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Taiping Lake Gardens

“I know of no more lovely sight in this country than the Taiping Gardens (Taiping Lake Gardens) when the rays of the early morning sun are shining obliquely through their clumps of bamboo, palms and isolated trees scattered on islands among the expanse of water. One receives in that glorious half hour an experience of light in foliage that is quite unobtainable in England”. A Journal in the Federal Capital, – by George L. Peet who had visited Taiping in 1933.

Taiping is the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. With Average rainfall of about 4,000 mm per year, whereas the average rainfall for the whole peninsula is 2,000 mm ~ 2,500 mm. Its unusual rainfall has also blessed Taiping Lake Gardens with a fertile and splendid collection of flora and century-old rain-trees.

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Taiping Zoo and Night Safari

The country’s first zoo, Taiping Zoo, located within Taiping Lake Gardens compound. Taiping Zoo houses local and exotic wildlife species in excellent surroundings. Read more…

Bukit Larut

Bukit Larut formerly known as Maxwell Hill is the oldest Hill Resort in Malaysia. It was founded approximately 120 years ago and named after George Maxwell, a British Resident of Perak…

Currently, Land Rover service is the only transport service provided by the State Government of Perak. There are 72 hair-pin bends, once every two minutes along the road. The journey takes about 30 minutes to reach the top station at 1,036 metres above sea level at the distance of 10 km.  Read more…