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Pengkalan Hulu

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Pengkalan Hulu

Pengkalan Hulu Street

Pengkalan Hulu, formerly known as Kroh or Keroh, is a town within Hulu Perak district, in northern Perak, Malaysia bordering Thailand and also the state of Kedah. The nearest town on the Thailand side is Betong in Yala province.

Although described as a border town, Pengkalan Hulu is 7 km from the actual border which is located at Bukit Berapit, where the Malaysian customs, immigration and quarantine station is located.


  • Geographical Information 1
  • Languages 2
  • Religions 3
  • Race 4
  • Education 5
  • Mosque 6
  • Place of Interest 7
  • Food 8
  • Accommodation 9
  • Commerce 10
  • External links 11

Geographical Information

  • From sea Level : 380 mtr
  • Latitude : 5° 43' 57" N Longitude : 101° 01' 44" E
  • Federal Route : 77
  • GPS : N : 05° 42. 490' E : 100° 59. 941'


Malay, Chinese, Tamil, Thai, local languages


Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, traditional beliefs


Malay, Chinese, Indian, Native People, Siamese


  • Sekolah Kebangsaan kroh
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Eok Kwan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bekuai
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Tasek
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Hulu
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Luar
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Saban
  • Maktab Rendah Sains Mara


Place of Interest

  • Hot Spring Pond
  • Golf Course
  • Black River Cascade
  • Kuak Shoe Cascade
  • Kuak Rainbow Cascade
  • Gua Gendang (Caves of Drum)- a unique cave with underground stream situated in a nearby Siamese village called Kampung Tasek.
  • Taman Tasik Pengkalan Hulu - a unique human made lake with nice view located near the town of Pengkalan Hulu.
  • The Zone Free Duty Shopping Centre - Located near border of Thailand.
  • Kelian Intan - Situated 20 km from Pengkalan Hulu town. Well known as the one of the Black Area in Malaysian history as a place for Communist Malaya Parties to hide. It is also connect Pengkalan Hulu town down south to Gerik Town.
  • NorthGate


  • Terapung Restaurant - At Takong Lake.
  • R 'n' R Padang Tamat.
  • Gong An Hainan Restaurant - 30 years of history, serving Hainanese dishes such as Hainan Chicken Chop, Fish & Chips, etc. Located on the main road of Jalan Iskandar in town centre.
  • Huang Chau Chinese Restaurant - Serving various Chinese cuisine and seafood, a few shops away from Gong An on Jalan Iskandar.
  • 126 Seafood Restaurant - A seafood restaurant on Jalan Sri Iskandar opposite of Huang Chao, a corner lot. please look for A How for your order of secret recipe Asam Curry Seafood.
  • Thai-style Tom Yam @ Jalan Iskandar, beside Maybank. A shack that opens for lunch and dinner. HALAL.
  • Food Court, next to the market and bus/ taxi stations.


  • Chalet Air Panas
  • Hotel Iskandar
  • Hotel Sri Shahaz
  • Chalet Sri Tasek


External links

  • Google Maps link showing the Bukit Berapit customs, immigration and quarantine post (left) and the Thai checkpoint to the right.
  • Northgate - Malaysia's next top border town in Pengkalan Hulu
  • Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Pengkalan Hulu
  • Chalet Air Panas in Pengkalan Hulu
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