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 for sale listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upPrice
19 Feb 2020Terrace1,998 sfRM340,200
6 Dec 2019Semi-Detached-NA-RM315,000
28 Nov 2019Semi-Detached3,304 sfRM160,200
27 Aug 2019Terrace1,110 sfRM140,400
24 Aug 2019Terrace1,550 sfRM250,000

Latest Perlis for rent listings:

DateTypeBuilt-upRental
17 Mar 2020Room In House-NA-RM200
20 Mar 2020Room In House-NA-RM230
9 Mar 2020Room In House-NA-RM160
5 Nov 2019Room In House-NA-RM300
14 Oct 2019Room In House-NA-RM170
4 Oct 2019Room In House-NA-RM330
30 Sep 2019Room In House-NA-RM380
21 Aug 2019Room In House-NA-RM220
16 Aug 2019Room In House-NA-RM170
4 Aug 2019Room In House-NA-RM150
8 user comments on Perlis

This place like an abandoned place. Located behind jail centre area. Far to access to nearby town.

A very nice housing estate to stay. Quiet enviroment, clean air. Surrounded by paddy fields and not far from Arau Town or Kangar.
Night was cold and hot during the day.
A good place to rest for a change after living a hectic life in big city. Food is nice and affordable. Not far from University of Perlis (UniMap) Malaysia as well as University of Technology Mara Arau Campus.

Julianna
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.

Julianna
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).

Julianna
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.

Julianna
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.

Julianna
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.