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"Perai - Old town" Top 5 Page for this destination City Tours & Views Tip by SLLiew

City Tours & Views, Penang: 7 reviews and 11 photos


Perai (Prai) was a bustling port and raliway terminus before both activities were moved to Butterworth. So the riverside of Perai is now "delapidated" but quite scenic with the slow boat tugging down the river.

Perai still has the famous "Prai Sugar" factory and the steel factory "Malayawata". There is also the Perai Industrial Zone where many factories are operating under special tax status.

So perhaps one day, the former glory of Perai will return. Until then, it has become a small quiet town to remember the great heydays.

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  • Written Jan 8, 2007
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