STORIES FROM PERAK
Perak is the Malaysian state of Perak located by the Kinta River, it is nearly 180 km (110 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur and 123 km (76 mi) southeast of George Town in neighboring Penang. In recent years, Perak’s popularity as a tourist destination has been significantly boosted by efforts to conserve its British colonial-era architecture.The city is also well-known for its cuisine and natural attractions, such as its limestone hills and caves within which Buddhist temples were built. In addition, Perak has managed to maintain its reputation as one of the cleanest cities in Malaysia.
Everyone knows of George Town & Penang but Ipoh? Not so much, even though it’s Malaysia’s third largest city. Pleasantly be surprised by all the things to do this awesome city had to offer. Within Malaysia Ipoh is famous for its own unique style of coffee called White Coffee. Among the various attaractions and things to do in Ipoh includes the famous Taiping Zoo and Taiping Night Safari, the Kandu Cave Eploration, Taiping Firefly Tour, Frenzy Water Park, Orang Utan Island and Rafflesia Trek. Ipoh may not be famous for its nightlife but its activities and famous White Coffee will keep you wanting to come back for more for its things to do and activities.
A little town with limestone,
With the best white coffee found,
And all the hidden attractions unknown,
What would you choose to do around?
Ipoh is well connected to the North-South Expressway. You can get into Ipoh via Exit 137: Simpang Pulai or Exit 139: Ipoh Selatan. Ipoh is served by the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH ). There’s a twice daily flight by Firefly, daily flights by Malindo Air and four flights a week by Tigerair from Singapore. In addition, Malindo Air flies domestically to Subang Jaya near KL, Senai Airport in Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu on the East Coast, and internationally to Medan in Indonesia. From Ipoh Railway Station, trains head as far north as Padang Besar (4 hours) and as far south as Singapore via Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The main bus terminal is at Terminal Amanjaya, 16 km north of city center, from where buses run to most of Peninsular Malaysia.