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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.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Prai, which is a city in Malaysia. The nearest major city to Prai is Taiping. Take a short trip from Prai and set some time aside to explore the Taiping. Dotted with places like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Prai, 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. A vacation to Prai can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Prai*

  • Pollution Statistics in Prai

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

    • Air Pollution 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 38.33 (Low)
  • Prai: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 47.02 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.16 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.35 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.98 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.79 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.53 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.72 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.91 (Moderate)
  • Living in Prai - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Prai is 140.98 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.57 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.66 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.1 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.35 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.51 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 76.7 (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 Prai

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.77 USD

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

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