Perak, before independence, was thriving with tin mines and later rubber plantations. The state was the first to receive a British Resident. Historians say that Perak is a state that has gone through the Metal Age, the Neolithic Age and the Hoabinhian Age as relevant ancient artefacts seem to prove. And then, it encountered the Buddha/Hindu era, which is believed to have occurred at the same time as the rest of Malaya. The second-largest state in Peninsular Malaysia attracts many tourists regardless internally or internationally for its sandy beaches and extreme sports. With all that’s said, Perak’s one true crowning glory is its limestone hills which sets it apart from all the other states.