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.
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.