Perlis, Malaysia

Perlis is a state of Malaysia that is located in the northern region of the country peninsula, and is also the smallest state in Malaysia. The state capital is Kangar and the royal capital where the Raja, the 'King' resides in, is Arau. Perlis is the only state where the ruler is titled Raja. The border town, Padang Besar, is the main entry point to and from Thailand. The coastal fishing town of Kuala Perlis is a major departure point for the duty free island, Langkawi.

Wang Kelian, previously famous for its border market, Nat Wang Kelian, was a source of lucrative income for the people as well as the state. It used to be a free flow zone since 1993 where people from Thailand and Malaysia were allowed to move freely between Wang Prachan (Thailand) and Wang Kelian for shopping without the need to produce travel documents. However, the shopping haven turned into a ghost town when Malaysian authorities suspended the free flow zone after discovering the mass graves of illegal immigrants that were trafficked over.

The following shows the residential property transactions in Perlis over the last few years:

Perlis is trying to overcome their biggest challenge of insufficient income-generating activities and also for the first time in history has become an opposition state. However, the federal government has granted Perlis an allocation for development activities in the last budget. Perlis is planning to use its 2019 state budget of RM268.73 million to carry out six high-impact projects which were previously on hold. These projects are expected to push forward its economy.

Latest Perlis sale listings:

TarikhJenis HartanahBinaanHarga
22 Feb 2023Agricultural Land-NA-RM6,800,000
14 Feb 2023Semi-Detached1,466 sfRM300,000
28 Nov 2022Terrace-NA-RM130,000
1 Oct 2022Apartment657 sfRM140,000
5 Sep 2022Terrace-NA-RM441,000
16 Jun 2022Terrace-NA-RM747,000
4 Apr 2022Terrace-NA-RM414,000
31 Mar 2022Terrace-NA-RM468,000
21 Mar 2022Semi-Detached-NA-RM385,000
21 Mar 2022Semi-Detached-NA-RM385,000

Latest Perlis rental listings:

TarikhJenis HartanahBinaanSewaan
4 Jan 2023Shop-Office1,000 sfRM900
4 Jan 2022House Room-NA-RM250
9 Dec 2021House Room-NA-RM150
28 Nov 2021House Room-NA-RM270
24 Nov 2021House Room-NA-RM150
21 Nov 2021House Room-NA-RM150
17 Nov 2021House Room-NA-RM150
30 Oct 2021Master Room-NA-RM270
30 Oct 2021House Room-NA-RM150
30 Sep 2021Factory4,141 sfRM6,500
6 user comments on Perlis
14 Apr 2020 @ 8:43 PM

There is a Chinese cemetery nearby here. The neighbourhood park here is pretty big and has a lotus pond which makes it enjoyable to look at especially during sunset.

29 Apr 2020 @ 7:38 PM

It is surrounded by paddy fields.. Worried about mosquitoes issue.

It is located close to the Perlis River and the fishing villages. There is a clinic, mosque, and a few educational institutions nearby including the Kolej Universiti Islam Perlis (KUIP).

29 Apr 2020 @ 9:23 PM

Shop-office still pretty empty. Necessary amenities like food stall, grocery store, and healthcare centre can be reached within 1km distance.

29 Apr 2020 @ 9:44 PM

Most of the residents here are Chinese. The basketball court here is pretty famous as it is used to hold basketball competitions and other events like food fair, sports day, as well as serving as a community hall.

29 Apr 2020 @ 11:01 PM

It is located nearby the city centre and the majority of its residents are of Chinese ethnicity. There is a Malay neighbourhood just right next to this development.