Malaysia's Foremost Agricultural Wonderlands
One of the larger district in the state of Perak, the Batang Padang area
covers a total of approximately
271,200 hectares of green and
beautiful rural countryside, occupying
almost 13 per cent of the total area
of the entire state.
The District of Batang Padang has a
population of approximately 177,000
people, mainly rural farmers and
villagers spread out over the six
territorial subdivisions or 'mukims'
which together form the Batang Padang
Geographically, Batang Padang is
centrally located within the state of
Perak, being bordered in the north by
the Kinta District of Perak, to the
south by Kuala Selangor District of
Selangor State, to the east by the
Cameron Highlands District of Pahang
and to the west by Hilir Perak and
parts of Perak Tengah. Less than
one per cent of the total land area of
the Batang Padang District may be
considered urban, with most of the
land being either villages, cultivated
plantation on farmlands, while the
rest is forested.
The economy is largely agricultural
based with rubber and oil palm as the
main crops. About half of the
total area of this district is covered
with forest known for its forest
produce such as rattan, bamboo, 'damar'
and 'petai'. Batang Padang is
fast developing into a growth area.
This will be realised with the
development of Tanjung Malim as the
centre for producing automobiles in