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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Latest Properties for Sale in Perak

DESA MANJUNG RAYA

DESA MANJUNG ...

PERSIARAN VENICE INTAN 5/9 DESA MANJUNG RAYA, ...

RM 780,000

COLONIAL BUNGALOW,15000SQFT5

COLONIAL BUNGALOW,15000...

LORONG TAMBUN IPOH, Ipoh, Perak

3500 sqft

RM 2,000,000

BUNGALOW,KHONG KAM TAK,14000SQFT

BUNGALOW,KHONG ...

JLN KHONG KAMTAK IPOH, Ipoh Garden, ...

3600 sqft

RM 1,900,000

CANNING GARDEN,7200SQFT

CANNING GARDEN,7200...

Jln Permai Canning Garden, Ipoh, Perak

2500 sqft

RM 1,400,000

S/S BUNGALOW CANNING GARDEN

S/S ...

21 JALAN CANNING ESTATE CANNING GARDEN, Ipoh, ...

RM 1,500,000

BUNGALOW,OFFICE/RESEDENTIAL,8000SQ FT

BUNGALOW,OFFICE/...

JALAN CANNING ESTATE CANNING GARDEN, Ipoh, ...

3500 sqft

RM 1,400,000

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Latest Properties for Rent in Perak

2storey house at Ipoh Garden East for rent

2storey house ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 1,600 / month

Double Storey at Taman Tasek

Double Storey ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 800 / month

BRAND NEW Double Storey at Gunung Rapat

BRAND NEW ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 850 / month

Sunway Alpine Village Apartment

Sunway Alpine ...

Off Jalan Tambun, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, ...

932 sqft

RM 1,200 / month

NEW Double Storey at Bougainvillea Seri Botani

NEW Double ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 850 / month

Double Storey SEMID at Garden Villa, Sunway Ipoh

Double Storey ...

Ipoh, Perak

RM 1,800 / 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)