The area has a long history dating back to the mid-1850s. The Larut War occurred around Taiping and Matang. The first railway in the Malay states was constructed here, connecting Taiping with Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld. Larut, Matang and Selama is also the place where the first modern town, museum and hill station were built in Perak as Taiping was the capital of the Federated Malay States, before Kuala Lumpur took the honor.
The Larut, Matang and Selama District is a district of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is the capital town of this district. Larut, Matang and Selama used to be three small different districts and they merged into one united district later.
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There are several tourist destinations of moderate interest within the state, but the main tourist destination would probably be Pangkor Island, about 85km from Ipoh, and Ipoh itself because of its great food.
If you have occasion to travel to the east coast from Perak, make sure to take the East-West Highway from Grik to Tanah Merah, Kelantan. The scenery of mountains topped by virgin jungle is gorgeous. On the way it would be well worth a stop in the Belum-Temenggor Forrest Reserve (Tasik Temenggor) the lake is beautiful and surrounded by rainforest, …
What is cool about Ipoh is that the clubs keep increasing and keep making it more of a place of entertainment. It is almost like a replica of Kuala Lumpur but more culture.
Another famous food would be ‘kai shi hor fun’, which is located in Old Town, Ipoh. Has been through many generations of that family. If you’re looking for amazing seafood dishes, you should probably drive to Sitiawan for fresh seafood. If you’re looking for amazing and classy Chinese food, there is restaurant called Restaurant Overseas. It is pretty costly but …