Tanjung Malim is a town in the district of Muallim, state of Perak, Malaysia. It is located 70 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur and 120 kilometres south from the state capital, Ipoh. The town lies on the Perak-Selangor border with Sungai Bernam acting as a natural divider. Prior to the upgrade as an established district that is known as Muallim, the area is known as Tanjung Malim and is placed under the administration of Batang Padang district. From the historical point of view, an early settlement ws built closely to Sungai Bernam which was named as Kampung Kubu (Fort Village). The Bugis community planted jambu fruit trees along the river bank, causing the area to be referred as Kampung Jambu as the population of the village grew over time.
Later, during a visit by a British Straits of Settlements official, Sir List, as quoted by its local religious leader Tuan Haji Mustafa bin Raja Kemala, the state officials headed by Raja Itam referred the area as Tanjong. However, it is also known locally with several names such as Kampung Kubu, Kampung Bugis which is a reference to the Bugis community and Kampung Jambu. In order to avoid confusion, Sir List 'officially' named it as Tanjong Malim, in which Malim or mualim refers to the pious local Muslim community. Moving forward around 1875, the Klang War drove more Malay people to reside in the area. Then in the 1900s, the Gee Hin-Hai San triads conflict in Ipoh drove the Chinese people to the area. While the Indians were brought in by the British to work in the rubber plantations, which are the area’s most significant agriculture product at the time. In present day, a lot of projects such as Proton City, Bernam Jaya and recent upgrade to a full district are expected to drive Tanjung Malim into the new age.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via North-South Highway/E1 for immediate access to the township of Tanjung Malim. The journey could take up to an hour depending on the current traffic situation.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, visitors can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train which goes to KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA route. There, one can board the Electric Train Services (ETS) northbound coach and stop by the Tanjung Malim station.
The Tanjung Malim express bus terminal is located at Jalan Besar Tanjung Malim, Perak. Take the direct trip from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Sri Maju Express.
Thirteen kilometres away from the Slim River town, this water spring is amongst the hottest in the country with the temperature being able to scale up to a whopping 104 degrees Celsius. That goes beyond the boiling point! The hot springs are maintained well to preserve the country feeling. There are facilities including overhead walkways, rest stops and even special spots to boil eggs. Moreover, it is free too – no admission fees required. In addition to that, there are white water rafting services provided by the local residents.
From the township, take five kilometres north and you will arrive at the Proton City. Go further in and you shall find the Embayu Lake Garden. This garden contains a man-made lake as well as a lot of facilities and landscaping to captivate the visitors. The recreational area is large and comfortable, with a handful of flora and fauna considering the close proximity of the lake garden to the hillside. A lot of shops are nearby too, making this place ideal for families to have some quality time. It is a good place to organize bonding activities held such as paintball and futsal.
A decent hotel situated in Jalan Bahtera 18, Tanjung Malim. A clean and minimalistic two-star hotel with basic facilities such as satellite cable television, shower, desk and WiFi.