Lunas, Kedah

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Coordinates: 5°26′N 100°32′E / 5.433°N 100.533°E / 5.433; 100.533

Lunas Town
Lunas Town
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Districts Kulim
 • Local Authority Town Hall Of Kulim
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Dialling code +60 4

Lunas (Tamil:லுனாஸில், Chinese:魯乃 ) 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. The town is famous for Roast Duck rice.[2] The majority of people here are ethnic Chinese and Indian .Meanwhile, total population stand at 18,236[3]

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.[4]



  • Lunas Buddhist Hermitage[5]
  • Hock Teik Soo Temple
  • Sri Maha Kuttakarai Muniswarar Alayam Temple.
  • Sri Maha Muthu Mariaman (Ladang Wellesley Temple)

Historic Building[edit]

  • Lunas Smoke House[6]
  • Soon Mansion

See also[edit]