(25 July, 2015)
(GPS: 5.81994, 100.47727) is a town in the Kuala Muda District
of Kedah. It is located to the north of Sungai Petani
, and to the south of Guar Chempedak
. Gurun is administered by the Sungai Petani Town Council, as with other small towns in the area. The town has a developing industrial park. Several major heavy industries are located here including Modernas, Perwaja Steel and Naza.
The name Gurun means desert. This name probably comes about because of the once barren terrain brought about from being blocked by Gunung Jerai
. The mountain is also Gurun's main call to fame, for the road leading up Gunung Jerai starts a little north of Gurun.
How to reach Gurun
Exit the North-South Expressway
at the Gurun Interchange, Exit 173.
Location of sights in Gurun on the map
Sights in Gurun
Categories of sights in Gurun
Shopping in Gurun
Public Amenities in Gurun
Transportation Hubs in Gurun
Petrol Stations in Gurun
Golf & Country Clubs in Gurun
- Harvard Golf & Country Club (GPS: 5.78023, 100.49373)
Schools in Gurun
Banks in Gurun
- Bank Simpanan Nasional Gurun (GPS: 5.823178, 100.476778)
Mosques in Gurun
Businesses in Gurun
- al-ikhsan sports Gurun (sports goods shop; GPS: 5.823339, 100.476699)
- Nam Khiang Tayar (tyre shop, GPS: 5.823536, 100.476093)
Factories in Gurun
- Naza (car manufacturing plant; GPS: 5.82628, 100.49355)
- Modenas (motorcycle manufacturing plant; GPS: 5.78978, 100.48723)
- Perwaja Steel (GPS: 5.78023, 100.49373)
- Petronas Fertilizer (Kedah) Sdn Bhd (fertilizer plant; GPS: 5.82628, 100.49355)
Gurun is on the map of Kedah
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