Built to commemorate the ascendancy of Tunku Abdul Halim, the Sultan of Kedah as the Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia in 1970, it took its place at the crossroad of Jalan Teluk WanJah, Jalan Sultan Badlishah and Jalan Stadium. Back then, the round-about would not cause traffic congestion or would never need traffic policemen on duty at specific hours. It's another story now. All these have come about indirectly with the construction of double railway tracking beginning from Ipoh Perak to Padang Besar Perlis. causing a multiplying effects.
Whatever it is Kedah and Alor Setar especially has gained a new landmark far from its old maddening position but twelve kilometers to the north and fronting Sultan Abdul Halim Airport at Titi Gajah. Highlights of testings recently would certainly see crowd halting here either on their way to the airport or taking a quiet evening drive to see it in a new splendour amidst the green or yellow padifields depending on season with vast open spaces and occasionally musically droned by the music of the training aeroplanes of the Royal Air force Training School.
Welcome and see several night shots taken at the new site.
The white light at the top right hand corner adjacent to the crown shows the moving single engine plane flying by.
The consultants together with the technicians, the electricians and the contractors have naturally given their best to make the new landmark a sight to behold and respecting the original objectives of the Rukun Negara Fountain
Two photos showing its early construction at site.