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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

KUALA KANGSAR : City Attraction

 
 

UBUDIAH MOSQUE

 

This beautiful mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, who also designed the lpoh, and the Kuala Lumpur railway stations. The mosque was completed in 1919.

 
 

ROYAL MAUSOLEUM

 

This is the official burial place for the Sultans of Perak and other Royal dignitaries from the state. It is located in the Ubudiah Mosque compound.

 
 

ISTANA KENANGAN

 

Also known as Istana Kenangan, this historical building was built with glorious diamond motif called kelaral adorning its walls that are made from woven sliced bamboo. Planned and built in 1926 after the great floods, the palace was built without a blueprint and not a single nail was used. The roof is shaped with five ridges of a traditional Malay house resembling the ridge of a row of bananas - known as perabung. The palace was completed in 1931 and was the temporary residence for Sultan Iskandar Shah (1918 -1938, the 30th Sultan of Perak).

 
 

PAVILION SQUARE TOWER

 

Built in 1930 during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Shah, this structure is also fondly known as the Tagoda of Malaysia. It was once used as a recreational and entertainment venue for the wives of court officials and other important people but is now part of a public park.

 
 

VICTORIA BRIDGE

 

This is an old bridge in Karai town, about 15km south from Kuala Kangsar, that was built in 1900 to transport tin from that area.

 
 

HULU PALACE - ISTANA HULU

 

Istana Hulu is also known as the - Istana Kota and this former palace is located on Bukit Chandan, not far away from Ubudiah Mosque. Built in 1903 during the reign of Sultan Idris Mursyidul Azam Shah, the palace was taken over in 1954 by the Education Ministry and was subsequently converted into the Istana Kota National School. In 1970, it was converted into the Raja Perempuan Mazwin School, but then the school moved out and the palace was abandoned until recently. Now, restoration has transformed the palace into a state museum called the Sultan Azlan Shah Museum. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful old buildings of this Royal town.

 
 

SULTAN ABDUL JALIL BRIDGE

 

This bridge spans over the Perak River and connects the town of Kuala Kangsar to Sayong, famed for its Labu Sayong cottage industry.

 
 

BUKIT CHANDAN

 

This a small hill where the Sultans palace is located, along with the Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Mausoleum, and the Perak Royal Museum.

 
 

KERIS MEMORIAL

 

This memorial is located on a small hill, close to the Kuala Kangsar rest house and you can have a sweeping view of the meandering Perak River from here.

 
 

MALAY COLLEGE KUALA KANGSAR

 

This is a premier school in Malaysia and was founded by four Sultans from the Federated Malay States. Many of the countries leaders had their secondary education at this college, which is located in the centre of town, not far from the railway station.

 
 

MEDAN SELERA SUNGAI PERAK

 

This place is famous for its stalls offering traditional Perak Malay cooking. You will be able to get the famed Laksa Kuala and Cendol Kuala. Also try the ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak - river catfish cooked with fermented Durian.

 
 

SULTAN ISKANDAR BRIDGE

 

This bridge spans 330m across the Perak River and connects towns that are north and south of the Perak River along the Federal Route 1.

 
 

THE FIRST & OLDEST RUBBER TREE IN MALAYSIA

 

This is a special rubber tree near the Kuala Kangsar District Office, as it is the first Heavea brasiliensis that was planted in Malaya in 1877. Sir Hugh Low, the British Resident of Perak of that time, encouraged the growth of rubber trees to cater for the growing car industry in the west at that time. Eight others planted together at that time have all died and this is the sole surviving tree that belongs to the original batch that came from Brazil and taken to Kew Gardens in London before it was brought to Malaysia.

 
 

RIVER SIDE WALK

 

There is a nice tiled path that will take you pass pretty landscaped gardens, playgrounds, observation and clock towers, as well as rest areas, all with commanding views of the Perak River.

 
 

CHENDEROH DAM

 

About 30km from town not far from the road to Sauk town is the Chenderoh Dam, built in 1926 for electricity to run the burgeoning tin mining industry then. It is the first hydroelectric dam in the country and used to be the largest power producing plant in Malaysia. Today, the lake that was created from the damming process is a serene and placid body of water with lotuses blooming at its shallower ends. The lake also supplies a small freshwater fishing community in that area.

 
 

REFRESHING FOREST RETREAT

 

Where there are hills and mountains, there are sure to be waterfalls in Malaysia and the same can be expected in Kuala Kangsar district in which the southern flanks of the Bintang range is located. Like most places in the country where waterfalls are located not far from urban areas, this place has been converted into a recreational forests with facilities for outdoor activities and picnicking. For the more nature oriented, Kuala Kangsar?s forest recreational park is called Ulu Kenas where refreshing water in a gushing stream flowing down nearby mountain, makes it an ideal site for picnickers. The Ulu Kenas Recreational Park, which is popular among locals for its clean and clear water is part of the Bubu Forest Reserve and is surrounded by rainforest with the swift stream, being the main attraction here.

 

Small pools have been created, offering visitors the pleasure of cool refreshing dips. This is a favourite place for camping, hiking, bathing in refreshing stream water, and it is located just 12km from town, along the road to Manong. The water from the stream comes from the nearby 1,657m Gunung Bubu, itself another attraction for mountain climbing enthusiasts. Facilities here include a suspension bridge, chalets, a camping ground, picnic areas, public toilet, community hall, and food stalls.

 
 

SLEEPY KARAI

 

About 15km south of Kuala Kangsar, set deep among rubber plantations and hills, is the sleepy town of Karai, also by the banks of Perak River about 3km from the Iskandar bridge. One of the interesting aspects you will find here apart from the town scene that resembles one which time has forgotten, is the Victoria Bridge, built in 1900 to aid the transporting of tin by rail. Karai is also close to several areas that produce local handicrafts. There are several centres at nearby villages such as Enggor, Kampung Bendang, and Kampung Berala, dealing in creating and selling products from earth, seashell, wood, and bamboo.

 
 
 
KUALA KANGSAR : City Attraction
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA