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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
COME Sunday, a new page in Alor Star's illustrious history will be written. The Sultan of Kedah will officially proclaim Alor Star as a city amid much fanfare at Dataran Tunku, opposite Che Det Mall. The State capital was declared a city on Nov 28.
City Hall has prepared a series of events to mark this proud and historic moment. The programme includes 11 floats from various organisations which would carry the proclamation from Balai Besar to Dataran Tunku, school bands and traditional and cultural shows relating Alor Star's history.
The night will be capped by a magnificent display of fireworks. To facilitate the float procession, Jalan Tuanku Ibrahim, Jalan Kolam Air, Jalan Sultan …