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For the villages in Iran, see Gerik, Iran.
Gerik is located in Malaysia
Location of Gerik
Coordinates: 5°25′N 101°08′E / 5.417°N 101.133°E / 5.417; 101.133
Country Malaysia
State Perak
Time zone Malaysian Standard Time (UTC+8)

Gerik (Chinese: 宜力; alternate spelling: Grik) is a mukim and the district capital of Hulu Perak District, Perak, Malaysia. The town is also known as Rest Town owing to its strategic location next to East-West Highway 4, the main route linking Kedah and Penang to the east coast.

Notable Landmarks in Gerik[edit]


  • Restoran Kak Nik Plang (Malay special)-The Famous Malay Restaurant on the main road of Kampung Plang - Gerik, besides SK Plang and Mosque, before reaching the town of Gerik.
  • Restoran Limra (Mamak special)-A Mamak Restaurant on the main road of Gerik, at the middle of the row, before reaching Bangunan Persekutuan Gerik (The Federal Building).
  • Restoran Riz - A Malay cuisine restaurant owned by an Akademi Fantasia artiste named Riz.
  • Restoran Nasi Lemak Ayam Godam - Fresh nasi lemak with chicken in its own peculiar cooking style.
  • Chau Y Restaurant - Serving Chinese cuisine, including freshwater fish, wild boar meat, and anchovies with cashew nuts. Opens for lunch and dinner. Terrible English. On the main road of Gerik.
  • 113 Restaurant - A Chinese restaurant on the main road of Gerik, at the end of the same row with Chau Y.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Salim Kari Kepala Ikan
  • Gerai Che Mah Batu 3 (Malay cuisine).
  • Pizza Hut Delivery.

School and Education[edit]

  • SK Plang
  • SK Sri Adika Raja
  • SK Mahkota Sari
  • SK Batu 4
  • SJK(T) Gerik
  • SMK Gerik
  • SMK Sultan Idris Shah II
  • SMK Seri Budiman
  • MRSM Gerik
  • Kolej Komuniti Gerik
  • SMK Batu 4,Jalan Kuala Rui
  • SJK(C) Chung Wa
  • SJK(C) Batu 2
  • SJK(C) Kuala Rui
  • SM Teknik Gerik

SK.Pahit SK Kerunai SK Budiman SK Tan Sri Ghazali Jawi Sk Ganda Temengor

Fishing and Camping[edit]

  • Belum Rainforest Resort
  • Air Beruk ( Camping Site )
  • Homestay Eco Resort Kampung Plang
  • Tasik Banding
  • Tasik Temenggor (Temenggor Lake)
  • Tasik Bersia Lama
  • Gerik Illo


Gerik is located right next to the intersection of highways 4 and 76. Highway 4 is the main route preferred by Penang and Kedah motorists to access the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Highway 76 links Gerik to Pengkalan Hulu (right next to the border with Thailand) and then Baling in Kedah due north, and to Kuala Kangsar, the royal seat of Perak in the south.


Gerik is currently represented in the Dewan Rakyat of the Malaysian Parliament by Dato' Hasbullah bin Osman of UMNO, part of the Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

The constituency also supplies two seats to the Perak State Legislative Assembly, namely:

Both seats are also currently held by Barisan Nasional.

Coordinates: 5°25′N 101°08′E / 5.417°N 101.133°E / 5.417; 101.133


  1. ^ "Ahli Parlimen". Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2016.