Taiping is a
small town near the Perak River in Perak, Malaysia. It is under the
administration of the Perak Tengah district. It comprises two geographical
areas: Taiping Kiri and Taiping Kanan (Left Taiping and Right Taiping, respectively)
as it is divided by the Perak River. There is a river terrapin breeding
centre at Taiping Kanan. Taiping is also well known for its durian fruit. The
town has over fifteen mosques.
In general, Taiping's Malay population can be divided into three main groups,
the natives of Perak, the natives of Kedah and the Banjar people. The
natives of Perak constitute the majority of Taiping's populace, particularly
along the left and rights banks of the Perak River.
natives in Taiping moved to this town in the 1950s, and they primarily reside
in some areas of Titi Gantung/village near main drain like Parit 13, Parit
12, Parit 11, Parit 10, Parit 9. The Banjar people are a group of migrants
who originated from Banjarmasin in Kalimantan, Indonesia.Banjar population
live both side neerly Ipoh-Lumut highway
Chinese and Indians constitute a minority of the population in Taiping, and
they mainly reside in the vicinity of Seri Iskandar.