Pengkalan Hulu

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Pengkalan Hulu

Pengkalan Hulu (Chinese: 高乌), formerly known as Kroh or Keroh, is a town and a mukim in Hulu Perak District, Perak, Malaysia, bordering Thailand and Kedah. The nearest town on the Thailand side is Betong in Yala province.

Although described as a border town, Pengkalan Hulu is 7 km from the actual border which is located at Bukit Berapit, where the Malaysian customs, immigration and quarantine station is located.

Geographical Information[edit]

  • Above sea Level : 380 m
  • Federal Route : 77


Malay, Chinese, Tamil, Thai, local languages


Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, traditional beliefs


Malay, Chinese, Indian, Native People, Siamese


  • Sekolah Kebangsaan kroh
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Eok Kwan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bekuai
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Tasek
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Hulu
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Luar
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Saban
  • Maktab Rendah Sains Mara
  • Pondok Madrasah AlLatiffiah (Pondok Pak Teh)
  • Madrasah Al yusuffiah


Place of Interest[edit]

  • Gunung Lang kuak hulu - recreation and view point.
  • Hot Spring Pond
  • Golf Course
  • Black River Cascade
  • Kuak Shoe Cascade
  • Kuak Rainbow Cascade
  • Gua Gendang (Caves of Drum)- a unique cave with underground stream situated in a nearby Siamese village called Kampung Tasek.
  • Taman Tasik Pengkalan Hulu - a unique human made lake with nice view located near the town of Pengkalan Hulu.
  • The Zone Free Duty Shopping Centre - Located near border of Thailand.
  • Kelian Intan - Situated 20 km from Pengkalan Hulu town. Well known as the one of the Black Area in Malaysian history as a place for Communist Malaya Parties to hide. It is also connect Pengkalan Hulu town down south to Gerik Town.
  • NorthGate


  • Terapung Restaurant - At Takong Lake.
  • R 'n' R Padang Tamat.
  • Gong An Hainan Restaurant - 30 years of history, serving Hainanese dishes such as Hainan Chicken Chop, Fish & Chips, etc. Located on the main road of Jalan Iskandar in town centre.
  • Huang Chau Chinese Restaurant - Serving various Chinese cuisine and seafood, a few shops away from Gong An on Jalan Iskandar.
  • 126 Seafood Restaurant - A seafood restaurant on Jalan Sri Iskandar opposite of Huang Chao, a corner lot. please look for A How for your order of secret recipe Asam Curry Seafood.
  • Thai-style Tom Yam @ Jalan Iskandar, beside Maybank. A shack that opens for lunch and dinner. HALAL.
  • Food Court, next to the market and bus/ taxi stations.


  • Chalet Air Panas
  • Hotel Iskandar
  • Hotel Sri Shahaz
  • Chalet Sri Tasek

Government and politics[edit]

Pengkalan Hulu is also an autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil), consisting of the mukims of Pengkalan Hulu and nearby Belukar Semang.

In the Malaysian Parliament, Pengkalan Hulu is part of the Gerik parliamentary constituency.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 5°43′N 101°00′E / 5.717°N 101.000°E / 5.717; 101.000