Friday, October 9, 2009

Tasik Melati

Just 8 km north of Kangar lies this tranquil lake. People often come here to picnic, boat or stroll around the lake. There are more than 150 unique sand bar islands on the lake, which can be accessed by boats.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Snake & Reptile Farm

The Snake and Reptile farm is one of Perlis major tourist attractions. It houses a large collection of snakes and other reptiles. Run by the Institute for Medical Research, its main objectives are the biological study of Malaysian snakes, the dissemination of information and findings of the research as well as the production of anti-venom for local consumption. The farm holds some 23 species of snakes in large open-air enclosures as well as iguanas and crocodiles. Those brave enough, can have their pictures taken with some of the larger snakes, with some help and supervision from the snake handlers.

The Snake and Reptile farm currently houses some 200 snakes, both local and foreign species. The Snake and Reptile Farm is located near Batu Pahat river, surrounded by Perlis' Bukit Bintang Forest Reserve. Nearby attractions include a recreational park with a picnic area, a mini bird park, a nine-hole golf course as well as budget chalets.

The Snake and Reptlie Farm is open from Saturday through Thursday between 9am to 5pm and on Friday between 9am to 6pm with a break from 12.15pm to 2.45pm. It is also open during public holidays during normal open hours. The minimal entrance fee is RM2 for adults and RM1 for children. Children under 6 years old can enter for free.
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University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is located at the northernmost part of the Malaysian peninsula, less than 35 km from the borders of Thailand. Originally known as KUKUM (Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia, or Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering), it was approved by the Cabinet as a public institution of higher learning in May, 2001. Its first intake comprised 116 engineering students, who started classes in June, 2002. It now has about 4000 students, and a workforce of more than 800 people comprising academic and non-academic staff. There are 19 programmes leading to B. Eng and six programmes leading to Diploma (Eng), offered through eight engineering schools. There are also numerous postgraduate degree programmes on offer.

UniMAP boasts itself as a true-blue technical university which fulfills the interest of students who are inclined towards practical-based engineering education. UniMAP graduates are budding engineers who have been groomed to be competent and confident enough to explore entrepreneurial possibilities upon graduation. They are expected to not only exhibit excellence in knowledge and skills directly related to their engineering fields of study, but are also proficient in communication and ICT skills, as well as possessing unsurpassed traits of professionalism and patriotism. It is hoped that because their education has been excellent, they will become the engineering leaders of tomorrow. Indeed this is a testimony of UniMAP’s commitment to Engineering as a discipline.

In order to achieve maximum benefit for the country at large, the areas of focus of public technical universities are determined by the government. In the case of UniMAP, it was decided that electronic-based engineering should be the focus. However, this does not mean that there is no room for other disciplines of engineering to be developed here. Rather, all related fields of engineering and technology that can support the advancement of electronic-based engineering, can be offered.

To produce a holistic human capital that contributes to the nation’s development and industrial competitiveness agenda

An internationally competitive academic and research institution
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

UiTM Arau, Perlis

University Technology Mara (UiTM), Arau, Perlis.
In the early stage this campus is known as Institute Technology Mara (ITM). It is located at Bandar DiRaja Arau, Perlis, about 13 kilometers form Capital City, Kangar. It was officially opened in 5th July 1974 and this is the older university in Perlis Indera Kayangan. Then starting on 1999 this campus is known as University Technology Mara (UiTM), Perlis.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Wang Kelian

Wang Kelian is a popular market situated along the Malaysia - Thai border at the most northern town in Malaysia. A myriad of goods such as handicrafts, tableware and clothing are available here. Visitors can visit the market without the use of passports when crossing the border. This is only provided that they are remain within the market area.

Not forgetting the Wang Kelian State Park, nature lovers and adventures are sure to enjoy the visit to Wang Kelian State Park. The forest is rich with flora and fauna, with some of the flora is close to Thai vegetation. This area is about 1,000 hectors located in the Mata Ayer Forest Reserve.

On the way to Wang Kelian, visitors will see a spectacular view of the Timah Tasoh Dam and the unique twin peaks of Bukit Chabang.

For adventures, take a challenging walk at the jungle trek form the camping site past a trapping waterfall leading to the Wang Burma cave.

It is easy to get there either by taxi or by bus. You can get a taxi form Kangar or Padang Besar to Wang Kelian. Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Kaki Bukit and catch a taxi from there, which would cost you less. There are no direct buses to Wang Kelian. The nearest point with a bus service is Kaki Bukit, which is served by buses from Kangar and less frequently from Padang Besar. Then, you will have to catch a taxi form Kaki Bukit to Wang Kelian.

Travellers can easily walk across the border and the two immigration posts are about 100 meters apart. A small trucks to Satun in Thailand side is waiting for passengers ofn the Thai side of the border.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gua Wang Burma

The Wang Burma Cave has unique and challenging chambers ans shelters a large population of insects, bats, toads and other cave inhabitants. It is located north near the Bukit China Granite and tucked between Gua Kelam and Perlis State Park. Those intending to visit are required to obtaim permission form the Perlis State Park management and engage the service of a ranger or qualified guide.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Gua Kelam Recreation Park

Situated within Kaki Bukit town, the highlight of this park is Gua Kelam a 370 meter long limestone cave which is filled with interesting stalagmite and stalactite formations. This well-lit cave is believed to have been hollowed out from a limestone massif by an underground stream over many eons. Located nearby is Gua Kelam II which is suitable for more experienced cavers.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Football Team

Football is the number one sport in Perlis. The Perlis Football Association (PFA) (In Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Perlis) enters a team in Malaysia football competitions to represent the state of Perlis. The team is based in Kangar. They play in the top division in Malaysian football, the Malaysia Super League. Their home stadium is Utama Negeri Stadium located at Kangar, Perlis. The colour of the team shirt is yellow and blue.
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Chuping is a small town in Perlis. The town's name is derived from a limestone hill known by the local folks as Bukit Chuping. It is situated to the northeast of Kangar. The largest sugarcane plantation in Malaysia is located here. There are about 22,000 hectares of sugarcane plantation. This is wide sugarcane plantation is own by Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA). Harvesting period starts from December and done until June. Even so, the vast, green landscape of Chuping sugarcane plantation is a lovely sight to behold.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kuala Perlis

Kuala Perlis is the second largest town and as the main port in Perlis. This is a fishing town located at the estuarine delta of the Perlis River. The town is about 13 Kilometer from capital city, Kangar.

The population in Kuala Perlis is about 10,000 people. The major industry in this town is fishing. Along the riverbank wooden houses resided by fishermen. Small shops and old warehouse can be found around this area as well.

The visit to Kuala Perlis would not be complete without taking a bite on some of their local food especially "Laksa". Kuala Perlis is also famous for its seafood.

To reach Phuket or Langkawi Island, one should head to Kuala Perlis. There is a ferry terminal here bound to both islands and other coastal towns as well.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Capital City-Kangar

Kangar is the capital of Perlis. It is located in the heart of the country's "rice bowl" region, and depending on the season, it is surrounded by lush green fields or golden yellow padi, ripe for harvesting.

Although new buildings can be seen, Kangar retains much of its old world charm.

A small town with everything within walking distance, Kangar is not lacking in amenities and facilities.

The major landmark of the town is the state mosque, Masjid Alwi.
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Introduction - Perlis Indera Kayangan




Perlis may be the smallest state in Malaysia, but it boasts a wealth of natural, cultural and historical splendours that rival the bigger states. You may be mesmerised by the many quaint villages, picturesque scenery and centuries-old traditions wherever you go. In short, Perlis is the perfect destination to head for if you prefer old world charm instead of the hustle and bustle of the city, where life is unhurried and the environment naturally fresh and crisp.

Perlis lies at the northwestern tip of the Malay Peninsula; bounded by Thailand in the north, and by Kedah to the east and south. Its western coastline borders the Straits of Melaka. It measures approximately 810 sq km and has a population of 217,480. The state capital is Kangar while Arau, 10km away, is the Royal town.

Although small in size, Perlis is not without its attractions, foremost among which is its serene beauty. Perlis, too, abounds with rustic rural scenes and rolling green fields of padi.

January to April the weather is generally warm and dry. Days are hot and windy but nights can become cold towards dawn. September to December is wet. The average annual rainfall is between 2,000 ml and 2,500 ml (80" to 100") and humidity is high throughout the year. Temperature varies little the year round, ranging from 21° C to 32° C.
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