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The Great Floods

The flood of 1926 was one of the most devastating floods in the history of Ipoh. The flood was caused by heavy rainfall that lasted for several days, which resulted in the overflowing of the Kinta River, the main river that runs through Ipoh.

The floodwaters submerged large parts of the town, including the central business district, residential areas, and farmland. The flood also caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and railway lines.

The flood prompted the British colonial government to invest in the construction of a new drainage system, the widening of the Kinta River and the building of the bund along the river.


  1. A look back at Malaya’s ‘Great Flood’ of 1926.

  2. Ipoh floods of 1919 and 1926.

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