150 years of Taiping: Grab opportunity to attend the Stamp Exhibition

By Aida Aziz

TAIPING: The public should grab the opportunities of participating in various exciting events that are in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Taiping Town, including a Stamp Exhibition.

Certainly, this exhibition will be a main attraction for enthusiasts of antique items and history.

The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) stated that the event is also one of the highlights for the Visit Perak 2024 campaign.

They mentioned that the three-day exhibition will take place from January 19th to 21st at the Taiping Municipal Gallery.

“Let’s celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Taiping Town and the Visit Perak 2024 campaign together.

“The exhibition hours are from 10 am to 5 pm,” they said today.

For further inquiries regarding the event, contact 017-8756128 or 019-5503450.

A little about the history behind the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the town that pioneered many firsts in Malaysia, the actual date of Taiping town’s establishment is believed to be on February 20, 1874.

According to the Secretary of the Perak Heritage Association, Nor Hisham Zulkiflee, on that date, Minister Ngah Ibrahim along with Captain Dunlop, William Pickering, Swettenham and Chinese leaders signed the boundary agreement of mining settlements between Go Quan (Hai San) and Si Quan (Ghee Hin) in Larut.

“It eventually formed Taiping and Kamunting (Report of the Commissioners under Clause XIII of Perak Engagement dated 20th January 1874).

“Moreover, Captain Speedy himself recorded that he selected the site for the new towns of Taiping and Kamunting in early March 1874 (Blue Book of Larut 1874),” he said.

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