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Gunung Rapat is one of the prime areas of Ipoh today


Home bakery: Freshly-baked ‘heong peah’ going into the machine for packaging at Wui Mei Heong Peah in the Gunung Rapat New Village. — AMANDA YEAP/The Star

Home bakery: Freshly-baked ‘heong peah’ going into the machine for packaging at Wui Mei Heong Peah in the Gunung Rapat New Village. — AMANDA YEAP/The Star

DURING the Malayan Emergency, the Gunung Rapat New Village was just like any other simple Chinese settlement in Ipoh at the time – created to separate the villagers from communists.

But today, it is the home to the popular heong peah (fragrant biscuits) cottage industry.

Perak , Gunung Rapat

   

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