|Places of interest
nature and adventures
| Hutan lipur bukit
hutan lipur bukit kubu is a natural limestone cave in a forested
limestone hill known as wang pinang, located near kuala perlis. The
cave is an interesting geological formation. Bukit kubu is now a
'cave park', sheltered and ideal for joggers and ave trekkers.
kangar, 56km north-west of alor setar, is the state capital set
amidst a vast expanse of green padi fields that turn a golden
yellow or harvest time. A major landmark of the town is the state
mosque, masjid alwi. A small town, kangar's stadium, general
hospital, hotels and schools are all within walking distance.
| Kota al marhum
in the same vicinity are located the burial grounds of two of the
16th century sultans of kedah. These are now seen as simple
mausoleums marked by grave stones with remnants of wood used to
mark the site.
nearby, too is an area of land believed to be the site of one of
the sultan's palaces surrounded on each side by limestone hills.
This is reminiscent of the palace built by almarhum sultan
dhiauddin almukaram shah of the late 16th centuey who had given the
name of the indera kayangan to perlis then. Two of the sultan's
personal efforts are still evident today. One is a
partially-enclosed spring which supplied fresh mineral water to the
palace and is still seen intact today. The other is the canal built
by the sultan in about 1680 connecting alor setar to his palace in
kuala perlis and from the palace to the burial grounds, thus
permitting boat passages between the points.
| Kuala perlis
located at the estuarine delta of the sungai perlis, kuala perlis
is a port, functionally. About 10 thousand people reside in this
somewhat muddled but quaintly attactive town where fishing is an
industry and everything else related to the industry is a major
item in the shops and warehouses. Kuala perlis is the second
biggest town in the state. It is also the entry and exit point to
phuket island and other coastal towns and villages of southern
thailand as well as to pulau langkawi. *kuala perlis is noted for
its local fast food, laksa, i.e, rice noodles dipped in spiced fish
soup with sliced onions and cucumber to add.
| Melati lake
tasik melati is a small but picturesque lake located in a partially
marshy lowland about 8 kilometres north of kangar. The lake is
shallow. More than 150 sandbars-islands may be seen all over the
lake. Sampan can be rowed to these tiny 'islands'. Elevated
walkways are also found over the waters of the lake, providing
vantage view points and seating for visitors. There is also a
parameter walkway as well as phone kiosks and toilet facilities.
The lake has recently been stock with fish.
| Snake farm
the snake farm at sungai batu pahat houses a large collection of
live snakea in large open-air enclosures. Primarily meant as a
research facility to develop and test serums for treatment for
snake bites, it also offers scientific data and research findings
related to snakes. It is open daily from 10.00am to 4.15pm
admission fee : adult rm2.00