The Royal Ipoh Club is located on the western side of the Ipoh Padang, a seven and a half acre of manicured lawn. The Ipoh Padang is a recreational space for football, cricket, tennis and croquet. It was created through donation from the Chinese community in 1898, in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The 50-metre high flagpole is said to be the third tallest flagpole in the country and is similar to the one at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.
The Royal Ipoh Club is a recreational club in the middle of Ipoh that overlooks the Padang (recreational ground). The records of when it was established were lost during the Japanese Occupation, but it is believed that it was founded before 1895. When it was first established, the Royal Ipoh Club was an all-whites institution. The first non-white to be admitted into the club was, understandably, the Sultan of Perak, while the first non-royalty Malaysian to be admitted was Eu Tong Sen, a tin-miner.
Ipoh's Town Hall, located across the road from the Railway Station, also features some interesting Victorian Neo-Renaissance architecture featuring Greek and Roman elements on the columns. Like the station, it was also designed by British architect A. B. Hubback and built in 1916. In 1928, the eastern part was used as the Post and Telegraphs Office, while in 1948, it was used as the District Police Headquarters before being used as a Public Auditorium in 1962.
Affectionately known as the "Taj Mahal of Ipoh", this wonderful colonial building dominates the western side of the Old Town. Designed by British architect A. B. Hubback, the station was completed in 1917 and was a monument to Ipoh’s prosperity and wealth in its infancy years. The station continues the theme of adopting what local writers incorrectly call the Moorish architecture (in fact, it is Mughal style architecture of India) that also dons the Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station. Today, the entire upstairs is given over to the Station Hotel. Lovely building which has some nice gardens at the front.
This large modern mosque is located opposite the railway station and next to the Town Hall in the Old Town part of Ipoh. This is the State Mosque and one of its key architectural features is its minaret that rises some 125 feet above its mosaic-tiled domes. The mosque was named after Sultan Idris Shah II (1963-1984) in September 1978 in conjunction which his 54th birthday.
Lunar Street Bazaar @ De Garden Ipoh
1.Fun & Games Session
2.Lion Dance Appearance
1.Fun & Games Sessions
2.Fireworks Making Contest
3.CNY Singing Performance
1.CNY KID's Costume Competition
2. Kids’ Colouring Competition
3. Clowns appearance
4. CNY Dishes Cooking Competition
5. Lucky Draw
1.Miss Cheongsam @ De Garden
2. Lucky Draw for Shoppers
3. Mandarin Orange Eating Competition
4. Happy Hour Sales
1.Miss Cheongsam (Final)
2. Lion Dance Appearance
3. Grand Prize Lucky Draw
4. Happy Hour Sales
Come over to the Street for a fun and exciting time bargain hunting at our Lunar Street Bazaar @ De Garden. With its array of knick knacks stylish apparel, toys, CNY hampers, Valentine gifts, food & drinks.... You're sure to have a good time..!!!
There is much to see in Ipoh on a day trip.
There are 3 major cave temples in limestone hills. The railway station and Birch Clock memorial, the old schools like St.Michael institution, the Esplanade, Srivanasagam Gardens.
There are many pre-war double or higher storey shops as well as new sparking government buildings, several museums and the new Tambun theme park as well famous Tambun hotsprings.
Sam Poh Tong Temple is one of the Buddhist Temples that is built into a cave.
The temple itself is not that interesting, it's more the location in that cave that attracts tourist.
There is also a Turtle pond inside.
If you have three to four hours to spare you could take a drive on the beautiful mountain road to Cameroon Highland. The view on the mountain is stunning especially in early morning or after rain - certain sections of the Simpang Pulai Kampung Raja Road enveloped in thick fog. I just love slowly driving up and down the mountain. The road is quite safe provided you drive sensibly but watch out for falling rocks on certain slopes..
There was orang asli village, vegetable farm, spring and wild orchids along the road. And if you want to save on your mineral water expenses, i.e. if you're 'must bring to office 15 gallon of drinking water everyweek' type then maybe you want to collect FOC mountain water dripping from rocks close to the road.. just bring biggest container you can carry heh hehh..
In Perak, especially near to Ipoh are many ex-tin mining pools which are now beautiful lakes. These tin mine lakes are a prominent reminder of the Silver State's history, and a visually stunning addition to the beautiful green backed mountains and ancient caves. The lakes range from stunningly expansive lakes with green foliage and deep blue water reflecting the openness of the sky, to small fish farms and prawn farms. Most are very easily accessible, and those that are not provide an exciting challenge for visitors in 4x4 vehicles. As well as the lakes themselves, there is a wondrously wide variety of wild life from otters, to water buffalo and civets, not to mention the large number of birds, wading and otherwise.
If you persist you will be able to locate specialist tour operators to guide you to witness the modern marvel of the Kinta Valley Lakes.
nothing much to do --- i visit my in-laws in Ipoh. My father is retiree
after those years i developed a routine already, which i would like to share with you. mid morning - by 10 o clock can go jaya jusco already.. I mean if you are not stuck in foh san or numerous white coffee or curry mee restaurants. Be prepared to jostle for parking by afternoon time. Locals pack the mall for its air cond just like in KL.
On the way back or as you drive around and pass old town/old area/deserted housing estete. One particular taman that never fail to pick my curiosity is the one on the right side coming from Jusco just before turning right to Ipoh Garden. All rows and rows of old houses, deserted, all windows and doors shut, not a soul in sight not even household pets. Looking at shoes, vehicles parked you know they are inside.. but why so hard to spot any living soul ? Eerie man... good spot for paranormal hunting tourism or even can promote as UFO movie location.. roswell and all residents abducted by alien.
Afternoon -- if fancy a dip in cool mountain stream go to the secluded Ulu Chepor. Turn left just after the gas station in Chemor, head another 5 km or so and you see a small 'gerbang' (sorry i dont know english word for this) on the right -- tourism bla bla entrance to the picnic spot... be prepared to pay a small entrance fee... never mind lah...they are locals and they keep the place clean and save you from suffocating in thrash..
If jungle stream cant satisfy you and you still hunking for salt water.. sand, sea etc2.. you can try Teluk Batik or on my last visit more like Teluk Plastik.. Be prepared to drown yourself in plastic and uncollected thrash on public holidays..
The Lost World of Tambum is a themed water park... but there are more to the water slides, river adventure and tube rides... It has many things going for the whole family for a day's outing... There is also a tiger valley, temple and castle ruins to explore, monkey valley and more... There is also a hot spring to soak yourself after a tiring day at the park..
The park is opened daily except Tuesdays from 11am to 6pm and from 10am to 6pm on weekends, school holidays and public holidays... Entrance fee is RM21.90 (adults) and RM16.90 (children below 12 years)...
The Sam Poh Tong is the largest of the cave temples nested within the high limestone caves and cavities near Gunung Rapat. In its vicinity is the Nam Thean Tong, Ling Sen Tong and the Kwan Yin Tong... On the other side of the hill, not accessible thru this side of the hill is Kek Lok Tong... It is about just south of Ipoh, on the trunk road to Kuala Lumpur... The temple is an impressive work of art and faith, with beautiful craved statues of Buddha in various forms in a backdrop of unusual formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
The cave was discovered in the 1820s by a monk who then made the cave his home and meditated there for 20 years until his death. There is a small pond full of turtles (symbol of longevity) among the ornamental rock garden. Visitors can feed the turtles with stalks of vegetables and pray for good furtune at the wishing well. There is also a vegetarian restauant within the temple compound for devotees and visitors who want to take vegetarian food...
Perak Tong is located near Gunung Tasik about 6 km north of Ipoh on the main trunk road to Chemor and Kuala Kangsar... The Perak Tong temple within one of the caves leads to caverns and grottoes with statues and paintings of the Buddha set in some corners of the caves... Built in 1926 by Buddhists priests from China, the temple houses over 40 Buddha statues with the centrepiece being a 12.8-metre high sitting Buddha - the tallest and largest of its kind in Malaysia...
Beyond the main alter, a passage leads into the cave's interior, and after a steep climb of 385 steps, it opens onto a ledge, which gives a fantastic view of the countryside... Visitors will also find themselves fascinated by mystical mural paintings on the walls of the caves as one go up tp the top of the hill...
Sam Poh Cave Temple located within the huge limestone caves of Gunung Rapat. The Sam Poh Cave Temple is a famous cave temple with various statues of Buddha sitting among natural stalactites and stalagmites. There is also a vegetarian restaurant, a wishing well and a tortoise (symbol of logetivity) pond on site.