Later in the early 1850s with the discovery of tin ore deposits caused the rush of immigrants and locals from all over Malaysia to Perak, which brought British rubber tree planters and tin miners to Sungai Siput. Eventually with the depletion of mining tin ore deposits in the 1970s and the reduction of the importance of rubber tapping, Sungai Siput shifted their focus to other agriculture and manufacturing based activities. As of 2010, Sungai Siput has a dense population of 49,000. The nearest town is at Kuala Kangsar, about 20 km away, and Ipoh (the state capital of Perak) is about 29 km away.
Sungai Siput is served by Jalan Besar, which is also part of Federal Route 1, which continues north-west to access Penang with Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth and Georgetown. One can also reach Kulim, Kedah via the Federal Route 76. With the completion of the major toll highway of North – South Expressway (AH2), residents of Sungai Siput can travel faster and easily to the north and south of Malaysia via Kuala Kangsar. Sungai Siput is well served by train and bus.
Sungai Siput is surrounded by vast swatches of greenery and parks, such as the Taman Sungai Buluh, where one’s family and children and friends can rest and be nurtured by nature. One can also find rejuvenation along the banks of the Sungai Kerdah which run through Sungai Siput, or take a scenic drive to the nearby Recreational Park Kuala Kangsar.
Shopping in Sungai Siput for daily conveniences can easily be achieved as there are many independent small shops, no less than five 99 Speedmart, Agro Bazaar K Shopee, Pasaraya Hong Lee, Weng Keen Mini Market, and the Wet Market Sungai Buloh. Not forgetting the Pasar Malam Sungai Siput for those essential items at a reasonable price. Specific shops for our various racial groups can be found, such as the Arked MARA, Akasia Kasturi, Seng Bee SS, Sanganathi Cash & Carry, and T.S. Malkam Fair Mart. There are as many as four 7-11 outlets which can conveniently cater for emergency shopping requests even in the middle of the night.
Sungai Siput is famous for food and thus have many restaurants and shops that cater for Malays and Indigenous peoples which includes the Orang Asli, Chinese, and Indians. Sungai Siput is known for groundnuts of the Shandong and Menglembu variety; and also Sat Kei Ma, a local delicacy of sweet biscuit. Residents can find exotic international foods and cafes, or in malls, such as Arena Square Kuala Kangsar, Aeon Mall Ipoh Klebang, Mydin Mall Meru Raya, and Ipoh Parade.
Educational centers are important for children, and options in Sungai Siput include Tadika Canossa and Taska Muhibbah, SK Sungai Siput and SMK Methodist. For international schools and institutes of higher learning, many are within reach by a short drive, such as AMETIS international school, AMSH Institute of Education Studies, Universiti Sultan Azhan Shah, Sunway College @ Perak, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP), Open University Malaysia, Wawasan Open University, and Universiti Teknologi Mara Kampus Ipoh.
Currently, the vital drivers of Sungai Siput are agriculture, the food industry and the Malaysian Government is also promoting eco-tourism. Residents should have no problems with looking for gainful employment in the areas nearby Sungai Siput, Tambun and Ipoh, with the huge population of 49,000 people in Sungai Siput, and the nearby towns Ipoh being a must-see tourist spot, and continued development of Tambun by Sunway Group.
Residential properties in Sungai Siput are a mix of both freehold and leasehold. As Sungai Siput has a big population and many houses, it is good news for investors and homeowners to find that the median price psf is MYR 149, with a median price of 140,000. With that in mind, there is room for growth and reasons for acquisition of properties in Sungai Siput. Interesting projects nearby worth examinig include Uni Square (Commercial hub and student accommodations), Sierra @ Kuala Kangsar, Taman Kuala Kangsar, Taman Highland, Cornflower at Golden Fields @ Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, Residensi Bandar Meru Raya, Residensi Kampung Paloh, and Chamberlain Villas.
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