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Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island

A thriving small island in Perak, Pangkor Island is ever ready to welcome you with her crystal clear beaches. This pretty island is studded with many fishing villages. Though small, her town is always bustling and she will not fail to leave an impression on you with her international standard hotels. If you’re looking for a laid-back holiday, Pangkor Island has so much to offer.

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Getting to the island is rather straightforward, all you need to do is drive to the town of Lumut and hop on a ferry and be prepared to be transported to paradise. Pangkor Island has received the status as a duty-free zone from January 2020. The duty-free shops are located in the middle of Pangkor town and offer items such as whiskey, chocolates, perfumes and souvenirs at wholesale prices with no tax and custom duties.

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Royal Belum

This may not be known to many people, but the Belum Temengor forest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It is estimated to be 130 million years old which makes it older than the Amazon and Congo forests. The forest is preserved and conserved as a State Park. The forest home to three species of Rafflesia, ten types of hornbills and endangered animals such as Malayan tigers and Tapirs.

Fun Fact:
This is the only forest in Malaysia that is home to all 10 Malaysian Hornbill species including large flocks of Plain-pouched Hornbill.

Royal Belum

Ipoh

Ipoh

When you drive up north, you will know immediately when you are about to reach Ipoh. How? Apart from the huge signage that screams ‘IPOH’, beautiful limestone hills will welcome you on both sides of the highway. These hills are one of the WOW-factors of Ipoh as you can find many cave temples in Ipoh. Famous temples are Kek Look Tong, Sam Poh Tong, and the Perak Tong. Adventure junkies often visit this town to indulge in to take part in extreme sports like rock climbing, boating and caving.


Tempurung Cave @ Gua Tempurung

You may not be able to find another cave that’s so intricately designed by nature in Peninsular Malaysia like the Tempurung Cave. This 400 million-year-old cave has an expansive multidimensional honeycombed cave system which has a magnificent collection of stalactites and stalagmites. Other speleological wonders that can be spotted in this cave are the astounding rock formations which can only be found in this part of the world. Caving here isn’t trouble at all as guides are always available.

Tempurung Cave @ Gua Tempurung

Kuala Kangsar

The Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar

Heritage enthusiasts will fall in love with the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar is nestled strategically at the crook of Perak River. This old town has a serene ambience and the well-preserved old places add to its charm. Attractions that are worth the mention include; The Royal Museum (Istana Kenangan), Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah, Ubudiah Mosque, Mariwasa Kraftangan (The ASEAN House).


Lenggong Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site

The discovery of the oldest human, Perak Man in 2001 shows that civilisation began in Peninsular Malaysia more than 11,000 years ago. The discovery has landed Lenggong Valley on the global map, especially among history enthusiasts. On 30 June 2012, Lenggong Valley was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Lenggong Valley

Taiping Zoo & Night Safari

Taiping Zoo & Night Safari

Located in the lushness of the Taiping Lake Gardens and adjacent to Larut Hill (Maxwell Hill), the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari is home to about 180 animal species. It is notable that the Taiping Zoo is the oldest zoo in Malaysia and the Night Safari is the first of its kind.


Orang Utan Island, Bukit Merah

The Orang Utan Island is a research institution and sanctuary dedicated to the preservation and research of the Orang Utan. Situated within the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort enables visitors to interact closely with other animals. The sanctuary also has an 11-acre water park for those who love amusement parks.

Orang Utan Island

TMatang Mangrove

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

If you love nature and don’t want to take in the world’s most sustainable mangrove ecosystem - you should pay a visit to Matang Mangrove park when you’re in Perak. Covering an area of more than 40,000 hectares it is also used as an eco-education centre. The park also features a unique boardwalk and you will also be able to chance upon the charcoal stove factories along the river of Kuala Sepetang.


Sungai Klah Hot Springs

Located 200 meters above sea level at the foothills of the Titiwangsa Range, Sungai Klah Hot Spring is considered to be one of the best managed hot springs in Malaysia. Once you arrive here, you'll be astounded by the lush greenery, hills, streams and rivers that abound in the vicinity. The spring is another alternative to modern-day spa centres. Many believed that natural springs have healing properties that will help to heal and detoxify your body's toxic properties.

Sungai Klah Hot Springs

7 Lata

7 Lata

The state of Perak is broken down into six district clusters. Each district cluster has its very own attraction points. Lata Buluh (Kampung Sungai Simpul), Lata Damak (Sungai Bayar), Lata Rambong (Teluk Mas), Lata Tebing Tinggi (Rantau Panjang), Lata Titi Dua (Jalan Sumpitan, Ijok), Lata Puteh (Ijok), and Lata Panggung (Ijok).