"Pekan Rabu" which literally means Wednesday Market which
is located in the middle of Alor Setar is well known among the local
population and tourists from outside Kedah. The business complex is
not only the pride of Malay entreprenuers in Kedah but also the pride
of all Malay's in Kedah. Moreover the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister,
Tun Dr. Mahathir, once was a trader in Pekan Rabu. Most tourists visiting
Alor Setar make it a point to shop around at the Pekan Rabu Complex.
The complex costing RM 3.2 millions and was built in 1975 and renovated
in 1995 with cost RM 6.5 millions. Phase 2 complex was built in
1990 with cost RM 2 millions. Pekan Rabu complex has 347 stalls
with a variety of business and it has become one of the important
landmarks of Alor Setar.
This shopping Complex which is situated in Jalan Tunku Ibrahim
was officially opened on 25th. February 1978. Prior to the construction
of this complex, the traders did their business in on open building
with no walls and trading stalls were not properly arranged and