A QUICK GLANCE AT PERLIS
Perlis lies at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is the smallest state in Malaysia. It is bordered by Satun and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand on the north. It is also known as Perlis Indera Kayangan.
It has a population of 240,200 people and the state covers an area of 795 km2. The capital of Perlis is Kangar and its royal town is Arau. Although Perlis may be the smallest state in Malaysia, but its natural wealth, historical and cultural grandeurs can rival the other larger states in Malaysia.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF PERLIS
Exotic Farms & Parks
Located about 25 km from Kangar, Kelam Cave (Gua Kelam) begins at the limestone hills from Kaki Bukit at the Malaysian border right up to the Wang Kelian (near the border of Thailand) is one of the interesting destination in Perlis.
Another famous attraction of Perlis is the Snake and Reptile Farm, which was initially a research centre to test and develop serums for the treatment of dangerous snake bites. There is a huge collection of snakes put on display in this farm.
The Perlis State Park is also one of the more interesting places to visit as it is filled with beautiful, thick lush forest and extensive cave system. Its extensive flora and fauna is now being protected and preserve for its biological diversity. It is said to house over 600 species of flora, 70 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and 35 reptile species.
Some of the more popular places to shop in Perlis include the Kayangan Square Mall, Padang Besar and the Bukit Kayu Hitam. These areas are frequented by locals and tourists as they offer great deals and bargains. Products like clothes, household stuff and leather goods are available at Padang Besar. Whereas Bukit Kayu Hitam more popular for duty-free shopping.