Kuala Gula is a coastal mangrove area which is about 290km north from Kuala Lumpur. It is situated in Kerian district, Perak which is about an hour drive from Taiping town (north of Matang Forest Reserve). Kuala Gula’s eco-tourism site is strategically located between the industrial area of the Northern Peninsular and the North-South Highway corridor which links the tourist destinations in Perak (including Bukit Merah, Taiping and Ipoh) thus making it most suitable to be promoted as a national eco-tourism destination during the Visit Malaysia 2007. With SHB’s effort, it shall further increase the standard of living and the economy of the local communities, and at the same time generate more income for the State Government of Perak through the tourism activity.
How to get there?
From Kuala Lumpur/South
- Following the North-South Highway, exit at Taiping Utara/Kamunting (Exit 148).
- Turn left at the traffic light heading towards Bagan Serai on the trunk road (Blue signboard) until you reach a traffic light junction at Taman Sri Semanggol with a police station on your left. You will passing by a BHP petrol station on your left before you reach that traffic light junction (about 500m away).
- Take a left turn into Jalan Gula and following the signboard to Kuala Gula.
- Following the North-South Highway, exit at Jawi (Exit 156).
- Turn left at the traffic light heading towards Bagan Serai.
- After passing by Bagan Serai town (a few kilometers drive), you will see a Kuala Gula signboard at the traffic light at Masjid Tinggi (with a green colour dom mosque on the right).
- Take a right turn and following the signboard to Kuala Gula.
- Following the North-South Highway, exit at Bukit Merah (Exit 150).
- Turn left at the traffic light heading towards Simpang Empat. Turn right when you reach a T-junction and go straight until you reach a traffic light junction at Taman Sri Semanggol.
- Go straight toward Kuala Gula at the traffic light.
- Subsequently follow the signboards to Kuala Gula.