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Private Tour: Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip from Penang
"About an hour's drive from George Town across the Penang Bridge live some 25 Orangutans in a small island within the lake of Bukit Merah. These protected orphaned primates are undergoing re-habitation program before their release into the jungle are friendly to visitors and enjoy showing off their tree skills. Other visits include the Taiping Lake Gardens one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the country. Stop for lunch then travel to Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest to study different species of mangrove and spot migratory birds and mud crabs. On the way back stop at a nearby charcoal to witness the interesting process of transforming mangrove wood into charcoal."
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip from Penang
"About an hour's drive from George Town across the Penang Bridge live some 25 Orangutans in a small island within the lake of Bukit Merah. These protected orphaned primates are undergoing re-habitation program before their release into the jungle are friendly to visitors and enjoy showing off their tree skills. Other visits include the Taiping Lake Gardens one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the country. Stop for lunch then travel to Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest to study different species of mangrove and spot migratory birds and mud crabs. On the way back stop at a nearby charcoal to witness the interesting process of transforming mangrove wood into charcoal."
From $162.00
 
Private Tour: Full-Day Ipoh Old Town Food Tour from Kuala Lumpur
"Meet your guide at KL Sentral railway station in Kuala Lumpur and board an express train to begin your full-day tour. The 2.5-hour train ride takes you north to Ipoh; once a thriving commercial center during the tin-mining boom of the 19th century the charming town now serves up local favorites at food stalls food courts and restaurants.Start your culinary adventure with a stroll through Ipoh’s streets in search of breakfast. Follow your guide on foot and savor the best food available from Ipoh sar hor fun (rice noodles served with sweet sauce) to melt-in-your-mouth kaya puffs (flaky pastry filled with egg jam).On a short heritage walking tour visit historical buildings constructed during the British colonial era. See landmarks such as the Ipoh Railway Station the stately Ipoh Town Hall — built across the street in 1916 — and the Birch Memorial Clock Tower.Take a break and sip a cup of Ipoh’s freshly brewed aromatic white coffee before heading 3 miles (5 km) north of town to Gunung Lang. This recreational park features a gorgeous lake situated amid limestone outcroppings. Located a short distance away is Perak Tong
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More General in Taiping

Taiping Buddhist Association

Taiping Buddhist Association18, Upper Museum Road, 34000 Taiping, Perak.Tel: 605-8074549Fax: 605-8064549Buddhist visited this place often. During Buddism festival and Chinese New Year, there are...
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May 27, 2014

The Kamunting Jail or Penjara Taiping

I am sure you do not like this place but this place is an important landmark in Taiping, the historical city. This is a cross junction with traffic lights, I was from Kamunting town, if I cross the...
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DaHongHua
Feb 13, 2013

Military Bases in Taiping

You will find that Taiping is an important army base. If you are driving from Kamunting to Taiping on the hill route, you will see many "Markas Tentera" or army barracks.Taiping is a strategic land...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Overhanging branches of Taiping Lake

Probably the most photographed view of Taiping Lake Gardens are the impressive rainforest trees with their branches overhanging the road, reaching across the lake and almost touching the surface of...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Bridges of Taiping Lake

One of my favorite memories of Taiping Lake as a kid is to run over the many bridges in Taiping Lake.There is a zig-zag bridge with a pavillion in the middle. You can see over the side, the water...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Water lily ponds in Taiping Lake

One of the beautiful sights of Taiping Lake is when the large red water lilies are in bloom.Water lily is considered "virtuous" in Buddhist belief as this graceful bright large flower bloom from a...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007
 
 
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King Edward VII school

The British legacy left behind an excellent school system. King Edward VII, as well as St. George's and Convent School, are many of the old schools that are still running today.English used to the...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Taiping Ceylonese Association

While the Chinese were major group of immigrants to Taiping for the tin mining, many Indians were recruited by the British to plant the rubber trees, construct railway lines, roads and buildings as...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Taiping Peranakan style building

In Taiping, you can see many large buildings of Chinese clan and association buildings for the "sinkeh" or new comers who came from Southern China to open the tin mines or run coffee shops or sundry...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Taiping tree lined old streets

When you walkabout Taiping, you will come across many old streets that have been unchanged with trees still lining the middle of the road to provide shade from the tropical heat.There are many popular...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

Traditional Malay style mansion turned restaurant

In most towns, you will see old colonial Chinese businessmen mansions turned into open air restaurants with food stalls.Here in Taiping, this Malay style mansion caught my eye. At night, it is turned...
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SLLiew
Apr 23, 2007

British colonial legacy - red fire hydrant

In Taiping, if you look out, you will see the historical and colonial legacy left behind by the British since the first English Resident came to town after helping the local Malay chief establishing...
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SLLiew
Apr 19, 2007

Rain rain go away...

Taiping was once known as one of the wettest place in Malaysia - though the weather is less predictable these days.Perhaps the frequent rains is because Taiping is located close to the Straits of...
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SLLiew
Apr 18, 2007

Slow Down

When you really want to take it slow in life, think of Taiping.A great place to retire. Many Malaysians from the larger cities like Kuala Lumpur ( 3 hr away ) and Penang ( 2 hr away ) have bought...
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gnh
Aug 23, 2005

Top Hotels in Taiping

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No. 1, Jalan Samanea Saman, Taiping, Perak, 34000, Malaysia
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No.31 Jalan Peng Loong, Taiping, Perak, 34000, Malaysia
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No. 2, Jalan Long Jaafar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
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No.14 Jalan Barrack, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
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4 Jalan Sultan Mansor, Taiping, Perak, 34000, Malaysia
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Km 191.4 South Bound Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Kawasan Rehat & Rawat Gunung Semanggol Perak, Taiping,
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Top Things to Do in Taiping

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Lake Garden

Spending time at the Lake Gardens in Taiping was a real treat. All the lush, foliage - bursts of green over the blueblack Bukit Larut (previously known as Maxwell Hill) in the background. A total...
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Perak Museum

The Perak Museum is the oldest museum in Malaysia. Sir Hugh Low, the British Resident of Perak, had the museum constructed in 1883 to house the artefacts collected in the Kinta Valley and Lenggong...
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Bukit Larut - Maxwell Hill

One of the oldest hill station established in 1870s by the English, elevation 1,250 meters. The local Chinese called it "Kopi Sua" or "Coffee Hill" and so when I was young, I imagined there will be...
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Zoo

Established in 1961, Taiping Zoo is the oldest zoological gardens in Malaysia. It has 34 acres (140,000 m2) of space and exhibits various animals such as amphibians, mammals and reptiles totalling...
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Clock Tower

The Old Clock Tower of Taiping was built in 1881. Originally built of wood, the structure was rebuilt from bricks nine years later, in 1890. The actual building was in the shape of a square fort, part...
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Prison

Hardly a tourist destination but I happened to walk past it on my way from the Zoo to the Perak Museum. Taiping Prison is one of the earliest permanent penitentiary institutions in the Federated Malay...
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SLLiew

"Taiping of Perak - "Great Peace""
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chiabh

"Taiping ~ Eternal Peace"
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mansionion

"Taiping - town of ever lasting peace & many..."
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victorwkf

"Taiping - historical buildings, lake gardens &..."
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"~~~ TAIPING, PERAK ~~~"
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