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Batu Gajah is a town located in the state of Perak in Malaysia, about 24 km from Ipoh, the Perak state capital.

The name Batu Gajah, which literally means "elephant rock" in the Malay language, is presumably derived from 2 large boulders that resembled elephants found along the Kinta River. Folklore claims that huge elephant figures were made of stones to scare away the elephants that destroyed the villager's sugar cane crops.

Landmarks
Some heritage buildings and landmarks in Batu Gajah that are famous throughout Perak and even the whole country are:
- Kellie's Castle (an old unfinished castle built by an Scottish rubber tycoon)
An old tin mining dredge (resembling a large 'boat')
- Sultan Yussuf School, the oldest school in Batu Gajah, established in 1907
- Batu Gajah Prison, the second oldest in Malaysia after the Taiping Prison.
- Batu Gajah old courthouse established in 1892



Batu Gajah located in Hilir Perak District
 

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Maju Perak Plans International-Standard Water Theme Park In Batu Gajah
August 17, 2010 18:10 PM

IPOH, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Maju Perak Bhd, an investment company wholly-owned by the Perak government, plans to build an international-standard water theme park on a 121-hectare former tin mining area in Batu Gajah.

Chairman Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar said the project would become Perak's new tourist hot spot.

It would be implemented through a joint venture with an experienced company from China but the cost of construction had not been finalised, he told reporters on Tuesday.

He said Maju Perak would sign an agreement with the company next week.

"The theme park will create job opportunities for the local residents and boost the local economy," he said.

He also said Maju Perak would open another oil palm plantation in the state.

-- BERNAMA
 

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JV to develop RM700m township
Thursday November 25, 2010
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/25/business/7498285&sec=business

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Majuperak Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of Majuperak Holdings Bhd, has teamed up with Xtreme New Sdn Bhd to develop a mixed township worth RM700mil in Batu Gajah, Perak.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar, said the project, involving about 240 ha, was expected to be completed within 10-15 years.

For a start, the company plans to develop a theme park with foreign companies, he said at the joint-venture signing ceremony between both companies here yesterday.

He said currently, the company was in talks with several foreign companies from Australia and China to develop the theme park.

The talks are expected to be concluded in a couple of weeks, he said.

Raja Ahmad Zainuddin said the ground-breaking ceremony was expected to be held early next year. Bernama
 

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KTM ฺBatu Gajah station, Perak
Brand new KTM station where Kampung Pisang is. BG will also become KTM headquartes for maintenance and training.





 

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Posted by Sarimah

Batu Gajah Sentral bantu perkemas sistem pengangkutan awam di Batu Gajah

Sistem pengangkutan awam di Batu Gajah dan kawasan sekitarnya dijangka menjadi lebih cekap dan teratur berikutan pembinaan terminal bas dan teksi di bawah projek Batu Gajah Sentral yang dijadual beroperasi sepenuhnya tahun depan.

Terminal yang dibina dengan kos RM1.5 juta itu juga akan menjadi sebagai pusat transit ke lapangan terbang tambang murah (LLCT) dan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA).

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Industri, Pelaburan, Pembangunan Usahawan, Pelancongan dan Hal Ehwal Wanita negeri, Datuk Hamidah Osman, berkata selain kemudahan bas dan teksi, projek yang membabitkan kos RM120 juta itu juga akan membina hotel dengan kapasiti 80 bilik berkonsep moden yang menyediakan perkhidmatan konvensyen dan penginapan kepada pengunjung dan pelancong ke Batu Gajah.

Katanya, pembinaan terminal bas dan teksi itu bukan sahaja dapat memberi manfaat kepada penduduk tempatan tetapi juga sekitar Pusing, Papan, Tanjung Tualang dan Seri Iskandar.

“Syarikat ini tidak melupakan tanggungjawab sosial korporatnya (CSR) apabila turut membangunkan projek terminal bas dan teksi yang membabitkan kos keseluruhan RM1.5 juta.

“Projek ini dijangka siap dalam tempoh satu tahun dan kerajaan negeri berharap sistem pengangkutan awam di Batu Gajah akan lebih teratur berbanding kerana ketika ini pengusaha teksi di sini terpaksa beroperasi di bawah jambatan,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan projek Batu Gajah Sentral pagi ini.

Turut hadir, Pengerusi Eksekutif Kumpulan Keris Properties Sdn Bhd, Datuk Lee Seng Hee, Pengarahnya, Michael Tan dan Pegawai Daerah Kinta, Datuk Razali Othman.

Apabila siap kelak, ia akan diurus sepenuhnya oleh Majlis Daerah Batu Gajah (MDBG) dan penguasaha teksi hanya dikenakan kos minima bagi tujuan penyelenggaraan kawasan.

Sementara itu, Hamidah berkata, projek terbabit juga berupaya merealisasikan sasaran MDBG untuk mencapai status majlis perbandaran menjelang 2015.

Kelulusan segera tanpa banyak karenah birokrasi katanya, dapat merancakkan lagi pembangunan projek yang menguntungkan rakyat tempatan .

Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, Michael berkata, pelancaran pembangunan bersepadu Batu Gajah Sentral akan merangsang kemajuan infrastruktur di kawasan barat Perak dan memanfaatkan dari rakyat segi ekonomi dan sosial.

Katanya, selain kemudahan pengangkutan awam dan hotel, syarikat itu juga akan membina kedai pejabat serta taman perumahan mampu milik dari harga RM55,000, rumah berkembar dan banglo.

“Terletak di Jalan Pusing, terminal ini mudah digunakan penduduk Batu Gajah dan kawasan sekitar selain kedudukannya begitu strategik kerana memakan masa yang singkat dari pekan berdekatan,” katanya.
 
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