Bukit Merah, Perak

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For the planning area located in the Central Region of Singapore, see Bukit Merah.

One of two towns in the Malaysian state of Perak.

District of Kerian, Northern Perak[edit]

Bukit Merah is a town and a popular tourist destination. It is famous for the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort. 5°02′N 100°39′E / 5.033°N 100.650°E / 5.033; 100.650

District of Kinta, Central Perak[edit]

Bukit Merah New Village, Kinta, Perak

Bukit Merah is a village with population of 11,000, located near Ipoh. In 1992 and again notably in 2011, it attracted attention for radioactive pollution and health problems due to rare earth mining in the decade or more before the mine closed in 1992.[1] 4°33′19″N 101°02′29″E / 4.555378°N 101.041331°E / 4.555378; 101.041331


  1. ^ Bradsher, Keith, "Mitsubishi Quietly Cleans Up Its Former Refinery", The New York Times, March 8, 2011 (March 9, 2011 p. B4 NY ed.). Retrieved 2011-03-16.

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