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Perak Travel TipsPerak Travel Tips (31 January, 2006)

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Perak Travel Tips is specially created to help people get to know Perak Darul Ridzuan. The name Perak Darul Ridzuan which means "Perak, the Land of Grace". It is one of the major states in Peninsular Malaysia. Perak has a land area of 21,000 sq km, making it the third largest state in Peninsular Malaysia after Pahang and Johor. The state of Perak is located between the main urban centres of Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Its capital, Ipoh, is becoming an increasingly vibrant city. Perak has a population of over 2 million people, making it one of the more densely populated states in the country.

Location of towns in Perak on the map

Towns of Perak

  1. Ipoh - state capital (GPS: 4.60085, 101.07769)
  2. Kuala Kangsar - royal town (GPS: 4.77352, 100.94169)
  3. Ayer Tawar (GPS: 4.30002, 100.75904)
  4. Bagan Datoh (GPS: 3.99047, 100.78599)
  5. Bagan Panchor (GPS: 4.52521, 100.65343)
  6. Bagan Serai (GPS: 4.52521, 100.65343)
  7. Bandar Seri Iskandar (GPS: 4.35861, 100.9664)
  8. Batu Gajah (GPS: 4.47066, 101.04228)
  9. Batu Kurau (GPS: 4.97466, 100.79475)
  10. Behrang (GPS: 3.75596, 101.49963)
  11. Beruas (GPS: 4.49941, 100.78256)
  12. Bidor (GPS: 4.10982, 101.28725)
  13. Bota (GPS: 4.35051, 100.93122)
  14. Bota Kanan (GPS: 4.34843, 100.8828)
  15. Bukit Berapit (GPS: 5.74405, 101.02381)
  16. Bukit Berapit (GPS: 5.0328, 100.64901)
  17. Changkat Jering (GPS: 4.78729, 100.72154)
  18. Chemor (GPS: 4.71518, 101.12091)
  19. Chenderiang (GPS: 4.26475, 101.23798)
  20. Gerik (GPS: 5.42974, 101.12743)
  21. Gopeng (GPS: 4.47143, 101.16648)
  22. Jelapang (GPS: 4.63746, 101.05939)
  23. Jeram (GPS: 4.38654, 101.15567)
  24. Jerlun (GPS: 4.73242, 100.91268)
  25. Kampar (GPS: 4.30567, 101.15215)
  26. Kamunting (GPS: 4.88718, 100.7302)
  27. Kuala Gula (GPS: 4.93456, 100.46462)
  28. Kuala Kurau (GPS: 5.01724, 100.43083)
  29. Kuala Sepetang (GPS: 4.83809, 100.63008)
  30. Langkap (GPS: 4.0718, 101.14597)
  31. Lenggong (GPS: 5.10667, 100.96469)
  32. Lumut (GPS: 4.23514, 100.63167)
  33. Manong (GPS: 4.59404, 100.88024)
  34. Matang (GPS: 4.81816, 100.67356)
  35. Menglembu (GPS: 4.5659, 101.04752)
  36. Padang Rengas (GPS: 4.77565, 100.84773)
  37. Pangkor (GPS: 4.22555, 100.56138)
  38. Pantai Remis (GPS: 4.45441, 100.62978)
  39. Papan (GPS: 4.50814, 101.01757)
  40. Parit (GPS: 4.4758, 100.90856)
  41. Parit Buntar (GPS: 5.11864, 100.48679)
  42. Pasir Salak (GPS: 4.1367, 100.91182)
  43. Pengkalan Hulu (GPS: 5.70566, 100.99885)
  44. Proton City (GPS: 3.73596, 101.51079)
  45. Pusing (GPS: 4.49497, 101.0107)
  46. Sayong (GPS: 4.74358, 100.95972)
  47. Selama (GPS: 5.21745, 100.69227)
  48. Semanggol (GPS: 4.94986, 100.62944)
  49. Seri Manjung (GPS: 4.19482, 100.66446)
  50. Simpang (GPS: 4.81855, 100.70707)
  51. Simpang Pulai (GPS: 4.52872, 101.12816)
  52. Sitiawan (GPS: 4.21665, 100.69381)
  53. Slim River (GPS: 3.82897, 101.40243)
  54. Sungai Siput (GPS: 4.81936, 101.07593)
  55. Sungkai (GPS: 3.99971, 101.30664)
  56. Taiping (GPS: 4.85152, 100.74085)
  57. Tambun (GPS: 4.61372, 101.14382)
  58. Tanjung Malim (GPS: 3.70564, 101.50431)
  59. Tanjung Piandang (GPS: 5.07599, 100.3854)
  60. Tanjung Rambutan (GPS: 4.6627, 101.17395)
  61. Tanjung Tualang (GPS: 4.30241, 101.03988)
  62. Tapah (GPS: 4.19696, 101.25875)
  63. Teluk Intan (GPS: 4.02215, 101.02409)
  64. Terung (GPS: 4.70817, 100.71819)
  65. Trolak (GPS: 3.8908, 101.37805)
  66. Tronoh (GPS: 4.4224, 100.99147)
  67. Ulu Kinta (GPS: 4.63601, 101.14713)

Lenggong Archaeological Museum (1 April 2006)

Categories of Sights in Perak

  1. IPOH
  3. Beaches in Perak
  4. Brethren Assemblies in Perak
  5. Bridges in Perak
  6. Bus Terminals in Perak
  7. Caves in Perak
  8. Cave Temples in Perak
  9. Cemeteries in Perak
  10. Chinese Temples in Perak
  11. Churches in Perak
  12. Clan Associations in Perak
  13. Clocktowers in Perak
  14. Dialysis Centres in Perak
  15. Forest Parks in Perak
  16. Forts in Perak
  17. Golf Courses in Perak
  18. Government Buildings in Perak
  19. Gurdwaras in Perak
  20. Hawker Centres in Perak
  21. Hills in Perak
  22. Hindu Temples in Perak
  23. Historic Buildings in Perak
  24. Hospitals in Perak
  25. Hotels in Perak
  26. Islands in Perak
  27. Jetties in Perak
  28. Markets in Perak
  29. Mausoleums in Perak
  30. Monuments in Perak
  31. Mosques in Perak
  32. Mountains in Perak
  33. Museums in Perak
  34. Palaces in Perak
  35. Parks in Perak
  36. Petrol Stations in Perak
  37. Police Stations in Perak
  38. Recreation Clubs in Perak
  39. Restaurants in Perak
  40. Rivers in Perak
  41. Schools in Perak
  42. Shopping Malls in Perak
  43. Streets in Perak
  44. Swimming Pools in Perak
  45. Thai Temples in Perak
  46. Tourist Attractions in Perak
  47. Train Stations in Perak
  48. Universities in Perak
  49. Waterfalls in Perak
  50. Waterfront Promenades in Perak

Tourist Attractions in Perak

  1. Bota Kanan River Terrapin Breeding Centre
  2. Beruas Museum
  3. Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
  4. Dutch Fort
  5. Felda Residence Hot Springs
  6. Gua Kandu
  7. Gua Tempurong
  8. Istana Kenangan
  9. Istana Ulu
  10. Kellie's Castle
  11. Kota Ngah Ibrahim
  12. Lata Iskandar Waterfall
  13. Lata Kinjang Waterfall
  14. Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
  15. Lost World of Tambun
  16. Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
  17. Maxwell Hill
  18. Pangkor
  19. Panglima Lane
  20. Pasir Salak Historical Complex
  21. Perak Museum
  22. Sam Poh Tong Temple
  23. Segari Turtle Hatchery
  24. Sungkai Deer Farm
  25. Taiping Lake Gardens
  26. Taiping Zoo
  27. Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge
  28. Ubudiah Mosque

Districts in Perak

  1. Batang Padang District
  2. Hilir Perak District
  3. Hulu Perak District
  4. Kerian District
  5. Kinta District
  6. Kuala Kangsar District
  7. Larut, Matang & Selama District
  8. Manjung District
  9. Perak Tengah District

The railway bridge near Bagan Serai, Perak.

About Perak

The state of Perak is divided into nine districts. Apart from the state capital Ipoh, major towns include Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Kampar, Teluk Intan and Lumut. The Sultan of Perak is the constitutional state ruler residing in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, approximately an hour from Ipoh.

Taiping Lake Gardens (4 January 2006)

For centuries, the state of Perak is synonymous in Malaysia with tin mining. It is believed that the name of the state (Perak means silver, a misnomer for tin) came about because the word for tin appeared later than silver in the Malay language. According to another belief, the name was derived from the name of Tun Perak, the Bendahara (an archaic term for prime minister) of Malacca.

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan (21 September 2004)

The Sultanate of Perak traces its roots to Sultan Muzaffar Shah, the eldest son of the last Sultan of Malacca. After the Sultanate of Malacca fell to the Portuguese in 1511, the Sultan of Malacca retreated to Johor, where he consolidated his power. His eldest son, however, chose to head north, and became the first Sultan of Perak in 1528. Perak is the only state in Malaysia whose royal house is descended directly from the Sultanate of Malacca.

Cave Temple in Ipoh (19 August 2006)

The state of Perak is named after its namesake river, just like Kelantan and Pahang. The capital was originally in Kuala Kangsar, until the discovery of huge quantity of tin led to the transfer of the capital, first to Taiping, and then finally to Ipoh. This wealth of tin deposit made Perak constantly under threat from foreign forces.

The Achinese from Sumatra raided the state in the 16th century. The town of Teluk Intan was founded by a woman from Mandailing, Sumatra. In 1641, the Dutch attempted to monopolise the tin trade of Perak by building a fort on Pangkor Island, at the mouth of the Perak River, but met with little success. In the 18th century, Perak had to withstand threats from the Bugis from the south and the Thais from the north.

The mosque at Pasir Salak Historical Complex (21 September 2004)

To work the tin mines, the Malay rulers brought in Chinese miners. This however lead to the destabilisation of the Malays. In the 1870s, succession dispute over the Perak throne and the gang-wars among the Chinese tin miners led to British intervention. They imposed the Pangkor Engagement and took control of the state, installing a British Resident in Perak who is the de facto ruler. However, opposition of the Perak Chiefs to Resident Birch resulted in his assassination at Pasir Salak, and a brief war.

Istana Kenangan, Kuala Kangsar, PerakIstana Kenangan, Kuala Kangsar, Perak (31 January 2006)

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