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Taiping, Perak

Full nameTaiping
Official nameTaiping
Native name 
Settlement typeDistrict Capital
DistrictLarut, Matang & Selama
District OfficerHarun Bin Rawi
MayorTuan Omor Bin Saad
Member of ParliamentYB Nga Kor Ming (DAP)
Total Area72 sq mi (186.46 km2)
Total Population217647 (2011|population_footnotes=)
Density (pop.)1024.4/km2 (2654/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+8)
Postal code34xxx
Area code05

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Taiping ( ) is a town located in northern Perak, Malaysia. With a population of 191,104 (in 2007), it is the second largest town in Perak after Ipoh, the state capital. Taiping took over Kuala Kangsar's role as the state capital from 1876 to 1937, but was then replaced by Ipoh. Its development slowed down after that, but in recent years the town has begun developing rapidly again.

Taiping also receives some limelight for being the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average annual rainfall is about 4,000mm in Taiping while the peninsula's average is 2,000mm 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of flora and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens.

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Ku Li: Sultan cannot remove MB - Free Malaysia Today Tweet this news
Free Malaysia Today--The Umno veteran argues that the -Perak- Sultan had no power to remove Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as menteri besar. -TAIPING-: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said that -Perak- Sultan, Azlan Shah, did not have the power to remove - Date : Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:53:32 GMT+00:00
Man Jailed For Rape Charged With Another Similar Offence - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama--He is serving a 30-year jail term at the -Taiping- Prison in -Perak- after having been found guilty of rape on Sept 24 last year by the Ipoh Sessions Court. At the Sessions Court here Thursday, Thiyagaran was charged with raping and sodomising th - Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:12:50 GMT+00:00
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星洲日報--另一項只提供予華聯校友,即華聯中學及華聯國中畢業生申請的一項大學助學金是第四屆“太平華聯姚文訓教育基金”。 有意申請者可至太平華聯中學教務處索取有關申請表格,申請 - Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2011 05:51:34 GMT+00:00
'Give us back our country' - Free Malaysia Today Tweet this news
Free Malaysia Today--He said this in his speech in the rule of law ands constitutional democracy titled “Those Were The Days” at -Taiping- New club on Saturday night . The event was organised by an NGO -Perak- Academy which is committed to make -Perak - Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:11:26 GMT+00:00
Perak Runners Win Malakoff Run - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama--The journey from -Taiping- was worth it," he said. Amelia,25, finished the 26km race in 1hr 54min 26sec to earn sports equipment vouchers worth RM1,000. "I'm happy to defend my title as it is my first win this year. I was p - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:21:27 GMT+00:00
Let heritage guide the future - Malaysia Star Tweet this news
Malaysia Star--A CENTURY ago, the double-leafed doors of Ng Boo Bee's town house in -Taiping-, -Perak-, stood almost perpetually open to accommodate the endless flow of visitors. Apart from for the tin tycoon's famous philanthropy, many of the t - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:47:21 GMT+00:00
Selangor Girl Guides aim to raise RM125,000 - Malaysia Star Tweet this news
Malaysia Star--In -Taiping-, Raja Permaisuri -Perak- Tuanku Bainun Mohd Ali made a personal contribution to the relief fund at an event to celebrate 90 years of guiding in -Perak- at the SM (P) Treacher Methodist yesterday.--- - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:37:21 GMT+00:00
An island like no others - Sin Chew Jit Poh Tweet this news
Sin Chew Jit Poh--Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily -TAIPING-, -Perak-: Seberang is a small island that is only about 40 acres in size. It is separated from Kuala Sepetang by a hundred-metre wide river. Seberang is a privately owned island founded about a hu - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 02:50:14 GMT+00:00
Bouquets for new grad teachers - Malaysia Star Tweet this news
Malaysia Star--Another graduate Syed Azman Syed Ismail, 25, from -Taiping-, -Perak-, said that being placed in a school in Sabah meant that he had to adjust to the new environment. It was a dream come true for Koo Chau Lin, 25, who had gone against her pa - Date : Sat, 19 Mar 2011 23:09:46 GMT+00:00
Cop hero Yuen Yuet Leng honoured in film - Malay Mail Tweet this news
Malay Mail--KUALA LUMPUR: Former Special Branch police commander Datuk Seri Yuen Yuet Leng (pic), who was among the heroes in the Communist insurgency, particularly in -Taiping-, -Perak-, has been included in Astro's four-part docudrama series Suatu - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:07:06 GMT+00:00

Night Markets :
Sundays Kampung Boyan, Simpang (Taman Berkat), Kepala Bukit
Mondays Aulong (Taman Pertama)Batu 2 1/2(R&R simpang)
Tuesdays Simpang (Taman Kota Jaya), Bukit Jana
Wednesdays Pokok Assam (Taman Raja Idris),Kamunting (Medan Kamunting),Pengkalan Aur (Taman Indah)
Thursdays Assam Kumbang (Taman Saujana Jaya),Ayer Kuning (Taman Mas Kuning),Tupai (Taman Tupai Mas)
Fridays Aulong (Taman Pertama), Pengkalan Aur (Taman Kaya) , Bukit Gantang (Simpang Tiga)
Saturdays Kamunting (Medan Kamunting), Changkat Jering(Pekan Changkat Jering)

Primary schools :
School name Other name (nickname) Year established Location
SRK All Saints' Sekolah Inggeris Coronation 1936 Kamunting
SRJK (C) Aulong 后廊小学 Aulong New Village (Near Market)
SK Assam Kumbang 1937
SRJK (C) Hua Lian 1 华联第一小学 Thomson Road
SRJK (C) Hua Lian 2 华联第二小学 Thomson Road
SRJK (C) Hua Lian 3 华联第三小学 Taiping Heights
SRJK (C) Phui Choi 培才小学 1927 Jalan Kamunting Lama
SRJK (C) Pokok Assam 保阁亚三小学 1953 Pokok Assam
SRJK (C) Sin Min 新民小学 Simpang New Village
SRJK (C) Khea Wah 启华小学 Matang
SRJK (C) Poey Eng 培英小学 Kuala Sepetang
SRK All Saint, Kamunting
SRK Kelian Pauh 1899 Kelian Pauh
SRK Convent Aulong SRK Convent 1954 Aulong New Village
SRK Convent Kota Infant Jesus Convent\perstigious schools 1955 Convent Lane
SRK King Edward VII (1) KE 1905 Jalan Stesen
SRK King Edward VII (2) 1958 Near Jalan Lumba Kuda
SRK Methodist Pokok Assam 1962 Pokok Assam road, Taman Raja Idris
SRK Seri Aman, Pokok Assam
SRK St George 1 (SRK St George 2 was merged with SRK St George 1 in 2006) 1954 Jalan Muzium Hulu
SRK St George 2 1967 Jalan Muzium Hulu
SRK Treacher Methodist Lady Treacher Girls' School 1899 Jalan Muzium Hulu, later moved to Jalan Lumba Kuda
SK Kampung Selamat 1955 Jalan Kerian
SK Klian Pauh Jalan Lumba Kuda
SK Changkat Jering 1880 Changkat Jering
SK Changkat Larut 1880 Air Kuning
SK Matang 1880
SK Taiping 1880 Jalan Taming Sari
SK Sultan Abdullah Kg Cheh, Bukit Gantang
SK Pondok Tanjung 1916
Sepetang 1953 Kampung Baru Ulu Sepetang. T-junction to Pondok Tanjong, Kubu Gajah & Selama
SK Pengkalan Aur
SK Changkat Ibol

Secondary schools :
School name Other name (nickname) Former name Year established Location
School (Private) 1913 Jalan Tokong
SMK Hua Lian 太平华联国民型中学 太平华联国中 [ Jalan Lumba Kuda
SMK St George SGI, Georgian St. George's Institution, SMK St. George 1915 Jalan Stesen
SMK Treacher Methodist Girls School TMGS 1889 Jalan Muzium Hulu
SMK Convent Taiping Jalan Regat Convent
SMK Sri Kota Kampung Boyan
SMK Darul Ridwan Panther Thomson Road
Tasik SMKTT Taiping Lake Garden
Burhanuddin SMKDB 1967 Kampung Boyan
SMK King Edward VII KE Tigers, Edwardian, SMJK (Inggeris) King Edward VII 1883 Jalan Muzium Hulu
SMK Klian Pauh Jalan Lumba Kuda
Simpang 1983 Jalan Matang
SMK Kampung Jambu SMKKJ 2001 Jalan Convent
Kamunting ESSEMKAY 1984 Kamunting
Menteri SMKTM Changkat Jering
MRSM Taiping MARESMART 1983 Taiping Lake Garden
(Sekolah Menengah Sains Raja Tun Azlan Shah) SERATAS Jln taman tasik Taiping Lake Garden
SMV Taiping Kamunting
SMK DATO' KAMARUDDIN (SEDAKA) Eagles , SEDAKA Sekolah Menengah Rendah Batu Kurau 1965 Batu Kurau
Rasdi Rasdian SMK Batu Lapan 2 Jan 1991 Kg Chengal Jantan

Secondary schools :
Former name Location Current name Note
Barrack Road. Taiping Jalan Berek Named after the Central Police barracks at the end of the road.
Birch Road Taiping Jalan Maharajarela Named after the first British Resident of Perak, Mr. James Wheeler Woodford Birch who was killed by Dato Maharajalela and Sultan Abdullah.
Cator Avenue Assam Kumbang Jalan Panglima Named after Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator, the British Resident of Brunei (1916 1921) and British Resident of Perak (1933 1939).
Chinese Club Road Taiping Jalan Kelab Cina Named after a Chinese Club that once stood at today's Fajar Supermarket.
Cinema Road Taiping Jalan Wayang Gambar Probably named after Cathay Cinema, which was once a hotspot in Taiping.
Circular Road Taiping Jalan Pekeliling Named for its path around the perimeter of the Lake Gardens.
Convent Lane Taiping Jalan Regat Convent Named after the SMK Convent Kota school which was run by Convent nuns. The St. Louis Church is also located along this street, next to the school.
Counciller Road Taiping
Creagh Road Assam Kumbang Jalan Muzaffar Shah Named after Assistant Resident of Perak, Mr. Charles Vandeleur Creagh in 1883. Mr. Creagh later served as the Governor of North Borneo from 1888 to 1895.
Eastern Road Taiping Jalan Sultan Abdullah Located near Jalan Maharajalela. The name Eastern Road was named after the Eastern Daily Mail
Edinburgh Road Aulong Jalan Raja Muda Named after the Duke of Edinburgh
Hale Road Assam Kumbang Jalan Tun Salleh Named after the former British District Officer of Larut, Mr. Abraham Hale.
Harrison Road Taiping Jalan Lim Swee Aun Named after Cuthbert Woodville Harrison, who was former District Officer of Larut in 1914. Harrison was author of many books on British Malaya towns
Idris Road Taiping Jalan Sultan Idris Named after Sultan Idris of Perak soon after he was knighted by King George VI.
King Edward Road Taiping Edward VII Road, Jalan Sultan Jaafar Named after the then reigning British Monarch, King Edward VII of England.
King George Avenue Named after King George V
Kota Road Taiping Jalan Kota This is one of the two busiest roads in Taiping and links to the North-South Expressway. It is one of the few roads that still retains its original name from the colonial era.
Lake Road Taiping Lorong Taman Tasik A small pathway where colonial style houses were built along to accommodate the European civil servants and their families during the town's heyday . Today, the fire brigade quarters are stationed along this road.
Main Road Taiping Jalan Taming Sari The other busiest road in Taiping. VVIPs including the Sultan of Perak will usually travel along this road. It is also the most well maintained compared to the other roads. Like other towns in Malaysia, the name Main Road comes from colonial times.
Market Road Taiping Jalan Pasar Named after the two main markets in the town which are located at the Market Square.
Mosque Road Taiping Jalan Masjid Named after one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and the first Malay Mosque in Taiping.
Museum Road Taiping Jalan Muzium Named after the Perak Museum.
New Club Road Taiping Jalan Kelab Baru Named after the New Club.
Old Club Road Taiping Jalan Kelab Lama Named after the Perak Club, which was later destroyed and shifted to the New Club.
Old Kamunting Road Taiping ~ Kamunting Jalan Kamunting Lama
Old Port Weld Road Matang Jalan Port Weld Lama Named after the harbour town of Port Weld
Old Quarantine Road Kampung Boyan Jalan Kuarantin Lama
Queens Road Aulong Jalan Pemaisuri
Queen Elizabeth Road Pokok Assam Jalan Ratu Elizabeth Located at Pokok Assam, this road was named after Queen Elizabeth II.
Residency Road Taiping Jalan Sultan Mansor Named after the former Assistant Resident's residence on the top of Birch Hill.
Speedy Road Taiping Jalan Ngah Ibrahim Named after Captain T.C.S. Speedy, the founder of Taiping town.
Stainer Road Named after Mr Roger Francis Stainer, the first Head Master of King Edward VII School.
Station Road Taiping Jalan Stesen Named after the first Federated Malay States Railway Station in Malaysia.
Stephens Road Kampung Boyan Jalan Raja Sulong Named after Mr. Arthur Bligh Stephens, the Deputy Conservator of Forests, Perak and also the first Forest Department Officer of Perak.
Sungei Buloh Road Taiping Jalan Sungai Buloh Named after Sungai Buloh town in Selangor.
Swettenham Road Taiping Jalan Istana Larut Named after Sir Frank Swettenham, the fourth British Resident of Perak. Under his tenure, Perak became the richest and most developed state among the Malay States. Today, it is named after an old palace once situated at the end of the road heading to Kamunting which was destroyed for the construction of the new TESCO hypermarket.
Tate Road Taiping Jalan Hang Jebat Named after Mr Walter Howard Tate, an early English businessman in Taiping who owned several businesses such as tin mining, government contractor, etc.
Temple Street Taiping Jalan Tokong Named after a temple next to the Guandong Association.
Templer Road Aulong Named after the former British High Commissioner in Malaya, Sir Gerald Templer.
Theatre Road Taiping Jalan Panggung Wayang Named after a theatre which was situated at the road. During the 1960s and 1970s this area was known as a black area, where secret societie members and gangsters hung out.
Thomson Road Assam Kumbang Jalan Hang Kasturi Named after the former British Resident of Perak, Sir Henry Wagstaffe Thomson.
Trump Road Taiping Named after Mr. John Trump, who was the State Engineer for Perak.
Tupai Road Taiping Jalan Tupai A major road that links the Tupai Light Industrial Area.
Upper Museum Road Taiping Jalan Muzium Hulu Named after the first Museum in Malaysia, which is located across the Taiping Goal.
Walker Road Taiping Jalan Maharajalela Named after Colonel R.S.F Walker.
Walker Road Pokok Assam Jalan Temenggong Named after Colonel R.S.F Walker.
Waterfall Road Taiping Race Course Road, Jalan Lumba Kuda It was originally named Waterfall Road after the Taiping waterfall near Maxwell Hill. Later, the road had its name changed to Race Course Road after the Race Course for the Perak Turf Club, which was located there.

Secondary schools :
Current name Location Former name Note
(*This road has been closed, no longer for public use) Taiping Cross Street No. 1 The Town Hall was once located there, today the road is occupied within the Taiping Town Council buildings.
Jalan Perak Taiping Cross Street No. 2 Jalan Alang Ahmad
Jalan Manecksha Taiping Cross Street No. 3
Jalan Ong Saik Taiping Cross Street No. 4
Jalan Lim Tee Hooi Taiping Cross Street No. 5
Jalan Lim Teong Chye Taiping Cross Street No. 6
Jalan Panglima Ah Chong Taiping Cross Street No. 7
Jalan Chung Thye Phin Taiping Cross Street No. 8
Jalan Yusoff Taiping Cross Street No. 9
Jalan Abdul Jalil Taiping Cross Street No. 10

Perak Darul Ridzuan

DistrictsKinta * Larut, Matang dan Selama * Hilir Perak * Manjung * Batang Padang * Kerian * Kuala Kangsar * Hulu Perak * Perak Tengah * Kampar District
CitiesIpoh (capital)
TownsAlor Pongsu * Ayer Tawar * Bagan Datoh * Bagan Serai * Bagan Sungai Burong * Banir * Batak Rabit * Batu Gajah * Behrang * Bercham * Beruas * Bidor * Bikam * Bota * Bukit Gantang * Bukit Merah * Changkat Jering * Changkat Keruing * Chemor * Chenderiang * Chikus * Damar Laut * Gerik * Gopeng * Gua Tempurung * Hutan Melintang * Jelapang * Jenderata * Jerlun * Kamunting * Kampar * Kampung Gajah * Karai * Kota Baharu * Kota Setia * Kuala Kangsar * Kuala Kurau * Kuala Sepetang * Langkap * Lekir * Lenggong * Lumut * Manjoi * Malim Nawar * Mambang Di Awan * Manong * Menglembu * Padang Rengas * Pantai Remis * Parit * Parit Buntar * Pasir Salak * Pekan Gurney * Pengkalan Hulu (Keroh) * Proton City * Selama * Semanggol * Seri Iskandar * Seri Manjung * Simpang Tiga * Sitiawan * Slim * Slim River * Sungai Siput * Sungkai * Taiping * Tambun * Tanjung Malim * Tanjung Piandang * Tanjung Rambutan * Tanjung Tualang * Tapah * Tapah Road * Teluk Batik * Teluk Intan * Teluk Rubiah * Temoh * Temoh Station * Trolak * Terong * Teronoh
VillagesFELDA Besout * Sayong * Kampung Kuala Slim
IslandsPulau Pangkor
TownshipsBandar Meru Raya * Sunway City Ipoh
Special ZonesNorthern Corridor Economic Region (Northern Perak)

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