good food, good ppl, good place
At the moment, still undiscovered by the masses so not many cons yet
Peaceful and interesting town.
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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!more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 beveragesmore
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,...more
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.
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).
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...
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...more
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.more