Taiping (tĪpĭngˈ) [key], city (1991 pop. 186,791), Perak, Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula. Once the leading tin-mining center of Malaya, it has been supplanted by the Kinta Valley. The city is picturesquely situated at the foot of Bukit Maxwell (formerly Maxwell's Hill; alt. c.3,400 ft/1,040 m), a noted hill station and holiday resort.