The Kulim District is a district in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang. The town of Kulim, located approximately 27 km east of Penang's capital city, George Town, also forms part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation. On 15 September 1957, the Kulim’s independence clock was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah and serves as the unofficial landmark for the city of Kulim. The construction of the clock was completed within 3 months and upon completion, was made formalized by DYMM Tuanku Sultan Badlishah Ibni Almarhum Yang Di Pertuan Paduka Seri Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah, Sultan Kedah on 15 September 1957, or 2 weeks after the declaration of independence of Malaysia which is on 31 August 1957.
There is currently no airport in Kulim. So, if you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), which is an international airport, located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. Bandar Kulim is in the mainland, so you need to across the bridge to get to Bandar Kulim.
Bandar Kulim can be accesible from the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway. Butterworth-Kulim Expressway is connected to the North-South Highway. From the North-South Highway, exit at Persimpangan Seberang Jaya (EXIT 163). At the roundabout, go towards Kulim direction. You will be in the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway. Exit Persimpangan Lunas after the second tol plaza of BKE. If you are travelling from Penang Island, after crossing the Penang Bridge, go towards Seberang Jaya direction. Then, exit at Persimpangan Seberang Jaya (EXIT 163). At the roundabout, go towards Kulim direction. You will be in the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway. Exit Persimpangan Lunas after the second toll plaza of BKE.
Located 8 kilometres from Kulim Town. It is the first integrated Hi-tech Park in Malaysia. The main activities at this park are jogging and cycling whilst enjoying the breath-taking wonders of the landscape. There are also facilities like pedestrian walks, gazebos, benches and children’s playground.
Located in Junjung and is about 14 kilometres from Kulim Town. Ever since 1980s, this destination has been a great tourist attraction with its main product being the waterfalls and ecosystem surroundings of the forest, rubber plantation as well as fruit orchards. During fruit seasons, especially the durian season, visitors can buy the fruits directly from the orchard owners. The main activities or program to be enjoyed here include picnicking, dipping, swimming and camping.
Sungai Sedim with its fast currents and rapids along with a forest ecosystem is the best place for exciting recreational activities. The main activities here include kayaking or White Water Rafting for a distance of 15 kilometres. This destination is among the 5 best destinations in for such activities. Besides, it is also a favourite for picnicking, dipping, swimming and camping at designated places apart from organizing of courses or workshops for self-improvement and groups. This destination is known as the Camp Site of the Kedah Royalty. This destination is located between the District of Kulim and Baling.
Tree Top Walk is the latest attraction that awaits visitors. The iron bridge, which is better known as the Tree Top Walk above Sungai Sedim was constructed so high up that it almost touches the tree tops across Sungai Sedim. The view from the bridge is simply breath-taking.