Old shop lots that built at the British settlement era.
History of Bidor ( Wikipedia )
Bidor used to be part of the Gangga Negara kingdom based on the historical artifacts that were discovered. It is believed that the area accepted Hindu-Buddhism around 900 years ago. The pioneer of the town was believed to be Syeikh Abdul Ghani who also became the village headman after the founding of the settlements.
Bidor was believed to have existed as a small village by the bank of Bidor River in the late 18th century. Local villagers transported goods using their sampans (boats) to neighbouring villages along the river towards Teluk Intan in Hilir Perak district.
Following the tin-mining boom in Perak, there was an influx of Chinese immigrants to Perak as a whole, including Bidor. The Hoklo (Hokkien-speaking) Chinese was believed to have originated from Teluk Intan. The influx of the Hakka and Cantonese came from Kinta Valley and Hulu Selangor. They came to Batang Padang to flee the local civil wars and Chinese triad wars.
* World War II
Bidor was closely connected to the Battle of Kampar during the Japanese advancement southwards towards Kuala Lumpur. On 29 December 1941, 501 Battery withdrew to Bidor fleeing Kampar. The column was again dive-bombed and machine-gunned just south of Dipang. Five men were wounded. The last entry in the 137 Regt War Diary was for 31 December, 1941, Lt Hartley's 30th birthday, when his battery and the other two of 137 Regt were all in the Bikam-Sungkai area.
In 1943, MPAJA's MPAJA 1st Patrol under the 5th Regiment was assigned to protect Col.John Davis who represent the Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, who had just established the Head Office (HO) of Force 136 at Blantan Hill, some seven miles north-east of Bidor township. 1st Patrol was commanded by Huang Song (黃松) and his deputy Cai Dadi (蔡大地).
* Communist Insurgency
Members of the Senoi Praaq in 1953Captain D.G. Lock was killed while bathing near Bidor on 2 October 1948 (att. K.O.Y.L.I.). Captain A.R. Pickin was killed in action at Bidor on 18 July 1948. Both of them were buried at Batu Gajah Christian Cemetery. GHQ 26th Gurkha Infantry Brigade and the Royal Artillery's 95 Independent Field Battery (comprising "Charlie Troop" "Dog Troop" and "Command Troop") was stationed in Bidor in the 1950s to quell communist insurgency. After Malaya gained independence, Bidor was under the command of the local Royal Malaysian Police 3rd Battalion General Operations Forces (formally known as Police Field Force) who was stationed locally. This unit is famous with its elite Senoi Praaq unit; a special unit consists of Orang Asli (indigenous tribe) expert in tracking. The last 'black area' in Bidor, the Gepai Falls was finally opened to public in 1989 after a treaty was signed between Malaysian government and the Malayan Communist Party.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-12 22:20
a beautiful street atmosphere with attractive composition and splendid architectural details, superb shot,
danos (92628) 2014-01-12 22:38
nice the view of the houses coming from the British settlement era.Informative your note about Bidor,with the well chosen POV to enhance the architectural style of the buildings.
pajaran (56612) 2014-01-12 22:47
Interesantan i dobar tekst o gradu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazane stare kuce sa prodavnicama
Dobar rad, lepe boje i dertalji na fasadi.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Interesting and good article about the city, with a history and description of the ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated the old house with stores
Good work, beautiful colors and dertalji the facade.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
papagolf21 (93198) 2014-01-12 23:35
Bonjour, chère Ally,
C'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je découvre vos photographies et l'histoire s'y rapportant.
J'apprécie comme il se doit ce genre de composition.
Très bonne journée.
pierrefonds (61922) 2014-01-13 4:44
The diagonal line of the sreet is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the buildings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
mcmtanyel (18123) 2014-01-13 9:52
I like photos of ordinary buildings like this one. That gives the true flavor of a place. Your photo is well composed, with good light and color management. It's an excellent documentary photo, TFS.
lousat (85018) 2014-01-13 14:55
Hi Ally,nice diagonal perspective and a top quality pic talking about exposuse,details and colors,very nice and interesting from a city truly new for me,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (15878) 2014-01-14 3:41
Excellent house facades close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions (only the small car part at the left is distracting a bit). Well done.
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npecanhuk (72044) 2014-01-14 17:04
Interesting and attractive picture!
Lots of details to be seen and enjoyed!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ikeharel (65241) 2014-01-15 7:49
Fine street view, Ally, and wonderful light-blue and musterd-yellow colors collected.
An askewed angle upon gave extra depth on the image.
Your note is most enlightening my knoledge, best TE spirit.
abmdsudi (48812) 2014-01-15 7:55
An old town scene with new make-up perhaps, in real good colours to grab attention which conveys that special feel and I dont see any new building of establishment that will spoil the original environment. I remember passing this town enroute to Cameron Highland about two decades ago, am glad that the old charm is so well retained to this day. I think you are lucky, many of this type of old shop houses in Singapore have long gone in thin air - that's our heritage. Your compo and perspective is great as always. Applaud your effort and tfs
Tx for the useful narratives and bit of history lesson.
adramad (42021) 2014-01-16 12:38
Superb composition, with a series of beautiful facades, which have all the charm of times past.
A day with good light that gives very good color.
The brightness and sharpness are also perfect.
Have a good day.
Graal (101108) 2014-01-17 2:50
interesting presentation. Nice picture and good informations in note. Fine natural colors and composition.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (60002) 2014-02-25 16:45
interesting the style of these façades. I liked the colors and the quality of image. nice angle and light too. TFS.