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Taiping Bandar Warisan

Tentative of Excursion to Taiping

TIME

ACTIVITIY

8.00 am

Depart from UPSI (Taman Bahtera / e-Learning)

11.00 am

River Cruise of Kuala Sepetang Port Weld Eco & visit charcoal
factory

1.30 pm

Lunch at Spritzer EcoPark

2.30pm

Zohor prayer

3.00 pm

visit Spritzer factory

4.30 pm

visit souvenir shop in front of Taiping Zoo

5.30 pm

Back to UPSI 

 

TAIPING


Taman Tasik Taiping

Taiping is the largest town of Perak state, a growing tourist destination nestled at the foothills of Bintang Highlands about 70km north of Ipoh or 90km south of Penang. This developing region offers visitors an abundance of nature activities courtesy of its landscape - centuries-old rainforests, cooling waterfalls and dramatic mountains that include Maxwell Hill - the oldest colonial hill station in Malaysia now known as 'Bukit Larut'. Lake Garden is also one of Taiping's iconic attractions, the largest park of its kind in the country. In town, many historical buildings and heritage landmarks from the colonial era can be observed as the British once used Taiping as the state administrative center.

Taiping is also the wettest spot in Peninsular Malaysia with unusually high rainfall reaching 4000mm annually. This abundantly humid climate leads to a diverse proliferation of native flora, including rain trees, ferns, lianas and shrubs that thrive in surrounding rainforests along with a varied range of wildlife. Subsequently, hiking, bird watching and jungle trekking have become popular activities among locals and visitors, who arrive from places as far as Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to enjoy its inherent serenity and appreciate nature. Meanwhile, Bukit Larut remains a popular highland resort among visitors to enjoy cooling weather with temperatures that can reach as low as 15°C - the highest rainfall occurs during the monsoon months from October to January.

Taiping begin life as a little settlement called Larut, with the discovery of tin in 1848 by a Malay chieftain. The opportunity for fortune quickly attracted droves of miners from mainland China, who established a large township by 1870. Soon, a series of civil wars arose between different triad groups, each with their own side of the state royalty. Seeing their business interests threatened (and an opportunity to exert political dominance), the British intervened in 1874, leading to the 1874 Pangkor Treaty. The British divided the mines between the triads and introduced 'Residents'; state affairs were administered under mandatory counsel of an appointed British representative.

To commemorate the event and cement the truce, Larut town was renamed 'Taiping' (meaning 'Everlasting Peace' in Chinese). Ushering an era of relative peace, many historic 'firsts' of infrastructural and urban development were achieved at Taiping, including the first railway station, lake garden, hill resort, school, prison, museum, government buildings and port (Port Weld). It was even the capital of Perak until 1937, when it was moved to Ipoh. Eventually, when tin deposits ran dry and economic activity stalled, Taiping regressed into the sleepy town that visitors see today.

KUALA SEPETANG


Charcoal Factory Kuala Sepetang

Kuala Sepetang is a small town and fishing village about 14km away from Taiping, nestled around an estuary that connects to the Straits of Malacca. The town is a popular tourist attraction, with an abundance of mangrove swamps that sustaines a local charcoal industry (open to visitors) and houses a nature park (Matang Forest Reserve). Formerly known as Port Weld, numerous seafood restaurants and hawker stalls spread around town and outlying villages in the countryside, offering signature local dishes, including seafood.

Attractions: cheap and fresh seafood, fishing village, firefly watching, bird watching, eagle feeding, mangrove trees, cruising along Sepetang river, beautiful sunset

SPRITZER EcoPARK

Everyone knows Spritzer as Malaysia’s best selling natural mineral water. Since the late 1980’s, Spritzer Group of Companies, which consist of eight (08) subsidiaries, have been specialised in manufacturing and distribution of natural mineral water, sparkling natural mineral water, distilled drinking water, carbonated fruit flavoured drink, non-carbonated fruit flavoured drink, functional drink, toothbrushes, preforms and packaging bottles.

It may sound simple, but the difficult part is making sure that nothing gets in nature’s way. We go to great lengths to look after our vast 330-acre site of natural mineral water sources here at Taiping, Perak like watchful guardians, keeping the water sources pure and clean – protected from anything that could potentially pollute and damage them.

Other than lake gardens and zoo, Spritzer EcoPark is a considerably new attraction in Taiping in which you can easily spend 2-3 hours there playing 18-holes mini golf, witness 214 millions years cactus rock, indulge upscale meal at STG Cafe and of course, learn more about the renowned mineral water company. Feeling a bit skeptic at first, we never expected we could finish playing 18-holes and even bring some “balls” home.

 

TAIPING ZOO

Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah or better known as Taiping Zoo is the only zoo located to the north of Peninsular Malaysia. With a 36-acre zoo area, Taiping Zoo has started a renewal by introducing animal exhibitions using open concept. It is introduced by taking into account the original habitat of the animal. Visitors are also attracted to the beauty of nature exhibited by the construction of the appropriate cages.

Night Safari Taiping

Night Safari Taiping is the first in Malaysia. The beauty and originality of nature is more beautiful when shadowed in the light at night. In order to maintain the natural resources. Night Safari Taiping showcases live active wildlife at night in a natural setting. This gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate and cherish the treasure of nature while entertaining and comforting.

 

Free Excursion to Taiping.
*Limited seat.
*Not include entrance fees.

 

 

Note

ATTENTION

TO KPM PARTICIPANTS
To
KPM participants who have not paid RM50, please pay BEFORE 16 September 2017, or your registration will be canceled.
Please e-mail the proof of payment to the treasureripcsm2017@gmail.com

 

PRE-REGISTRATION 
For those who will arrive on Friday, you are encouraged to pre-register to avoid the crowd on Saturday morning.
5th IPCSM & ICSTEM17 pre-registration will be held on Friday (6th October  2017) afternoon at 3.30pm - 5.30pm at Level 5, E-Learning Building, Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Campus, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

 

83% DISCOUNT
To all teachers, educators, lecturers and officers (grade DG) under Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, KPM would like to give you 83% discount for the registration fees of 5th IPCSM'17 & ICSTEM'17. However, this offer only valid for the first 300 participants. This mean, that you only need to pay RM50 to join the 5th IPCSM'17 & ICSTEM'17 either as participant or presenter (oral/poster). Remember...First come first serve!! For further information, please download the KPM's announcement in the following link. 

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