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Press Article-How Taiping Got Its Name
New Straits Times, 30 June 1987: Che Long Jaafar, a Malay trader employed by the Sultan of Perak in 1840 to collect tax from rice farmers, was largely responsible for the early development of Taiping into a prosperous mining town. The Larut area became the most lucrative tin producing area in Perak under his administration. Taiping was established in 1874 after the end of the Larut War which marked peace between the mining groups at war, the Hai San warriors and the Ghi Hins. Taiping means “Everlasting Peace” in the Chinese dialect Cantonese.
2. New Straits Times, 30 June 1987 Page 9: A newspaper cutting, congratulatory message from Syarikat Tean Hean Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Tan Tuan How & Sons, Atomic Advertising & Signcrafts Co to Majlis Perbandaran Taiping on the official opening of Wisma Perbandaran Taiping on 30-6-1987 by the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah.
3. New Straits Times, 30 June 1987 Page 7: A congratulatory message and best wishes from Melewar Transport Sdn Bhd to Majlis Perbandaran Taiping on the official opening of Wisma Perbandaran Taiping by the Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah on 30-06-1987.
4. New Straits Times, 30 June 1987 Page 8: A congratulatory message from Hong-Ye Development Sdn Bhd to Majlis Perbandaran Taiping on the official opening of Wisma Perbandaran Taiping on 30-06-1987 by the Sultan Perak Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah on 30-6-1987.