WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Hotel Transfer within Ipoh town
- All Transportation for duration of the tour
- Mineral water
- Tourist Guide
Malay College Kuala Kangsar – Formerly known as Maktab Melayu Kuala Kangsar, this is the Premier Residential school in Malaysia. An all-boys and all-Malay school, it is one of only two boarding schools in Malaysia that are under the royal patronage. The school specializes in rugby and basketball.
Iskandariah Palace – It is the Royal Palace of the Perak Sultanate and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak since 1933. All the Sultans of Perak have been installed in the palace since its completion. The palace is surrounded by beautiful structures and is the landmark of this Royal Town. Scenic rolling hills on the embankment of the Perak River with its crystal clear waters gives a serene peacefulness to the area.
Masjid Ubudiah – It ranks high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar. This incredible mosque is more breathtaking in real life than it does in pictures. Framed against a deep blue sky, it is fairytale-ishly beautiful. It was without a doubt one of the most stunning religious buildings you’ll see.
Tekat Handicraft – This is all about the art of embroidering golden thread onto a base material, generally velvet, a tradition that has long been practiced among Malay communities in peninsular Malaysia. In Perak, Tekat is also known as “tekat bersuji” or “hiasan suji timbul”. The embroidery of flowers and decorative designs usually rise above the surface material due to the technique of embroidery used.
Istana Kenangan – Built in 1926 for Sultan Iskandar Shah by the Malay carpenter Enci Sepian from Bukit Mertajam, with the assistance of his sons Zainal Abidin and Ismail, the palace was also known as the Valley Palace due to its location. What makes this an architectural marvel is that it was built without any blueprints or plans and without using a single nail.
Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery – The gallery building was originally built in 1898 and completed in 1903 to be used as the residence of Perak Sultan Idris Shah I. The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery, a gallery with beautiful and interesting architecture was developed according to the standards of other international galleries. The gallery was born from the ideas of His Majesty the Sultan Azlan Shah Muhibbuddin with a reflection to opening the doors to the public into his life experiences.
Ipoh Tour – Ipoh has slowly gained recognition as an alluring tourist destination, thanks to a recent city revival and Visit Perak 2017 campaign. With a colonial centre, traditional shophouses and a multiracial heart, Ipoh thrives as the cultural capital of Malaysia. Don’t miss the chance to visit more than 20 points of interests in this quaint town during the tour.
- 8:00 am – Pick-up from designated location
- 8:30 am – Breakfast at local favourite spot (own expenses)
- 9:00 am – Transfer to Kuala Kangsar to visit the Royal Town of Perak
- 10:00 am – Begin tour of Kuala Kangsar – highlights include Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Iskandariah Palace (photo stop), Masjid Ubudiah, Tekat Handicraft, Keris (traditional Malay dagger) Making, Istana Kenangan, Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery and Labu Sayong Making
- 12:00 pm – Transfer back to Ipoh
- 1:00 pm – Lunch at local favourite spot (own expenses)
- 2:00 pm – Begin tour of Ipoh – comprising of more than 20 points of interest, highlights include Ipoh Concubine Lane, Yasmin Ahmad Museum, Sekeping Kong Heng, try some “Ais Kepal” and Ipoh’s Signature “Kacang Putih”
- 5:00 pm – Stop at local snacks & biscuits shop
- 6:00 pm – End of tour and drop off at designated location