Negeri Perak Travel Guide

  • Inside the leaning tower
    Inside the leaning tower
    by Chuckaziz
  • Ipoh
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  • Zoo
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Negeri Perak Highlights

  • Pro
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     A Diverse Place 

  • Con
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     Beware of the monkeys, it could be near your door step! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Perak is a good place to buy ikan bilis and keropok! 

Map of Negeri Perak





Pulau Pangkor




Parit Buntar


Teluk Intan


Kuala Kangsar




Batu Gajah






Ayer Tawar




Bukit Merah




Tapah Road


Kampong Lenggong


Pantai Remis


Tanjung Malim


Kuala Kurau


Bagan Serai




Tanjung Piandang










Kampong Sungai Itek




Padang Rengas


Kampung Pasir Salak


Sungai Siput


Slim River

Batu Kurau




Kampung Bota Kanan






Kampong Langkap


Pulau Jarak



See all 251 Ipoh Tips
  • Chicken Rice

    Ipoh Restaurants

    Among Ipoh's best-known local delicacy is the chicken rice with poached chicken that's seasoned lightly with very good quality soysauce. A common side-dish to this chicken meal will be Ipoh's famous crunchy beanprouts.Locals call this meal "Ngah Choy Kai".

  • Heritage

    Ipoh Hotels

    i was apprehensive about this property having read many negative reviews on various websites. i...

  • D.R. Seenivasagam Park

    Ipoh Things to Do

    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.



See all 84 Lumut Tips
  • Fu Zhou Cuisine

    Lumut Restaurants

    This restaurant was listed in TripAdvisor and you can even see TripAdvisor logo at the entrance. I would not say that it is very special. I went there after seeing its good review in TripAdvisor and people's blogs.Overall, it was a little below my expectation in terms of food and service. It was rather expensive too. The place was rather dirty;...

  • Hotel Indah

    Lumut Hotels

    No. 208, Jalan Iskandar Shah, Lumut, Perak, 322200, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Fresh Seafood at a very Reasonable Price

    Lumut Restaurants

    They serve all kinds of seafood and their seafood is very fresh. You can even go around the restaurant to have a look. I saw their clams were still alive in the tank.This place looks like a coffee shop, with ceiling fans or you can also choose to sit in the open air. No ambience at all but good food at a reasonable price.We would come back again...


Pulau Pangkor

See all 202 Pulau Pangkor Tips
  • Ferry to Pangkor

    Pulau Pangkor Transportation

    To avoid long queue, buy your ticket at 11 pm and above. You'll avoid long line of tourists and locals eager to get into the island. This also means you'll be able to roam around a half empty ferry on your way there.BTW, tickets to Pangkor are return tickets. On your way back, there's no ticket needed. The ferry agent use a ticker to count the...

  • Pangkor Island Beach Resort

    Pulau Pangkor Hotels

    I had not been to Pangkor for donkey's years but I did send me nephew and his new bride for a...

  • Boat trip around the bays

    Pulau Pangkor Things to Do

    Taking a boat trip arond the bays is a great way to see more of Pulau Pangkor. We arranged a boat trip from Pasir Bogak - 150RM for a three hour trip which we thought was a fair price. The boat driver took us to several points of interest including a view of turtle rock and heart rock. We saw several beautiful bays, stopping to swim at one where we...



See all 141 Taiping Tips
  • Lake Garden

    Taiping Things to Do

    Taiping Lake Garden is a old tin mine area. It is a big area with many lakes and greens and trees. Local residents spend their time with family or alone to execise their body to keep healthy. You would always meet with sports activities here and there. There are a few famous hotels nearby in walking distance. The famous Maxwell Hill and the...

  • Hotel Furama

    Taiping Hotels

    The check in was fast & no hassle. Payment is upon check-in. Cash & card is acceptable. Room is...

  • The Kamunting Jail or Penjara Taiping

    Taiping Favorites

    I am sure you do not like this place but this place is an important landmark in Taiping, the historical city. This is a cross junction with traffic lights, I was from Kamunting town, if I cross the junction, I can reach the Taiping Lake Garden, the Taiping Zoo and the Maxwell Hill; if I turn right, I will reach the Taiping town. To left, to a few...


Parit Buntar

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  • Tabebuia Rosea - Malaysia Sakura in town

    Parit Buntar Favorites

    The blossom normally happen in the 4th week of March, every year and very much depend on the weather. The leaves of the tree falled during long dry season in February, before the new leaves appear, the blossom come first. The scientific name is Tabebuia Rosea and ·çÁåľin Chinese.When it blossom, it is like Sakura season in Japan. The trees were...

  • SMJK Krian - my secondary school

    Parit Buntar Favorites

    SMJK Krian is the only Chinese National Type Secondary School in town. It was built in 1960's. In July 2013, after the completion of its 5th development to build the school hall, auditorium and canteen. This school has became a school with full facilities, even has 2 elevators attached to the buildings. The only shortcoming of the school is the...

  • Giant Vegetarian Karipap

    Parit Buntar Things to Do

    This Malay lady is a moving hawker selling a special food which I named it Giant Karipap or Sfera Gandum. Its skin made by flour mixed with oil, egg and butter, then wrap in the vegetable and an egg, after that deep fried to make to the giant karipap. You can either choose beef or chicken flavour if you wish. This Malay normally set up her stall at...


Teluk Intan

See all 51 Teluk Intan Tips
  • Coffee is ok but Kuey Teow .....

    Teluk Intan Restaurants

    Recently dropped by to visit a friend in this slow but laid back town. Stopped for tea at the above cafe opposite the bus station. The coffee was rich and good but had to sent it back as 'kurang manis' (less sugar) was still way too sweet for me.But the kuey teow was soggy, the chili paste and base seem to become separated from the kuew...

  • Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

    Teluk Intan Things to Do

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is not the only leaning tower we have. Tucked in a small town in Malaysia, we also find a leaning tower of Teluk Intan.

  • Teluk Intan Golf Club

    Teluk Intan Sports & Outdoors

    The golf club started off as the Diamond Bay Golf and Country Club... Subsequently, it was then run by the Majlis Perbandaran Teluk Intan before being turned over and run under the existing Management by a group of golfers...The 18-holes par-72 course is rather flat with oil palm trees lining the fairways... Water comes into play in a number of...


Kuala Kangsar

See all 76 Kuala Kangsar Tips
  • Excellent little cafe/restaurant with...

    Kuala Kangsar Restaurants

    The gate is a real nice little place in Kuala Kangsar.It's more of a coffee house than a restaurant really, but they do serve hot food too and it's very good.I had some excellent sweet and sour chicken when i was there for instance.I was there a couple of times and mostly came there for thier excellent coffee and because they had a free witfif with...

  • Great western food dishes

    Kuala Kangsar Restaurants

    This great little place is located along the main road that leads into the town centre from the Clock Tower. It's run by a really huge guy who's the chef and looks like he enjoys his food! They serve a lot of western food which is very tasty.

  • Istana Kenangan

    Kuala Kangsar Things to Do

    The Istana Kenangan is a charming wooden yellow and black painted building that was one of the best buildings I came across in my time in Malaysia. Also known as Istana Lembah and Istana Tepas, it's located a short distance from Istana Iskandariah and the Ubudiah Mosque. It was built around the same time as the current royal palace, Istana...



See all 18 Kampar Tips
  • Possibly the best Malay food in the area

    Kampar Restaurants

    Down the road from Kampar, towards KL is Tapah. In Tapah main town the mosque is on the left just over the river bridge and the restaurant is next to the mosque.This restaurant serves one of the largest selections of Malay food I have seen, and that includes many in KL too. The food is still hot if you arrive about 12 noon, and al a carte is...

  • Caving and Swimming

    Kampar Things to Do

    A few minutes drive from Kampar is the Gua Tempurung Cave complex. Here you can explore the caves, or enjoy climbing, rope bridge walking, picnicing and a wide range of activities. Although the caves have been there for a long while the complex is just finding its feet tourist wise. Many other activities are planned in this area.If you take the...

  • Day trip from Kampar

    Kampar Things to Do

    Kampar is a central location from which to begin exploring the local area. There is much to offer from castles to herb gardens, golfing and trips to seaside.Pictured here is Kellie's Castle aka Kellie's Folly. Built by William Kellie Smith between 1915 and 1926 but never completed. It is to be found on the road to Batu Gajah from Simpang Pulai off...


Batu Gajah

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  • Kellie's Castle

    Batu Gajah Off The Beaten Path

    Kellie's Castle is located in Batu Gajah and was built by a Scottish planter, William Kellie Smith, who arrived in Malaya in 1890 and made his fortune in tin and rubber.With cash in his pocket he returned home to marry his sweetheart Agnes and brought her over to Malaya in 1903. They had a daughter called Helen the following year.William Smith...

  • MM's Merc

    Batu Gajah Transportation

    There are a few ways to get to Batu Gajah which includes buses and taxis that leave regularly from KL's Puduraya bus station.Our transport came as a part of a package deal, departing from our KL accommodation, with MM Adventures on the White Water Rafting @ Kampar River Tour. Because there was only myself and my two teenage kids we travelled there...

  • Don't Miss The Tomyam Meehoon!!!

    Batu Gajah Restaurants

    TOP 1 ONE is famous for tomyam noodle, a variety of fried rice, ice-cream, fruit juice as well as Western food. It is a quiet place to have your meals with your family or friends. The set lunches have value for money. The waitresses are warm and friendly. When I went there for the first time, I had Tomyam meehoon and I love it. To me it really has...



See all 14 Tapah Tips
  • South bound R & R

    Tapah Favorites

    I usually pass by this R&R in the morning. I would buy the newpaper of the day. Someone in the car can read it. This R&R is growing bigger and bigger, just like the number of registered vehicles that keep on increasing.

  • North bound R & R

    Tapah Favorites

    To long journey travellers along the north-south highway, taking a rest at Tapah R&R is a normal exercise. I prefer to have a quick stop here as at this R&R, you can relax and not bored, sometimes, you can meet beautiful things such as a sport car and etc. My first trip to Cameron Highlands was in 1980's. It was a school trip that we organised...

  • To Tapah and beyond

    Tapah Transportation

    I could not find a direct coach to bring me right to the doorsteps of Cameron Highlands from Larkin Bus Station in Johor Bahru. Instead, the nearest destination where a connecting bus to Cameron Highlands could be made is Tapah. It was an overnight ride starting at 11pm. The SVIP coach ticket cost RM$55. By 6am the next morning, I reached Tapah....



See all 1 Pangkor Tips
  • Hornbill

    Pangkor Things to Do

    Hornbills (Bucerotidae) are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly-colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Both the common English and the scientific name of the family refer to the shape of the bill, "buceros"...

  • Pangkor Laut Resort

    Pangkor Hotels

    32200 Lumut, Perak, Pangkor, Perak, 32200, Malaysia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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Ayer Tawar

See all 21 Ayer Tawar Tips
  • The Real Special Thing

    Ayer Tawar Shopping

    A run-down wooden shop offering the very best of Ayer Tawar and the Fuzhou ( Kutien ) culture !The KomPiang - pastry baked INSIDE the earthware oven - you can see it being done. KomPiang is crispy and delicious when fresh out of the oven, and tough and rubbery when cold. You can wrap a bundle and go home and eat it after toast in electric oven.TRY...

  • The New Kid In Town

    Ayer Tawar Shopping

    The only reasonably store in town. This one took over from the Gedung Harian. Management and name change complete in September 2005. Nothing special here. Rm 100 keeps you happy for at least 1 week !

  • At Last !!! A Public Toilet !

    Ayer Tawar Things to Do

    This is a rare and most welcome sight in most Malaysian towns.Otherwise, you would have to go to the coffee-shop, but only after buying a drink or some food -- the owner might not welcome you to his toilet Free-Of-Charge



See all 4 Sitiawan Tips
  • Released Pool

    Sitiawan Things to Do

    Released Pool is adoption tortoise when somebody give up their pet or pick up at somewhere else. You can buy the tortoise food to feed them.

  • Pray

    Sitiawan Things to Do

    When we go to the temple,first things we do is pray to all Gods with the sticks call''thus''.I tell all Gods i want my Family going to healthy and safety,and wish me have a happily travel always. In here every each pack of sticks need to pay RM4,but i paid RM4 for a pack of sticks is not enough for all Gods from this temple.Awwee....

  • Kong Piang

    Sitiawan Restaurants

    Sitiawan is famous for a Foochow pastry called kong piang. It is basically made of onion with minced meat and lard inside some Chinese pastry. There are quite a few places you can get this in Sitiawan. But according to the locals, the best (less known to outsiders) is one bakery in Taman Mas, Kampung Koh. Kong Piang.


Bukit Merah

See all 12 Bukit Merah Tips
  • Pedicure at the The Fish Spa

    Bukit Merah Things to Do

    Remove dead skin cells of your feet with the help of the skin-eating fish at this spa. The fish will nibble away the dead skin of your feet leaving the skin looking fresher and healthier. Visitors will be charged RM10.00 for a 30-minute session but you will normally want your massage session to last an hour.

  • a very romantic and neat and clean...

    Bukit Merah Restaurants

    it's a very nice & romantic restaurant...the decoration is excellent...the services are excellent too...but the food is abit pricey...have a good try =)

  • bus to bukit merah laketown

    Bukit Merah Transportation

    If you are a tourist in Kuala Lumpur and you want to take a bus directly to bukit merah laketown resort, there is none! Buses will only drop you at kamunting. From Kamunting you have to take another bus to semanggol, and from there take a third bus up to the hill resort. Very tiring!!! Imagine going back and repeating eveything again!



See all 9 Gerik Tips
  • Leeches May Not Be Your Fancy

    Gerik Warnings and Dangers

    Should you be tracking into the Royal Belum Rainforest and you consider leeches to me an unpleasant experience, here are some tips.Liquid Mosquito Repellent Spray - Spray them on your shoes ever so often. Remember to spray your shoes again if you track through water when you emergeInsect Repellent - I used an Aerosol spray which did not seem to...

  • The bridges

    Gerik Things to Do

    As Banding Island is a men-made island that emerged at the centre of the men-made Temengoor Lake due to the creation of the Temenggor Dam, there are two bridges take connect Banding Island to the mainland.

  • Open Top Boat

    Gerik Transportation

    You can hire an open top boat to move around in Temengoor Lake, eietehr for fishing, island hoping or just to visit the orang asli settlements there. The rate start from RM50 for a leisurely boat ride around the lake.


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