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20-26 Jalan Ali Pichay, Ipoh, Perak, 30250, Malaysia
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Ipoh - Direction

by gheeyew

Hi there,

I will be going travelling from Melaka (my hometown) to Penang this Raya break. Therefore I plan to stop in Ipoh for enjoy the wonderful food I heard so much. I need some help/advice.

1.Driving along the highway, which nearest exit should I take to reach the city - Ipoh selatan or Ipoh utara ?
2. From the Ipoh toll exit, how i do reach Ipoh new town ?

I hope I could get some good suggestion here. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Re: Ipoh - Direction

by ll_angel86

Sorry for the late reply. may not be helpful to you but well....

You can try:
1. Nga choy kai (bean sprout chicken) there's an entire area in town which sells this. look for the shops with many people.
2. Tai shue keok (under the big tree) where u can get good fried yong tau foo and laksa. Nice drinks too.
3. Curry mee near police station.
4. Kai si hor fan (old town)
5. Hainanese Chicken rice, near kamdar.
6. white coffee at old town.

Sorry for not giving specifice directions. I don't know the road names only know area....

Travel Tips for Ipoh

Fair skinned, pretty Girls are from Ipoh

by Wild_Orchid

The town of Ipoh is renowned for its juicy and succulent pomelos, the large Chinese temple built into the side of a cave, tasty chicken rice, crispy taugeh (beansprouts), and last but not least pretty girls.

The reason for all of the above (apart from the temple) is the quality of water enhanced by the limestone deposits & minerals from the limestone caves around Ipoh. When taugeh plants drink and absorb the Ipoh water, they become remarkably healthy, thick-stemmed and crunchy, when kampung chickens are fed with this water and are free to roam, they end up on your dinner plates in the form of delicious chicken rice (read airasia's numerous restaurant tips for more on this) and of course, it is rumoured that the prettiest girls in Malaysia are all from Ipoh, because when they were young, they must have drunk a lot of good quality Ipoh Mineral Water.

Don't believe me? Visit Ipoh and check it out yourself!!

I couldn't get a picture of the pretty girls, as most of them seem to have moved to Kuala Lumpur and beyond! so instead, I have featured a picture of delicious chicken rice with a side dish of taugeh.

Visit Gua Tempurung, near Gopeng

by Wild_Orchid

Gua Tempurung which is about an hour's drive from Ipoh is a great place to visit.
There are a number of options: a 45 minute self-guided tour of the cave, a 2 hour guided tour or a 4 hour guided tour. You need to buy a ticket at the park entrance.

I took my daughter and her cousin for the simple self-guided tour, as we had limited time and practically no equipment ...except our own two feet. Apart from the physical activity, the girls also enjoyed it as an educational experience. Those who want to go for the full 4 hour tour shall have to bring a torch-light, good pair of non-slip sports shoes and a bottle of water.

Also, do arrive earlier if you want to spend a longer time here because the tours take off at specific times, eg. 9 am and 2pm-although I am not sure if the times have changed.

I found that some parts of the cave were very dark and not well lit. A moderate level of fitness is required as there are steps going up and down throughout the cave.

Beruas Museum

by chiabh

The museum is located in the town center next to the post office building... The museum is a repository of the country’s rich history and is one of the few reminders of the former capital of the great ancient kingdom of Gangga Negara...

On display are Chinese ceramics from the Qing Dynasty, old tin money in the shape of animals, incense containers from the ancient days of Hinduism, 19th Century plates from England, bamboo prawn traps, a rusty 128kg cannon, earthen water jars and other artefacts...

The Gangga Negara kingdom was founded in the 8th Century by Raja Ganji Sarjuna from Kedah... During its Golden Age, the present districts of Bidor, Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh and Sungei Siput were under its control... In 1025 and 1026, Raja Chola Rajendran of Coromandel in south India attacked Gangga Negara, leading to its collapse...

After a lapse of some 500 years, the kingdom of Beruas was later established in the 15th century when a prince from Sumatra, named Malik al-Mansur, landed in the area after sailing upriver along the Sungai Beruas... The kingdom of Beruas grew through trade and paid tribute to Sultan Mahmud Shah of Malacca... Unfortunately, in the 17th Century, Sungai Beruas became heavily silted and the kingdom lost its importance as a trading port... Slowly, it declined into oblivion as its population moved away for greener pastures...

The museum is opened from 9.30am to 5.00pm daily except Sundays when it is closed... Admission is free but visitors must sign a visitors book...

Gua Tempurung

by chiabh

Gua Tempurung literally means Coconut Shell Cave. The cave is very popular among caving enthusiasts. It is more than 3 km long and is one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of it has been developed as a show cave with electric lighting and walkways for easy access. An internal underground river runs for about 1.6km through the hill. There are three very large chambers with some spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

Heritage Acres provides 3 type of tours in exploring the caves... viz Golden Flowstone, Top of the World and Short River Adventure... and these are of different lengths and difficulty.... The wet tour will need require a change of clothing after the tour...

Walking Catfish...!! (or Sang Yu in Cantonese)

by yeikloen about Wah Chai, Menglembu

No Ambience but food is better and good. Try their deep steam catfish and fried onions and ginger catfish. Also available on the menu are crabs, and prawn but catfish is something not to be missed. Deep Steam Catfish (Yow Cham Sang Yu)
Fried Onions and Ginger Catfish (Keong Choong Sang Yu)


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