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Perak



                                      

Perak or better known as the land of Grace is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Aside from having Ipoh serving as the state Capital and Kuala Kangsar serving as the Royal Capital, these are another 9 main administrative district in Perak include Batang, Ansun, Hilir Perak, Hulu Perak, Kinta, Krian, Mahjung, Perak Tengah, Larut, matang and Selama.


Population and Area

The total population in this 21000 square kilometre state falls roughly 2.4 million people(Malay-53.2%, Chinese - 28.8%, Indian- 12.2%).


Local Cuisine

Perak also known as one of the food paradise in Peninsular Malaysia as Perak produces one of the best Hor Fun(Flat Rice Noodle), Dim Sum, White Coffee and as well as various local snacks.


Place Of Interest

1. Perak Cave
6km north of Ipoh, Perak Cave Temple was built in 1926 by a Bhuddist priest from China. The temple houses over 40 Bhuddist statues. Tempurung Cave, 24km from Ipoh has existed since 8000BC. Stretching 1.9km from East to West, Tempurung Cave is made up of 5 domes. Reputed to be the most beautiful cave in Peninsular Malaysia.

2. Pulau Pangkor
90km south west of Ipoh, Pulau Pangkor is merely 40mins away from Lumut by ferry. The west coast of Pangkor is a popular destination for tourist from far and near. The fine beaches of Pantai Puteri Dewi offers a host of amenities like hotels, meeting halls, indoor and outdoor activities, golfing and various watersport facilities. For those who are keen on history, the local Dutch Fortress at Teluk Gedung is a must see. Built in 1670, the Fortress was intended to guard off pirates and local Malays. There are few bays on the island suitable for swimming and sunbathing such as Tortoise Bay, Teluk Nipah and Teluk Dalam. Part of the Pulau Pangkor Marine Park, the transquil Teluk Nipah with its marvellous marine ecosystem and vast coral reef is an indisputable diving paradise.

Another ideal diving spot is Pantai Pasir Bogak. Vastly popular among tourist, the coral beach offersa host of tourist amenities such as Hotels, Chalets, boating and rod fishing.


Transportation

Perak can be reached by Bus from other destinations in Malaysia. The Bus Station in Ipoh is located at Silveritage Gallery on gopeng road. There are a number of routes from here, including to Hatyai Thailand, regular busses to Lumut(The access point for Pangkor Island) •Railways & Routes
Malaysia Railways run a good rail network, connecting all major cities and towns. There are a range of fare and passes, the KTM pass allows for unlimited travel and has all the benefit of first class travel at economy rate. Rail service is currently going through a major period of upgrading, introducing electrified trains from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. The railways station in ipoh is worth visiting even if you are not planning to take a train, as its impressive structure. The vast white Moorish Building was opened 1917.

Perak has a reasonable road network; the old Route 1 connects Ipoh with some nearby towns as well as Kuala Lumpur, while the newer north-south expressway is a much faster road. It is also possible to get long distance taxis around Perak from the Ipoh bus statio