kuala kangsar

Perak, Malaysia: The Treasures of Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery in Kuala Kangsar

Posted on March 31, 2016

Nearly all that glitters is gold at Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery (Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah) in Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of the state of Perak in Malaysia. I’ve visited Kuala Kangsar two times before. It’s a quiet settlement best known for its historic royal structures, but it was my first time at this particular museum honoring the important figureheads of Perak’s royalty, especially Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014), the celebrated 34th Sultan of the state. The royal gallery is housed inRead More

Perak, Malaysia: The Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar [SP]

Posted on December 5, 2013

Baitul Anor – one of the royal mansions near Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia While the city of Ipoh boasts of British colonial architecture and Chinese shophouses, the former capital of Kuala Kangsar, located 30 km north of Ipoh, impresses visitors with the Malay-Islamic architecture of its royal residences, mansions and mosques. Since the 18th century, this riverside town has been the official seat of the Sultanate of Perak. With its peaceful lanes and gardens, Kuala Kangsar makesRead More