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Bukit Penara carries history of MCP

After the disappearance of the MCP, the forest cleared and turned into a fortress by the British colonial government has now become the largest flower and vegetable garden in Penang, exclusively supplying dahlias and roses. It grows also vegetables and fruits.

A survival story

According to historical records, its origin can be traced back to 1867 when its founder led 400 people to start coal mining activities here. The influx of coal miners drove the growth of local population and the village gradually developed into a town.

Ancient buildings have stories to tell

The Old House Museum was built in 1880 and is the first three-storey building in Taiping. It houses numerous of rare and precious antiques. The building itself is a historical heritage and even after centuries of wind and rain erosion, it is still able to maintain its original appearance, particularly woodcarving doors and ancient screens.

Treasures from Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Mangrove forests catch nutritious fine mud from upstream and nourish river creatures. Meanwhile, fishes, shrimps, crabs, shellfishes resting under the shade of mangroves absorb nutrients provided by decomposed leaves, increasing fishermen's catches.

Tin-mining brings prosperity to Sungai Chua

Sungai Chua was well-known for its tin-mining industry. It has come into existence as early as 1807, while the first Chinese tin miners arrived here only around 1870. In end of 19th century, the rise of rubber industry had further promoted the prosperity of Sungai Chua, with most villagers engaged in rubber tapping and tin-mining activities.

Walking down memory lane

The century-old "Mistress Lane" in Ipoh is a narrow alley hardly accessible to motor vehicles. It saw its glorious days during the heyday of the tin-mining industry but later went into oblivion as the tin mining industry began to decline.

Through the turbulent year

he was 14, before he even had the chance of attending his primary school graduation ceremony, the headmaster ordered everyone to evacuate after hearing about the Japanese invasion.

Pengkalan Kempas, a typical small town

Pengkalan Kempas is a historical small town located at the downstream of Sungai Linggi.

Population decline in Salak

Most of the residents in Salak, Sepang were small estate owners living a happy life before 1990. However, good times never last. To cope with the increasing traffic of the Subang Airport, the government decided to build the KL International Airport on a piece of agricultural land located at southern Selangor.

Where spirits lay to rest

Semenyih was a century-old small town surrounded by mountains. Along with the booming housing industry, part of its land has been used for a private cemetery, boosting the increase of local land prices.