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Sungai Siput is a mukim and also a parliamentary constituency in Kuala Kangsar District, Perak, Malaysia. Sungai Siput is part of the Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar. The area covering 155.141 hectares is 61.5% of the total area of Kuala Kangsar. It is located about 25km from state capital, Ipoh and 20km from royal town of Kuala Kangsar. Since the recent Malaysian general election of 8 March 2008, this parliamentary constituency is represented by Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, from Pakatan Rakyat Party, in the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of Malaysian Parliament. Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj defeated the previous incumbent, Dato Seri Samy Vellu, who had held the seat since 1974. Ahamad bin Pakeh Adam from Barisan Nasional is the current state assemblyman for Lintang state seat and from DAP is the current state assemblyman for Jalong state seat. He is also the State Local Government Committee chairman. Sungai Siput is famous for the incident that led to the Malayan Emergency. The Malayan colonial administration declared a state of emergency on 16 June 1948 after members of the Communist Party of Malaya killed three European plantation managers here. The CPM was subsequently banned in July. Many Singaporean historians and anti-communists allege that Chin Peng ordered the killings. Chin Peng claims he had no prior knowledge. In fact, he says he was so unprepared for the start of hostility that he barely escaped arrest, losing his passport in the process, and lost touch with the party for a couple of days. Mahatma Gandhi Kalasalai Tamil School is the biggest Tamil school in the state with over 1000 students. The school was built by Tun V. T. Sambanthan in 1954 and was officially opened by Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's sister. Sungai Siput is famous for its groundnuts and can easily be bought in one of the shop along the main street. Besides, the famous Chinese Esperanto Professor, Mr LI Wei-Lun was born in Sungai Siput in 1936

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Sungai Siput in Malaysia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Sungai Siput like a local. Sungai Siput is located at a short trip away from Taiping a major city in Malaysia. Attractions in Taiping include Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Tekah Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Sungai Siput*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sungai Siput

    Know the pollution level of Sungai Siput before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Sungai Siput: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sungai Siput for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sungai Siput.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 92.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 92.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 91.67 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 82.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 82.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 77.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 69.44 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80 (Very High)
  • Living in Sungai Siput - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 19.06 (Very Low)
    • Pollution Index 65.63 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sungai Siput

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sungai Siput

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.65 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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