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PERLIS - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tourist Attraction
 
 
KANGAR
 

Kangar is the capital of Perlis and the seat of government. It is located in the heart of the country?s ?rice bowl? area and depending on the season, it is surrounded by lush green fields or golden yellow padi, ripe for harvesting. Although new buildings can be seen, Kangar retains much of its old world charm. A small town, with everything within walking distance. Kangar is not lacking in amenities and facilities. The major landmark of the town is the state mosque, Masjid AIwi.

 
 
 
TASIK MELATI (MELATI LAKE)
 

 

Located just 8 km north of Kangar, this shallow lake is an ideal place for boating, picnics and relaxing walks. More than 150 sandbar islands dot the lake and can be reached by boat or sampan. Elevated walkways across the lake provide vantage points.

 
 
 
ARAU
 

The royal town of Arau is located 10 kilometres from Kangar, on the Peninsula?s main railway route extending northwards into Thailands. Of interest here is the imposing lstana Arau or Royal Palace, which boasts of classic architecture, and the Royal Mosque. Arau is the disembarkation point for visitors travelling by rail from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. From Arau, taxis to Kuala Perlis, the point of departure by ferry to Langkawi, are available.

 
 
 
THE SNAKE & REPTILE FARM
 

Surrounded by the Bukit Bintang Forest Reserve near Sungai Batu Pahat, and located 10 kilometres north of Kangar is the Snake and Reptile Farm. The Snake Farm is a research facility set up to develop serums for snakebites. Housing more than 20 species of snakes as well as crocodiles and monitor lizards, it is the only snake farm in Malaysia. The farm has open air enclosures as well as enclosed exhibits. Handlers will assist the public to take photographs with tame snakes.

 
 
 
PUTRA GOLF CLUB
 

 

Close to the Snake and Reptile Farm is a challenging par 72, 18 hole golf course. The Putra Golf Club is reputed for its technically difficult and challenging course.

 
 
 

HUTAN LIPUR BUKIT AIR

Bukit Air Recreational Park

 

Just a few kilometres north of the Golf Club is the Bukit Air Recreational Park. Cool streams meander through rich tropical forest and waterfalls cascade into rocky pools. Well constructed paths allow easy access through the park where visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. An excellent location for picnics, the park has a camping ground, a car park and all the basic amenities.

 
 
 
GUA KELAM RECREATIONAL PARK
 

 

The peaceful town of Kaki Bukit is home to Gua Kelam, literally translated as the ?Dark Caves?. The 370m long cave passage is well-lit and is believed to have been hollowed out from limestone massif by an underground stream over many eons. A wooden walkway stretching the entire length of the cave allows visitors to view the magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations. The original cave was enlarged in 1935 by a resident Englishmen to serve as a route for the transportation of tin ore. It is now a convenient way for local folk travelling on motor cycles to get from Kaki Bukit to the Wan Tangga Valley and vice versa.

 
 
 
MUSEUM KOTA KAYANG
 

 

This new museum is situated close to what was historically a fortified area. In fact, the word ?Kota? translates as fort in English. The area is also the burial ground for two 16th century Sultans of Kedah. The remains of a palace is surrounded by limestone outcrops. The site is marked by two simple mausoleums with gravestones and the remnants of timbers that demarcated the burial sites. While the grounds were being excavated for the construction of the new museum, artifacts most likely from the late Neolithic era were found. A bell-mouthed jar of red slip ware with cord-mark style, signifying the Ban Kao Neolithic culture of southern Thailand and Malaya, was found fairly intact. A similar splayed foot beaker and two excellent polished stone adzes, all corresponding to other similar finds in northern Malaya, probably date to around 2,000 to 2500 years in age. Also found at the same site was what appeared to be a die or mould of Indian origin. Other artifacts of Indian origin have been found in the northern regions, especially pottery, and date back to about 2,600 to 2,200 years, corresponding with the finds at the museum site.

 
 
 
TAMAN HERBA (HERB GARDENS)
 

Adjacent to Bukit Air Recreational Park, on 12 hectares of land, is the Herb Gardens. Created in 1998, its gardens now contain over 1,000 species of herb, spice and traditional medicinal plants. Both local and exotic species from other countries are grown and visitors to the gardens can learn about their uses and how to care for such plants.

 
 
 
KUALA PERLIS
 

The major ferry terminal for visitors departing for the enchanted isles of Langkawi is located at the mouth of the Perlis river, in the town of Kuala Perlis. The major activity found in Kuala Perlis is fishing and many superb seafood restaurants can be found in this small fishing town.

 
 
 
PERLIS STATE PARK
 

The Perlis State Park is located along the north-western part of the Thai-Malaysian border. Straddling the Nakawan Range, the longest continuous range of limestone hills in the country, the park consists of the Mata Ayer Forest Reserve and the Wang Mu Forest Reserve.

 

It comprises a total area of around 5,000 hectares. The Nakawan Range has rich, heavily forested slopes, extensive cave systems, sheer cliff faces and numerous jungle streams.

 

There is a rich bio-diversity in the forests as rare species of ginger, ferns and balsams are found nowhere else but here. It is also the only place in Malaysia where the Stumped-Tail Macaque is found.

 

All visitors to the park must register at the Park Visitor Centre. The centre houses an exhibition on the park and audio visual facilities.

 

Those who wish to visit the Wang Burma Cave and Gunung Perlis can hire their guides at the centre. Park accommodation situated at Wang Burma, about 1.2km from the visitor centre.

 

Various nature trails have been made to provide easy access and trail R-15 to Wang Kelian offers a commanding view of the surrounding countryside, including Timah Tasoh lake and the unique twin peaks of Bukit Chabang. Wang Kelian houses a popular Sunday market where visitors can cross the Thai-Malaysian border without the use of passports, provided that they remain within the market area.

 
 
 
PADANG BESAR
 

Padang Besar is a bustling border town with a profusion of colours, sights and sounds. It is also a major stopover along the rail route between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The elongated railway station is mannered by Malaysian officials at one end and their Thai counterparts at the other. Padang Besar is a bargain hunter?s paradise and boasts duty free shops and a variety of produce, souvenirs and artifacts that bear testimony to the rich cultural legacy of the state.

 
 
 
CHUPING
 

The town acquired its name from a limestone hill known locally as Bukit Chuping. The surrounding landscape is characterised by lush green sugar cane plantations covering some 22,000 hectares.

 
 
 
GUNUNG MEDAN
 

 

Some 6km south of Kangar is a popular picnic spot known as Gunung Medan. It is another limestone outcrop about 100m high with a road leading to the peak. An extensive network of stairways and walkways have been built here to take advantage of the view. Anywhere you look, the hill offers a panoramic view of paddy fields, the green hills to the north leading to Thailand, sugarcane plantations and the clusters of islands to the west and south of which Langkawi is one of the most prominent.

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Tourist Attraction
PERLIS - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA