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    Attractions Near to Taiping

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 22, 2007

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    If you are at Taiping town, you can also consider exploring nearby attractions such as the town of Ipoh, Cameron Highlands (see my VT Cameron Highlands page) or the beautiful island of Penang which is famous for its beautiful scenery, beaches, architecture and very delicious food. VT member slliew has lots of great tips and photos of Penang (including pages of various locations in Penang), so do drop by and visit if you are interested :)

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    Taiping War Cemetry

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    On the way from Lake Gardens to Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut), you will see a small, green, well maintained cemetry on both sides of the road for the Commonwealth Allied forces who have fallen during World War II.

    Do stop at the road side for a moment for a photo and to remember those who have sacrificed themselves for their countries.

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    Burmese Pools - A place to picnic, swim

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    A popular spot for locals and tourists is the Burmese Pools. It used to be a long hike to this river with many spots for swimming and picnicking. Now there is a tarred road which you drive straight to near the bridge over the river.

    There is parking, place to shower, buy drinks and swimming floats near the bridge.

    There are many stories as to how this place got its name. One of them was that druing British administration, there was a Burmese army camp which used to bath at this spot.

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    Drive and Walk about Taiping Downtown

    by SLLiew Written Apr 19, 2007

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    Taiping downtown is a collection of pre-war houses many dated back to early 20th century. Most of the buildings are two storey and you will find the town with a lot of old world charm.

    It is grid formation with Jalan Kota and Jalan Panggung Wayang being the major parallel roads.

    It easy to drive around within 15 minutes. There are ample parking with coin slot meter. Once you have a general overview, I suggest that you park your car and walk around. Use the five foot ways of the shops for shade and general walking safety.

    Jalan Kota is the main drag and will lead towards the Taiping Lake Gardens.

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    Taiping Post Office

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    Taiping has many first in Perak, including the first post office.

    The postal system is now privatized under "POS MALAYSIA".

    It is a one-stop where you can pay your water bills, renew your driving license or open a government mutual trust fund.

    If you are sending parcel or buying stamp, there is a separate dedicated counter. For all the other services, there is queueing electronic system where you press for a number and wait for your number to be displayed it is your turn.

    Of course, I took the opportunity to send a postcard from this post office.

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    Waterfall in the distance

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    One of my favorite sights in Taiping is the waterfalls in the distance.

    It can be viewed from the Taiping Lake Gardens as you approach the Taiping Golf Club.

    The view is splendid to see the plunging white waters in the green verdant hill in the background of Taiping Lake.

    The photo does not do justice. You can see it in the lower middle of the photo between the trees.

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    Taiping Tourist Information Center

    by SLLiew Written Apr 19, 2007

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    While you are taking photos of Taiping Clock Tower, you may as well drop in the Tourist Information Center housed inside the tower building.

    You can gather information about Taiping tourist attraction, including going up and staying at Maxwell Hills (Bukit Larut) or a map for a walking trail.

    There are many historic and colonial artefacts including a beautiful red telephone booth that was a "standard" across the colonies of the Imperial British Empire.

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    Go Up The Hill

    by gnh Written Jul 20, 2005

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    Bukit Larut ( Maxwell Hill ) is a popular tourist site. It's quite near the Lake Gardens.

    Take a jeep ( 15 min ) or take a walk ( 4 hr to the top ).

    Stay overnight at one of those rest-houses/bungalows if you have the time and inclination. The night view of Taiping could be refreshing.

    Everything is quite nearby in Taiping, one end to the other end of town is less than 2 km.

    Hill Bungalows for Rent

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    Taiping Children Playgrounds

    by SLLiew Written Apr 19, 2007

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    Taiping is kid-friendly with the zoo, museum, hill jeep, running streams for swimming and the many children playgrounds.

    There are two popular playgrounds at Taiping Lake, one outside the Zoo and the other at the entrance of Taiping Lake from town.

    I still remember two giant wide slides made of concrete that are still there after decades. It is a lot of fun for kids. Just remember to keep an eye on the sky because rain drops can fall anytime and so often in Taiping.

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    Post-Independence style Muncipality building

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    As in most major towns, the Taiping Municipality Building with the modernistic post-independence style is built with concepts of housing various offices and departments within same building.

    Taiping is known as well kept town and so the staff and councillors working inside this building are doing a great house keeping job for the town.

    In Malay, the town council is called "Majlis Perbandaran".

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    Victorian Administrative Building of Larut Matang

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    This beautiful white building of classical Victorian style is one of the most impressive colonial building in Taiping.

    It is located at the entrance to the Taiping Lake Gardens and has the town field where official events, marches and gatherings were held in the good old days.

    Hope it will be preserved and conserved forever.

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    Taiping Main Official Mosque

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    There are many mosques throughout Taiping, this one is the main official mosque.

    It is definitely the largest and impressive with moorish and modern motifs.

    Located right at the end of Jalan Panggung Wayang, it is busy especially for Friday afternoons. You will Muslim men with many wearing "songkok" over their heads and trational Malay outfit "Baju Melayu"

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    Taiping Masjid Melayu (Malay Mosque)

    by SLLiew Written Apr 23, 2007

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    This is an older mosque with a tourist plaque enshrining its conservation heritage status.

    There is an interesting opening at the main facade into the sky like a Mexican Catholic church.

    Behind the mosque, from the road, you can see the traditonal Muslim tombs.

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    Taiping Railway Station

    by chiabh Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    The Taiping Railway Station is the first railway station to be built in then Malaya... and the first railway line is from Taiping to Port Weld (now re-named Kuala Sepetang)... Port Weld's activities with Taiping became closer when the railroad was built... Construction started in 1884 and the line was officially opened on 1 February 1885, transporting passengers and cargo from Taiping to Port Weld...

    The original site of the Taiping Railway Station was situated at what is now the King Edward VII Primary School. The Taiping station was later re-located when the railway line was extended to Ipoh and Butterworth in the 1890's or early 1900's. This station still stands until today. As road transport improved and tin mining around Taiping diminished ,the rail service between Taiping-Port Weld was closed. The tracks remained until they were removed in the mid 1980's. The Port Weld Railway Station now has become a Chinese shop. The platforms has converted to roads by time. Only the small board that says 'PORT WELD' still remains. It is the only railway station sign board in Malaysia that has four languages, English, Jawi (Malay), Chinese and Tamil written on it. It is taken care by the Chinese shop keeper.

    the railway station building... closer view of the railway station... the antique signaling equipment... another view of the platform...

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    THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Written May 8, 2006

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    Pay a short visit here and say a prayer or two for those who die fighting for Malaysia independence.

    Its located near to the Taiping Lake Garden, on the way to Maxwell hill.

    The cemetery is well maintained and located on both sides of the roads.

    It is here that soldiers from different backgrounds, races & religions are buried. The fight together, they died together and they rest in peace together...

    A moment of silence for all the patriots....

    At one corner..... - the Muslims ..and another corner - the Christians
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