Nearby Attractions

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Pasir Salak Complex

The Pasir Salak Historical Complex is located about 40 kilometres from D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. It is a memorial complex which commemorates the extraordinary history of Pasir Salak and the people of Perak. The Pasir Salak area is special place which play an important role in the development of the history of Malaysia as an independent nation. It can be said that the origin of the flames of the Malay nationalism started in Pasir Salak.

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River Terrapin Breeding Centre

This centre is located at Kampung Bota Kanan in the Perak Tengah District, about 11 kilometres from D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. The centre was established in 1968 and is built at the same location where Sultan Mudzaffar Shah II released river terrapins at a ceremony held there in the 1630’s during his reign as Sultan of Perak. The purpose of the establishment of this centre is to conserve river terrapin populations by incubating eggs collected and hatching them at the centre.

Visitors to the centre can visit several ponds where adult female terrapins as well as young terrapins that are under two years of age are kept. Visitors can explore the interpretive centre and watch a video that provides information on river terrapins and conservation efforts to save them. Visitors may have the opportunity to help release young terrapins into natural habitats of Sungai Perak.

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UTP Seri Iskandar

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), which was established in 1997, has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia is situated just about 5 kilometres from D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. Offering a wide range of industry-relevant engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, UTP has produced more than 10000 graduates and currently has an enrolment over 6,000 undergraduates and 1200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world. UTP complements its engineering and technology programmes with quality education in the areas of management and the humanities, with the aim of producing well-rounded graduates exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

Rated as Tier 5 (Excellent) University for the year 2011 Rating System for the Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’11) and achieved the Tier 5 for 2011 D-SETARA (Discipline-Based Rating System) in engineering, UTP continues to provide distinctive educational opportunities to its students.

UTP also places strong emphasis on Research and Development as it strives to achieve the status of an internationally renowned Research University. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent City and Sustainable Resources. This is evident when UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) for its research, development and commercialisation efforts recently.

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Papan Cascades/Waterfall

The town of Papan is located about 21 kilometres from D’ Hotel. It was once a busy tin mining town in the Kinta Valley. Now it is a scenic ghost town, famous for the memorial to Sybil Kathigasu. When you follow the main street out of the town, you will see a sign for Hutan Lipur Papan. The road runs along a small river. The difference between a cascade and a fall is cascade is a short, steep drop in stream bed elevation, often marked by boulders and agitated white water while waterfall is a sudden near vertical drop in a stream as it flows over rock.

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Taman Herba Papan

The Papan Herbal Garden is located in Sbhg. Kompt. 88 and 89 Hutan Simpan Kledang Saiong, Papan Perak which is about 22 kilometres from D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. The area is 7.2 hectares and has a total of 186 species of herbaceous plants for various uses such as medicine, aromatherapy, and cosmetics, including ulam and spices. This Herbal garden is also equipped with facilities such as information centre, camping site/jungle tracking/family day, open hall (Pancawarna), Interpretive Centre, surau, toilets, rest cottages, forest trails, canteen and accommodation (dormitory).

tin dredge museum in perak

Tin Dredge Museum

The tin dredge in Batu Gajah along Jalan Tanjung Tualang is the last witness to the prosperity of tin mining in Malaysia. It is located about 26 kilometres from D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. Also known as Tanjung Tualang Dredge No 5 (TT5), this 4500 tonne giant floating on the excavation site is a precious remain that tells the history of Malaysia, and especially so for Perak, the home of many tin mines. ”Perak” literally means silver in Malay, which was thought to resemble the silver color of tin.

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Kellie’s Castle

Kellie's Castle (sometimes also called Kellie's Folly) is located around 26.9 kilometres form D’ Hotel Seri Iskandar. The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.