West Coast Expressway (WCE) Unlocking Values In Perak

July 14, 2023

The West Coast Expressway (E32) is a major highway in Malaysia that runs along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and construction started in 2014. It commences at a junction with Selangor State Road FT31 in Banting, Selangor, and ends at the ramp of Changkat Jering toll plaza of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) at Taiping, Perak. The expressway is 233 kilometres long, with 21 interchanges and 80 lanes. However, it is currently under construction and expected to be completed in five years. Although, several sections have open for public use. Henceforth, once the WCE is completed, the expressway will be the longest in Malaysia.

The West Coast Expressway is designed to be well-connected to other highways in the area, such as PLUS, SKVE, NKVE, NNKSB, LATAR, and KESAS, which will allow road users to travel more quickly and conveniently, and it will also help to reduce traffic congestion. The expressway is expected to boost economic growth on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia because it is a safe, efficient, and convenient way to travel. It will also reduce travel time between major regional cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, Klang, and Ipoh.

Figure 1: West Coast Expressway Holdings Bhd


That being the case, WCE proves to be a great way to explore the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A few significant cities offer attractions they can visit and explore along the expressway route. Perak’s cities have various historical landmarks, museums and other attractions. There is everything from colonial architecture to natural beauty in Perak’s cities. Thus, the land values are not expected to stay where they are now.

Figure 2: Proposed alignment for the E32, West Coast Expressway (WCE)

Major Cities

Surrounding Smaller Towns


Teluk Intan Bagan Datuk, Hutan Melintang ·       Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

·       Church of St Luke the Evangelist

·       Sunflower Garden

·       Sky Mirror Bagan Datuk

Ayer Tawar

Lumut, Sitiawan, Manjung

·        Pangkor Island

·        Teluk Senangin Beach

·        Segari Turtle Sanctuary

Beruas Pantai Remis ·        Beruas Museum
Taiping Kuala Sepetang ·         Taiping Lake Gardens

·         Taiping Zoo & Night Safari

·         Port Weld

Source: West Coast Expressway Holdings Bhd

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