Gurun is a township located in Kuala Muda district in the state of
Gurun can be reached via the North-South Expressway as well as by rail, express buses, or taxis. Gurun has its own railway station a stone’s throw away from the town centre and its served by KTM and the Electric Train Service allowing faster travelling time to Gurun from Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, you can get around Gurun town by car, the local bus lines or taxis.
The Gurun’s main economic activities is the heavy industries and are home to various automotive factories such Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd which operates from the Gurun Industrial Area which also houses numerous other related automobile production facilities. As such, the industry creates ample job and investment opportunities for locals and foreigners alike. Other industries that drive the economy include tourism, agriculture, and cottage industries, though not in a big way.
With that said, Gurun town offers a range of amenities and facilities for the community such as different types of schools, shops, recreational facilities, banks, medical services, and many more.
Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Gurun Pusat is perhaps Gurun’s oldest school having been established since 1911. Other nearby schools include SMK Gurun, SJKC Choong Hwa, SK Sri Jerai and Insitut Kemahiran Langkasuka, a vocational training institution.
Gurun Market is the place to go for the fresh produce while Sheng Hin Trading, Pasaraya Aneka Gurun, Pasaraya Karnival, and Pasaraya Sukaramai offers the comfort of indoor shopping experience where you can find a wider range of products.
As a place to stay and work, Gurun town is a thriving town brought about by its economic activities. While life is not extremely fast-paced like in bigger towns neither is life in Gurun slow-paced. It provides an exciting lifestyle especially for out of towners, with a lot of things to discover.
In Gurun, one will find numerous recreational activities, many of which are historical sites. Amongst them are Relau Peleburan Besi Kuno, Jerai Hill Resort, Bujang Valley Archeological Museum, Wat Kalai, and St Sebastian Church. Other than these sites, other natural attractions popular with the locals include Tupah Recreational Forest, Hutan Lipur Sungai Teror, and Gunung Jerai in neighbouring Yan district.
When it comes to food, Gurun offers a variety of selection. Some of the eateries regularly patronised by the locals include Lot 405 Steak & Grill, Restoran Top D’Gurun,Restoran Padang Lembu Thai Food, Golden Ace Food Village, Fitri Tomyam as well as fast food joints, KFC and Pizza Hut.
In Gurun, there are several places of worship spread out all over Gurun such as Masjid Gurun, St Sebastian Church, Masjid Seri Jerai, Padang Lembu Buddhist Temple, and Harvard Sri Maha Muthu Mariamman Temple.
Properties in Gurun are freehold. Generally, properties are quite affordable and there are several types of properties to choose from here in Gurun whether its for investment or own stay. The median price for a property is RM 318,000 for a landed property or approximate median price psf of RM 199. Some projects around the area that can be considered are Taman Jerai Emas, and Taman Ria Mesra,
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