Taiping, Perak

Taiping
太平
تايڤي?

Seal
Enlarge picture
Taiping (Malaysia)

Taiping
Coordinates:
Country Malaysia
State Perak
District Larut, Matang & Selama
Government
 - Type Municipality
 - Mayor Padzil Khalid
Area
 - City 186.46 km  (0 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 198,112
 - Density 1062/km (0/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postal code 34xxx
Area code(s) 05
Website: www.mptaiping.gov.my
Taiping (Chinese: 太平) is a town in the state of Perak, Malaysia. It has a population of 198,112 (2000). It is the largest town in Perak after Ipoh, the state capital. It is also the first Perak's state capital city which was then replaced by Ipoh. Its development was slowed down after the replacement, but in recent years the town has developed rapidly.

Taiping also receives some limelight as the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average annual rainfall is about 4,000mm in Taiping while the peninsula’s average is 2,000mm – 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also blessed its Lake Gardens with a fertile and splendid collection of flora and century-old raintrees.

Geography

Enlarge picture
Taiping Lake Garden




It is situated on a plain to the west of the Bintang Range. Alor Star, Kedah lies to the north-west and Ipoh to the south-east.

History

Further information: Larut War


The area developed quickly in the 19th century when tin was discovered. The mines attracted large numbers of settlers, particularly Chinese. Feuds began between the different groups of Chinese immigrants became so bitter that, in the early 1870s, the British intervened and assumed control of the town.

Taiping was the town center for the districts of Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak. Before 1937, Taiping was the capital of the state of Perak and was the center of a long drawn out war resulting in a change of rulership for the state. Taiping used to be known as Klian Pauh - Klian means mine and Pauh is a type of small-sized mango. Before the arrival of the British, the district (known in its earlier days as the The Larut Settlement) was governed by the Minister of Larut, Dato' Long Jaafar (and later by his son Ngah Ibrahim) who was empowered by the Sultan of Perak at that time, to govern that territory.
Enlarge picture
Taiping town
Enlarge picture
Colonial Building in Taiping.
Long Jaafar has been historically credited with the discovery of tin in Larut in 1848. According to legend, Long Jaafar had an elephant named Larut and he used to take this elephant with him when journeying between Bukit Gantang and Lubok Merbau. One day the elephant went missing and when the elephant was eventually found three days later Long Jaafar noticed tin ore embedded in the mud that was on the elephant's legs. It is said that this is how Larut got its name. Eventually in 1850, Larut district was bestowed on Long Jaafar by Raja Muda Ngah Ali and the Chiefs of Perak, Temenggong, Panglima Bukit Gantang, Panglima Kinta, Syahbandar and Seri Adika Raja. Some time later, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Abdullah, died in 1857 and a series of Sultan succession disputes ensued. Unhappy with the abuse and favoritism of various royalties, rival Malay camps took sides with one or the other of the two great Chinese secret societies present in that place.

Long Jaafar established and developed his administrative center at Bukit Gantang and made Kuala Sungai Limau at Trong the principal harbour of the Larut Settlement. In 1857 Long Jaafar was succeeded by his son Ngah Ibrahim. Sultan Jaffar Muazzam Shah presented an acknowledgement letter to Ngah Ibrahim on 24 May 1858. This letter was signed by Sultan Jaffar, Raja Muda Ngah Ali and the Raja Bendahara of Perak. In the time of Ngah Ibrahim the Chinese increased in number and in early 1860 two large groups were formed by the Chinese, the "Five Associations" whose members worked in the mines of Klian Pauh and the "Four Associations" whose members worked in the mines of Klian Baharu.

Mining rights were given to the Hakka "Five Associations" or Go-Kuan (五館 or 五群) and the Cantonese "Four Associations" or Si-Kuan (四館). Chung Keng Quee (鄭景貴) was leader of the Hakka Go-Kuan and the Hai San (海山) society they belonged to and began to operate his tin mines in Larut in 1860. Larut was destined to be plagued by four major wars between members of both the Ghee Hin Society (義興私會黨) that owned the Cantonese Go-Kuan and the Hakka Hai San society. Many Hakka fled China when the Taiping Rebellion broke out there and found work in the mines of Chung Keng Quee establishing his position over the mining area in Larut as leader of the Hai San from 1860 to 1884.

The capital of Perak was moved from Bandar Baru (New Town) to Taiping after Datok Maharaja Lela killed the first British Resident of Perak Mr. James Wheeler Woodford Birch at Pasir Salak in 1875. In 1937 the capital of Perak was moved from Taiping to Ipoh.

The town’s mining industry continued to thrive; the country’s first railway was built to transport tin from Taiping to the coast (Port Weld. Now is known as Kuala Sepetang) for export. The first train in Malaysia took its schedule was at June 1st 1885.

By 1900, an English language school, a newspaper, and the Perak Museum (the oldest in Malaysia) had been established.

Although Taiping’s economy declined with the dwindling tin deposits, the metal still remains an important industry in the area as do rubber and rice.

Town Layout

The following towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods comprise the area formally (and collectively) known as the Taiping town:
Enlarge picture
Current and predicted Taiping town population.

Tourism

Places of interest

Enlarge picture
Taiping Lake Gardens, with hills in the background.
Enlarge picture
Entrance to the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari.
Serene, tranquil and peaceful. It is the jewel in the crown of Taiping. The man made lakes from which were tin mines before were converted to lush green garden...paradise:lost and found
  • Bukit Larut (formerly known as Maxwell Hill) (LONGEST CABLE CAR SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA IS PROPOSED!! Currently tourist reach the top of Maxwell Hill by 4WD)
  • Perak Museum: 1st Museum of Malaysia
  • Kwan-Tung Hui-Kuan (Cantonese Association), founded in 1887 by Chung Keng Quee and others.
  • Taiping Zoo & Night Safari - www.zootaiping.gov.my
  • Esplanade - for sports activities
  • All Saints Church, Taiping
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery
  • British Resident’s Residence (1877)
  • Kapitan Chung Keng Quee's Townhouse on Barrack Road. It is now an antique shop.
  • Bukit Jana Country Golf Resort, Kamunting
  • Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
  • Burmese Pool. It has a natural water slide.
  • Austin Pool. There is a very deep square granite pool with a waterfall flowing into it.
  • Taman Suria streams. Cool streams flowing from Bukit Larut.
  • Buddhist Retreat in Tupai Cemetery. Travelling to this retreat requires semi 4-wheel drive vehicle but the view from retreat is spectacular and very peaceful.
  • Coronation Swimming Pool. It is located at the foothill of Bukit Larut It has very cold mountain stream water even on hot days.
  • Taiping Public Library has numerous old and new book collection. The library is located near Taiping Lake Gardens.
  • Taiping Airport holds monthly (sometimes twice a month) parachute jumping programme organised by Parachuters Club.
  • Stadium Sultan Yusuf - Taiping football league important venue.
  • Hot water well (Air Panas) - Batu 9 off Jalan Trong (near Changkat Jering)
  • Kuala Sepetang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kota Ngah Ibrahim - in Matang

Night Markets

Location
SundaysKampung Boyan
MondaysAulong (Taman Pertama)
TuesdaysSimpang (Taman Kota Jaya), Bukit Jana
WednesdaysPokok Assam (Taman Raja Idris)
ThursdaysAssam Kumbang (Taman Saujana Jaya),Jalan Ayer Kuning (Taman Seri Kuning),
FridaysAulong (Taman Pertama), Taman Kaya
SaturdaysKamunting (Medan Kamunting)
Ladang Allagar

Food

Taiping is famous for its cheap and delicious food. Some of the famous Taiping delicacies are:
  • Cendol - Jalan Barrack
  • Fried kway teow - Taman Sungai Mas (Road side stall) Restoran Doli (Jalan Tupai)
  • Roti Canai - Bismillah Restaurant (Jalan Taming Sari)
  • Char kway teow (炒果条) - Pokok Assam night market
  • Roasted Pork (叉烧) - Pokok Assam morning market
  • Popiah (薄饼) - Prima Restaurant, also Popiah stall (Larut Matang food court)
  • Nasi Lemak - Jalan Tupai (in front of football field)
  • Mee Rebus (吉灵面) - Larut Matang Market
  • Steamed Chicken Rice - Jalan Barrack
  • Cai Tao Kuey (菜头糕) - Larut Matang Food Court (morning market)
  • Fish Ball Fried Kuew Teow - Larut Matang Market
  • Shredded Chicken Noodles (Soup & dry kind) - Kakak Restaurant (morning)
  • Curry Mee
  • Fried chicken - Pokok Assam roadside stall
  • Wanton mee - Prima Restaurant and Pokok Assam Market, Taiping Hawker Centre, Aulong Food Court
  • Bak Chang/Dumpling (肉粽) - Lorong 2, Taman Assamara
  • Heo Peah (香饼)
  • Dim Sum(点心)-Hup Woh Restaurant(合和冷气酒家)
  • Chee Chap Cheok Porridge - Taiping Hawker Centre (太平小贩中心)
  • Ice kacang - Larut Matang food court (aka Cashier) (雪山), also Padang Sarkas food court
  • Chee Cheong Fun (猪肠粉) - Taiping Hawker Centre (太平小贩中心)
  • Taiping beansprout chicken - opposite Prima Restaurant
  • Mee Combat - Larut Matang Food Court
  • Soy juice(referred locally as "Taiping 'Tao Chui') - Plaza Perbandaran and Taiping Hawker Centre (太平小贩中心)
  • Tai pau (Large pau)- Hup Woh Restaurant (合和冷气酒家),Plaza Perbandaran, Aulong Food Court.
  • Siew Pau
  • Clay pot rice
  • Ikan Bakar (Grill fish) and other seafood (Lake Gardens Food court, Prima)
  • Mi Rebus (egg noodles in a special concoction peanut & chilly gravy)
  • Sizzling Noodles (Prima Food Court)
  • New Club Special - Crispy Taufu (New Club Kitchen)
  • Fried banana fritters(Pisang Goreng PSL)
  • Fried yam and kuih bakul (Pisang Goreng PSL)
  • Prawn Mee (Siang Malam)
  • Laksa (Alleluia Stall, Taiping Hawker Centre)
  • Traditional Chinese Food - Hup Woh Restaurant (合和冷气酒家)
  • Duck Rice - Peace Hotel (next to Taiping The Store), Stall beside Mandarin Hotel
  • Crab Porridge - Matang

Shopping

There are a few shopping destinations in Taiping, such as:
  • The Store, Jalan Kota, Taiping(formerly known as Berkat Supermarket then Fajar)
  • The Store Shopping Centre (formerly known as Taiping Jaya)
  • The Store Supermarket, Kamunting (formerly known as Larut Matang Supermarket, Jalan Panggung Wayang then Fajar Hypermarket)
  • Tesco Hypermarket, Kamunting, Taiping - (特易購霸级市场)
  • Giant Hypermarket, Tekka, Taiping (Opening on November 1st, 2007) - (巨人霸级市场)
  • Taiping Sentral, Kamunting, Taiping (Completion by 2008) -(太平中環商業中心)
  • Mydin Stores, Simpang, Taiping (planning)- (邁汀百貨公司)
  • Tesco Extra, Simpang, Taiping (planning)-(特易購特大店)

Education

Primary and secondary education in Taiping are provided by national-type schools and Chinese-medium schools. This is a list of schools in Taiping in alphabetical order. Currently, there are no significant institution of higher learning in Taiping.

Primary Schools

School name Other name (nick name) Year established Location
*SRK All Saints'Sekolah Inggeris CoronationKamunting1936
*SRJK (C) Aulong (太平后廊国民型华小)后廊华?Aulong New Village (Near Market)
SK Assam Kumbang1937
*SRJK (C) Hua Lian 1 (太平华联国民型第一小学)华联一?Thomson Road
*SRJK (C) Hua Lian 2 (太平华联国民型第二小学)华联二?Thomson Road
*SRJK (C) Hua Lian 3 (太平华联国民型第三小学)华联三?Taiping Heights
*SRJK (C) Phui Choi (太平新港门培才华小)培才华?1927Jalan Kamunting Lama
*SRJK (C) Pokok Assam (太平保各亚三国民型华小)1953Pokok Assam
*SRJK (C) Sin Min (新板新民小学)Simpang New Village
*SRK All Saint, Kamunting
*SRK Convent 1Convent Holy Infant Jesus1899Kelian Pauh
*SRK Convent AulongSRK Convent1954Aulong New Village
*SRK Convent KotaI.J. Convent1955Convent Lane
*SRK King Edward VII (1)1905Jalan Stesen
*SRK King Edward VII (2)1958Near Jalan Lumba Kuda
*SRK Methodist Pokok AssamSekolah Laki-laki Methodist1962Pokok Assam road, Taman Raja Idris
*SRK Seri Aman, Pokok Assam
*SRK St George 1 (SRK St George 2 was merged with SRK St George 1 in 2006)1954Jalan Muzium Hulu
*SRK St George 21967Jalan Muzium Hulu
*SRK Treacher MethodistLady Treacher Girls' School1899
*SRJK (C)KWONG MAN
*SK LONG JAAFAR, KAMUNTING1949
SK Kampung Selamat1955Jalan Kerian
*SK Klian PauhJalan Lumba Kuda
*SK Changkat Jering [1]1880Changkat Jering
*SK Changkat Larut1880
*SK Matang1880
*SK Taiping1880Jalan Taming Sari
*SK Sultan Abdullah [2]Kg Cheh, Bukit Gantang
*SK Pondok Tanjung1916
*SK Ulu Sepetang1953

Secondary Schools

School name Other name (nick name) Former name Year established Location
*Hua Lian High School (Private) (太平华联独中)Jalan Tokong
*SMJK(C) Hua Lian (太平华联国民型中学)华联国?Jalan Lumba Kuda
*SMK St GeorgeThe people of Taiping commonly used the word "Geogee" to refer the school. However, the school is also called as SGI.St. George's Institution, SMKJ Inggeris St. George1914Located at Jalan Stesen (Station Road).
*SMK Treacher Methodist Girls SchoolTMGS1889Jalan Muzium Hulu
*SMK Convent TaipingJalan Regat Convent
*SMK Convent Klian Pauh1895Jalan Lumba Kuda
*SMK Sri KotaKampung Boyan
*SMK Darul RidwanThomson Road
*SMK Taman TasikTaiping Lake Garden
*SMK Dr. BurhanuddinKampung Boyan
*SMK King Edward VIIKE1905Jalan Muzium Hulu
*SMK Klian Pauh
*SMK Simpang
*SMK Kampung Jambu
*SMK Kamunting
*SMK Tengku Menteri(STeM)Changkat Jering
*SMK Taman Panglima
*MRSM TaipingTaiping Lake Garden
*SERATAS (Sekolah Menengah Sains Raja Tun Azlan Shah)Jalan Sultan MansorTaiping Lake Garden
*SMV TaipingKamunting
*SMK DATO' KAMARUDDIN (SEDAKA)
*SMK Dato' Wan Ahmad RasdiRasdianSMK Batu Lapan2 Jan 1991At Kampung Chengal Jantan, Trong Road. About 5 km from Changkat Jering and 20 km from Taiping.

40 'Firsts' of Taiping

Due to the booming tin-mining industry in the 19th century and its previous position as capital of Perak, Taiping is the pioneer in many fields achieving many 'firsts' in the country. The list given by Taiping Municipal Council records a total of 40 firsts in the country under Taiping's belt. Dated as early as 1844, these firsts are either in monuments or events.
  • Open tin mining activity in the peninsula (1844)
  • Hill resort - Maxwell Hill (1844)
  • Swimming pool - Coronation Swimming Pool (1870)
  • Mosque - Masjid Tengku Menteri (1870)
  • Rest house (1870)
  • Artillery warehouse (1870)
  • Magistrate court (1874)
  • Balai penghulu (1875)
  • Resident's house (1877)
  • Port - Port Weld (1877)
  • English school - Central School Kamunting (1878)
  • Police force (1879)
  • Government offices (1879)
  • Post and telegraph office (1880)
  • Lake gardens - Taiping Lake Gardens (1880)
  • Taiping General Hospital, private and government (1880)
  • Club - New Club (1880)
  • Club - Perak Club
  • Railway station and warehouse (1881)
  • Museum - Perak Museum (1883)
  • Market building - Taiping Markets (1884)
  • Prison - Taiping Gaol(1885)
  • Railway track - from Port Weld to Taiping (1885)
  • Turf club - Perak Turf Club (1886)
  • Anglican church - All Saints Church, Taiping (1886)
  • English girl's school - Treacher Methodist Girls' School (1889)
  • Clock tower - Taiping Clock Tower (1890)
  • Esplanade - Esplanade (1890)
  • Malay newspaper - Seri Perak (June 1893)
  • English newspaper - Perak Pioneer (July 4, 1894)
  • Tamil newspaper - Perak Verthamani (1894)
  • Armed Forces - Malay States Guides (1896)
  • Teaching college - Maktab Perguruan Melayu
  • Ceylon association (1899)
  • Punjabi association - Khalsa Diwan Malaya Association (1903)
  • Indian association (1906)
  • Recreation park - Coronation Park (1920s)
  • Airfield - Tekah Airport (1930)
  • Golf course (some claimed in Southeast Asia)
  • Library - Perpustakaan Merdeka
  • Fire brigade

List of old and new road names in Taiping

Former name Current name Note
Barrack RoadJalan BerekProbably named after the police barracks at the end of the road.
Birch RoadJalan MaharajarelaNamed after the first British Resident of Perak, Mr. James Wheeler Woodford Birch whom killed by Maharajalela and Sultan Abdullah.
Cator AvenueJalan Panglima
Chinese Club RoadJalan Kelab CinaNamed after a Chinese Club that once stood at the today's Fajar Supermarket.
Cinema RoadJalan Wayang GambarProbably named after Cathay Cinema, which once a hotspot in Taiping.
Circular RoadJalan PekelilingNamed due to its physically site that make as a perimeter of the Lake Garden.
Convent LaneJalan Regat ConventNamed after SMK Convent Kota school which is run by Convent nuns. The St. Louis Church also located along this street.
Creagh RoadJalan Muzaffar ShahNamed after former Assistant Resident of Perak, C.V. Creagh.
Eastern RoadJalan Sultan AbdullahLocated near Jalan Maharajalela. The name Eastern Road was named after the Eastern Daily Mail
Queen Elizabeth RoadJalan Ratu ElizabethLocated at Pokok Assam, this road was named after Queen Elizabeth II.
Harrison RoadJalan Lim Swee AunNamed after the former minister Dr. Lim Swee Aun.
Idris RoadJalan Sultan IdrisNamed after Sultan Idris of Perak soon after he was knighted by King George VI.
King Edward RoadNamed after the reigning British Monarch, King Edward VII of England.
Kota RoadJalan KotaThis is among the two bussiest road in Taiping. This road will link out of Taiping to the highway. This road still remain its original name, since it was built during the colonial era.
Lake RoadLorong Taman TasikIt is a small road, during the heyday this houses were built along this road for the European civil servants and families. Now it is a firemen quarters.
Main RoadJalan Taming SariThis is among the two busiest road in Taiping. This road usually transitted by VVIP. Usually Sultan of Perak will travel by this road. This road is also the most well maintained road compared to the other. Like other towns in Malaysia, the name Main Road usually resembles the colonial town.
Market RoadJalan PasarNamed after the two main markets in the town which located at the Market Square.
Mosque RoadJalan MasjidNamed after one of the oldest mosque in Malaysia and the first Malay Mosque in Taiping.
Museum RoadJalan MuziumNamed after the Perak Museum.
New Club RoadJalan Kelab BaruNamed after the New Club.
Old Club RoadJalan Kelab LamaNamed after the Perak Club, the building was later destroyed and shifted to the New Club.
Old Kamunting RoadJalan Kamunting Lama
Old Quarantine RoadJalan Kuarantin Lama
Residency RoadJalan Sultan MansorNamed after the former British Residents' residence at Birch' Hill.
Station RoadJalan StesenNamed after the first Federated Malay States Railway Station in Malaysia.
Stephens RoadNamed after Arthur Bligh Stephens, the Deputy Conservator of Forests, Perak.
Sungei BulohJalan Sungai BulohNamed after a town known as Sungai Buloh in Selangor.
Swettenham RoadJalan Istana LarutNamed after Sir Frank Swettenham, the fourth British Resident of Perak. Under his tenuring Perak became the richest and well developed state among all Malay States. Today, it was named after a palace at the end of the road which heading to Kamunting, unfortunately the palace was destroyed for the construction of a new hypermarket, TESCO.
Tate Road
Temple StreetJalan TokongNamed after a Ho Sin Ku Temple.
Theatre RoadJalan Panggung WayangNamed after a theatre which situated at the road. During the 1960s and 1970s this area was known as black area, where secret societies and gangsters hanging around here.
Thomson RoadJalan ThomsonNamed after the former British Resident of Perak, Sir Henry Wagstaffe Thomson.
Trump RoadNamed after Mr. John Trump, who was the State Engineer for Perak.
Tupai RoadJalan TupaiA major road that linked the Tupai Light Industrial Area.
Upper Museum RoadJalan Muzium HuluNamed after the first Museum in Malaysia, which located across the Taiping Goal.
Waterfall RoadRace Course Road, Jalan Lumba KudaIt was named Waterfall Road after the Taiping waterfall near Maxwell Hill. Later the road changed its name into Race Course Road after the Race Course where the Perak Turt Club was located there.


Other streets

Current name Former name
(*This road has been closed, no longer for public use)Cross Street No. 1
Jalan Alang AhmadCross Street No. 2
Jalan ManeckshaCross Street No. 3
Jalan Ong SaikCross Street No. 4
Jalan Lim Tee HooiCross Street No. 5
Jalan Lim Teong ChyeCross Street No. 6
Jalan Panglima Ah ChongCross Street No. 7
Jalan Chung Thye PhinCross Street No. 8
Jalan YusoffCross Street No. 9
Jalan Abdul JalilCross Street No. 10

References

Articles

  • Travel Times 2, New Straits Times, 5 September 2001
  • THE KAPITAN SYSTEM - XI Sunday Gazette, June 19, 1960, By Wu Liu (pen name of Mr. C. S. Wong)
  • A gallery of Chinese kapitans. by Mr. C. S. Wong; Published in Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1963. 114p. [DS596 Won]
  • Twentieth Century impressions of British Malaya: its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources, by Arnold Wright, Published 1908 - Page 130, 203, 252, 262, 508, 509, 568
  • "Record of Meritous Deeds of the Chung Family", op. cit., pp. 9-12
  • "Miscellaneous Chronicles of Penang", Kuang, Kuo-hsiang op. cit., pp. 112-113
  • "The Case of the Chinese in Penang", 1890s-1910s ; SHINOZAKI Kaori, Ph.D. student
  • "200 years of the Hakkas in Penang" (檳城客家兩百年) By the Federation of Hakka Associations of Malaysia
  • "Reveal the True Face of Secret Societies" (揭開私會黨真面目) Written by Guo Rende (郭仁德) Published by the Malaysian Chinese Cultural Center
  • "The Luxuriant Tree" and "Chung Keng Kwee, the Hakka Kapitan" by CHUNG Yoon-Ngan (鄭永元)
  • "Heritage Road named in honour of Chung Thye Phin" by Sita Ram, Stories Of Yesteryear, The Ipoh Echo 16 March - 31 March 2006
  • "Honoured in Penang for his generosity" [on philanthropist Chung Keng Kwee,]. The Star, December 6, 2001 by Catherine Chong
  • "66 Usahawan Malaysia (66 Malaysian Entrepreneurs)" by Ashadi Zain, ISBN :-X Cerita 50 Mendiang Chung Keng Kwee
  • "Producer hopes to make movie on Kapitan Cina of Perak" By CHOONG KWEE KIM, THE STAR
  • "A History of Malaya" by R.O. Winstedt Published in March 1935
  • "The Chinese in Malaya" by Victor Purcell C.M.C. Ph.D published in 1948
  • "Kapitan’s great-grandson" By CHOONG KWEE KIM, The Star Thursday September 9, 2004
  • http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2007/9/6/north/18796585&sec=north

Departments

  • Perak State Government Website
  • Perak Tourist Information Centre, Ipoh City Council
  • Taiping Town Council

People

  • Timothy Tye who has been researching Chung Keng Quee for the Pinang Peranakan Mansion and historian Khoo Salma Nasution
  • Jeffery Seow (great grandson of Kapitan Chung Keng Quee)
  • Khoo Eng Yow, director of film Ah Kew the Digger 峇峇球 (2004), a documentary film about history of Taiping.
  • Lee Eng Kew(李永球), protagonist of the film “Ah Kew the Digger“. Lee is a renowned field researcher of Taiping and Chinese customs.

External links

States and Territories of Malaysia
ڨيرق دار الرّضوا?
Perak Darul Ridzuan


Flag'' Coat of arms''
..... Click the link for more information.
Districts of Perak Darul Ridzuan
Larut, Matang, Selama
لاروت، ماتڠ، سلام?

District office location Taiping
District officer n/a
..... Click the link for more information.
Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. The term Surface area is the summation of the areas of the exposed sides of an object.

Units

Units for measuring surface area include:
square metre = SI derived unit

..... Click the link for more information.
Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of surface area, the square metre, one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to:
  • 1,000,000 m²
  • 100 ha (hectare)
Conversely:
  • 1 m² = 0.

..... Click the link for more information.
square mile is an imperial and US unit of area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. It should not be confused with the archaic miles square, which refers to the number of miles on each side squared.
..... Click the link for more information.
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular.

Biological population densities


..... Click the link for more information.
time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. Most adjacent time zones are exactly one hour apart, and by convention compute their local time as an offset from UTC (see also Greenwich Mean Time).
..... Click the link for more information.
Malaysian Standard Time (MST; Malay: Waktu Piawai Malaysia) is a standard time used in Malaysia, eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and Coordinated Universal Time. Between the end of the Second World War and the formation of Malaysia in 1963, it was known as
..... Click the link for more information.
UTC+8 is a band of timezones separated from the Greenwich Mean Time by 8 hours.

UTC+8 is a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time.

Timezones

  • Australian Western Standard Time
  • Chinese Standard Time
  • Chungyuan Standard Time
  • Hong Kong Time

..... Click the link for more information.
States and Territories of Malaysia
ڨيرق دار الرّضوا?
Perak Darul Ridzuan


Flag'' Coat of arms''
..... Click the link for more information.
Motto
"Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"
"Unity Is Strength" 1

Anthem
Negaraku
..... Click the link for more information.
Alor Star
الور ستا?


Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Establishment 1502
Granted city status 2003

..... Click the link for more information.
States and Territories of Malaysia
قدح دارالأم?
Kedah Darul Aman


Flag'' Coat of arms''

State anthem:
..... Click the link for more information.


Seal
Nickname: 'City of Millionaires' or 'Bougainvillea City'

..... Click the link for more information.
Larut War was a series of four wars started in July 1861 and ended with the signing of the Pangkor Treaty of 1874. The conflict was fought among local Malay chieftains and Chinese secret societies over the control of mining areas in Perak.
..... Click the link for more information.
TIN may refer to:
  • Tax identification number
  • Triangulated irregular network, a data structure used in a geographic information systems

See also

  • Tin


..... Click the link for more information.
Majority populations
 People's Republic of China [https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ch.html#People]
-  Hong Kong [https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/hk.html#People]
-  Macau [https://www.cia.
..... Click the link for more information.
18th century - 19th century - 20th century
1840s  1850s  1860s  - 1870s -  1880s  1890s  1900s
1867 1868 1869 - 1870 - 1871 1872 1873

:
Subjects:     Archaeology - Architecture -
..... Click the link for more information.
Taiping
太平
تايڤي?


Seal

..... Click the link for more information.
Districts of Perak Darul Ridzuan
Larut, Matang, Selama
لاروت، ماتڠ، سلام?

District office location Taiping
District officer n/a
..... Click the link for more information.
States and Territories of Malaysia
ڨيرق دار الرّضوا?
Perak Darul Ridzuan


Flag'' Coat of arms''
..... Click the link for more information.
19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1890s  1900s  1910s  - 1920s -  1930s  1940s  1950s
1926 1927 1928 - 1929 - 1930 1931 1932

Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII
..... Click the link for more information.
Taiping (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 太平; Pinyin: Tàipíng) meaning "peace", may refer to:
  • Taiping (island), the largest of the Spratly Islands controlled by the Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Taiping, Perak, a town in the state of Perak, Malaysia

..... Click the link for more information.
States and Territories of Malaysia
ڨيرق دار الرّضوا?
Perak Darul Ridzuan


Flag'' Coat of arms''
..... Click the link for more information.
Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
..... Click the link for more information.
Taiping
太平
تايڤي?


Seal

..... Click the link for more information.
Taiping
太平
تايڤي?


Seal

..... Click the link for more information.
States and Territories of Malaysia
ڨيرق دار الرّضوا?
Perak Darul Ridzuan


Flag'' Coat of arms''
..... Click the link for more information.
Taiping
太平
تايڤي?


Seal

..... Click the link for more information.
18th century - 19th century - 20th century
1810s  1820s  1830s  - 1840s -  1850s  1860s  1870s
1845 1846 1847 - 1848 - 1849 1850 1851

:
Subjects:     Archaeology - Architecture -
..... Click the link for more information.


This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia.org - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.