Coordinates: 6°29′54″N 100°15′28″E / 6.49833°N 100.25778°E / 6.49833; 100.25778
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6°29′54″N 100°15′28″E / 6.49833°N 100.25778°E / 6.49833; 100.25778

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Chuping is a suburb of Kangar and a small town in Perlis, Malaysia. It is located to the northeast of Kangar, the state capital. The town has 22,000 hectares of plantations,[1] which consist of rubber estates and the largest sugar cane plantation in Malaysia.[2]

Chuping's name may be taken from a limestone hill in the area called Bukit Chuping. There are many limestone hills in the area, and several caves containing bats. The guano used to be collected for use as a fertiliser, for crops such as rice, as it contains nitrates and iron(III) phosphate.

The highest temperature in the country was recorded in Chuping on April 9, 1998, at 40.1 °C (104.2 °F).[3]


Chuping receives just above 2,000 mm (79 in) of rainfall annually and with that cumulative of rainfall if compares with other places in Malaysia, Chuping is categorised as one of the driest area in Malaysia. The dry season occurs during December until February but still monthly can reach up more than 100 mm (3.9 in) of rainfall. March till November is a wet season.


Chuping is accessible from a trunk road bound for Kangar and Kodiang. The trunk road is situated after the Jitra Selatan exit of the North–South Expressway. Buses that travel along the Kuala Perlis–Kangar route pass through this town.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Chuping Sugarcane Plantation". Virtual Malaysia. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  2. ^ "Exploring Chuping Sugar Cane Plantation, Perlis". AsiaExplorers. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  3. ^ "General Climate Information". Malaysia Meteorological Department. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-09-23.

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