Kuala Perlis

Location: Perlis

Location Info

Address: Kuala Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia.

District » Kuala Perlis


Kuala Perlis is the main port in the state of Perlis, located extreme northwest in Peninsular Malaysia. It's a fishing town, located just 13km off Kangar.


Kuala Perlis is a fishing town located at the estuary of Perlis River, the visit to the town will not be complete without tasting the local seafood dishes. Since Kuala Perlis Jetty is the main jetty connecting to Phuket (Thailand) and Langkawi Island, many visitors decided to stop by to look around the fishing town while tasting the freshest local seafood. Apart from seafood, Kuala Perlis is also well known for its famous 'Laksa (noodle in milk curry)'. One of the attractions in town is the opportunity to see some old buildings and mosques, built on stilts over mangrove swamp. Though it's a small fishing town, there is much to offers for recreation.

For nature's lover, you can head down to the Perlis state park where you can enjoy bird watching, kayaking and even caving. It's also well known for shopping paradise, and since Perlis is sharing the border with Thailand, you can get many local and Thailand products at a bargain price. Padang Besar is the favorite shopping spot for both locals and visitors from both countries, Malaysia and Thailand. Of cause you can learn more of the state history by visiting the Perlis State Museum.


By Car

From the North-south highway, take the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) and head for Kodiang and Kangar Highway and exist at Kuala Perlis which is 48km away from the exit.

By Bus

From Pudu Station Kuala Lumpur, take an express bus to Perlis which departs at 10am or 11pm daily. It cost about RM 45 per person and the journey will take about 8 hours.