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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tourism of Perlis

Places of Interest

Gua Kelam (Dark Caves)

Located about 26 km from Kangar, Gua Kelam traverses approximately 370 metres of limestone hills from Kaki Bukit on the Malaysian border to Wang Kelian near the Thai border. The cave was at one time used as a trading route between the locals and the Siamese.

Padang Besar

Padang Besar, on the Malaysia-Thai border is a shoppers' haunt. There is also a duty free shop.

Kuala Perlis

Located at the estuarine delta of' the Sungai Perlis, Kuala Perlis is noted for its local fast food, laksa, i.e., rice noodles dipped in spiced fish-soup with sliced onions and cucumber. It is also the take-off point to Pulau Langkawi and other coastal towns and villages.


Arau is the royal town of Perlis. It is located 10 km south of Kangar. Of interest here is the Istana DiRaja (Royal Palace) and the Masjid Negeri (State Mosque).


Chuping derived its name from tile limestone hill known locally as Bukit Chuping It is a wide area of lush green Sugarcane grown for commercial purposes. It is also in area of sugar refineries and cement plants. The natural resources found here support such industrial developments.

Tasik Melati

Tasik Melati is a small but picturesque lake located in a partially marshy lowland about 8 km north of Kangar. More than 150 sandbar-islands may be seen all over the lake. Sampans can be rowed to these tiny islands. Elevated walkways are also found over the waters of the lake, providing vantage viewpoints and seatings for visitors.

Gunung Medan

Gunung Medan, situated 6 km south of Kangar, is a limestone outcrop, 300 feet high. A road climbs up to the peak. Stairways and walkways have been constructed. The place makes a suitable picnic spot.

Sungai Batu Pahat

Sungal Batu Pahat is located 10 km east of Kangar. For golfers, the town offers a 9-hole golf course. It is relatively flat and has numerous obstructions and traps. It is reckoned to be a difficult par-72 course. The nearby Snake Farm makes an interesting visit. A large collection of snakes can be viewed. The Snake Farm is primarily used as a research facility to test and develop serums for treatment of snake bites.
Opens 10.00am -4.00prn (Tues-Sun)

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