronted by the coast mud flat, which has depths under 5.5m, and extends nearly 3 miles to seaward.
There is a depth of 2m on the bar, with depths of 5m within. ...
20 Dec 11

Fisherman's Cove (Pulau Dayang)

28nm
277°
This small cove offers rooms for 3 or 4 yachts only, it depends on how many fishing boats anchor there.We anchor by 3/4 m on mud with excellent holding. Being surrounded by the high sided islands there is maximum protection from bad weather.
26 Nov 11

Teluk Chawi (Pulau Dayang)

28nm
277°
This is a very quiet, beautiful anchorage under towering cliffs.  There are several small beaches nearby to explore. 
Lots of sea eagles in the area.
25 Nov 11

Bumbon islands (Langkawi)

27nm
292°
Pulau Bumbon Besar and Pulau Bumbon Kechil are located less than 3 NM from Kuah, on the SE from Pulau Langkawi.
Pulau Bumbon Besar has the shape of the letter M, with two coves on the southern part.
The island is uninhabited and rarely visited.
It is separated from another ...
26 Nov 11

Teluk Ayer Tuan (Pulau Dayang)

29nm
279°
A few years ago this delightful spot was selected for a  yachties special Christmas Day party and has since kept the name.
Although Christmas Bay is quite large, the sandy bottom tapers very  slowly to the beach which means keel yachts need to anchor out at  ...
26 Nov 11
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22 Nov 11
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