Ipoh Travel Guide

  • Ipoh
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Ipoh Highlights

  • Pro
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    eelaine says…

     cavers' paradise.. delicious food.. 

  • Con
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    yeikloen says…

     No much night life compare to KL 

  • In a nutshell
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    yipsufen says…

     A small city with plenty of gastronomical delights to please your taste buds. 

Ipoh Things to Do

  • D.R. Seenivasagam Park

    This park was on the opposite side of the river from the Kinta Riverfront Hotel. It looked quite pretty, but I just had a quick look. I did not explore it fully.

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  • St John's Anglican Church

    This church was not too far from our hotel. You can also get there by exiting the railway station and turning left.Initially Ipoh's Anglican community used to worship in the Ipoh Court House. As the congregation increased in size, they needed a more permanent site for their services. St John's church was built in 1910. Its construction cost...

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  • Masjid Panglima Kinta Mosque

    This lovely mosque is situated on the other side of the Kinta River from Little India. It was the first mosque ever to be built in Ipoh and was completed in 1898 by Dato' Panglima Kinta Mohamed Yusof in memory of his beloved wife.

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Ipoh Hotels

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Ipoh Restaurants

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  • Posh Ipoh

    This restaurant looked pretty new. It was also quite nicely decorated. By Ipoh standards it seemed quite expensive and everything was plus 16%. There are two sections: the outside one has ceiling fans but no air-cons, the inside one has ceiling fans and air-con and is unpleasantly cold.The food was of a good quality and very tasty. I had chicken;...

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  • Good food, good price.

    We decided to eat in the Sports Bistro which faced onto the padang. It is near the Old Town White Coffee Cafe.We first noticed this place because of its complicated drink pricing system. As with many places in Ipoh it all depends on the time of day you want to eat. There is no drinks menu inside so you have to work it all out from the pictures...

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  • Breakfast in Ipoh

    Most travellers who pass by Ipoh would prefer to turn into Ipoh to have their breakfast as there are many delicious food like dim sum and malaysian favourite cookings. The Ipoh Central Restaurant is a coffee shop that group many local hawkers and serve many kind of Malaysian food. If you want dim sum for your breakfast, along this eatery area, you...

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Ipoh Nightlife

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  • Sports Bar

    if you guys wanna watch a live match, then head out to Collinas, the exclusive sports bar in ipoh. located at taman ipoh east... casual

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  • Night Market

    Every night this stretch of road will be filled up with temporary night hawkers that sells food and general items. anything

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Ipoh Transportation

  • Train from KL to Ipoh.

    We began our journey to Ipoh at KL Sentral Station. There are two types of train: gold service and silver service. Buy your ticket at the ETS counters. To get served you must go to the large table near the entrance and take a number. Then you have to wait for your number to be called before you can buy a ticket. Gold service costs 35 RM one way and...

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  • the taxi or kereta sewa

    I noticed all taxi queue in line are all kereta sewa. It means that they are not metred taxi, you have to agree on a fee for your drop off point prior boarding the taxi. It is just outside of the Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal for the convinence of the local passengers.

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  • Meeting point of all busses

    All busses from north and south and all the cities in Malaysia would come to the Medan Gopeng to drop off and pickup new passengers. Some travellers do their transit at this bus terminal. The Ipoh Taxi Terminal is attached to the bus terminal for the convinience of all travellers. The minibus travel quite frequent to provide services to ferry...

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Ipoh Shopping

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  • The Smooth Ipoh White Coffee

    There's one renowned coffeeshop in Ipoh Old Town which brews the best coffee in town, its name is Sun Yuen Loong. Apart from coffee, it also serves tea, toast, steamed bread in kaya and noodles.Enjoy your cuppa ! It's aptly called white coffee because of the differentiated process of roasting coffee. The coffee is smoother and more frothy in...

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  • Fragrant Biscuits

    Yee Hup Enterprise is famous for fragrant biscuits. Ingredients include flour, malt sugar, onion, & sesame. The fragrant biscuit emits superb fragrance and unbeatable taste. Gunung Rapat fragrant biscuitsHusband / Wife biscuits Gunung Rapat fragrant biscuits RM5.50 to RM6.50 per packaging of 10 piecesHusband / Wife biscuits RM4.20 each pack

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  • Easy shopping

    Jusco at Ipoh is one of the earliest outlet in Northern Peninsular Malaysia.It is still a popular shopping center, two levels and with the grocery section at a separate area on the lower level. Great thing is that parking is now free and it is a quick 5 minutes from the exit of the North-South PLUS highway. You can do some quick shopping, stretch...

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Ipoh Local Customs

  • Try Ipoh White!!

    Let it be known. I'm by no means a coffee drinker (rather a coca-cola guzzler).I'm told I must try the local coffee while in town, a local specialty known throughout Malaysia and indeed the world - Ipoh White Coffee. I decided I couldn't leave town without trying it. All the coffee beans used in the brew are harvested locally, roasted with...

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  • Try some of the local Dim Sum

    The name "Dim sum" (also spelt "tim sum") translates to "tiny hearts". Basically it is a type of snack or tiny bites of food, where variety is of the essence. For those already familiar with Spanish Tapas, dim sum is a similar concept, but of course, tastes very different! LOL Dim sum is popular around the world-whether you are in Hong Kong, at...

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  • Fair skinned, pretty Girls are from Ipoh

    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...

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Ipoh Warnings and Dangers

  • You can not stop on highway! but here

    Feel like you want to stop somewhere along the PLUS highway, it is a very dangerous thinking as the traffic are all moving very fast. There is a place if you travel from Ipoh to Taiping, just after the Jelapang toll before you enter the tunnel, at the stretch of uphill road at limited speed 80km/h, keep left to locate a parking space you can park...

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  • Steep slopes - slow down

    When driving the North-South PLUS highway and approaching Ipoh from the north, after crossing the long river bridge, it will be a steep climb. Do not push the car too much but go at the recommended 80km per hour. Many older cars or buses have overheated up the climbs.It is a winding stretch too and so stay on the faster lane to avoid laggind behind...

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  • Buy Prepaid Parking Coupons

    Ipoh parking is using coupons. You can buy these RM1.50 coupon booklet from mobile phone shops, mini market outlest.It is troublesome to scratch the correct year, month, day, time by the hour and minute. Each time interval is 30 minutes and cost 30 sen each. So you need to scratch out 3 if you are parking for an hour and half. And place clearly on...

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Ipoh Tourist Traps

  • Taxis ,taxis ,taxis....

    If possible , DO NOT take taxis. The majority will overcharge you. If you are driving, it's best to go around on your own and ask for directions. Most Malaysians speak English and Chinese so you don't have to worry.Taxis here don't charge by the meter and even for a short distance they may charge about RM10 (which may seem cheap after the exchange...

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  • Ipoh's Pomelo girls

    Just outside Sam Poh Tong is a row of Pomelo stalls 'manned' exclusively by young girls.Not only are they pricey, they practiced bait & switch.Despite my warning, my wife & mother decided to buy a couple from them. Turned out the purchases did not match up to the 'free sample'.So, be warned! If you are not local, park your car far away.Preferably...

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  • The Pomelos and The Girls

    On the road out of Ipoh, beside the famous Sam Poh Tong and Lin Seng Caves, you will find a row of roadside stalls selling Tambun Pomelos.Stop by for the fruits - you'll be swarmed by pretty girls all offering you those fruits.Strike a bargain, and smile, even if the fruits are overpriced. After all, those girls need to earn some extra cash for...

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Ipoh What to Pack

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    by ll_angel86 Written Nov 21, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Just bring the important things like medicine and so on. The weather here can be hot at times, or it can rain practically everyday. An umbrella would be useful and if you would like protection from the strong sun rays, get yourself some sunscreen.

    Other things like clothes, razors, shavers or anything that you may need can be easiky bought at any shopping mall or grocery shop.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Umbrella especially if you are coming end of the year....

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just bring the important things like medicine and so on. The weather here can be hot at times, or it can rain practically everyday. An umbrella would be useful and if you would like protection from the strong sun rays, get yourself some sunscreen.

    Other things like clothes, razors, shavers or anything that you may need can be easiky bought at any shopping mall or grocery shop.

    Photo Equipment: There are many shops selling film around. Photos can be developed fast.

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Ipoh Off The Beaten Path

  • Kellie's Castle - grounds.

    It is also worth taking a stroll around the castle grounds. One side is bordered by the river. Close to Kellie's castle there are the stables. There are large grassy areas and at the far end there is an arched doorway which may at one time have been the main entrance to the castle.

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  • Kellie's Castle - Hindu Temple.

    I assumed the Hindu temple that Kellie Smith built for his Indian workers to appease the gods when the workers were all dying of Spanish flu would have been on the castle grounds, but it is not. To get to the temple exit the castle, cross the bridge, return to the main road and go left. You can see the temple in the distance from the top of the...

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  • Kellie's Castle - interior and ghosts.

    The interior of Kellie's Castle is interesting. One room has been furnished to show how it may have looked if the castle had been finished. The rest is empty. There's a very,very dark wine cellar, lots of spiral staircases, hidden exits, secret tunnels. Not being an expert on history, I don't know how politically stable life was in Malaya at this...

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Ipoh Sports & Outdoors

  • Fitness Jaunt- Menglembu, Ipoh.

    There has to be a reason for people to drive more than 40 km daily to walk up Kledang Hill at Menglembu, Ipoh. I think it is the air. Once you cross 1000 ft your tiredness surprisingly disappears. Must be the ions from the waterfall.There are 6 routes up the hill with differing difficulty. The most boring and easiest route is to walk the metal road...

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  • Royal Perak Golf Club

    The par-72 18-holes course plays to a long 6,376m from the blue tees... The First Nine is 3,172m with the Second Nine at 3,204m... The course is flat with cow grass fairway and is very well maintained... The course has been converted to a buggy course and caddies are also avialable... There is minimal water in play except for some drains that cut...

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  • Bukit Kinding Golf Club

    The golf course is within the Bukit Kinding Resort, a family recreation resort still being developed... Besides the 9-holes golf course, there are also chalets, boat area, a gym, a recreation swimming pool as well as a spa...The 9-holes golf course is designed by former Malaysia golf pro M Ramayah... The course is very undulated and hilly and is a...

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Ipoh Favorites

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  • eat eat and eat

    the most boring place in the world, and only redeaming feature of Ipoh(in my opinion) is the variety and quality of food available. Most famous for Chicken Taugeh Noodle, as it's very smooth and flavorful. Available at any corner you turn.

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  • Take a ride on the Train

    One good way to have an overview of the attractions and rides around the Lost World of Tambun without using too much of your own leg power would be to take the train. It departs at half-hourly intervals not far from the main entrance to the park. As it works on a first-come-first served basis, and is quite a small train with only a few carriages,...

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  • Succulent Pomeloes

    A trip to Ipoh will never complete without sampling the pomeloes. These stretch of pomeloes stalls are located in front of Hill city hotel, Jalan Gopeng.

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