Ipoh Travel Guide

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Ipoh Things to Do

  • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a history museum/exhibition which recounts the history of the building known as Han Chin Pet Soo, the Hakka Tin Miners' Club, an organisation 122 years young. The building is fully restored and fitted out with its own tin mine, gambling and opium den, prostitutes and more, all in full size models in period clothing. There is also an 11...

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  • Man Cave House Pub

    Man Cave House Pub is located inside Complex Yik Foong. Its cozy and quite comfortable. Most of the customers come to sing karaoke and play darts. They have guest singers on Wednesday , Friday and Saturday. The bosses of this place build their Man Cave based on their childhood memories and made it into a business where their friends can come and...

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  • Place to hang out

    Man Cave House Pub is located inside Complex Yik Foong. Its cozy and quite comfortable. Most of the customers come to sing karaoke and play darts. They have guest singers on Wednesday , Friday and Saturday. The bosses of this place build their Man Cave based on their childhood memories and made it into a business where their friends can come and...

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Ipoh Hotels

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  • Heritage

    I stayed at the hotel when I went to Ipoh with my school(some of my classmates and teachers).The...

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  • Ritz Garden Hotel

    The Ritz Garden Hotel are ideally situated in the heart of Ipoh city. It's truly an ideal stopover...

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  • Hotel Robin

    Listed in Malaysia Accomodation guide as a 2-star hotel. We walked in without reservations at 3pm...

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Ipoh Restaurants

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  • Nam Heong

    I'm told that Nam Heong in its original form was a popular kopitiam in Ipoh, selling coffees and breakfast breads and pastries, along with stalls with different food options. I haven't been, but on a road trip we decided to pop in to their new enterprise, a food court in Ipoh SoHo, which opened a couple of years ago. When we went, it was busy, but...

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  • Hi tech canteen

    I'm told that Nam Heong in its original form was a popular kopitiam in Ipoh, selling coffees and breakfast breads and pastries, along with stalls with different food options. I haven't been, but on a road trip we decided to pop in to their new enterprise, a food court in Ipoh SoHo, which opened a couple of years ago.When we went, it was busy, but...

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  • Ipoh dim sum

    Dynasty Palace is a medium sized dim sum restaurant, which serves OK food at average prices for this type of place. There wasn't an enormous variety of food like you might expect with dim sum, but there were a few vegetarian options. Staff are friendly enough, though it helped having a Chinese speaker with us. The decor is the usual cliches,...

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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

  • Bus to George Town

    We took the bus from Ipoh to George Town. It will cost you 19,50 ringgits. It won't go exactly to George Town, but you will go over the bridge to the island to Sungai Nibong, which is 12 km south of the city. From there you can take a taxi (30 ringgits) or wait for another bus to the city.

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  • 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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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

  • Spin Sugar Candy

    My daughter wanted to taste the sugar candy when we were at the Concubine Lane, Ipoh.At tourist spot, it is RM5 a big candy.You can make it yourself a mixed color candy.You can also make it to the shape you want like star, ball or flower.

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  • 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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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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    nothing much to pack

    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

  • Alternative fitness

    Instead of going to the gym you can do like the Chinese people and climb the Kledang hill. You have to get up early morning most people go up 7 0'clock. Decide how far you go it is a tough exercise. Many people will be walking there it stops after 9. Just drive to Hala Rasi Jaya 4 Menglembu and park your car there and follow the crowd.

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  • 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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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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  • News print - a daily must

    I chose to stop at Ipoh for breakfast. Beside having breakfast, I buy newspaper to get to know the latest happening. Buying news print is rather easy in Ipoh and they are easy be seen normally. This Indian man display his news print for sale on the floor in front of Ming Court Dim Sum.

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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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