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Johor   Kedah   Kelantan   Kuala Lumpur   Labuan   Melaka   N. Sembilan   Pahang   Penang   Perak   Perlis   Putrajaya   Sabah   Sarawak   Selangor   Terengganu


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Perlis  Land of Rustic Idyll



Situated in at the northwestern extremity of the Malay Peninsula; with its western coastline bordering the Straits of Malacca. Bounded by Thailand in the north, and by Kedah to the east and south, measuring approximately 759 sq. km, it is the smallest state in Malaysia, Perlis is not without its attractions, foremost among which is its serene unspoilt beauty, rustic rural scenes and vast padi fields with many quaint villages.



Perlis is the destination to head for if you prefer old world charm, where life is unhurried and the environment naturally fresh and crisp.

Also known as Perlis Indera Kayangan, the state capital is Kangar while the royal town is Arau.

Other major towns include the coastal fishing town
of Kuala Perlis which is also a major departure point for the fabled Langkawi island, and the border town Padang Besar, the main entry point to and from Thailand.


 

FAST FACTS ABOUT PERLIS
Full State Name - Perlis Indera Kayangan
Weather - January to April the weather is generally warm and dry. Days are hot and windy but nights can become cold towards dawn. September to December is wet. The average annual rainfall is between 2,000 ml and 2,500 ml (80" to 100") and humidity is high throughout the year. Temperature varies little the year round, ranging from 21 C to 32 C.
Population - Approx 225,000
Capital city - The state capital is Kangar and the royal capital is Arau
People - 79.74% Malay / 9.6% Chinese / 1.21% Indians / 9.45% Others
Head of State - Raja Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Major products/industries - Dominated by agriculture, with rice, sugar and fruits followed by Forestry and fishery
Note - It has different business hours than most of the other states. Banks and
government offices are closed on Friday. Saturday is a half-day and
Sunday is a working day.


RELATED LINKS

Intro & Background

Know the background info of the State
History - People & Culture - Economy
Shop & Dine - Getting There

Kangar & Arau

Kangar / The Perlis State Museum / Kota Al-Marhum Kayang (Kota Indera Kayangan) / Jalan Persisiran Pantai / Arau
 

Sights & Visits

Places of interests in the state covering
South Perlis - Central Perlis - North Perlis

Perlis State Map

View Map with layout of roads, major towns and places of interests

 

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