Kuala Kangsar Travel Guide

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Kuala Kangsar Things to Do

  • Istana Kenangan

    The Istana Kenangan is a charming wooden yellow and black painted building that was one of the best buildings I came across in my time in Malaysia. Also known as Istana Lembah and Istana Tepas, it's located a short distance from Istana Iskandariah and the Ubudiah Mosque. It was built around the same time as the current royal palace, Istana...

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  • Istana Iskandariah

    The Istana Iskandariah is located within a short drive from Istana Kota, Istana Kenangan and the Ubudiah Mosque. It is the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. The Moorish style palace was built in 1926 after the Big Flood of the same year almost swept away the original palace, Istana Sri Sayong, which was located on the riverbank. Its style...

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  • Perak Royal Mausoleum

    The Perak Royal Mausoleum, also called the Al-Ghufran Royal Cemetery, is located next to the exquisite Ubudiah Mosque. This is the final resting place for much of Perak royalty, and holds the graves of Sultan Abdullah, who was exiled from Perak for his involvement in the murder of JWW Birch in Pasir Salak.

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  • Ubudiah Mosque

    The Ubudiah Mosque is reputed to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia and I can confirm that with my own eyes. The word "ubudiah" means "to yield oneself to the will of Allah". Appropriately, it was the name chosen by the then 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I when he decided to build the mosque in 1911. He was...

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  • Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah

    Located in the Istana Kota, the former palace of the Sultan of Perak, this museum showcases some of the personal effects of the current Sultan, Sultan Azlan Shah. On display in a separate building across a fountain from the main building are his royal motorcars (Rolls Royce’s) and patrol cars used in the motorcade when Sultan Azlan Shah reigned as...

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  • Istana Kota

    This impressive palace was built in 1903 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak. It was used as the sultan’s residence until 1954, when it was taken over by the Education Ministry, and turned into the Istana Kota National School. Then, in 1970, it was used as a girls' school, called the Raja Perempuan Mazwin School. Eventually, however, the...

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  • Sultan Abdul Jalil Bridge

    The Sultan Abdul Jalil Bridge was named after the past Sultan of Perak who reigned for a short period between 1916-1918. This concrete bridge takes some load off the older Iskandar Bridge which was built by the British. It was officially opened by Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak, in June 2002.

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  • Clock Tower & Fountain

    There's this Clock Tower right in the middle of the town, which incidentally serves as the round-about for traffic management. There's also a fountain nearby and some attractive arches nearby.

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  • McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

    Now, I've seen some strange sights in my time, and being that Kuala Kangsar is a royal town, the last thing I expected to find right in the middle of town is this fighter plane. Well, actually, the reason why it's here is due to it being presented to the Sultan of Perak in 2004 and as he resides in town then why not put it on display here!

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  • Church of the Resurrection

    Located next to the town’s bus station, this lovely charming wooden church was built in 1908. Unfortunately, it was shut when I visited in Feb 2009 and so I couldn't get to see inside.

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  • Malay College Kuala Kangsar

    The Malay College Kuala Kangsar is where the cream of the Malay society received their education. When it first opened in 1905, under the name Malay Residential School, only the children of the Royal Family, high ranking Malay dignitaries and royal court officials were received. At that time, it operated in its original attap premises. The syllabus...

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  • Pavilion Square Tower

    The Pavilion Square Tower is one of the most charming buildings in Kuala Kangsar and overlooks the Padang of the Kuala Kangsar Malay College. Built in 1930, it was used as a recreational centre for court officials and other dignitaries, before today becoming part of a public park.

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  • Ridzuaniah Mosque

    Ridzuaniah Mosque, long overshadowed by the immensely famous Ubudiah Mosque, is the biggest mosque in Kuala Kangsar. It was built shortly after the Ubudiah Mosque, in 1915, during the reign of Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah, the 28th Sultan of Perak (1887-1916). The land, which was endowed by the Sultan for religious purposes, is situated within...

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  • First Rubber Tree

    This rubber tree was the first one planted in Malaysia. It was planted when the country was still called British Malaya. It was one of nine seedlings brought over from Brazil by the English botanist H.N. Ridley (Henry Nicholas Ridley) in 1877, and is one of the two oldest rubber trees still standing in Malaysia.This rubber tree helped usher in the...

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  • Istana Iskandariah

    The Istana Iskandariah is the official residence of the Sultan of Perak... A magnificent and imposing architectural structure, it was designed around the northern Indian Muslim motif which accounts for its strong "Saracenic" or "Moorish" features... In 1984, an extension was built, adding an annex to contain a banqueting hall and a ceremonial...

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Kuala Kangsar Restaurants

  • Excellent little cafe/restaurant with...

    The gate is a real nice little place in Kuala Kangsar.It's more of a coffee house than a restaurant really, but they do serve hot food too and it's very good.I had some excellent sweet and sour chicken when i was there for instance.I was there a couple of times and mostly came there for thier excellent coffee and because they had a free witfif with...

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  • Great western food dishes

    This great little place is located along the main road that leads into the town centre from the Clock Tower. It's run by a really huge guy who's the chef and looks like he enjoys his food! They serve a lot of western food which is very tasty.

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  • Minced Pork Noodles and Beef Balls

    Hai Lam Building, Jalan Kota Lama Kiri33000  Kuala KangsarPerak  MalaysiaTelephone: 0125155045 I remember going to this "Kopitiam" (coffee shop) as a young boy every sunday after church and my favourite dish was the dry Hakka Noodles with a thick mince pork gravy. You add some chilli sauce to the gravy and the dish is divine!The Beef Balls served...

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  • Kedai Cendol dan Laksa

    The centre is within the Medan Selara Sg Perak which comprises of shopping and various food outlets... There is also a ferry to the other side of the wide river... Coupon parking is available... As the name implies, this centre is only for laksa and cendol... The cendol is good but the ABC is just ordinary...

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  • Yat Lai Restaurant

    Yat Lai is the most well-known restaurant in Kuala Kangsar... Ask any current student or ex-student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) and the restaurant will bring back fond memories... Yat Lai is the meeting place of MCKK students during their schooldays where they can have coffee and buns (or pau)... Yat Lai is located at an old 2-storey...

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  • KualaKangsar Lhaksa

    Kuala Kangsar was well known with its Lhaksha, peoples said that it was peculiar at Kuala Kangsar, but it was good only for Malay, Chinese, Indonesia,. Nevertheless, it good to try and tasting South East Asian-Malay food

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  • Malaysian Cuisine

    The Food court with Perak River view, a spacious food court with many food stall, the rate of each dish were in accordance to Government regulation for food price, so not to worry about 'trap' price Lhaksha cap go meh(?), chicken barbeque, Malaysian Rojak, Local cuisine of Kuala Kangsar, food and beverages

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  • Tak Nak

    Tak Nak is an anti-smoking campaign, for what sir? Is for telling Malaysians not to smoking, to installed this big signboard in every little towns and big cities, so that peoples can see read, so that peoples think good and peoples will stop smoking, this is all Tak Nak about.At the back of Tak Nak is actually a bakery shop and a restaurant hotel,...

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  • Chicken Shop

    Chicken Shop, Chicken Shop and Chicken Shop, this is Kentucky Fried Chicken Shop of Kuala Kangsar. This is a must for Malaysians, chicken eating is very important to peoples, Chicken Shop is everywhere, is in Kuala Kangsar, please eat the chickens.

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Kuala Kangsar Nightlife

  • by hidupperak Written Jun 14, 2007

    KK town is in fact a quiet n peaceful town where time actually waits for you.It was quite fun sitting by the riverbank of Perak River during the night overseeing the beautiful newly built bridge. After a hectic city life, a day or two here would give a peace of mind to visitors but at the same time it can drive u crazy when one has no activity to do. Oh my, the town is totally shut off after ten even one can sleep on the main road without fear of being run over by a vehicle.But no worries 7-11 is always there to the rescue, grab a few snacks n thats it u r happy again.N not forgetting the faithful burger stalls standing proudly by the roadsides. No matter what KK town is good place to "chill out" where everything is just 2mins away, no jam,no difficulty crossing junctions....and finally a good place to retire....i would like to pay my respect to this town n its people for all the experience i ve gained n cheers to the visitors who manage to survive here for more than a week....

    Dress Code: You can pretty much dress up in whatever way that you like. Coz basically, if you dress up too nicely, you'd only be wasting your time, and even if you dress badly, no one will really look at you any more different than any other person.

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Kuala Kangsar Transportation

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    by Willettsworld Written Aug 19, 2010

    The town’s bus station is well located in the middle of town. I took a bus from Taiping to Kuala Kangsar which only took about 50 minutes and cost RM3.90. Bus connections from Kuala Kangsar include Butterworth (2hrs); Ipoh (1hr) and KL (3.5-4hrs).

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Kuala Kangsar Sports & Outdoors

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    by chiabh Updated Dec 15, 2008

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    This par-35 9 holes course plays to 5,446m for the full 18-holes with the outgoing Nine at 2,754m (using the blue tees) and the incoming Nine at 2,692m (using the white tees)... The fairway is of cow grass with the course relatively flat... Water comes into play in only 2 holes including the finishing holes... Buggy is available and is on fairway as there is no buggy track...

    This is the only golf course in Kuala Kangsar...

    Equipment: The clubhouse has the usual men and ladies changing rooms... There is also a small golfer's terrace for drinks and snacks...

    Green fee is RM30 for 18-holes with buggy at RM40... Half the pricing for playing 9-holes...

    clubhouse view from 9th/18th green... hole #5 par-5...
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Kuala Kangsar Favorites

  • Endless list of fruits

    There are so many different fresh tropical fruits that you can sample when in Kuala Kangsar or anywhere in Malaysia. You can go to a major department store at the grocery section and buy them in small quantity and at fixed price to sample or go the fruit stalls themselves.Here are other fruits, not yet mentioned which I will add later when I have...

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  • Salak or "Snake Fruit"

    Salak is a palm fruit originating from Malaysia and Indonesia. There are several variety.The skin is leathery but easily to peel by fingers. The whitish lobes (usually 3) inside is tasty, sweet to sourish, a bit hard and crunchy like apple.It is very commonly found in the markets in Kelantan and less popular in urban Penang and Perak.

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  • Tampoi - A rarely found fruit

    The tampoi is related to "duku" or anther fruit called "rambai". In the east coast state of Terengganu, it is known as "pahit" or "ngeke"The fruit is large and skin is thick but only 3 segments inside. Taste, well, like langsat and duku.

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Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK)
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Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah @ Istana Hulu
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Royal Museum of Perak @ Istana Kenangan
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First Rubber Tree
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Keris Monument
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Pavilion Square Tower
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Ubudiah Mosque (or Masjid Ubudiah)
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Duku - related to langsat
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Sugar Apple (Sweetsop) - another less common fruit
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Soursop - less common fruit
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Ciku
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Langsat
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Papayas
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Guavas
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Star Fruits
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Pomelos - Perak specialty
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Rambutans - Juicy and sweet
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Durian - King of Fruits
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Malay College Kuala Kangsar
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Enjoy the green environs
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Kampong Sayong across the river
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Perak River
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Clock Tower of Kuala Kangsar
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Gallery Sultan Azlan Shah
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The Royal Palace of Perak
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Istana Kenangan (Old Palace)
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Ubudiah Mosque & Royal Masoleum
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Istana Iskandariah
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Ubudiah Mosque
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KualaKangsar Tourist Spot
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Kuala Kangsar Arts and Crafts
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Sultan Iskandar Palace
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KK city Center
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Perak Riverside Park
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Sometimes His Majesty is here...
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A unique local architecture
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As old as 88 years plus plus!
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Learning about the 'Silver' state Sultan
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Queen Elizabeth II was here..
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The oldest boarding school in the country
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