Taiping Lake Gardens

Taiping Lake Garden
One cannot claim to have visited Taiping without taking some time off to soak in the natural beauty of the Taiping Lake Gardens. Built on top of an abandoned tin mine, the gardens were opened in 1880, earning them a place in the history books as the first public garden in then-Malaya. Huge ancient rain trees (“angsana”) line the lake; their branches stretching from one e...
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Teluk Nipah

Teluk Nipah, Pangkor Island
Teluk Nipah Further down the road, is the increasingly popular Teluk Nipah. Accommodation here caters much to the middle to lower-ranged budgets and can be a little dissapointing to those who have something of a romantic notion of island getaway in mind. Chalets, restaurants and motels line the streets and even the small alleyways and during the peak seasons, it's jam-packed w...
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Kellie’s Castle

Kellie's Castle
Kellie's Castle Kellie's Castle was meant to be a home away from home for Scottish Planter, William Kellie Smith in the 20th century. Being far away from home, Kellie desired his new residence to be reminiscent of his home back in Scotland. The castle is perched on top of a hill in what used to be a rubber estate. William Kellie Smith was an interesting man who was popular ...
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Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary

Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary Matang Mangrove Forest is the largest stand of mangrove ecosystems in Peninsular Malaysia. These ecologically abundant mangrove habitats stretch along the west coast tidal mudflats of northern Perak for almost 50km plus another 40km along the shorelines of the sheltered river systems within the reserve's five estuaries. During the migration seaso...
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Darul Ridzuan Museum

Darul Ridzuan Museum
Darul Ridzuan Museum Opened on 18th Aug 1992, the museum is located in Jalan Panglima, Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh. The collections here include a history of Ipoh's expansion and development, the mining industry and forestry in the state of Perak. The museum building has its own remarkable history. It was built more than 100 years ago. The building was used as the residence o...
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Teluk Batik

Teluk Batik
Approximately 84 km south of Ipoh is the quiet coastal town of Lumut which is now the base of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the jumping-off point to Pangkor island. Many locals, however, do not take the ferry to Pangkor but instead head for Teluk Batik, a pleasant beach about 6 km from Lumut. Here the white sands and swaying coconut trees make it an ideal site for relaxation and...
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Pasir Bogak

Pasir Bogak
This is the most popular seaside resort of Pangkor. It has been described as the biggest swimming pool in the world. The water is shallow and crystal clear, offering endless hours of fun and frolic in the sunkissed sea along the vast coral reef. It is accessible by road from Pangkor Town. The 2 km crescent shaped beach offers a host of facilities such as sailing, fishing, s...
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Pangkor Laut Island

Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land. You will find no other resorts – just secluded bays curled around prist...
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Golden Sands / Pantai Puteri Dewi

Pantai Puteri Dewi
A legendary lovelorn princess is said to have drowned at this beach, which has been named in her memory. To locals, the beach is popularly known as Golden Sands. A private beach under an international chain of hotels, Pantai Puteri Dewi offers no land access except for its guests. The beach is located on the northwest of the island. Evenings are particularly wonderful as t...
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Kota Belanda / Dutch Fort

Kota Belanda or Dutch Fort was originally build by the Dutch in 1670 as warehouse to store tine ore mined from Perak. This fort is located in a bay in Pulau Pangkor, known as Kampung Teluk Gedung, which was at that point time a fishing village. The reason the Dutch built this fort is closely linked with their arrival to the Malay Archipelago in early 17th century. The Du...
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