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The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS)
is the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in the state of Perak
Commonly known among locals as ACS, the school caters to students from Form One to Form Six of the Malaysian education system (13 to 19 years of age). It is one of the few schools in Ipoh which provide Form Six education. The ACS primary school, situated in the same compound, is for students from Standard One to Standard Six (7 to 12 years of age).
The facilities include a swimming pool
(one of the firsts for a school in Malaysia, constructed in the 60's), the Teerath Ram indoor badminton
stadium (built on a budget of 1 million Dollars in 1974), a gymnasium
, an extensive library
and computer and science laboratories. There are also two Methodist churches in the school compound, and a kindergarten which is run by the church. The school has many fields which are used for various sporting purposes.
This school recently became famous for its biggest "Rice kolam
" feat, which entered the Malaysia Book of Records, and for the largest aluminium structure made from recycled cans, which also entered the Malaysia Book of Records.
Ten years after the founding of the Methodist Mission in Singapore, there in Ipoh on 31 July 1895, a young Englishman, the Rev. E. Horley, who was destined to play a vital role in the... Read More