The Muallim District is the eleventh district and also a new state constituency in southeastern Perak, Malaysia just on the border with Selangor. It was proclaimed by the current Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on 11 January 2016 at the Tanjung Malim District Council Building. It has three areas which are Slim River, West Ulu Bernam and East Ulu Bernam. The towns in these areas are Slim River, Tanjung Malim and Proton City.
It has been given the name Muallim, the Arabic word that means "teacher" because of the existence of Sultan Idris Education University in the proposed district's area which has produced many teachers since the colonial era. The flag of Muallim was designed and made by locals of the district in January 2016 prior to the opening of the new official district.
The 'red' colour of the triangle present in the flag resembles the spirit of youth and the determination of the locals to preserve the district's heritage and economic value towards the Perak State. The 14-pointed star and the crescent both coloured 'yellow' is inspired by the original 'Malaysian' flag which resembles the districts openness policy towards the whole population of Malaysia coming from the 13 member states and the federal government. The top and bottom of the star and crescent combination show the words 'Daerah Muallim' meaning 'Muallim District' written in the 'Jawi' script to symbolize the rich heritage of the people of Muallim.
You can drive a car to Muallim by using the North-South Highway/AH2/E1, it takes 1 hour and 24 minute driving from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Lata Sungai Bil is a famous picnic area for locals and visitors from outside the Muallim district. Visitors can enjoy the amazing river and tranquil atmosphere to have picnics and to bathe in this river. Lata Sungai Bil is also famous to those who like camping, jungle trekking, fishing, picnicking and others. Various facilities are provided here such as public hall, car parking lot, food and beverage outlets and also rest houses for the comfort of the visitors.
YDP Lake was originally an abandoned ore mine and was developed as a recreational area. The council had made an application to the state government to gazette the mine area and to apply for an allocation from the government to develop this area. Upon mutual consensus, the area was then named as YDP Lake. Various facilities are provided here for public use and now this lake is becoming more popular with various activities being carried out at the lake such as the MDTM 25 years Silver Jubilee Celebration, District Level Tree Planting Campaign and Fishing Competition.
Hotel Sahara Inn is located in the Ulu Bernam area of Tanjong Malim (Selangor). The facilities and services provided by Hotel Sahara Inn-Tanjung Malim ensure a pleasant stay for guests. 24-hour front desk, car park, family room, restaurant, ATM/cash machine on site are just a few of the facilities that set Hotel Sahara Inn -Tanjung Malim apart from other hotels in the city. All guest accommodations feature adequate and basic amenities for guests such as coffee and tea maker machine, complimentary toiletries and television.
Hotel Sri Malim is located in Tanjung Malim and within a 10-minute walk from local eateries. It is a 40-minute drive from Genting Highlands, a 1 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur City and 5 minutes’ walk from the University Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Offering free Wi-Fi, it also has a 24-hour front desk and free parking at a location nearby. Fitted with wooden flooring, all the air-conditioned guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and ironing facilities. Besides that, en-suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower and hairdryer. There are also daily newspapers and luggage storage provided at the reception.