|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventures
There are many Interesting places and things to see in Perlis. Of
special note in Arau, the royal town, are the royal palace,
fronting the main road and the nearby royal mosque which can easily
accommodate up to 7,000 people in one prayer session. Arau itself,
which has clusters of fruit trees and coconut palms interspersed
among quaint residences is worth a visit.
| Arau royal palace
At Arau, the royal town, is the istana Arau, the home of dymm raja
of Perlis, one of the world's longest reigning monarchs. Opposite
is the contemporary designed state mosque which can easily seat up
to 7,000 people in one prayer session.
Chupping gets its name from the limestone hill known locally as
bukit Chuping. It is an area, not a town. It is a wide area of lush
green sugarcane stalks grown for commercial purposes. It is an area
of sugar-processing factories and cement plants. The natural
resources found here provide for such industrial developments. The
area of plantation and of industrail cement and sugar-processing
factories stretch right up to the border.
| Gua Kelam Recreational
Gua Kelam refers to 370-metre long limestone cave at the small town
of Kaki Bukit. A tin mine located inside the massive-looking cave
makes Gua Kelam an attraction to both local and foreign visitors.
Access to the tin mine is by way of a suspension bridge.
The uniqueness of approach, and the fact that visitors are
allowed to observe mine workers mining for tin are from vantage
points, make a visit to this place an intriguing and adventurous
experience. A subterranean stream flows in the limestone range near
kaki Bukit for about a quarter of a mile long. As in other
limestone areas, the stream has built a long cavern over the
This physiographic phenomenon was enlarged throughout the length
of the underground stream in 1935 by a resident English man who saw
it as a marvelous way of transporting tin ore from a mine located
near the stream entrance throughout the length of the underground
cavern providing a wondrous means of communication from Kaki Bukit
to a valley on the opposite end the Wan Tangga valley.
Admission Fee : Adult RM1.00
| Gunung Medan
This is yet another limestone outcrop, 300 feet high, situated
about 6 km south of Kangar. Gunung Medan now is a picnic spot with
a road climbs up to the peak. A fairly extensive network of
concrete stairway and walkways has also been constructed. The hill
top offers a panoramic view of the surrounding lowlands with the
expanse of padi fields, the green hilly country towards the north
into thailand, the sugarcane plantations to the east, while to its
west and south is seen the cluster of eslets offshore to the larger
pulau langkawi and the vast seas beyond.
| Hutan Lipur Bukit
Cool streams meandering through a lush tropical forest setting and
waterfalls cascading excitingly into frothing rocky pool down
below, make it an ideal location for picnic. It is 12km from Kangar
and it offers camping site, car park facilities and basic amenities
to make your trip comfortable.