Perlis

perlis

Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. Its capital is Kangar and the royal capital is Arau. It inhabits around 227,025 people. The formal name of Perlis is Perlis Indera Kayangan and was called Palit by the Siamese. Perlis is popular for its snake farm and research center at Sungai Batu Pahat and Gua Kelam.

Location
It lies on the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It has the Satun and Songkhla provinces of Thailand on its northern border. Also, it is bordered by the state of Kedah to the South.

Religion
Each community performs their own religion according to their faith. Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Chinese Ethnic, etc.. are the most common religions that performed here. Islam is performed by 87.9% people means by the largest percentage of the community as the oldest community of this country is Malay and so the religion is performed.

Climate
From January to April the weather is generally warm and dry enough. Days are hot and windy but nights are cold. From September to December, the days and nights are wet. The annual average rainfall lies between 2,000 ml and 2,500 ml and also, humidity is high throughout the year. The temperature varies from 21 to 32 degree Celsius.

Shopping
Shopping time is exciting as number of shops are there to purchase different items. There are a number of stores to buy groceries and necessary items. C-Mart is the newest shopping mall in Perlis which is located in Arau.

Cuisines
Perlis is popular for its lip smacking cuisines such as Harumanis, Ikan Bakar, Restoran Tok Mek, Pokok Sawa, Restoran Nasi Kandar Pokok Petai, chicken gut soup, etc..

Transportation
Perlis can be reached by train from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth, by bus, by road, by sea and by air. All these ways connect this state to the other states of the country as well as to the other countries of the world.