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Bagan Serai is a small town in Perak, Malaysia. Located in Kerian district. One of important collecting and processing location for the padi plantation of the Kerian scheme. Bagan Serai is also the name of the parliamentary constituency in which the town is located.
The word “Bagan” in malay means a jetty or a place of landing for some business activities. While the word “Serai” means herb that often used in Malays food. (“Serai” used to be mass production in this small town.) when linking the two words it become “Bagan Serai”.
Through the hearsay from old generations, Bagan Serai used to be a very busy pier for trading activities, because of the rivers that crossing this small town straight to the sea, the strategies location easier the trading activities being held and be a spot for the landing of goods.
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