Kampar: A Town Built on Tin

loading General view of Kampar.

Kampar is a small town located at the southernmost end of Kinta district. Nestled at the foot of Gunung Bujang Melaka, its name is derived from Kampar River, which was used in the nineteenth century by the Orang Kampar from Sumatra to sail upriver to trade with different riverine kampungs.1 Kuala Dipang was their final stop on the river, and from there, they would traverse further inland to continue trading. Many brought their family members along, and they settled in this district.

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