The Ubudiah Mosque Is One Of The Most Beautiful Mosque We've Seen In Malaysia And It Is the Perak's Royal Mosque. It's Majestic Golden Dome And 4 Minarets Are Very Impressive. It's Building Architectural Is Very Nice And Photo's Are Worth Taken Here...
Lata Iskandar, A Small 15 Meter High Waterfall Compared To Lata Kijang. But Nevertheless, It Is Easily Accessible. The Water Is Clean, Cool And It's Very Tempting To Jump In When You Visit There!! Toilets, Snacks And Souveniers Are Very Nearby And You Can Even Find Labu Sayong Here!! Visit Lata Iskandar Is A Must And Can't Be Missed
Take a stroll in the Town of Ipoh, snap some photos and paint the Town if you’re
an Artist. One of our friend who is a professional water colour painter finds that
old buildings in Ipoh are very interesting to paint.
You can arrange for a local boatman to take you to a Orang Asli (Aborigine) Village.
The houses are made of bamboo, palms leaves and other jungle wood products.
The orang asli have been encouraged to live in permanent villages. It is surprising to see how little they have in their simple adobe.
Located in the northern part of Perak, Belum is one of the most recent large rainforest open to the public. Crossing the East West highway between Gerik in Perak and Jeli in Kelantan, you will drive across the dam at Banding.
Contact: Perak State Economic Planning Unit (Tourism) at 05-5225119 or Perhilitan Perak at 05-7911164 or Malaysian Nature Society(MNS). I joined the expedition with MNS.
The valley is drowned for the dam and you can see the eerie dead tree trunks above the water. At one of the dead trunk, you can see a family of bats flying out every dusk. There are hornbills in the sky. Lot of dungs of elephants. And a bloom of the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia if you are lucky.
There is a northern and southern section of Belum Forest. The northern part is less explored and more like Southern Thai forest.
A major island tourist destination off Lumut town in Perak. It is 2-3 hours driving from the highway from Taiping, Ipoh or Bidor exits to Lumut followed by a 30 minutes boat ride to Pangkor Island.
Used to have beautiful corals but now more for idyllic sun and sea activities. There is a road going around the island and you can hire a vehicle or hop on a "taxi". Still many locals are camping on some of the beaches.
Can tour the stilt village over the sea and have your seafood lunch or dinner. Many dried seafood products to buy.
Pangkor Laut is another smaller island with an expensive beautiful international resort hotel.
Kuala Kangsar is the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. It is located where Kangsar River meets Kinta River. Located off the PLUS highway, there is a road from KK to Gerik via Lenggong Dam. Lenggong caves is where archaelogical remains of early cave dwellers have been found.
Kuala Kangsar is where the famous Kuala Kangsar Malay College is located.
There are several palaces and the well known Ubudiah Mosque.
Kuala Kangsar is located between Taiping and Ipoh.
The landmark of Teluk Intan, formerly Telok Anson, is the Clock Tower which was built in 1885. It was also used to store water.
The tower is located in a small park in the middle of town.
Teluk Intan is located at an ox bow of Perak River which almost encircles the town. Teluk Intan is located off the PLUS highway in Southern Perak near the Selangor State.
When in town, buy the famous biscuit, "heo piah", Tiger brand, made straight from the oven at its outlet near the river. Ask the local resident for direction. It is a small town.
This waterfalls is visible when travelling from the Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh on the North South highway. It is at Chenderiang and you can reach there from Tapah Exit.
You will drive through the country side following the clear signs. There is a small footpath to get to different parts of this wonderful falls. As usual, be careful of the slippery rocks and ask the locals for best place and where to avoid.
Liked the part where you can stand on behind the falls. Great to wash up and cool down if you have been caving at Gua Tempurong or nearby caves.
This is a beautiful zoo nestled at Taiping Lake Gardens. It is very green and very well maintained. There is a tram ride around the zoo and you can walk about. Recommend at least two hours.
Great collection of primates like orangutan, chimpanzees and monkeys like marmosets.
For awhile, it had a very successful tiger breeding program.
At the night, it is open as a night safari. Worth visiting the zoo if you are driving between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
One of the most scenic and enjoying lakeside in Malaysia. Taiping Lake was built from an excavated disused tin mine. With the Larut hills in the background, abundant rainfall and raintrees growing and arching into the lake, it is quite a unique sight.
One can go rowing or paddling in this shallow lake.
Located near Gopeng, just south of Ipoh, is the majestic Gua Tempurung Cave. There is a bright as well as a dark caves. Different guided tours are up for selection from easy to adventurous and getting wet. Torch light and helmet are available for rent. But be prepared to get dirty with dust or muddied.
Fun adventurous though more interesting back in the years from it was in its natural condition after the area was opened to public after years of being considered a security zone due to past communist insurgencies.
Still loads of active fun.
Perak Tong is one of the most famous Buddhist Limestone Cave Temple in Malaysia.
Inside the cave are giant statues of Buddha and other Chinese dieties and enlightened general and legendary figures.
There is a steep series of steps that lead to an opening in the cave giving a panoromic view.
In front of the temple are some ponds with lotus plants. Many shops nearby sell the popular fruits like pomelos, guavas.
Location of Perak Tong is along the old highway 15 minutes drive north of Ipoh town heading towards Sungai Siput.
Kellie’s Castle was constructed as private own villa, but the owner (Kellie-something, I hate history!!!!) pass away before the completion of the castle. Suppose to be the 1st private resident with elevator in Malaysia. It’s now maintain by tourism authority & open for public visit with minimal fees.
You can include Kellie's Castle visit as part of your Ipoh White Coffee/Bean sprout Chicken Rice or the Gua Tempulung trip itinerary. Refer to your map or signage, look out for direction to Batu Gajah & you'll sure enjoy this one of the few castles found in Malaysia.
This tower is constructed & still a functional water tank that supply to surrounding area. Because the tower is however leaning to one side, it has becoming a famous landmark for Teluk Intan town.
You won’t find diamond here although the direct translation of Teluk Intan means “Diamond Bay”. And it’s KM away for actual bay, I don’t know how they come of with that name?
Don’t think we’re silly trying to topple the tower? In fact this is a common shots for almost everyone visiting this Pisa-wannabe.
While some VTers talk so highly about people that they meet in VT meets, i want to emphasize that VTing is just a lifestyle. In reality, we have other friends and colleagues that impacting our daily lives more than anything else. In the both pictures, these are my ex-colleagues (of course my brother as well, the one in funny position) who are joining us after our 4WD road trip to East Coast. They cannot stand we keep tempting & interrupting their work whenever we call back from our trip to office. So, they decided to drive 180km away to join us at Melissa’s house for BBQ & also the silly-topping-the-tower thing.
The 2nd picture is taken at one of the Kuala Selangor seafood places on our way back from Teluk Intan.
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