Padang Matsirat : History
Padang Matsirat is also known as the Padang Beras Bakar (field of burnt rice) an area of historical significance. History has it that in 1821, villagers in this area deliberately torched the paddy fields here to prevent Siamese invaders from getting the rice grains for their own use.
The invasion of the Siamese army is said to tie to the curse that Mahsuri (see entry for Makam Mahsuri) placed on Langkawi before she died. Although not much is there to be seen today, locals around this area maintain that to this day, every now and then, heavy rain sometimes brings traces of black grains of burnt rice to the surface.
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Location nearby as below :
- 30 minutes to Kuah Town ( coin laundry, ATM, Fast Food Restaurant, Wet Market, Supermarket )
- 35 minutes to Kuah Jetty ( Ferry services )
- 30 minutes to HIG or Idaman Suri
- 35 minutes to Pekan Rabu for Island Hopping
- 40 minutes to Wildlife and Bird Paradise, Kilim Jetty for Mangroove Tour, Galeria Perdana
- 45 minutes to Telaga Air Hangat, Tg Rhu
- 15 minutes to Langkawi Airport
- 15 minutes to Padang Matsirat ( Beras Terbakar, Duty Free Shop, Gamat Shop )
- 20 minutes to Cenang Beach ( Underwater World, Cenang Mall, Laman Padi )
- 40 minutes to Cable Car and Gunung Machinchang, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Source : Wikipedia