Kuala Kangsar

Istana Kenangan

Kuala Kangsar is the royal town of Perak.

Understand

It was here that the first rubber tree was planted in the then Malaya, by the English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley. This rubber tree still stands today in the compound of the Kuala Kangsar City Hall (Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar).

Get in

By bus

There are numerous intercity buses running to Kuala Kangsar. There are very frequent local bus connections between Ipoh and Kuala Kangsar. From Ipoh's main local bus station (south of the railway station), just hop on the local bus and pay later.

By car

The main gateway to the town is via the North-South Expressway from Kuala Lumpur to the Thai border. From Kuala Lumpur, head northwards towards Ipoh. Kuala Kangsar is just approximately 30km to the north of Ipoh. The old Federal Route One is an alternative for those who want a leisurely drive to Kuala Kangsar.

By train

Keretapi Tanah Melayu operates daily services from Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Butterworth).

Get around

Walking to the various attractions is recommended for those who are fit, but driving around enables the visitor to explore the outskirts.

See

Masjid Ubudiah

Do

Perak River at Kuala Kangsar

The fare is MYR0.20 or 20sen but you get a 10 minute ride on the ferry to experience the local lifestyle. Its worth it!

Buy

Eat

Drink

Cendol Kuala Kangsar, which in the local dialect is pronounced as "cendoi."

Sleep

in Kampong Kledang, Kota Lama Kiri. Each of their bungalows (sleeps up to 8 people) are furnished with gas oven, refrigerator and air-conditioned.Bookings in advance is recommended as Kuala Kangsar is lacking in travel accommodation especially during weekends. Contact no. +60 12 2150525 or +60 12 2237361

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