Kuala Kangsar, crowned the Royal Town of Perak since the 18th century, is a captivating mosaic of Malay heritage and tradition. Scattered around the small town are its well-preserved palaces, mosques and other historical sites, but there is more than meets the eye. Skilled craftsmen still live among its people: some who have forged the keris and wove embroidery for royalty, others who craft labu sayong or cook local favourites for the townsfolk.
Kuala Kangsar isn't just about its historical attractions. It is also home to traditional handicraft and delicious food you won't find anywhere else in Malaysia. Let's take a trip into the Royal Town with a local, and see the hidden gems that no map can tell you.
From tekat embroidery to keris crafting, the art of traditional handiwork thrives in Kuala Kangsar. These age-old skills are passed down from one generation to the next, through living heritages and cottage industries.