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Taiping, once the old capital of Perak, began as alluvial mining area more than 150 years. Formerly known as Klian Pauh, it is renamed to Taiping, a Chinese word Tai-Peng which means ETERNAL PEACE.

This "town of everlasting peace" was the first tin-mining town in the country, the first major town developed by the British, and the first official administrative center of Perak and the Malay States.

Taiping, a town of many firsts, is one of Perak's foremost treasured heritage. 31 firsts in Malaysian History found in Taiping

  1. Tin Mining
  2. Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
  3. Central Market (Taiping Market, Market Square)
  4. Rest House
  5. Fort Carnavon
  6. Horse Racing Turf
  7. Tekah Airport
  8. Swimming Pool (Burmese Pool)
  9. British Resident's Residence
  10. Court (Fort of Ngah Ibrahim)
  11. Tengku Menteri's Mosque (Masjid Matang)
  12. English School (Central School - King Edward VII)
  13. Police Force
  14. The new Club and Golf Course
  15. Coronation Park, ran silent movies to entertain the miners in 1920.
  16. Post and Telegraph Office
  17. Taiping Gaol, the first prison in Malaysia built in 1879
  18. Government Offices
  19. Taiping Lake Garden
  20. General Hospital (Yang Wah Hospital)
  21. Perak Museum, the oldest museum in Malaysia dates back to 1883.
  22. Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line
  23. English Newspaper (Perak Pioneer)
  24. Port (Port Weld)
  25. Balai Penghulu (Matang)
  26. English Girl's School (Treacher Girl's School)
  27. Teacher's Training College (Fort of Ngah Ibrahim)
  28. Malay School (Sekolah Melayu Matang)
  29. Tamil Newspaper (Perak Verthamenan)
  30. Fire Brigade (Clock Tower)
  31. Zoo

Places of Interest

Historic Places
 

British Resident's Residence

Residence of Perak 2nd Resident and successive Residents of Perak .

Perak Museum

Perak Museum

The oldest museum in Malaysia exhibiting zoological, herbarium, parts of pre-history, economy and ethnology artefacts.

Taiping Prison

The Taiping Prison

The first prison in Malaysia which was constructed dued to the fighting between Chinese secret societies at the tin mines.

Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex

Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex

Used to be the residence of Ngah Ibrahim, it is now Matang's doorway to the past.

Natural Gateways & Parks

Maxwell Hill

Maxwell Hill

The largest limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia.

Taiping Lake Gardens

Taiping Lake Gardens

Malaysia's First Botanical Wonderland and one of the most beautiful lake gardens in Malaysia.

The Taiping Zoo

Malaysia's first zoo, located in the grounds of the famous Lake Gardens of Tainping, which continues to draw crowds with new attractions.

Matang Mangrove Forest

Matang Mangrove Forest

One of the world's best managed mangrove swamp which recieved various international awards. It's heaven to natural lovers which visitors should not miss.

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