Kota Kayang Museum

Location: Perlis

Location Info

Address: Kuala Perlis, 01000 Perlis,Malaysia
Office Number: +604 977 0027
Opening Hours: 09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs - Daily
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji(closed)
Admission: FREE

District » Kuala Perlis


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.


By Air

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.

By Land

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.