Batu Gajah: The Forgotten Capital of Kinta

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Batu Gajah: The Forgotten Capital of Kinta

Once a small village along the Kinta River, Batu Gajah rose to prominence in 1881 when it became the new river port for the Papan mines. Three years later, it was chosen as the capital of Kinta Valley when Ipoh was still a dense, jungle village. Then known as the only town after Taiping, Batu Gajah became


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