The history of Kuala Nerang can be explained based on two stories namely the meaning of Kuala and Nerang itself. Kuala is the clash of two rivers, namely Sungai Pedu and Sungai Ahning while Nerang stands for a lush and shaded area surrounding areas full of trees and forests. Nerang was also taken after the son of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj bin Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah, the father of independence who served as a district officer here and named him Kuala Nerang in conjunction with his son, Tunku Ahmad Nerang. Kuala Nerang has grown from a small town to the economic capital of 'Padang Terap' district. Besides that, this place also has fabulous camp sites such Dusun Minda Resort and PJ Sentosa Campsite.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, you can drive to reach Kuala Nerang by using North- South highway which takes around 5 hours.
You can take flights such as Malindo Air, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur international airport to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport at Alor Setar. It usually takes around 55 minutes to reach airport and from airport, you can rent a car or take a taxi that takes another 40 minutes to reach Kuala Nerang.
This forest is located in the Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve which has a dipterocarp forest. There is a river called Tosak River that have unique stones. This recreational Forest consists of various flora and fauna from low to high dipterocarp Fores. Among the famous attraction here is 'Permatang Seraya' which is a row of Meranti tree (Shorea curtisii) which measures over 120 centimetres diameter. No entrance fees apply and parking fees are also not applicable as well as spacious parking spaces are available.
Bandar Baru Darulaman was transformed from a small town formerly known as Tanah Merah and located about 5 kilometres from Jitra town and about 18 kilometres from Alor Setar City, the capital city for Kedah, Malaysia. The park was initially a natural lake and open daily and had become a place of activities for public residents around Darulaman area. Parents usually bring their kids for kiddy rides or play with gigantic soap bubbles while many enjoy the jog around the lake. There are also water activities where visitors can ride on the paddle boat or canoeing. The operation hour of this park is 8.00am to 12.00pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Visitors are advised to not bring dogs and pets as they are not allowed. Large gatherings also require permit to reserve site.
Didik Sihat Homestay is located around 5 kilometres from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the homestay. The rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free private parking is available on site. There are also a seating area where you can relax and complimentary toiletries and towel. Other than that, there is a selection of activities offered in the area such as golfing, horse riding and fishing.
BDB Hotel is only 15-minute drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and 20-minute drive from Alor Setar City Centre. This hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and massage treatments. Fitted with air conditioning, all rooms come with a sofa and satellite TV and kitchenette with a microwave. The en suite bathroom also has an amazing shower and complimentary toiletries and robes. The parking is free and also provides meeting rooms, a children's' playground and barbecue facilities. Classic Cafe serves Western and Asian dishes while snacks and drinks are available at the Golf Terrace facing the golf course.