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Peninsular Malaysia

Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Banding Island, Belum-Temengoh Forest Reserve, Pangkor Island


Perak is a state situated in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. The capital city, Ipoh, is known for its British colonial landmarks, including a baroque railway station. Sam Poh Tong is a huge Buddhist cave temple filled with wall paintings. The town of Gopeng is a base for rafting on the Kampar river. Off the west coast, the resort island of Pulau Pangkor has forested hills and the ruins of a 17th-century Dutch fort.

The name Perak, means silver in Malay, was named as the state is home to Kinta Valley which once contained the world’s richest tin deposits. Today, Perak draws visitors from around the globe with its intriguing cave temples, virgin rainforest, cultural sights and delicious myriad of cuisines.

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