Jitra is a town in
Kedah, Malaysia. It is located in the Kubang Pasu district. It is the
fourth largest town in Kedah after
Alor Setar, Sungai Petani and
During World War 2, when The Japanese attacked Malaya, Jitra was on the
one of main lines of defence set up by the British. One of the fiercest
battles during the British defence of Malaya were fought here.
A few famous landmarks in Jitra are Darulaman Park, Jitra Waterfront
(behind police quarters), Rocky Dog Park, Lye Huat Garden (Mini Zoo),
Joe's Ais Kacang stall and Bukit Wang, a recreational park.
approximately 30 kilometers from
Thailand border, Jitra becomes one of the
many stops for tourists who came from the neighboring country or Malaysian
who wanted to visit Thailand.
Not far from the town, a project located at Paya Pahlawan was developed in
2003. This project promotes the concept of frozen food industries with
Kedah Halal Food Hub (KHFH) as its main distributor.
A complex for
slaughtering cows was built and it is equipped with slaughter house and
cold storage that can store meat up to 1500 ton at a time. This center can
cover up to 30 percent of Malaysia's need for beef, which comes in handy
especially during Malaysia's many festivals such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri
and Hari Raya Qurban.