Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ipoh Was Malaysia's Tapioca Capital

Ipoh, my hometown, was once Malaysia's tapioca capital.

And the world's.

Ipoh's tapioca plantations were largely located in the suburb of Chemor (which means Mud in Tamil).

After the economic downturn of the 1980s, many of these plantations came to an end.

They made way for industrial and housing estates.