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Perak State is known for its tin deposits.
Sam Poh Tong and Perak Tong are well-known cave temples.
Kuala Kangsar is a town featuring many historical buildings.
Hulu Perak is the lake district of Perak State. Bukit Larut
Museum (Maxwell Hill), Lake Gardens and the Taiping Zoo
are places tourists visit in Taiping. Kellie's Castle in
Batu Gajah was built by Scottish rubber planter William
Kellie Smith. Pasir Salak is a historical site near Batu
Gajah. Bukit Berapit is a very popular duty-free shopping
area of Malaysia. A very famous tourist attraction of Perak
is Pangkor island. Tourists also go to Kuala Gula bird sanctuary
in the north. River-rafting is undertaken in Grade 2 Sungai
PANGKOR: Lying off the west coast
of Perak, Pangkor island had been a convenient stop-over
for pirates, adventurers, merchants and soldiers, who sailed
through the Straits of Melaka for several centuries. Today
it is a thriving tourist destination, with its pristine
beaches and the rich forests. Teluk Nipah is a sea park
where snorkelling is undertaken with ease. At Pangkor Laut,
divers can discover the underwater riches like the vast
coral reefs - the finest beach in the Straits of Melaka.
Other noteworthy beaches are Pantai Puteri Dewi and Pantai
Pasir Bogak. On the other hand, Kota Belanda, a Dutch fort,
stands as a monument to the island's history.
HOW TO REACH: Pangkor is 40-minute
ferry ride from Lumut, a coastal town on the peninsula.
On the island, buses and taxis are available
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KUALA LUMPUR: The public can view the female panda cub born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang in a few weeks. Preparations are being made by the
zoo, according to National Zoo deputy president Rosli Ahmat Lana. "Liang Liang
(mother panda) is now able to let go of her baby for an hour a day in the isolation
room. It will be increased to a minimum of two hours daily to prepare the cub for
public viewing," he told Bernama. The cub is now two months old and healthy,
weighing 5 kg. The baby panda was born on Aug 18 at the Giant Panda
Conservation Centre (GPCC) at the National Zoo.
|Thousands join Islamic new year celebration in Kuala Lumpur |
LUMPUR: Over 50,000 people attended the national level Maal Hijrah procession in the
city n Wednesday to mark the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar.
Participants were clad in traditional baju melayu and baju kurung. They gathered at
various places like Dataran Merdeka, Padang Merbok, Muzium Negara, Masjid Jamek,
Islamic Art Museum and Masjid Wilayah and proceeded to Masjid Negara in
processions. Government departments, private sector, non-governmental
organisations and the public took part in the procession.
|Storm, rough sea warning to revellers, tourists on Sabah coasts |
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meterological Department (MetMalaysia) on
Wednesday issued a first-category warning of strong winds and rough seas over the
waters of Sabah (Sandakan, Kudat, West Coast and Interior) and Labuan starting from
Oct 16 to 20. A met statement said that strong south-westerly winds could reach up
to 40 kmph to 50 kmph with waves rising as high as 3.5 metres. It warned, "These
conditions are dangerous to small craft, recreational sea activities and sea sports."
The same situation is also expected to occur over the waters off Condore, Reef North,
Layang-layang and Sulu, it added. |