Pengkalan Hulu

Pengkalan Hulu (Jawi: ڤڠكالن هولو; Chinese: 高乌), formerly known as Kroh or Keroh, is a town and a mukim in Hulu Perak District, Perak, Malaysia, bordering Thailand and Kedah. The nearest town on the Thailand side is Betong in Yala province.

Pengkalan Hulu
Pengkalan Hulu
Location of Pengkalan Hulu
Coordinates: 5°42′22″N 100°59′58″E
  TypeLocal government
  BodyPengkalan Hulu District Council
  PresidentMeor Shahibul Fadilah Zainuddin
Time zoneUTC+8 (Malaysian Standard Time)
Pengkalan Hulu District Council

Majlis Daerah Pengkalan Hulu
Founded1 December 1979
Meor Shahibul Fadilah Zainuddin
District Secretary
Noraslina Saidin
Bersih, Aman, Maju/برسيه امان ماجو
(Clean, Peace, Progressive)
Meeting place
Wisma Kroh, Jalan Sri Adika Raja, 33100 Pengkalan Hulu, Perak Darul Ridzuan
Pengkalan Hulu in Hulu Perak District

Although described as a border town, Pengkalan Hulu is 7 km from the actual Malaysia-Thailand border which is located at Bukit Berapit, where the Malaysian customs, immigration and quarantine station is located. The town is served by both Federal Route 76, which connects it to Gerik and Kuala Kangsar to the south and Baling in Kedah to the north, and Federal Route 77 which goes in a northeasterly direction to Bukit Berapit and onward to Betong.

It is located at a height of 380 m above sea level.


Languages spoken here include Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and Thai. The main religions are Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.. The population is largely Malay, with significant Chinese and Indian segments.[1]

Government and politics

Pengkalan Hulu Government Office

Pengkalan Hulu is also an autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil), consisting of the mukims of Pengkalan Hulu and nearby Belukar Semang.

In the Malaysian Parliament, Pengkalan Hulu is part of the Gerik parliamentary constituency.


  • Sekolah Kebangsaan kroh
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Eok Kwan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bekuai
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Tasek
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Hulu
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuak Luar
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Hulu
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Saban
  • Maktab Rendah Sains Mara
  • Pondok Madrasah AlLatiffiah (Pondok Pak Teh)
  • Madrasah Al yusuffiah


  • Masjid Jamek, Pekan Pengkalan Hulu
  • Masjid Al-Aula, Kampung Selarong
  • Masjid Al-Ghufran, Felda Lepang Nenering
  • Masjid Iskandari, Pekan Kroh, Jalan Tasek
  • Masjid Iskandariah, Kampung Kuak Luar
  • Masjid Air Panas, Kg.Air Panas
  • Masjid Klian Intan, Kg.Klian Intan
  • Masjid Al-Bakri, Kg.Kuak Hulu

Place of Interest

Malaysia CIQ at Bukit Berapit
  • Gunung Lang kuak hulu - recreation and view point.
  • Hot Spring Pond
  • Golf Course
  • Black River Cascade
  • Kuak Shoe Cascade
  • Kuak Rainbow Cascade
  • Gua Gendang (Caves of Drum)- a unique cave with underground stream situated in a nearby Siamese village called Kampung Tasek.
  • Taman Tasik Pengkalan Hulu - a unique human made lake with nice view located near the town of Pengkalan Hulu.
  • The Zone Free Duty Shopping Centre - Located near border of Thailand.
  • Kelian Intan - Situated 20 km from Pengkalan Hulu town. Well known as the one of the Black Area in Malaysian history as a place for Communist Malaya Parties to hide. It is also connect Pengkalan Hulu town down south to Gerik Town.
  • "Northgate" is a mixed commercial and industrial development by the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand (IMT-GT) Growth Triangle.[2][3][4]


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