The Coastal Area
The Kedahan settled the coastal area since 1600s when
they was in the Greater Kedah Kingdom which is known as the Siam (which being heist the whole identity by the Tai
invader). They opened Klian Pauh, renamed as a Chinese settlement Taiping nearly 150 years before the rebranding,
as early as 1700s.
Bintang Range with Bubu and Larut peak with range
of peaks between 600m and 1600m high, separate the coast with The Middle Valley.
The Middle Valley
The post-ancient civilization of Perak River valley
was started after Malacca invaded by the Portuguese and the Dutch in 1600s. The overthrown royalties of Malacca, opened Pahang after Johor and reopened Perak.
It is believed that the self-declared sultan was in
war with Tun Saban, the son of infamous Malaccan Prime Minister, Tun Perak. Tun Saban as the earlier explorer, navigate the
valley to the upstream and opened Perak state at the Perak River upstream. The latter sultan wants the annexed the upper
Perak area into his kingdom that based at the lower part of Perak river. Tun Saban loose in the battle.
Here, most roots are from Sumatra (Rawa, Mendailing),
Java (Java, Bawean), Riau (Deli, Johore) and far east Indonesia (Banjar, Bugis).
The potpourri produced a special sound of dialect
that today was the official Perak dialect.
For another in between, Kledang Range separate The Middle Valley with the last explored valley, then tin
haven, Kinta Valley.
The Kinta Valley
Here is where Ipoh located. It was the place of orang ulu (aborigines) as it was before founded by
Sumatran Kulop Kinta before in 1600s. As a tin center, it gave birth to Ipoh Town as early as 1870.
The roots here are of the mixture of various clans of Malay. Settled from 300 years ago, they now mixed
with the federal nationalism to produce the very own Ipoh cultures. The mixture of the local mixture with Kedah and the standard
Malay made what Ipoh have from the Malays today.