Bidor is located between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.
::::: HISTORY :::::
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
::::: Economy :::::
Bidor is a mainly industrial area. When one travels north of Bidor, one will see miles and miles of plantation on both side of the trunk road covered with lush greenery, guava, oil palm and rubber plantations.
An important source of income for the town, though, is (or used to be) from travellers who stop by the town for its well-known local delicacies and agricultural products.
Before the advent of North-South Expressway, travellers had no choice but to pass through this town through the federal trunk road. As this town is (still is) rather famous for its variety of food, travellers frequently choose to stop-by at one of the eateries before continuing their journey.
Kaolinite (kaolin), a type of clay was widely exploited in Bidor.
Source : Wikipedia
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pajaran (50476) 2014-06-02 22:09
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Bidor, sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled na ulicu i drvenu kucu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about Bidor, with a history and description, a nice view of the street and a wooden house ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful show place and architecture.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
cornejo (30067) 2014-06-03 3:51
Hi Ally, very good view of this interesting scene of everyday life, with an interesting town in the background, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (74993) 2014-06-03 4:00
Hi Ally,very nice pic from this place not often seen on TE..ehehe...a peacefull corner now but with a very rich history as i can read on your note,beautiful perspective made with the usual perfect detail and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
pierrefonds (56090) 2014-06-03 4:24
The road is leading my eye toward the house which is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the cyclist is animating the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the house. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (41984) 2014-06-03 9:32
Gambar ini macham di ambil pada tahun lima pulohan kalau tanpa kereta dan rumah batu itu.
A charming and so peaceful village scene full of nostalgia at the same time and good that this traditional dwelling is so well maintained and preserved. Indeed a refreshing look from the normal hectic urban rat race that we are so used to and thanks to your fine effort recording this. I love the framing which so looks neat, clean and smartly arranged with the cyclist adds all the important element together with the imposing houses. The tree lends a good visual interest as well. Excellent capture and tfs
papagolf21 (84740) 2014-06-03 23:20
Bonjour, chère Ally,
Encore une bien belle vue nous plongeant au coeur d'un village où les vieilles maisons rappellent l'histoire d'une période donnée.
Très bonne mise en image.
danos (85165) 2014-06-05 1:19
nice the view of this section of Bidor village with the lonely cyclist to adds life in the scene.Informative your note about the place with the wooden constructions to dominating the scene.
ikeharel (55282) 2014-06-05 7:33
Inspite the grey/white sky above, you managed a fairly good contrast and clarity, Ally.
Rural area always look different to big-city people, and shown here nice little town - I taken a google-map tour to see where the place is, it has a width of just a bit more than 1km, length of about 3km.
Small place but made some history, as red on the note. Interesting.
adramad (36949) 2014-06-05 9:44
Superb image of this corner, with beautiful traditional wooden houses, an image that conveys a sense of calm and more relaxed life.
An image for recreation, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
All the best.
Graal (96444) 2014-06-06 2:56
interesting wooden houses and informations in note. Good shots, fine complementary WS also. Nice presentation.
Have a nice WE.
mirosu (13190) 2014-06-08 2:56
Nice to see your photos again here. I like this road scene with the view to old wooden house. Excellent photo arrangement in very good light. Your viewpoint is also very good.
mcmtanyel (12029) 2014-11-04 12:24
I like your POV that uses the street to lead the eyes to the buildings of the village. A very nice documentary photo showing an ordinary corner in the village.