PERLIS - MALAYSIA

 

 

PERLIS

NORTH MALAYSIA

 

 

 

Perlis Indera Kayangan, the country's smallest state, lies at the northwest corner of the Malay Peninsular between the state of Kedah and neighboring Thailand while the Straits of Malacca fills its western coastline. The state's main appeal is its refreshing serenity, a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life and suitable for those who seeks a tranquil atmosphere and a popular travel destination for the folks living in Thailand who can walk through the border to get into Perlis.

 

Tasik Melati (Melati Lake) in PerlisRice farming is a principal economic activity here. The green expanse of the rice fields, thatched-roof huts and local farmers tending to their plots are all part of the state's rustic charm. The villages are quaint and age-old customs prevail. Together with neighboring state Kedah, these two northern states form the rice-bowl of Malaysia. Due to the proximity and historical links with Thailand, the people here have Tasik Melati (Melati Lake)           inherited some Thai traditions and its language. Perlis allows visitors to see the traditional lifestyles of the farmers here and there are many famous tourists attractions and places of interest which will enthralled visitors.

 

Gua Kelam at Kaki Bukit in PerlisThis is evident in the border town of Padang Besar, where the blending of local Malay and Thai elements give the town a unique flavor. Shopping for local products is a popular activity with visitors to the town. Places of interest include a 370 meters long limestone cave, Gua Kelam at Kaki Bukit, Wang Kelian in the vicinity and the Snake Farm at Sungai Batu Pahat and use the travel guide here to learn more. Kuala Perlis is an attractive fishing town, popular for its fresh seafood such as crabs and different species of fish and local cuisine.

 

This town is a transit point to the famed Pulau Langkawi. Kangar, the capital city, is the seat of the state government. About six kilometers away is the scenic limestone outcrop of Gunung Medan which is a favorite spot for picnickers. Arau, the royal town, is the residence of the State's Ruler and          Gua Kelam, Kaki Bukit

a grand royal mosque is found here. Perlis is a good destination to rejuvenate your tired legs and body after some very hectic sightseeing at other parts of north Malaysia due to its slow paced life here.

 

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