Chuping

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Chuping is a small town in Perlis, Malaysia. It is located to the northeast of Kangar, the state capital. The town has 22,000 hectares of plantations,[1] which consist of rubber estates and the largest sugar cane plantation in Malaysia.[2]

Chuping's name may be taken from a limestone hill in the area called Bukit Chuping. There are many limestone hills in the area, and several caves containing bats. The guano used to be collected for use as a fertiliser, for crops such as rice, as it contains nitrates and iron(III) phosphate.

The highest temperature in the country was recorded in Chuping on April 9, 1998 at 40.1 °C (104.2 °F).[3]

Climate[edit]

Chuping receives just above 2,000 mm (79 in) of rainfall annually and with that cumulative of rainfall if compares with other places in Malaysia, Chuping is categorised as one of the driest area in Malaysia. The dry season occurs during December until February but still monthly can reach up more than 100 mm (3.9 in) of rainfall. March till November is a wet season.

Chuping average rainfall 2013 can be compared with other places in Malaysia via Annual Mean Rainfall Locations In Malaysia 2013

Climate data for Chuping Precipitation In 2013 (Mean Rainfall : 2002-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Precipitation mm (inches) 31
(1.22)
94.2
(3.709)
29.6
(1.165)
191.8
(7.551)
218
(8.58)
252
(9.92)
147.6
(5.811)
140.2
(5.52)
243
(9.57)
209.6
(8.252)
138.8
(5.465)
39.8
(1.567)
1,735.6
(68.33)
Rainfall mm (inches) 92.8
(3.654)
96.3
(3.791)
212.4
(8.362)
200.9
(7.909)
132.8
(5.228)
124.6
(4.906)
184
(7.24)
204.1
(8.035)
241.4
(9.504)
206.3
(8.122)
227.6
(8.961)
100.2
(3.945)
2,023.4
(79.657)
Source: Malaysian Meteorological Department
Principle Meteorological Station - Chuping
Year Rainfall
2012
2,082.7 mm (82.00 in)
2011
2,179.2 mm (85.80 in)
2010
2,201.9 mm (86.69 in)
2009
2,107.1 mm (82.96 in)
2008
1,772.4 mm (69.78 in)
2007
2,128.6 mm (83.80 in)
2006
2,164.8 mm (85.23 in)
2005
2,155.3 mm (84.85 in)
2004
1,721.8 mm (67.79 in)
2003
1,837.3 mm (72.33 in)
2002
1,902.6 mm (74.91 in)
Source Department Of Statistics Malaysia

Accessibility[edit]

Chuping is accessible from a trunk road bound for Kangar and Kodiang. The trunk road is situated after the Jitra Selatan exit of the North–South Expressway. Buses that travel along the Kuala Perlis-Kangar route pass through this town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chuping Sugarcane Plantation". Virtual Malaysia. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Exploring Chuping Sugar Cane Plantation, Perlis". AsiaExplorers. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  3. ^ "General Climate Information". Malaysia Meteorological Department. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 

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