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Friday, October 30, 2009

Gurun - Kedah Sightseeing

Post Code: 08300

Gurun (峨仑/牛崙) is located in Kuala Muda district and it is about 22 km to the north of  Sungai Petani town. Gurun got its name from the word "gerun", which means terrify or "kurun" the meaning for an elephant in the Siamese dialect.

Several major factories in Gurun industrial zone are namely Perwaja Steel, Modenas and Naza. 
  • Perwaja Steel - steel milling operations producing steel bars, wire rods, beams, sections, bolts and nuts, nails and wire meshes. These operations said to relocate to Kemaman plant in Terengganu by Kinsteel Bhd.
  • Modenas - the famous Malaysian made motorcycles factory has three main manufacturing and assembly buildings with a total built-up area of about 700,000 Sq.ft.
  • Naza - the plant with an area size of 59.2 hectare,KIA Motors licensed fro manufacture and install vehicles under the NAZA and KIA brands. Popular vehicles such as MPV Naza Ria,Citra and Pregio Van among the list produce for domestic market.
List of schools in Gurun :
  • SJKC Choong Hwa, Gurun (峨崙中华华小)
  • SJKC Pei Hwa, Gurun ( 培华华小 )
  • SK Gurun Pusat, Gurun
  • SK Sri Jerai, Gurun
  • SMK Gurun, Gurun  
  • SJKC Mah Wah, Padang Lembu (马华华小
  • SJKT Kalaivaani, Padang Lembu
  • SK Batu Empat, Jalan Jeniang
  • SK Batu Empat, Jalan Jeniang
  • SMK Batu Lima, Jalan Jeniang

    The typical Malaysia oval shaped concrete Signboard
    - Crossing Gurun border from Bedong. (Federal Route 1)

    Perwaja Steel Sdn Bhd factory at the right side of the road.
    - Heading north to Gurun town via Federal Route 1

    Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Jerai ( Sri Jerai Primary School)
    - At Left side of Federal Route 1

    The overhead bridge in front of the road.
    - Most of the time, Federal Route 1 traffic is heavy.

    Close to the junction of Jeniang Road.
    - Along Federal Route 1

    Mahkamah Majistret Gurun (Gurun Court House) 
    Jalan Raya, 08300 Gurun, Kedah Darul Aman
    Tel: 04-461 9811 Faks: 04-468 3519

    Chinese Restaurant, famous for its "Kangkong Cutter Fish" speciality.
    - Just opposite the Court House at the right side of Federal Route 1

    GURUN Niaga ( Gurun Food Court)
    Left side of Federal Route 1

    Arked Gurun (MPSPK)

    Stesen Teksi ( Gurun Taxi Station) 
    - at Jalan Jeniang

    Gurun town centre - Public Bank & Clinic (Back View)

    Balai Polis Gurun (Gurun Police Station)
    - At left of Federal Route 1

    Pejabat Pos Gurun (Gurun Post Office) 
    - At left of Federal Route 1

    Klinik Desa Gurun (Gurun Government Clinic) 
    - At right of Federal Route 1

    SMK Gurun & Pusat Kegiatan Guru ( Gurun Secondary School) 
    - At right of Federal Route 1

    Masjid Gurun ( Gurun Mosque) 
    - At right of Federal Route 1

    Railway Crossing 
    - Along Jalan Jeniang

    Stesen Keretapi Gurun (Gurun Railway Station)

    Persatuan Pendidekan Ahklak Chee Chin Kor (Built in 1986) 
    At Right side of Jeniang Road.

    Fast Food Outlets ( Observe carefully, is not KFC, but KLC is famous here.) 
    - At East Gurun
    Pasaraya Aneka Gurun Sdn. Bhd. (Jerai Plaza) 
    - At East Gurun
    Shop houses opposite Jerai Plaza ( Jerai Shopping Mall)
    - At East Gurun

    Modenas Factory - Malaysian Made Motorcylces
    at Persiaran Yahaya Ahmad, east Gurun

    NAZA Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) 
    at  Jalan Jeniang (Route K10), Gurun Industrial Park