Travel from Penang to Kangar by Bus
The distance between Penang and Kangar, Perlis, is approximately 170km. Via bus, the duration of travel is approximately 3 hours subject to several factors including the traffic condition and weather. Your journey is now made easier as you can get your bus ticket online via CatchThatBus mobile app or www.catchthatbus.com. Plusliner offers the bus service from Sungai Nibong Terminal, Penang, to Kangar Terminal for 3 times per day, everyday. You may choose to depart in the morning (9am), afternoon (130pm), or evening (630pm). Plusliner’s buses are fully air-conditioned with reclining seats and spacious legroom to ensure the passengers’ comfortable and enjoyable journey.
Things to do in Kangar
Kangar is the smallest state in Malaysia and it marks the end of all domestic bus lines in Malaysia before crossing to the neighbouring country, Thailand. Most travellers stop by the quaint town before resuming their travel to Thailand. For sightseeing, you may visit Downtown Kangar to see the elegant colonial State Secretariat Building and clocktower from the 1930s.
If you’re planning a trip with the “nature” theme, don’t forget to visit the Snake Farm, Taman Anggur Perlis (Perlis Grape Farm), and Tasik Melati Recreational Park (Melati Lake). Feeling a bit more energetic and adventurous? Head on to Gua Kelam (Kelam Cave) at Kaki Bukit, Perlis, from Kangar to experience the “cave walk” along a 370 metres limestone cave with a walkway that has a width of only 8 feet. Look out for the squeaking bats and droplets of water from the stalactites!
If you’re looking for a place to shop with unbelievable bargains and vast choices, look no further than Padang Besar. A popular shopping paradise since 1960, the place is home to duty-free shopping complex in between the border checkpoints of Malaysia and Thailand. Visitors from both countries flock the Kompleks Aked Niaga Padang Besar, Pasar Padang Besar, Gapura Square, and Jalan Besar located there for clothes, perfumes, chocolates, liquor, household items, and many more.
What to eat in Kangar?
When in Kangar, don’t forget to stock up on your harumanis, a special and decadent type of mango that is only grown in Perlis. Seafood is also very popular in the state, served extremely fresh as supplied by the local fishermen. To satisfy your cravings of Malay cuisines, stop over Restaurant Anjung Keli for the catfish dishes or Restoran Tok Mek for lunch with Siamese-Kelantanese influence. Kangar is quiet at night; most shops close before 10pm with the exception of Kayangan Square that stays open until 10pm. For a truly local experience, visit the coffee shops or mamak stalls at Persiaran Jublee Emas to have a local drink or supper.
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