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Court House of Kangar, Perlis

Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Kangar is the end of all domestic bus lines in Malaysia before crossing to Thailand. Most notable company is Transnasional Berhad, the largest bus company in Malaysia. There are also companies that go to and from as far as Melaka in the south and Kelantan in the east. Fare to travel from Kuala Lumpur is about RM43 and the journey takes about 6.5 hours.

By train[edit]

Taking a train to Perlis you will end up in a small town called Arau, less than 15km away from Kangar. The only company that provides passenger train service is KTM Berhad.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Hop-on-hop-off town buses are easily accessible. The center for the town buses is next to Kayangan Square. However, town buses do not operate at night. Taxis are few and far between and are usually focused at the bus terminal.

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Taman Rekreasi Gua Cenderawasih, at Cenderawasih Hill, near Dewan 2020

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Store, Jalan Penjara, 01000 Kangar, Perlis., "+60.  edit
  • Girl Friend Fashion Boutique, N0. 13, Tingkat Atas, Taman Simpang 3, Jln.Arau-Kangar, 01000 Kangar, Perlis.. It's a place where famous designer display their best collection. It's a fantastic fashion boutique. For more info please call 019-2045565  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Anjung Keli
  • Poh Kee Laksa and Ah Beng Laksa are the two most famous Chinese-style Asam Laksa stall in Kangar. Situated just opposite the bus terminal.
  • There are two KFC chain store in Kangar, one is located at Jalan Bukit Lagi and another one is located opposite Kayangan Square at Jalan Penjara, which is opened 24 hour.
  • Secret Recipe, 275! Jalan Baru, Taman Pengkalan Asam, 01000, Kangar. Tel: +6 04 977 7996. Opening hours: 11.00 AM-11.00 PM (daily)

Drink[edit][add listing]

Nightlife in Kangar is nonexistent. Shops close well before 10pm but the Kayangan Square stays open until 10pm.

However, you can always join the locals at coffee shop or mamak stall (mostly located at Persiaran Jublee Emas) to have a local drink.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Putra Palace, 135 Persiaran Jubli Emas, tel. 6 04 9767755, fax 6 04 9768857, [1]. 3 Star Hotel
  • Hotel Seri Malaysia, beside Dewan 2020
  • Soo Guan Villa, 1231 Kg Ujong Matang, tel. 6 04 9772250, fax 6 04 9772250, [2].
  • Hotel Malaysia
  • Federal Hotel
  • Sri Kayangan Inn, Medan Raja Syed Alwi

Get out[edit]

  • Hat Yai - South Thailand: Despite what some locals or even people at the bus station tell you, there is a local bus to the Thai border (Padang Besar) and you do not have to take a taxi (for RM25) to get there. You can catch the local bus (MyBas, Maraliner) to Padang Besar at the main bus station. There are four buses a day, but the exact time is unsure (one was leaving at 9:30am). The journey takes about one hour and costs RM4.20. The bus drops you about 200m before the border, just go straight at the roundabout (with the train station to your left) to the malay checkpoint. Just ignore the taxi drivers and follow the road without sidewalk for about 10min where you reach the thai immigration. After crossing the border you can take a local bus to Hat Yai (44.40 THB, 2h) from the small bus stop on your right. The bus can drop you at the minibus station from where you can contiune your trip.

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