An artist’s impression of how Alor Setar will look like by the end of this year (except the proposed luxury hotel). Developed by the Belleview Group, Aman Central Mall will be open in the third quarter, while the Amansuri Residences will be completed in the last quarter. – Pic by Belleview Group

The sky's the limit for Kedah

6 June 2015

EVERYONE knows that Kedah is the Jelapang Padi or “rice bowl” of Malaysia, but few are familiar with the state’s foray into technology-based activities.

Cheow hanging a picture of Tuanku Abdul Halim at his shop at Jalan Tengku Ibrahim in Alor Setar.

Adored by many

7 June 2014

HUMBLE, soft spoken, simple and most importantly, a people person ... these are just few of the many ways to describe Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

Tuanku Abdul Halim (left, front) accompanied by Armed Forces chief Zulkifeli Mohd Zin (centre) inspecting the guard-of-honour during the King’s 85th birthday celebration in Kuala Lumpur last year. -EPA

Celebrations steeped in tradition

7 June 2014

THE official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong each year is commemorated by the impressive display of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which will be carried out steeped in tradition.

A dutiful Ruler

7 June 2014

THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is an active and compassionate King who is living proof that age is no hindrance to keeping a punishing pace for the people.

Celebrating a beloved Ruler

7 June 2014

YANG di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the Sultan of Kedah, will be celebrating his birthday for the eighth time as a monarch (including the five occasions during his first term as the Agong from 1970 to 1975).

Tuanku Abdul Halim presenting the Kedah’s Sultan Cup to then Kedah Veterans Football team manager Khazali Din (right) after Kedah’s 7-6 victory at the Darulaman Stadium in 2009.

A Ruler with a passion for sports

7 June 2014

SPORTS have always held a special place in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah’s, heart.

Tuanku Abdul Halim indulging his love for photography.

Some of the King's favourite things

7 June 2014

THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Al-Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah enjoys watching P. Ramlee movies.

Tuanku Abdul Halim delivering his royal address during the opening ceremony of Parliament in June, last year .

Tuanku Abdul Halim's official duties

7 June 2014

AS the Supreme Head of the Federation of Malaysia, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a constitutional monarch and acts in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or of a minister acting under the general authority of the Cabinet.

Tuanku Abdul Halim accompanied by the then Kedah state secretary Datuk Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah (second left), checking out a wall engraved with the history of the Kedah Sultanate during the opening ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Park in Alor Setar, Kedah, in 2008.

Proud lineage

7 June 2014

THE Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah hails from one of the oldest reigning royal households in the world.

Distinctively standing out with two large gold domes in Kuala Lumpur, the Istana Negara has a total of 22 domes designed like an arrangement of sireh (betel nut) leaves.

Our King's majestic residence

7 June 2014

THE Istana Negara, which serves as the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong, has seen many royal ceremonies, official events and receptions hosting world leaders, with the latest being US president Barack Obama.

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