Hospitality & Tourism

Overview

Perak is one of the largest states in Peninsular Malaysia.

 

From historical points of interest to contemporary malls and shops, the untamed forests and lakes to mountainous terrains and balmy sea waters, it is a destination that holds rich potential for the hospitality and tourism industry.

 

PKNP Group intends to tap into these natural resources to grow the tourism industry.

 

Our State

 

 

Covering an area of over 21,000 square km, Perak is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, stretching from the north of Selangor right to the Thai border.  The land is predominantly covered with green fields, undulating hills and mountains and forest foliage.

 

With a rich history dating back to the prehistoric age, Perak holds a wealth of stories and places of interestsThe discovery of tin in 1848 in Larut set the stage for its wealth, earned it the nickname of the Silver State and brought in an influx of residents and founding families.

 

The eventual introduction of rubber plantations added to its attraction and it soon became an integral part of Malaysia’s history and development.


 

Natural Attractions of the State

 

 

Perak is well-known for its array of natural wonders and it is home to a rich environment ranging from mountain ranges to flora and fauna.

 

The mountainous Bintang Mountain Range that runs right through the state offers hillside attractions while pristine white beaches dot the coastline that holds islands such as Pangkor Island and its numerous resorts.  Perak is also famous for its trademark limestone caves and their various formations within.

 

Further North, the Belum Temenggor forest reserve is the state’s pride and joy.  One of the oldest tropical rainforests of the world at 130-million years old, this treasure is said to be older than both the Amazon and the Congo.  The placid lake and ancient forests are some of Perak’s natural highlights and hold some of the world’s most threatened species of nature.


 

Historical and Contemporary Features

 

 

 

Some of the finest colonial buildings are preserved in the towns of Perak.  Taiping, Teluk Intan, Batu Gajah and Ipoh hold attractions such as Kellie’s Castle, the leaning tower and the Ipoh Railway Station, all reflective of Ipoh’s rich history.  A little further into the state, the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar has its own share of architectural classics in its palaces, museums and mosques.

 

In its diversity, Perak holds contemporary attractions such as shopping malls and up-market restaurants and retail outlets and a wide gamut food.  The Lost World of Tambun water park teems with activities and a new exciting Animation Theme Park is under construction in Bandar Meru Raya.

For more places of interest in Perak, please click Destination Perak.

 

 

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