Bagan Serai Tourism

Bagan Serai is a mukim in Kerian District, Perak, Malaysia. It is an important collecting and processing location for the paddy plantation of the Kerian scheme. Bagan Serai is also the name of the parliamentary constituency in which the town is located. It is also notable for its Indian population established in the late 19th century more recently the subject of racism. The word “Bagan” in Malay means a jetty or a place of landing for some business activities, and “Serai” means lemon grass, a herb often used in Malay food, which used to be mass-produced here. Through the hearsay from old generations, Bagan Serai used to be a very busy pier for trading activities, because of the rivers that flows through this small town straight to the sea, making it a strategic location for trading activities and suitable landing spot for goods. A slightly different version as to how Bagan Serai got its name can be found at the website "Glimpses".

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Bagan Serai in Malaysia offers a unique experience to travellers. When planning a trip to Bagan Serai, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Taiping. Add Taiping to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Also, to reach Bagan Serai, you'll have to take a flight to Taiping; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

  • Know the pollution level of Bagan Serai before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Bagan Serai for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bagan Serai.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 68.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 68.75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 24.39 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 77.59 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bagan Serai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.29 USD

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