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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Single storey banglo at Kpg Tersusun Sg Pari Bunto

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4050 sqft

RM 255,000

Singe storey semi D at Puncak Jalapang Maju Ipoh

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Jln Puncak Jelapang 7 Taman Puncak Jelapang ...

4000 sqft

RM 235,000

Permai Lake View Apartment at Tambun Ipoh

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Double Storey at Taman Perpaduan Mulia Ipoh

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1540 sqft

RM 428,000

Double storey corner at Tmn Pengkalan Jaya Ipoh

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Jalan Pengkalan Barat 40 Taman Pengkalan Jaya ...

2800 sqft

RM 470,000

1.5 storey at Tmn Shatin Baru Ipoh

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1540 sqft

RM 130,000

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Homestay Station 18 Ipoh - Rental RM 320 Per/day

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167 Jalan Pengkalan Barat 32, Ipoh, Perak

1200 sqft

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RM 1,900 / month

Kinta Riverfront

Kinta Riverfront

Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh, Ipoh, ...

808 sqft

RM 1,750 / month

Clearwater Bay Resort

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Bandar Lahat mines, Lahat, Perak

RM 1,000 / month

Mont Bleu Sunway

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2017 sqft

RM 2,600 / month

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Capital : Ipoh

Royal capital : Kuala Kangsar

Sultan : Sultan Azlan Shah

Menteri Besar : Zambry Abdul Kadir (UMNO)

Total Area : 21,035 km2 (8,122 sq mi)

Total Population (2010) : 2,258,268

Density : 110/km2 (280/sq mi)

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