With the latest population of population 39,300, Kuala Kangsar is a district and the royal town of Perak, Malaysia. Located approximately 25 km north of Ipoh and 98 km south of George Town, Penang, Kuala Kangsar is where Kangsar River joins Perak River.
Kuala Kangsar got its name from the term 'Kuala Kurang-Sa', which literally means '100 minus one', usually interpreted as 'the 99th small tributary to flow into the Perak River'. In 1926, there was a big flood that swept the Istana Iskandariah (the palace where the sultan resided) away. The palace was then moved to a new location where it still stands until today.
Kuala Kangsar is also the site of the first rubber tree planted in the country. The rubber tree was planted by English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley. The tree is still there to this day
This administrative district is divided into 9 areas namely Chegar Galah, Kampung Buaia, Kota Lama Kanan, Kota Lama Kiri, Lubuk Merbau, Pulau Kamiri, Sayong, Senggang and Sungai Siput.
Bahasa Melayu is widely spoken in Kuala Kangsar by the locals.
North-South Expressway is the main gateway to reach Kuala Kangsar either from north or south. Drive towards Ipoh as the town is not far from the capital of Perak. The old Federal Route One is another option for those who want a leisurely drive to Kuala Kangsar. However, the route is quite longer.
Kuala Kangsar is reachable by bus from other main cities in the country. You may take a bus ride from Terminal Bas Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) if you are coming from Kuala Lumpur.
There is train daily services that from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworh operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM).
The architecture of this mosque somehow related to the design of Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur railway station as they were designed by the same architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. The construction of this majestic mosque was completed in 1919 after a long delay during World War I.
Completed in 1933, the palace is an official resident of Sultan Perak. Named after Sultan Iskandar Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris Murshidul Azzam Shah I Rahmatullah (1918 - 1938) who initiated its construction, the palace is located at the heart of the royal town, Kuala Kangsar.
Known as one of an important icons in Kuala Kangsar, the clock tower is located right at the roundabout in the town centre. With a golden dome, people usually visit the tower to take photo.
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