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Parit Buntar, Perak




The old town centre of Parit Buntar, PerakThe old town centre of Parit Buntar, Perak (29 August, 2015)





Parit Buntar (GPS: 5.11864, 100.48679; ) 巴里文打 is the administrative centre of the district of Kerian on the western part of Perak. It is located at the border between Perak and Kedah, and within a stone's throw from Bandar Baharu in Kedah, and Nibong Tebal in Penang.

Parit Buntar is said to have been named after a local leader Tok Buntar, who was instrumental in the construction of an irrigation canal that came to be known as Parit Buntar. The town is on the western bank of Sungai Kerian, across from Bandar Baharu in Kedah to the east, and Nibong Tebal in Penang to the north.

Location of sights in Parit Buntar

Categories of sights in Parit Buntar

Sights in and around Parit Buntar

  1. Hospital Parit Buntar (GPS: 5.12925, 100.48219)
  2. Parit Buntar Clock Tower (GPS: 5.13017, 100.49111)
  3. Parit Buntar Mural (GPS: 5.13017, 100.49111)
  4. Parit Buntar Post Office (GPS: 5.13017, 100.49111)
  5. Parit Buntar Railway Station (GPS: 5.128880, 100.487043)
  6. Pinggiran Sungai Kerian (GPS: 5.13013, 100.49259)

Shopping in Parit Buntar

  1. Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket (GPS: 5.12837, 100.48231)

Eateries in Parit Buntar

  1. Laman Selera Parit Buntar (GPS: 5.13013, 100.49069)

Places of Worship in Parit Buntar

  1. Masjid Al-Islah (GPS: 5.13216, 100.47947)
  2. Masjid Al-Ridzuan (GPS: 5.13216, 100.47947)
  3. Masjid Jamek Simpang Lima (GPS: 5.09407, 100.49075)
  4. Masjid Jamek Tebok Haji Musa (GPS: 5.1056, 100.45208)
  5. Masjid Jamek Titi Seong (GPS: 5.10355, 100.46398)
  6. Masjid Kampung Kedah (GPS: 5.11603, 100.47897)
  7. Parit Buntar Datuk Kong Temple (GPS: 5.12951, 100.49051)
  8. Parit Buntar Methodist Centre (GPS: 5.13126, 100.48147)
  9. Simpang Lima Hindu Temple (GPS: 5.09205, 100.49213)

Parit Buntar road-side hawkerI wonder what this road-side hawker in Parit Buntar selling. (29 August, 2015)



Parit Buntar is on the map of Perak

Getting there

By Car
Exit the North-South Expressway at either Exit 153, Bandar Baharu Interchange, or Exit 156, Jawi Interchange.

By Train
Since 11 July, 2015, the KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) was introduced to provide fast connection to Parit Buntar from major cities on the west coast of the Peninsula. The ETS train from KL Sentral arrives at the Parit Buntar Railway Station at 12:51 pm in the afternoon while the train from Butterworth Railway Station arrives at 6:00 pm.

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