Signs and Facades: Bidor, Perak

08 May 2017

Continuing our photo series on signboards and store facades, we visit Bidor, Perak to document what the town has to offer. 

Located in the west of Banjaran Titiwangsa is a sleepy town called Bidor. Believed to have existed since the late 18th century, Bidor bears witness to the influx of Chinese immigrants during the tin-mining boom of Perak. 

Today, Bidor remains a quiet industrial town, filled with guava, oil palm and rubber plantations. The dwindling town is a close-knit community of elderly men and women often seen riding bicycles. Every morning, the wet market is crowded with patrons looking for their weekly supply of fresh produce. Everyone seems to know one other, evident from their amicable exchanges over a cup of local coffee and wantan mee.



















Text and images by Lillian Wee

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