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Kuala Perlis

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The port of Kuala Perlis

Kuala Perlis is a port town in Perlis, Malaysia.

Undertand[edit]

Kuala Perlis is only a couple of kilometres from the Thai border and very close to the Thai town of Satun. However, national parks on both sides of the border create a green barrier and there is no a direct road between the two towns.

Get in[edit]

The nearest legal border crossing from Thailand by road is about 45 km north of Kuala Perlis.

The nearest train station is at Arau, the stop before the border station of Pedang Besar. It is on the line north from Butterworth and south from Hat Yai in Thailand.

Consider crossing the border by boat: boats run between Tammalang pier near Satun in Thailand and Kuala Perlis. You can also take a boat from Langkawi Island.

Get around[edit]

Buses and taxis are available.

See[edit]

  • 1 Kota Kayang Meseum, +60 4-977 0027. An archaeological and Perlis royal family gallery.
  • 2 Masjid Terapung Al-Hussain. Beautiful floating mosque.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 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]

Nightlife is non-existent. Beer can be purchased at all 7-Eleven convenience stores.

Sleep[edit]

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

Connect[edit]

Respect[edit]

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 safe[edit]

Perlis is relatively a safe place for travellers, but take the common precautions against snatch-thieves and scams and don't accept rides from Kereta Sapu (passenger car / unlicensed taxi) at night.

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