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Sungai Petani Background Sungai Petani (also known as Sg. Petani or "SP") is an industrial city in the Kedah state that is located in the northern of Peninsular Malaysia. Sungai Petani is the second biggest city in Kedah after Alor Setar.

The housing sector developed rapidly in Sungai Petani. Since the 1990s, Sungai Petani received large investments by housing developers. Taman Ria, Taman Ria Jaya, Taman Peruda, Taman Mutiara Indah, Taman Berlian are some of the earliest planned housing estates in Sungai Petani. By 1999 until 2007, several new cities were developed, among them are Bandar Aman Jaya, Bandar Mutiara, Bandar Puteri Jaya, Bandar Sri Astana, Bandar Sri Cendana, Legenda Heights, Bandar Laguna Merbok, Bandar Puteri Hill Park and Cinta Sayang Resort.

Sungai Petani city can easily be reached by the road networks, railroads and the airways. From the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, the journey to the north to Sungai Petani can be made via the North-South Highway. The Federal road also connects Sungai Petani with several other main cities such as Alor Setar, Butterworth and Ipoh. However, the journey on the North-South Highway is faster and more comfortable.

If you are traveling with the train, you can get off at the Sungai Petani railway station that is located in the city center. The railway starts in Padang Besar, Perlis and passes through cities like Alor Setar, Gurun, Sungai Petani, Bukit Mertajam, Butterwoth, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Slim River, Tanjung Malim, Sungai Buloh and Kuala Lumpur. There is a direct trip from Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hatyai through Sungai Petani.

The closet airport to Sungai Petani is the Bayan Lepas International Airport in Penang, which is approximately 45 km from the city center. There is also another airport in Alor Setar for domestic flights, which is the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport.