Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis by Bus
Kuala Perlis is located in one of the smallest states in Malaysia called Perlis which sits on the border between Malaysia and Thailand. A trip to Kuala Perlis takes about 7 to 7 and a half hours, with your journey starting from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). It’s easy to reach TBS from anywhere in the Klang Valley as long as you get on an LRT and stop and Bandar Tasik Selatan station. All bus service providers stop at the Express Bus Terminal in Kuala Perlis, or the Kuala Perlis bus stop.
What to do in Kuala Perlis
Contrary to popular belief, Kuala Perlis isn’t a boring place that only functions as a gateway to neighboring Thailand. It does hold its own in terms of tourist attractions. In Kuala Perlis, you’ll find the renowned Al-Hussain Mosque or popularly known as the floating Mosque dues to the fact that it is built over water. Visit during sunset to be able to watch the beautiful sunset framing the mosque as the fading light is reflected on the mosque’s granite, coral, quartz and marble building materials. In the same town, you’ll find the Kota Kayang Museum that features exhibits about the history of Perlis. Kuala Perlis is also a departure port for nearby Langkawi Island which is accessible by a one hour ferry ride. Kuala Perlis port is also a bustling and vibrant import export port where you can see small scale cargo being loaded and unloaded daily. There’s also plenty of fishing going on, so if you’re a photographer, you’ll be able to capture genuine and authentic fishing activity going on. Only the jetty at Kuala Perlis allows you to drive your car on board and transport it to Langkawi Island.
What to eat in Kuala Perlis?
Since this is a port town, you can expect that the town is well known for its seafood, especially for their Laksa and you’ll want to visit places like Kak Su Laksa and Medan Ikan Bakar Kuala Perlis. If you have a hankering to travel and explore the hidden little town of Kuala Perlis.