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Perak Information



Before recession hit the economies of countries and states world wide, Perak was one of Malaysia's wealthiest. But the 1980s saw the collapse of the tin industry, crippling Perak’s economy.

Prices plummeted and once lucrative mines were forced to close. This, in turn, forced the Perak State Government to make a firm decision to diversify the economy's base towards the more value added, resource-linked manufacturing.

Today, Perak has made the best of its circumstances. The economy is growing through the industrial sector; its sound infrastructure and world class facilities of make it an ideal environment for businesses.

Geography & Climate


As Perak is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, it boasts 21,000 sq. km of land, making up 6.4 percent of total land banks in Malaysia.

Perak's days are warm and sunny, while its nights are cool the whole year through, with occasional rains in the evenings. Temperature is fairly constant, that is, from 23°C to 33°C, with humidity often more than 82.3 percent. Annual rainfall measures at 3,218 mm.

Town & Districts


Perak has nine districts. The capital is Ipoh, which once a tin-rich mining town but has now become a peaceful city with a majority Chinese population. Its major towns include the royal town of Kuala Kangsar; the mountainous Taiping, the tranquil Teluk Intan and coastal Lumut. The state's nine districts are Batang Padang, Hilir Perak, Manjung, Perak Tengah, Kinta, Kuala Kangsar, Larut, Matang and Selama, Krian and Hulu Perak.

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