Hilir Perak District

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Hilir Perak District
Daerah Hilir Perak
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese下霹雳县
 • Tamilஹீலிர் பேராக்
Location of Hilir Perak District in Perak
Location of Hilir Perak District in Perak
Hilir Perak District is located in Malaysia District
Hilir Perak District
Hilir Perak District
Location of Hilir Perak District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°N 101°E / 4°N 101°E / 4; 101Coordinates: 4°N 101°E / 4°N 101°E / 4; 101
Country Malaysia
State Perak
SeatTeluk Intan
Local area government(s)Teluk Intan Municipal Council
Government
 • District officerShahrunaim Radzali[1]
Area
 • Total792.07 km2 (305.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total128,179
 • Estimate 
(2015)[3]
144,400
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
36000+36700
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

The Hilir Perak District (literally meaning Lower Perak in English) is a district in Perak, Malaysia. The district is governed by Teluk Intan Municipal Council which is based in the town of Teluk Intan. The District council was known as Hilir Perak District Council until 4 April 2004, when it was upgraded to Municipality status. Teluk Intan town is the district's principal urban center while smaller towns include Langkap town.

Teluk Intan town is on the southeast bank of the Perak River, opposite the kampong of Sungai Durian.[4]

Langkap town housing a Immigration Depot which is a contemporary jail for illegal immigration around Perak state.

History[edit]

In January 2016 Bagan Datuk was declared an autonomous sub-district of Perak and later on 15 June 2016, Bagan Datoh was formed into a new district together with Hutan Melintang, detaching it from Hilir Perak (Teluk Intan). However Teluk Intan retains responsibility for the municipal works in the district.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Hilir Perak District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

  • Sungai Durian
  • Durian Sebatang
  • Changkat Jong
  • Sungai Manik
  • Labu Kubong

Geography[edit]

Hilir Perak is a relatively flat plain compared to Ipoh, the state's capital. With the Perak River flowing through the district, it is a fertile area suitable for agricultural activities.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


List of Hilir Perak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P73 Pasir Salak Tajuddin Abdul Rahman Barisan National (UMNO)
P76 Telok Intan Nga Kor Ming Pakatan Harapan (DAP)


List of Hilir Perak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P73 N48 Sungai Manik Zainol Fadzi Paharudin Pakatan Harapan (PPBM)
P76 N55 Pasir Berdamar Terence Naidu Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P76 N56 Changkat Jong Mohd Azhar Jamaluddin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

Education[edit]

There are a lot of schools that located in this district. The famous daily school are San Min National Type Secondary School, San Min Independent Secondary School, SMK Seri Perak, SMK Horley Methodist, SMK Convent, SMK Sultan Abdul Aziz and SMK St. Anthony. For boarding school, there are one boarding schools in this district, Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan and one technical school, Sekolah Menengah Teknik Teluk Intan.

There are 2 public university branch campuses located in this district. The campuses are UiTM Teluk Intan Campus[1] of Faculty of Medicine completed in October 2010 and UKM Teluk Intan Campus of Faculty of Medicine (currently under construction) . Both are located beside Hospital Teluk Intan. There are also a community school in Teluk Intan town.

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture and fishing are two main economic activities in Hilir Perak. Almost two third of Hilir Perak's agricultural land is planted with oil palms, while the one third goes to vegetables, paddy, coconuts etc. The biggest fishing town in Hilir Perak is Hutan Melintang, which has about 400 fishing ships of various sizes. Hutan Melintang fishermen sell their catches throughout the country. The vibrant agriculture and fishing industry in Hilir Perak had attracted many foreign workers into Hilir Perak. The fishing industry employs more Thais while Indonesians are largely employed in the agricultural sector.

There is also a light industrial area in Teluk Intan and Langkap which provides many work opportunities to the locals.

Shopping[edit]

There are some major shopping centers in Hilir Perak district. They include:

  • Rapid Mall - Giant Hypermarket
  • Kompleks Aik Aik
  • Kompleks Menara Condong
  • Medan Intan - Billion Shopping Centre
  • The Store Jalan Ah Cheong
  • TF Value Mart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Teluk Intan - Direktori Pegawai". pdttelukintan.perak.gov.my.
  2. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316.
  4. ^ "Map of Sungai Durian", ViaMichelin, retrieved 2017-01-23