Perai Tourism

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Perai, alternatively known as Prai, is a township and a major industrial area located in Penang, Malaysia. It is situated in Seberang Perai, which is on the mainland. This town gives its name to Seberang Perai. The town begin with a settlement located along the Perai River which has been existed since the 18th century. It was earlier known as "Prye" during the British colonial era. This area is located at the river mouth of the Perai River. Much of the area were mangrove swamps which was later cleared and developed. The area was developed from a mangrove swamp into an industrial area, which is the largest in northern Peninsular Malaysia in the 1970s, with Malayawata and the Pen-Group of companies among the earliest factories there. After that residential neighbourhoods such as Chai Leng Park, Taman Inderawasih and Prai Garden were developed to cater the growing need for housing for employees in the factories nearby. The Malayan Sugar Manufacturing Co Sdn Bhd (MSM) factory, which was established in the Prai old town in 1959, still maintains a unique railway line that passes through its factory to transport goods to other states. Penang Bridge, which is the longest bridge in South-east Asia, links the town on the mainland and Gelugor on Penang Island. The iconic bridge completed in 2006, which is the Prai River Bridge, part of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road, links the old part of the town with Bagan Dalam in Butterworth across the Perai River. There is another old bridge which is the Tunku Abdul Rahman Bridge, that connects Butterworth and Perai.


Planning a vacation to Perai in Malaysia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Taiping, Malaysia. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Taiping for its bountiful attractions like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion on your trip to Perai. Also, to reach Perai, 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. Tour packages of Perai are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Perai*

  • Pollution Statistics in Perai

    Know the pollution level of Perai before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 63.46 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.46 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.85 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.23 (Moderate)
  • Perai: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Perai for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Perai.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.22 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.12 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.93 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.8 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.41 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.27 (Moderate)
  • Living in Perai - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Perai is 142.99 (High)

    • Safety Index 55 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 54.84 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.73 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.22 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.51 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.73 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Perai

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Perai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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