Taiping

/tuy"ping"/, n.
a person who participated in the unsuccessful rebellion (Taiping Rebellion), 1850-64, led by Hung Hsiu-ch'üan (Hong Xiuquan), who attempted to overthrow the Manchu dynasty.
[ < Chin tàipíng lit., great peace]

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      town, northwestern Peninsular (West) Malaysia. The town is situated on a coastal plain just west of the Bintang Range. It originated as a Chinese mining settlement in the Larut district, where large-scale tin mining developed in the 1840s. Its importance as a mining centre ended some time ago, and tin production in the area has largely ceased; agriculture and rubber, manufacturing, and tourism are now the economic mainstays. Taiping is a neatly planned town with suburbs at Au Long and Simpang. Industrial development includes the large Kamunting Industrial Estate, with factories producing a variety of goods. The town lies along the main western peninsular road and rail lines and also has an airfield.

      The State Museum includes collections of Malay weapons and archaeological specimens, and its Lake Garden has a small zoo. Taiping is picturesquely situated at the foot of Bukit Maxwell (formerly Maxwells Hill; about 3,399 feet [1,036 metres] high), Malaysia's oldest hill station, accessible only to four-wheel drive vehicles and noted for its cabbages, tomatoes, and flora. Tourists often climb to Cottage, the resort's only accessible summit. Pop. (2000) 183,320.

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