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Kuala Perlis

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Kuala Perlis is a city in Perlis, Malaysia.

Get in[edit]

By Bus[edit]

The bus terminal is near the ferry terminal, just walk along the covered walkway. Note most of bus services from the terminal are long distance to Kuala Lumpur and may be expensive if possible for a short ride to Aloe Setar or Butterworth.

  • Etika Delta Express [1] - Provide express bus service from KL to and fro Kuala Perlis
  • Plusliner [2] - lists service to/from Butterworth. However, they do not have ticket office in the terminal and it is not certain if the bus stop to pick up passenger without reservation (everyone in the ticket counters says "no bus to Butterworth").
  • MyBas [3] There are regular bus from Kangar (state capital) to Kuala Perlis bus station on route MyBas T12. Departs every 1.30 hours.

By Train[edit]

There are electric train serving Arau, from Penang and Kuala Lumpur. From Arau you can complete the 20KM journey to Kuala Perlis either through bus or taxi.

By Boat[edit]

Apart from Penang and Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis is another ferry point to Langkawi. Langkawi Ferry Service [4] provides ferry service to Langkawi island.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kota Kayang Meseum [5] - An archaeological and Perlis royal family gallery.

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Kak Su Laksa Beras (Kuala Perlis style of laksa)
  • Medan Ikan Bakar Kuala Perlis (seafood in front Putra Brasmana Hotel)
  • Shah'rin Corner
  • T Restaurant

Drink[edit][add listing]

Nightlife is non-existent. Beers can be purchased at all 7-11 convenient stores.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Putra Brasmana Hotel
  • T Hotel, Kuala Perlis
  • Kuala Perlis Seaview Hotel
  • Pens Hotel


Emergency numbers[edit]

  • Ambulance - Police - Fire: ☎ 999
  • Rescue (Civil Defense): 991
  • All the abovementioned numbers: ☎ 112 from mobile phones
  • Telegram service: ☎ 100
  • International and domestic operator assisted service: ☎ 101
  • Directory enquiry service: ☎ 103
  • Multilingual international service: ☎ 198


Avoiding overly revealing clothes goes a long way towards blending in. Many mosques and temples require covering up, and you will get more respect from officialdom if you dress up a little. Many places of worship including all mosques will require you to take your shoes off before entering. When eating with hands rather than cutlery, do not eat with the left hand in public as it is considered impolite. If you can speak just a few words of the four main local languages, namely Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese (especially Cantonese), Tamil and English, it will ingratiate you a lot with the locals.

Stay healthy[edit]

Average temperatures are hot or hotter; it's the tropics. Be sure to stay hydrated. You will need to drink about 3 litres a day and don't wait till you are thirsty to drink. Room temprature water preferably. De-hydration accounts for a large percentage of dodgy tummy holiday illnesses.

Stay safe[edit]

Perlis is relatively a safe place for travellers, however like in any other place, Perlis has its share of crime, so common precautions must be taken against snatch-thieves and scams. Some other precautions:

  • Don't walk alone in dark and deserted places.
  • Don't accept rides from Kereta Sapu (passenger car / unlicensed taxi).
  • Don't carry valuables in motorbike-baskets.
  • Don't leave valuables in hotel rooms.
  • Don't place valuables on restaurant tables.
  • Do be wary of snatch-thieves - especially when wearing jewelry and/or carrying bags. Some of these felons practice the art of 'ride-by' snatching of ladies' handbags which can result in serious injury to the victim. So ladies: walk against traffic and keep the handbag on the side away from the road or better still, don't carry one.
  • Look both ways when you cross the road.

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