Perak

Perak is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, after Pahang. Its neighbours include Kedah and the Thai Yala Province to the north; Penang to the northwest; Kelantan and Pahang to the east; Selangor to the south, and the Straits of Malacca to the west. The state’s capital is Ipoh and royal capital is Kuala Kangsar.

In the early 1900s, Perak was famous for its tin-mining industry, notably in Lembah Kinta. However, the tin mines have since been exhausted and other industries such as tourism, manufacturing and agriculture have become major income contributors to the state. Some of the popular tourist sites in this state include Kellie’s Castle, Pangkor Island and several waterfalls and jungle trekking spots.

The property profile in Perak is diverse. Common commercial properties found mostly in towns include office blocks, shop-office units, shopping complexes and industrial lots. Residential properties in this state are terraced houses, semi-detached houses, bungalows, flat, apartments and condominiums.

Residents of Perak experience warm and sunny weather with occasional rain, which is typical of the tropical climate, throughout the year. Temperatures do not fluctuated greatly. It can go as low as mid-20 ˚C at night to mid-30˚C during the day. Heavy rainfall can be expected during the months of October to April.

More than half of Perak’s population is Malay. Other major ethnic groups are Chinese and Indian. Rebana Perak, a hand-held drum, is a famous traditional musical instrument of Perak. Cultural dances include tarian dabus, tarian bubu and belotah. Ipoh is known for its sar hor fun and Hainanese chicken rice. Tambun’s pomelos are also famous throughout the country. Lemang is a popular local Malay delicacy made from glutinous rice cooked in a bamboo tube. Another popular Malay dish is tempoyak, a durian extract which is preserved and kept in an urn.

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Areas in Perak

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Latest Properties for Sale in Perak

Tambun Batu 4

Tambun, Perak

RM 833,000

Taman Lapangan Melody

Taman Lapangan ...

Dataran Rapat Baru 17, Gunung Rapat, Perak

RM 258,000

Bandar Baru Tambun

Bandar Baru ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 350,000

Taman Pengkaln Intan

Taman Pengkaln ...

Laluan Pengkalan Indah 5, Station 18, Perak

RM 199,000

Taman Mas

Taman Mas

Persiaran sungai pari timur 9, Menglembu, Perak

RM 98,000

Taman Bercham Suria

Taman Bercham ...

Bercham Suria 3, Bercham, Perak

RM 268,000

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Medan Pasir Puteh

Medan Pasir ...

jalan batik 2a, Pasir Puteh, Perak

1472 sqft

RM 2,250 / month

Taman Melor (...

Jalan Bunga Saroja Taman Melor, Pasir ...

RM 800 / month

Tasek 2 Storey (Beside Tesco Extra)

Tasek 2 Storey (...

Tesco Extra, Ipoh, Perak

RM 950 / month

Damai Putri Condominium

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Jalan Kampar, Ipoh, Perak

1500 sqft

RM 2,500 / month

Prima Condominium

Prima Condominium

Prima Condominium Lebuh Lasam, Ipoh, Perak

1100 sqft

RM 1,500 / month

169,Hala Lapangan Perdana 8 Panorama Lapangan Perd

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169 Hala Lapangan Perdana 8 Panorama Lapangan, Ipoh, ...

RM 750 / month

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Fast Fact

Capital :
Ipoh

Royal capital :
Kuala Kangsar

Sultan :
Sultan Nazrin Shah

Menteri Besar :
Zambry Abdul Kadir (BN)

Total Area :
21,035 km2 (8,122 sq mi)

Total Population (2010) :
2,258,428

Density :
110/km2 (280/sq mi)

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