Perlis, Malaysia

Situated in the northern region of the Malaysian peninsula, Perlis is the smallest state in the country. Its state capital is Kangar, and Arau serves as the royal capital where the Raja, the state's monarch, resides. Unique among Malaysian states, Perlis uses the title 'Raja' for its ruler. The border town of Padang Besar stands as the main gateway to and from Thailand, while the coastal fishing town of Kuala Perlis serves as a primary departure point for Langkawi, a popular duty-free island destination.

Once renowned for its border market, Nat Wang Kelian, the town of Wang Kelian was a lucrative source of income for the locals and the state. It operated as a free-flow zone since 1993, allowing Malaysian and Thai residents to move between Wang Prachan (Thailand) and Wang Kelian freely for shopping, without needing to present travel documents. However, this bustling hub was transformed into a quiet ghost town when Malaysian authorities suspended the free-flow zone following the discovery of mass graves containing trafficked illegal immigrants.

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

Facing the significant challenge of limited income-generating activities, Perlis has become an opposition state for the first time in its history. However, the federal government provided a financial allocation for development activities in the most recent budget. With a 2019 state budget of RM268 million, Perlis plans to initiate six high-impact projects previously on hold. The implementation of these projects is anticipated to stimulate the state's economy, paving the way for renewed growth and prosperity.

Latest Perlis sale listings:

DateProperty TypeBuilt-upPrice
YesterdayTerrace1,312 sfRM270,000
26 May 2024Terrace-NA-RM270,000
21 May 2024Terrace-NA-RM360,000
6 May 2024Semi-Detached1,680 sfRM450,000
6 May 2024Commercial Land-NA-RM4,000,000
28 Apr 2024Semi-Detached-NA-RM370,000
22 Apr 2024Semi-Detached1,494 sfRM255,150
4 Apr 2024Terrace-NA-RM180,000
24 Mar 2024Semi-Detached1,494 sfRM255,150
1 Mar 2024Agricultural Land-NA-RM33,888,888

Latest Perlis rental listings:

DateProperty TypeBuilt-upRental
27 Apr 2024House Room-NA-RM200
15 Apr 2024Medium Room-NA-RM250
22 Mar 2024Room-NA-RM270
15 Mar 2024Single Room-NA-RM400
5 Mar 2024Apartment Room-NA-RM200
28 Feb 2024House Room-NA-RM230
28 Feb 2024Medium Room-NA-RM250
19 Feb 2024House Room-NA-RM230
16 Feb 2024Apartment Room-NA-RM450
15 Feb 2024House Room-NA-RM230
6 user comments on Perlis
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.