Tanjong Rambutan has its beginnings as a village next to the Kinta River, comfortably nesting in the shadows of the hills of the Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve. Over the decades this area grew with the nearby paddy farming and tin mining in the 1700s and 1800s. Its importance grew with the development of roads, offices, police station, post office and the Tanjung Rambutan Railway Station to serve Ipoh and Butterworth in the late 1890s. Due to the abundance of water from the waterfall, Tanjong Rambutan also supplies water to the nearby towns of Ipoh. The most famous landmark of the Tanjong Rambutan Hospital Bahagia also supplies many jobs for the locals in the area.
Tanjong Rambutan practically next to the major North – South Expressway which runs to the north and to the southern ends of Malaysia. Of note, Ipoh, and Taiping are the nearest major towns, an easy drive away thanks to the existing trunk roads, and so are the nearby towns of Kuala Kangsar, Batu Gajah, and Kampar. The nearest airport is the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, merely half an hour’s drive away.
As the entire area surrounding Tanjong Rambutan is full of mountain greenery and virgin reserve forests, one can find relaxation along the banks of the Kinta river, as well as the waterfall nearby. Residents need not go far for recreational spaces for their family, due the abundance of parks near each residential estate. There is a big lake, the Tasik Taman Indah, complete with jogging track, as do other nearby parks like the D R Seenivasagam Recreational Park, BRT Woodland Park, Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Partk, and the People’s Park in Old Town.
The most famous commercial tourist spot includes the Sunway group’s Lost World of Tambun, where children and adults can spend time within the extensive theme park with real waves in its beautiful swimming pools and action packed water slides. There’s also the Movie Animation Park Studios.
Tanjong Rambutan is very near to Ipoh and its many shopping and dining outlets for the residents. The usual friendly local shops include the national chain supermarket budget stores of 99 Speedmart, and Eco Shop. Shopping outlets also include big chains such as Giant, and The Store. More bargains could be found in the Brecham Night Market, and Taman Putra’s Night Market.
Tanjong Rambutan is famous for local foods of nga choi kai (chicken with sprouts), hakka mee, chicken hor fun (shredded chicken), tau fu fa (beancurd), wanton mee, popiah, yong tau foo, and Ipoh White Coffee. These delights can be found in abundance in the food stores or roadside stalls.
For more international foods and cafes, one can go for serious shopping malls nearby, such as Aeon Mall Ipoh, Mydin Mall, and Ipoh Parade.
In the vicinity of Tanjong Rambutan, one may find national schools for their children, such as the SJK( C ) St Michael and All Angels, the famous SMK Anderson, and Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman. International schools include Tenby Schools, Asia Metropolitan International School, Imperial International School, and Hibiscus International School. For higher education there’s Sunway College, Kolej Teknologi Perak, Olympia College, TAJ International College, and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
Since the early turn of the century, the Hospital in Tanjong Rambutan has helped the locals gain employment in the medical and healthcare related field. With the opening of the Sunway Lost World of Tambun and other plans by the ambitious developer Sunway Group to build up the vicinity, one should have no problems with looking for gainful employment in Tanjong Rambutan, Ipoh or any of its nearby towns.
Residential properties in Tanjong Rambutan are a mix of both freehold and leasehold. As Tanjong Rambutan is still considered an economic giant waiting for more development from its immediate neighbours of Ipoh to extend to its neighbourhood. This explains the median price psf of MYR 238, and a median price of MYR 248,000. With that in mind, this area is expected to become more enticing to commercial investors and homeowners alike. Stylish and upcoming projects worth checking out in the area include Cornflower at Golden Fields @ Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, Residensi Bandar Meru Raya, Residensi Kampung Paloh, Chamberlain Villas, and Residensi Falim.
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