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Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
History & Traditional Performance
 
 
HISTORY
 

Perak?s known civilisation dates back to the 15th century and right up to the 18th century it had a colourful history of politics and power struggles. The first governments were in Bruas and Manjung in the 15th century. The present sultanate of Perak dates back to 1528 when Sultan Muzaffar the eldest son of the last Sultan of Malacca, established his dynasty on the banks of the Perak river. Perak?s great wealth in tin put her in a state of constant threat from the Thais in the north and the Acehnese and Bugis in the south during the 16th to 18th centuries. The Dutch had also tried unsuccessfully to monopolies the tin trade.

 

The rich deposits of tin drew a great number of Chinese miners who soon formed rival clans fighting for dominion over the mines. This constant warring and lawlessness and a power struggle between the successors to the Perak throne, Sultan Abdullah and Raja Ismail, gave the British administrators at the time, the opportunity to intervene. At the signing of the Pangkor Treaty in 1874, the British governor Sir Andrew Clarke installed Sultan Abdullah on the throne with the condition that he accept a British Resident.

 

The British soon put an administration in place to govern the state for the sultan. The first resident JWW Birch, disliked for his high-handedness, was assassinated in 1875. The British sent troops to maintain order and exiled Sultan Abdullah. Birch?s successor the new Resident, Hugh Low, a more able administrator, ensured greater control over the mines, kept the chiefs in order, imposed taxes and regulated the affairs of the state. Perak prospered under his administration and Malaya saw its first railway line built from Taiping to Port Weld in 1885. It ensured faster movement of tin to the ports and hence greater production. In 1896, Perak became a member of the Federated Malay States until the Japanese Occupation.

 
 
 
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE
 

Offering both traditional and modern entertainment, Perak is a treasure trove of Malay cultural heritage.

 

Perak offers both traditional and modern entertainment. The state is a treasure trove of Malay Cultural heritage. Traditional dances such as the ?Tarian Dabus?, ?Tarian Bubu? and ?Tarian Loteh? along with music from the ?Rebana Perak? (a hand-held drum) and other Malay musical instruments can be viewed at the two main cultural centres in Ipoh and Pasir Salak.

 

Tarian Dabus

Twenty-two drum-beaters on drums of varying sizes perform to the accompaniment of singing and dancing. Brought into the Sitiawan, Lumut, Teluk Intan and Pasir Panjang Laut area from Iran some 200 years ago, tarian dabus has a religious significance and tries to relive the glory of brave ancient warriors. Other popular traditional dances include tarian bubu, tarian Ienggok and tarian belotah.

 
 
 
 
History & Traditional Performance
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA