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Gurun, KedahGurun, Kedah (25 July, 2015)


Gurun (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 Bedong, 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

  1. Gunung Jerai (GPS: 5.78645, 100.43512)

Categories of sights in Gurun

Shopping in Gurun

  1. Arked Gurun (GPS: 5.81711, 100.4776)
  2. Gurun Niaga (GPS: 5.81666, 100.47756)
  3. Jerai Plaza (GPS: 5.81776, 100.48282)
  4. Pasar Awam Gurun (GPS: 5.81666, 100.47756)

Public Amenities in Gurun

  1. Balai Polis Gurun (GPS: 5.81976, 100.47725)
  2. Klinik Desa Gurun (GPS: 5.81976, 100.47725)

Transportation Hubs in Gurun

  1. Gurun Bus Terminal (GPS: 5.81745, 100.4779)
  2. Gurun Railway Station (GPS: 5.82451, 100.47756)

Petrol Stations in Gurun

  1. Petronas Gurun (GPS: 5.8217, 100.47738)

Golf & Country Clubs in Gurun

  1. Harvard Golf & Country Club (GPS: 5.78023, 100.49373)

Schools in Gurun

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Gurun (Pusat) (GPS: 5.8217, 100.47738)

Banks in Gurun

  1. Bank Simpanan Nasional Gurun (GPS: 5.823178, 100.476778)

Mosques in Gurun

  1. Masjid Batu Lima (GPS: 5.81384, 100.54103)
  2. Masjid Gurun (GPS: 5.82644, 100.47593)

Businesses in Gurun

  1. al-ikhsan sports Gurun (sports goods shop; GPS: 5.823339, 100.476699)
  2. Nam Khiang Tayar (tyre shop, GPS: 5.823536, 100.476093)

Factories in Gurun

  1. Naza (car manufacturing plant; GPS: 5.82628, 100.49355)
  2. Modenas (motorcycle manufacturing plant; GPS: 5.78978, 100.48723)
  3. Perwaja Steel (GPS: 5.78023, 100.49373)
  4. Petronas Fertilizer (Kedah) Sdn Bhd (fertilizer plant; GPS: 5.82628, 100.49355)

Gurun is on the map of Kedah

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