We live in a glorious age, where information is readily available through this thing called Google.
So I was stumped when I couldn’t find ANY info about this place that I went to in Kuala Perlis…apart from a few photos.
No location, no how-to-get-there, no ‘history of bridge’… nothing. That’s when I knew that it was truly one of those spots that nobody but the locals knew about. Ladies and gents: Jambatan Tuanku Syed Putra.
Named after the late king (father of the current Raja) the bridge can be accessed via a side road. It spans across the river mouth of Kuala Perlis, connecting one side of the bank to the other.
First impression: This is a steep-ass bridge.
You reach the top and there’s a platform where you can chill and take in the sights after the climb.
Both sides of the river bank are lined with fishing boats. Most were already docked for the night. Our guide mentioned that you can see the hills of Langkawi on one side and Thailand on the other, although I got confused as to which side was which. I think this was the Langkawi side (?)
Evening is the best time to come: lovely sunset!
This is a hidden gem that you should try and locate, especially if you’re heading to the Masjid Al Hussain near the seaside area. As mentioned in a previous post, you can’t Google or Waze your way to the exact spot, so the best way to get there is to google Pasaraya Seri Utama Kuala Perlis and ask locals for directions.