The major of Sungai Petani is a clock tower on the main street, Jalan Ibrahim. The cock tower was built in 1936. It is 12.1 m in height. It is topped by a dome-shaped and gold coloured structure. The tower was a present from Lim Lean Teng and George V and Queen Mary to commemorate the Silver Jubilee.
Le Tour de Langkawi, Asia’s premier multiple-stage
race, is the brain child of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun
Dr Mahathir Mohamed which made its debut in 1996 to
place Malaysia on the world sporting and tourism map.