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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
TAIPING : General Info
 
 

TAIPING

Charming beauty, steeped in history...

Taiping is not just a lovely town with picturesque attractions, it is also a historically important centre in Malaysia.

 

Famed for its attractive charms and historical importance, Taiping is an enchanting bustling town that offers visitors many experiences and memorable moments. Interestingly. Taiping in Chinese means everlasting peace. Once a thriving mining town after the discovery of huge tin deposits in the area, it was the capital of Perak from 1875 until 1937. Although no longer a state capital and the mining of tin has ceased, Taiping is still a thrilling town with many attractions that make it one of the most popular weekend destinations in the northern region of the peninsula. Perhaps other visitors may feel the same way like we did when we arrived here, as the old streets of Taiping made us feel like we have been transported back in time.

 

Old Chinese and Colonial architectures are to be seen every, perfect for those with the passion for good old things that spell of history and heritage. The Taiping Lake Gardens is perhaps one of Taiping?s most striking and stunning attractions, created from mining wasteland. The country's first temperate getaway in the hills, known today as Bukit Larut, is also in Taiping, so is the country?s first zoo. Other pioneering landmarks and attractions here include the country?s first swimming pool called Burmese Pool, Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex, the Perak Museum, the Taiping Prison, its War Memorial, and the town?s Clock Tower It may be a point of interest for many to note that Taiping is also the wettest town in the country with an annual 400cm of rain, thanks to the scenic wall of mountain that forms its eastern backdrop, which attracts the accumulation of south westerly rain clouds from the nearby Straits of Melaka.

 
 
OTHER THINGS TO DO
 

Unwind, saunter around and breathe in the view and all its ?resident plants and animals. You may want to make a stop at the Taiping Zoo or Night Safari or marvel at the magnificent rain trees arching over the road. There are also the Aquatic Recreation Centre, Old Jetty built in 1910, (Jalan) Peace Walk, Spritzer Fountain, and pavilion, playgrounds, Rotary Club Corner for a jog, tai qi and other morning activities. Youngsters can be seen at the Sports Lite Centre near the Taiping Prison. It is open daily at 5pm and has two street soccer courts, caf? and toilets.

 
 
WHERE TO STAY
 

Wherever your destination or whatever budget there?s a range of good accommodation to choose from in Taiping town. So whether you are looking for an international standard hotel or simple affordable ones, they are all here. Sometimes, recommendations from locals can be helpful too. You can stay at the Seri Malaysia Hotel opposite the Taiping Prison or at a new resort near the War Memorial Cemetery. Alternatively, round the corner from the Lake Garden are Furama Hotel and New Champagne. Of course, there are bigger hotels in town with better rooms and facilities. A refreshing alternative is to stay on Bukit Larut, just a 30-minute drive ride up from the base jeep station. Or you may choose to stay at the relaxing Taiping Resort, set on a golf course by the foot of Bukit Jana hills.

 
 
GOURMET HEAVEN
 

If you wish to savour the local cuisines and indulge in what Taiping has to offer, then you ought to head for a big hawker centre with food stalls offering old local favourites as well as a fast-food economy rice buffet table, and its just opposite the Old Jetty. The place is open from lunchtime till midnight For decent seafood, you can head to nearby restaurants in town. For Malay delicacies, try the Malay food stalls at the foot of Bukit Larut and caf? at the zoo entrance and Aquatic Centre. Walk along Jalan Kota, where you can find many Chinese, Indian, and Malay food outlets with an array of choice at very reasonable prices.

 
 
GETTING THERE
 

From the south, exit the North-South Highway at Changkat Jering toll gate. From the north, exit at the Kamunting toll gate. Drive right through Taiping town using Jalan Kota or Jalan Taming Sari and head straight for the hills to get to the Lake Gardens and other surrounding attractions in town.

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TAIPING : General Info
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA