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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Perak Map
  Ipoh Map (State Capital)
 
  History & Traditional Performance
  Shopping & Dining
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Nature & Adventure Travel
  Cultural Destination
  Fun & Excitement Holiday
  Heritage Sites
  Hot Springs & Waterfalls
  Island Holiday
  Museums & Galleries
   
  Ipoh (State Capital):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Gunung Korbu Forest Reserve
  The Lost World Of Tambun
   
  Gerik:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Rafflesia Wonderland
  Royal Belum Forest Reserve
  Temenggor Lake
   
  Gopeng:
 
  General Info
 
  Gua Tempurung (Cave)
  Kampar River White Water Rafting
   
  Kuala Gula:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
   
  Kuala Kangsar:
 
  General Info
 
  City Attraction
  Deer & Ostrich Farm
  Keris & Parang Making
  Tekad Benang & Labu Sayong
   
  Lumut:
 
  General Info
 
  Pulau Pangkor Island
  Pulau Pangkor Laut Island
  Pulau Sembilan Island
  Teluk Batik Beach
   
  Pasir Salak:
 
  General Info & Attraction
   
  Taiping:
 
  General Info
 
  Bukit Larut
  Kota Ngah Ibrahim
  Malaysia Oldest Prison
  Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
  Old Clock Tower
  Perak Museum
  Rustic Kuala Sepetang
  Taiping Lake Gardens
  Uniquely Zoo Taiping
   
  Tapah:
 
  General Info
 
  Kuala Woh Recreational Park
  Lata Iskandar Waterfall
  Lata Kinjang Waterfall
  Sungai Klah Hot Springs
 
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
Welcome To Perak
 
 

THE

SILVER STATE

 

As you leave the busy hub of Selangor and head north towards Perak, the character of the land changes from an urban profile to a scenic undulating landscape. Here and there you will spot pleasant farmland and rustic plantations set against a background of green jungle and rugged limestone hills.

Palace - Perak

 

Covering some 21,000sq km. Perak lies between Kedah in the north and Selangor in the south. The Main Range cuts across the state of Perak Iying in dramatic juxtaposition to the flat plains of the western coastline. Often referred to as a Land of Grace, for its laid-back, timeless beauty, Perak is divided into nine districts and its major towns include Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping Teluk Intan and Lumut. Ipoh is the administrative centre and state capital while Kuala Kangsar is the royal town. Each district has its characteristic beauty and history, and tourist attractions include old-style Anglo-Malay and Chinese mansions, colonial buildings, ancient limestone caves, temples and cool hill areas like the Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill) station.

 

The astute visitor will notice that the way of life is a little different here as compared to the Central region. There is a quiet urbanity as the locals go about their lives. The food is rated as some of the best in the region and visitors from other states often stop over at the restaurants and food centres in the state. Perak has a western coastline facing the Straits of Malacca and not far off its coast are a number of offshore islands. The nearest is Pangkor island, off the coastal town of Lumut, Pangkor?s unique island lifestyle offers visitors a variety of experiences and some outstanding beaches.

 

 

ECONOMY
 

Perak means ?silver? in Malay, a reference to the silvery tin ore from which the state drew its wealth. The state has a population of just over two million and the rich tin area known as the Kinta Valley was heavily mined for centuries. When the tin mining industry collapsed in the mid-?80s economic activities were restructured around agriculture, manufacturing, construction, trade and commerce. There has been continuing industrial growth and development of infrastructure. Emphasis has also been given to fishing, forestry, cottage industries and tourism. Ipoh is one of the more progressive cities in Malaysia and is fast becoming a focal point of industry, business investment and education.

 
 
 

GETTING TO PERAK

Ipoh, the capital city, is 205km from Kuala Lumpur and 165km from Penang. It is well connected to other major towns and cities in the peninsula by air, road and rail.

 
 
BY AIR
 

Ipoh?s Sultan Azlan Shah Airport can accommodate small to medium-sized planes. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operate regular flights to Ipoh from Penang and via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. There are taxi and bus services from the airport to Ipoh town.

 
 
 
BY ROAD
 

There are taxis plying major routes to Ipoh from Kota Bharu, Alor Star, Penang, Taiping and Kuala Kangsar in the north and Cameron Highlands, Teluk Intan, Tanjung Malim and Kuala Lumpur in the south. Charges vary depending on the destination. Taxis wait for a full load before travelling.

 
 
 
BY BUS
 

Bus services to the Medan Kidd terminal in Ipoh are from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth. Several bus companies operate services from the North and South of the country to Ipoh. Some offer non-stop service direct while others transit at various points. Routes covered include those originating from Butterworth, Kota Bharu, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Lumut and Batu Gajah in the North; and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Teluk Intan in the South. Major bus lines include Express Nasional, SPT, Sri Maju, Plusliner and Nice among others.

 
 
 
BY RAIL
 

North-bound trains operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) or Malayan Railway stop at all major towns of Perak namely Tanjong Malim, Batu Gajah, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping and Parit Buntar.

 
 
 
GETTING AROUND
 

Taxi

Taxis are available at bus stations, hotels and shopping complexes. Agree on the price for a round tour of the city before you get into the taxi.

 

Bus

The local bus service is a cheap alternative to get around the city.

 

Car

Cars can be rented for a drive around the city or to nearby towns.

 

Bicycle

Bicycles can be hired at some guesthouses and offer an inexpensive way of seeing the city.

 
 
 
 
Welcome To Perak
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA