is a town located in northern
Perak, Malaysia, with a population of
198,112 (2000), 191,104 (in 2007), and
217,647 (in 2011).
Holds the rank as second largest town in
Perak after Ipoh, the state capital.
Its development was slowed down after
the replacement, but in recent years the
town has developed rapidly.
• Zoo Taiping is a zoological park located at
Bukit Larut, Taiping, Perak.
• The oldest Zoo in Malaysia.
• One of the major zoological parks in
• Located in the district of Kerian in the state of
• To protect migratory and resident bird
species, which have been using the wetland
area for many years.
• Tens of thousands of migratory birds
comprising 48 species of 8 families visit Kuala
Gula from September until April each year.
• Some of these migratory birds come from as
far as Siberia in Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan,
Japan and China.
• The Kuala Gula mangrove swamp forest and
mudflat are not only important for migratory
birds but also for 600 families of fishermen
who depend totally on the mangrove forests
and marine ecosystem for their livelihood.
• The world's first orang hutan conservation
and rehabilitation centre.
• Orang utan sanctuary to educate, research on
and better understand this protected species.
• Oldest hill station and founded in 1884.
• Located just ten kilometres from quiet
Taiping in Perak.
• Bukit Larut is 1036 m above sea level. It is
located in the wettest part of the country, this
hill station experiences the highest rainfall in
• The hill is riddled with groves of evergreens
and vibrantly colorful flora and fauna.
Nowhere in Malaysia will you witness a wide
canvass of roses, dahlias, daisies, pansies,
petunias, lupines and marigold abound in
• The cool climate also favours golden
sunflowers, reputedly the largest variety in the
• The unspoilt mountain forest is also home to
smaller fauna such as gibbons and squirrels,
while its flora comprises species such as wild
orchids, Mountain Giant Fishtail Palm and
many species of bracken-like ferns.
• Columbia Asia
• Apollo Medical
Lakes and Ponds
• Since tin mining ceased in Taiping, many of its mines turned
into lakes, namely South Lake, West Lake and Jungle Lake.
• Between the lake are small islands and ponds with distinct
characteristics, creating a serene and tranquil panoramic
• Lakes and ponds play a pivotal role in sustaining the city and
act as a water retention zones that prevent flash floods
Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut)
• The lush greenery of Bukit Larut serves as a backdrop to
Taiping and is a holiday resort and natural forest reserve for
the Larut district.
• Rising 1035 m above sea level, the hill still richly covered
with tropical rainforest.
• A natural swimming pool at the foot of Maxwell Hill with clear streams
• In 1870, it became the first recreation area in Malaya.
• A picnic spot for the city folks, located in the natural forest thus offering
close contact with nature at only minutes away from the city centre.
• It remains one of the most popular recreational destinations in Taiping.
Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest
• Sanctuary for 150 species of birds, Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest is
a paradise for wildlife from monkeys, otters, wild boars, snakes, and
crabs, to the occasional crocodile, where several species of mangrove
trees such as Aricenia and Rhizphora grow naturally along the coastal
area as well as Bakau Minyak and Bakau Karap trees, used in the
local charcoal industry.
• It is the best managed sustainable mangrove forest in Malaysia and
among the best worldwide.
• Essential for sustaining the coastal ecosystem because of their role in
protecting the environment by preventing soil erosion while providing
sanctuary for animals and even breeding ground for marine aquatic
fauna and a renewable source of timber production.
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