Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. It is located at the northernmost part of Peninsular Malaysia just above Kedah. Perlis capital town is Kangar while Arau is the Royal town of the state. As it is located at the northern part, Perlis is home to the border towards Thailand at Padang Besar which is shared with Bukit Kayu Hitam of Kedah.
Here, there is a small village of Kuala Perlis where the main port and ferry terminal is located that connects people to and from Langkawi Island, which is an important source for visitors who come here for the natural and known tourists attractions. Others come here to connect towards other parts like Thailand or to the other states around the country. Perlis is connected to the rest of the states of Peninsular Malaysia through the highly popular North-South Expressway although the road does not pass through the state directly.
The last interchange for the PLUS North-South Expressway is at Bukit Kayu Hitam which is part of Kedah. In order to connect to this major expressway, Perlis is joined through the Changlun-Kuala Perlis Highway or I94. In order to get into Perlis, people travelling on the North-South Expressway would need to travel all the way toward Bukit Kayu Hitam and then head on to the I94 which will lead them into the heart of the state. While Bukit Kayu Hitam has an exit point to Thailand, they can go toward Padang Besar which is known for its shopping facilities before venturing up north to Thailand as well.
Apart from that, there have been plans to connect Perlis with Langkawi island to enable and facilitate more tourism activities. This will be available once plans for the Perlis-Langkawi Bridge is approved and mobilized where it is currently in the planning stages.