Lunas, Kedah

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Coordinates: 5°26′N 100°32′E / 5.433°N 100.533°E / 5.433; 100.533 Lunas is a sub-district of Kulim which lies between Penang and Kulim.[1] Lunas also serves as the state assembly district and as the Parliament Constituency of Padang Serai, Kedah.

Development history[edit]

The town with all its old shophouses was primarily founded and developed in the 1900s, when British army colonized Malaya at that time. During that period many local people including Chinese and Indian migrant worked at rubber estates that were formerly owned by British companies. One of the earliest schools was Lunas English School.

Today, there are still many well-preserved gems such as pre-war shophouses, a traditional “wooden bungalow on stilts” post office, and the colonial-style Soon Cheng Sai mansion.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lunas and the rubber connection The Star Online, 7 August 2006
  2. ^ A place for history The Star Online, 3 December 2006