Changlun

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Changlun is a main border town in Kedah, Malaysia. It is located in the district of Kubang Pasu, about 42 km north from Alor Star and 8 km near Bukit Kayu Hitam. The word changlun was originated from Thai "ช้างลง" (RTGS: chang long), which means "fallen elephant".

The construction of the North-South Expressway passing through Changlun has enabled the town to enjoy smooth development. Besides, the completed Changlun-Kuala Perlis Highway helps speeding the development process of the town as well. With the new federal highway, motorists are able to go to important high educational institutions such as UUM in Sintok, KPM, KMK, KMP, UiTM Arau, UniMAP Arau and Polytechnics of Perlis. Motorists are also advised to use the toll-free federal highway for reach Langkawi via Kuala Perlis faster.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnicities of Changlun - 2010 Census[1]
ethnic group percent
Malays
  
46.1%
Chinese
  
38.7%
Indians
  
5.7%
Other Bumiputera and others
  
9.5%

Changlun is a township in Kubang Pasu district, Kedah with population of 1506 as of 2010.[1]

As similar to most cities in Malaysia, Changlun population comprised 694 (46.1%) Malays, 583 (38.7%) Chinese, 86 (5.7%) Indian, 28 (1.9%) other Bumiputera and others such as Siamese and 115 (7.6%) Non- Malaysian.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Primary Schools

  • SK Batu Lapan
  • SRJK(T) Changlun
  • SRJK(C) Yit Min
  • SRK Dato' Wan Kemara
  • Sekolah Agama At-Toyyibah

Secondary Schools

  • SMK Changlun
  • Sekolah Agama At-Toyyibah

Matriculation

  • Kolej Matrikulasi Kedah

Banks & Pawnshops[edit]

  • Pajak Gadai Bonus Sdn Bhd
  • Ar-Rahnu Yapeim
  • Public Bank
  • CIMB Bank
  • Bank Simpanan Nasional
  • Maybank

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Population and Housing Census of Malaysia" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

Coordinates: 6°26′N 100°26′E / 6.433°N 100.433°E / 6.433; 100.433