Home to the country’s third largest capital, Perak (Malay for silver) isn’t widely known. Peninsular Malaysia’s second-largest state is acknowledged for its tin ore which has been boosting its economy since the early 1800s. The state has gained renown for its diverse manufacturing facilities – though agriculture, primarily rubber, coconut and palm oil, is one of its main industries. Its tourism sector has seen a healthy growth in recent years as Perak seeks to promote its abundance of hidden gems. Off the beaten path attractions, ranging from hidden limestone caves and Pulau Pangkor to charming colonial Taiping and Chinese temples can be found here. Perak’s accommodation doesn’t disappoint – from charming midrange ventures such as Sun Inns Ipoh to eco-friendly wellness retreats like Banjaran Hotsprings and luxury ventures such as Pangkor Laut Resort, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.