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The very centre of town is the main square near the Intercity bus station on Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, where you'll also find Kangar's post office, open Mon – Sat, 09:00-16:00.

Opposite is a Maybank with 24-hour ATMs and banking hours are Mon-Fri, 09:15-16:30 and Sat 09:15-12:15.

Overlooking the square is Pasar Raya supermarket, in an ageing concrete shopping complex, open daily 10:00-22:00. Here you'll find mostly local foods and groceries, home accessories and a small array of Malay-style clothes.

A taxi station stand is in the middle portion of the square while on one corner is a KFC, the only choice for a meal after 20:00 when restaurants here close.

Down the road towards Jalan Kangar is the yellow corner building of Hotel Ban Cheong with shophouses at ground level right next to the road. Jalan Kangar then continues out of town leaving the immediate town centre after it passes Hotel Sri Garden on the right.

Due west the road leads out to an intersection where roads then either head north to the border or south to Kuala Perlis or Alor Setar in Kedah. There are a few shophouses on the opposite side of the road to the right and you'll find an internet cafe open until midnight here.

Following the bridge that crosses Perlis River leads to a new part of town, where the express bus station is located. Take the first right and you will be lead through rows of shops to the bus station itself, where there's a 7-eleven, Maybank, and a few lunch-time restaurants.

By late afternoon a few food vendors open their stalls making fantastic Perlis laksa, as well as hamburgers and chips.

You'll also find here most of the town's chemists as well as the busy Menon Clinic open 09:00-21:00.

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