Kota Kayang Museum
|| Kuala Perlis,
|| +604 977 0027
|| 09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs - Daily
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji(closed)
Kota Kayang Museum is located around Kayang Hill, Lambong Panah Hill and Menara Hill in Kayang vicinity, the
oldest man-made canal in Peninsular Malaysia.
It has a very long and rich history before it finally became a museum in 1991. This 4.84 hectare
land which the museum currently stands belonged to Syed Salim as a gift from Raja Syed Alwi. At the
end of 19th century, Syed Salim built his residence and stayed with his family until it was sold to
the state government. After that, the building becomes the official residence of British Advisors.
During the Japanese occupation, the house became the Military Administration until 1945, where the
Thai Military Government took over
After independence, the government of Perlis took over and became the official residence
to Chief Minister. Finally in 1991, the building was demolished and rebuilt, to be structurally
identical to the previous building and converted it to a museum. The museum houses Islamic
artifact, Perlis/Kedah craft and item belonging to the royal family. Hotels in Perlis are not
luxurious, but suffice to provide a comfort rest with basic necessity.
No direct flight is available to Perlis, so the nearest air stop is Alor Setar.
Then take a 1 hour drive/taxi ride to Kangar town.
Take the north south expressway and exit at Jitra Selatan and get into
Kodiang and Kangar (highway K3)Once you are in Kangar town, take
the Jalan Kolam to head east until you reach Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
Near to the museum you will see the Kangar Hospital. The museum
is at the junction.