quartered here. The central gaol of the Federated Malay States is in Taiping. On the hills (four hours walking or three hours carried) are gardens where are grown English flowers and vegetables. There are several bungalows on the hills upkept by Government. Permission to stay in them is to be obtained from the Secretary to Resident. Chairs and coolies can be arranged by the firm of Taik Ho and Co. Taiping is the centre of the famous Larut
tion. The village is situated on the Perak river and is remarkably beautiful. The High Commissioner for the Malay States has a residence here, and here also is the Malay Residential College, a school for Malays of gentle birth, on the model of an English public school. The scenery from the railway between Taiping and Kuala Kangsar is very fine.
Taiping Lake. Ipoh.
Plain, where tin has been successfully mined for the last fifty years. The pi a in is now being dredged for tin ore over the site of old workings. It is also a centre for some sixty rubber estates. From it a branch railway runs to the local port, Port Weld.
This is the seat of His Highness the Sultan of Perak and headquarters of the Malay administra-
Taking the railway station and station hotel as a centre, Ipoh, the commercial capital of Perak, may be thus described. The station road runs straight into the town down a hill. The first turning on the left leads to the Kuala Kangsar road (Club, Courts of Justice, English Church, Residency), and the first turning on the right past the town hall is the Batu Gajah road. If we