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Kuala Kangsar

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Perak, Malaysia
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The Kuala Kangsar is the illustrious town of Perak, Malaysia. It is situated at the downstream of Kangsar River where it joins the Perak River, around 25 km 16 mi northwest of Ipoh, Perak's capital, and 98 km 61 mi southeast of George Town, Penang. It is the principle town in the regulatory locale of Kuala Kangsar. It is around 235 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The site more likely than not strangy affected Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Mudzaffar Shah of Perak who ruled from 1877 to 1887.

Not at all like numerous rulers who secured their illustrious royal residences and fortresses by choosing their vantage focuses deliberately where they could identify foe come nearer from far off, the Sultan had his first regal castle worked next to the riverbank. He at that point named it 'Istana Sri Sayong'. Aside from being presented to the approaching risk of intrusion, the other issue was the power of rainstorm seasons, which prompted ious flooding as dilute spouted from the wildernesses above through the numerous tributaries.

The name Kuala Kangsar is accepted to be gotten from 'Kuala Kurang-Sa', which actually signifies '100 short - one', generally translated as 'the 99th little tributary to stream into the Perak River'. One flooding was so serious, it relatively cleared the royal residence away. At long last, after the Big Flood or Air Bah in 1926, it was chosen to move the place additionally up onto the meadow where stands the present Royal Palace named Istana Iskandariah with its Art-Deco engineering, an uncommon however critical bit of structural point of reference in Malaysia.

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