Kampar in Glimpse
Kampar is a 4th biggest town in Perak after Ipoh, Taiping and Teluk Intan. Well known for its mineral rich lands in 50’s till 80’s. The wealthy town’s era goes down without much activities in terms of economy.
Kampar (Chinese:金宝）is a town in the state of Perak, Malaysia. Founded in 1887, the town lies within the Kinta Valley and located in the newly created Kampar District, an area rich with tin reserves. It was a tin mining town which boomed during the height of the tin mining industry. There were many tin mines on the outskirts of Kampar during the height of the mining boom. Most of them were established in the late 19th century, flourished in the 1900s, only to stagnate and decline after World War I, with the exception of an exhilarating boom in the 1920s. Most have closed down following the collapse of the industry, especially in the late 20th century. Source : Wikipedia
In year 2002 Malaysian Chinese Association, chinese political wing of Malaysia decided to built a university today known as University Tunku Abdul Rahman @ UTAR in Kampar. Since then Kampar grown as Education hub and University town.
Today UTAR caters for 20000 over students in UTAR Kampar Campus with various courses ranging from Science, Engineering, Information Technology and upcoming courses.
Kampar rises back in terms economy once again through this education goldmine. UTAR and TAR college boosts the Kampar economy. Lots of properties being built around Kampar especially in Taman Bandar Baru Kampar.
Today Kampar economic activities grow stronger and overall become the Education hub especially for Malaysian Chinese community.