Perak

The only Malaysian state to possess a royal house with lineage from the rulers of Malacca. When the Portuguese captured Malacca, the Malaccan moved away to Johor and reinstated their power. The eldest son of the Sultan headed towards north where he was offered to become the first sultan of Perak. The discovery of vast resources of tin deposits in the mid-19th century AD brought immense prosperity to the region.

With an area of 21,000 sq km and a population of approximately 2 million, Perak (meaning silver in the Malay language) was so named because of the rich tin deposits (with its silvery white colour) found in the state.
Steep in history and rich in cultural heritage, the state of Perak has an abundance of interesting tourist attractions to please even the most demanding tourists.

The Perak Cave and Sam Poh Cave are two Chinese temples carved out of the limestone outcrops while Gua Tempurung near the town of Kampar is the biggest limestone outcrop in Peninsular Malaysia. Additionally, Kellie’s Castle and Bukit Larut hill station are just two of the many other crowd-pullers in the state.