Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Kuala Kangsar Perak

I keep going to other places but my own hometown has its own charms. Kuala Kangsar  is Royal Town of Perak state in Malaysia. It is full of historical place and beautiful  traditional architecture. Kuala Kangsar located between Ipoh and Taiping with approximate distance only half an hour via highway.

Transport : Land via car, bus (direct from Kuala Lumpur), train (u can also use ets to Ipoh and change to normal train -Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar.

Camera :Samsung Galaxy Camera
First landmark - from bus station - The roundabouts .

Near the roundabouts is the tourism office. You may rent a bicycle there to go to the palaces in Bukit Chandan.You can enquire other info and accommodations here

Attractions :
Royal Gallery of Sultan Azlan Shah

This is one of old palace convert to be gallery by the current Sultan. You can view Sultan personal 's belonging and history. There is also collection of antique car in the gallery.
 2. Ubudiah Mosque / Masjid Ubudiah

This mosque is one of beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Please dress appropriately and behave respectfully towards the mosque.

3.Istana Iskandariah

This is the official palace for Sultan Azlan Shah. All official ceremony will be conducted here.

4.Nearby is Istana Kenangan / Royal Museum

It used to be one of the palace. It is built not using nail but a special tradiitional archictetir technique. Currently it is a museum .

Other attractions :
 (central town)
 British inheritance :
1.The first rubber tree in Malaya

From wikipedia "The town is also the site of the first rubber tree planted in Malaysia. The person responsible was the English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley. He was the one who helped Malaya and eventually Malaysia become the largest rubber producer in the world. The tree still stands today. "

2. Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK)

3.Sekolah Men Keb Raja Perempuan Kelsom

This school is formerly home of British resident.

others : accomodation - Rest House Kuala Kangsar / Rumah Rehat Kuala Kangsar

Food speciality :
1. Laksa and cendol. There is a hawker centre near the Perak river. You must try this food

Laksa and cendol photo from


You can also shop some souvenir here ( handmade products)

You can also ride boat across the Perak river besides the hawker centre

Kuala Kangsar my hometown :

More info :

Nearby attractions in Taiping : Taiping Lake Garden, Taiping Zoo / Safari Night


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