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Kuala Kangsar, Perak

A royal town of Perak, a northern state in Malaysia. Up to 1875, royal towns were strategically located mainly in Beruas, a maritime district, often on high grounds and in well-protected capes or estuaries. Under the British rule, after the assassination of Perak’s first British Resident J.W.W Birch in 1875, Kuala Kangsar – a very exposed riverside settlement – was made a royal town instead.


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