An Introduction to Perlis
It is worth mentioning Perlis when talking about Malaysia because even though it is the smallest state in the country, it has its own surreal and authentic ambiance. Unlike the other states it is not so much talked about in terms of city life, tourist attractions and places to visit but most would agree that is a place open to exploration and adventure. If you would like a serene and scenic getaway then Perlis is perfect with its traditional villages, paddy fields and cultural traditions evident in the lifestyles of the residents.
Its location is in the northern tip of West Malaysia with Thailand in the north and Kedah to the east and south. It is 810 km² and has a population of 241,000 as of 2009. Its state capital is Kangar. Some of the other towns in Perlis are Arau, Kuala Perlis and Padang Besar. Perlis was formerly part of Kedah and came under the rule of Siam, Aceh, Japan and finally the British before becoming an independent state in Malaysia.
Transportation and Accessibility
Perlis does not have an airport but you can fly to Alor Setar in Kedah and take a 45 minute taxi ride to Kangar. There are regular bus services from Kangar to major towns including Kuala Lumpur, Alor Setar, Butterworth, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Terengganu, Seremban and Ipoh while the local bus service operates from Kangar to Kuala Perlis, Simpang Empat, Bukit Keteri Mata Air and Padang Besar and Kodiang. Ferry services take scheduled trips from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi.
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