Perlis may be the smallest state in Malaysia, but it doesn’t mean that it’s any less charming than the other states! Also known by its honorific name Perlis Indera Kayangan, this state is situated northernmost of Malaysia, bordering Thailand. Thanks to the relatively smaller population, there’s plenty of land for agriculture here.
With rustic charms and peaceful surroundings, Perlis is an unspoilt natural beauty that deserves your attention. What makes this unostentatious state totally unique is the agrotourism it offers. Here are three agrotourism hotspots that you can’t miss during your trip to Perlis.
- Harumanis Farm, Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan Paya
At the mention of Perlis, most people would immediately think of Harumanis. In case you’ve never heard of it, Harumanis is a type of mango variety that’s synonymous with the state. Its name is derived from two Malay words: harum (fragrant) and manis (sweet), which says everything about what you should expect from this famed fruit. This 1.1-hectare land is just one of the farms that produce Harumanis. Make sure to visit when the fruit is in season, normally between April and June.
- Chuping Sugarcane Plantation
Did you know that Perlis is the biggest sugarcane producer in Malaysia? Located at the foot of Bukit Chuping, Chuping Sugarcane Plantation covers more than 22,000 hectares of land dedicated for sugarcane farms for sugar manufacturing, making it the country’s largest sugarcane plantation. This sugarcane factory produces 5,500 metric tonnes of sugarcane everyday during harvesting season.
- Rimba Herba Perlis
Rimba Herba Perlis was established in 1988 in Sungai Batu Pahat, Kangar by Perlis State Forestry Department. With an area of 12 hectares, Rimba Herba (or Perlis Herbal Forest) is a park for all the collections of medicinal plants that are used especially by locals. As of the year 2009, the forest has reached over 900 species, and among the famous medicinal plants that can be found here are Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack) and Misai Kucing (Orthosiphon aristatus)