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    Jumpa Info Menarik tentang ipoh dekat Magazine 360 Air Asia.



    Ipoh, Malaysia
    Ipoh’s mix of old world charm, rich food heritage and young, vibrant art scene is a match made in heaven for culture vultures.


    Ipoh's Market Lane

    Known to many as one of Malaysia’s most renowned culinary heavens, Ipoh, the capital of the Malaysian state of Perak, is a charming, laid-back city ringed by rugged limestone hills.

    Lying in the Kinta Valley, Ipoh was where some of the world’s largest tin deposits were discovered in the late 1800s. By the early 1900s, the tin rush had attracted scores of miners from China, transforming the sleepy Malay settlement by the Kinta

    River into a thriving town – and one of the world’s richest.

    The fall of tin prices in the 1970s sadly brought Ipoh down with it, but over the last two decades, the city has experienced a revival of sorts.

    The town, divided by the Kinta River running through it, is dotted with acres of green foliage, beautifully preserved British colonial buildings and pre-war shophouses – most of which are now home to quirky cafés, art galleries, performing spaces, as well as chic boutique hotels that have retained the old school charm and character of the city’s colourful heritage.

    For a long time, Ipoh remained a pit stop for people shuttling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. But today, the allure of its street food, rich multicultural heritage, charming old streets, cool cafés and creative spaces is what makes Ipoh a top holiday destination.


    Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple


    Ipoh white coffee is a popular caffeinated beverage that, like its name suggests, originated in Ipoh.



    Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village


    "Start your day in Ipoh by enjoying a bowl of kai si hor fun (chicken floss noodle) and pair that with a cup of aromatic Ipoh white coffee. My go-to for this is Nam Heong Restaurant. Don’t forget to save space for dim sum, bean sprout chicken rice and the all-time favourite – tau foo fah (soy bean tofu). Apart from the variety of delicious food, there are many fascinating old buildings where you can find really quirky and contemporary cafés like Burps & Giggles and Patisserie BoutiQue. And, don’t leave without visiting some of Ipoh’s landmarks like Concubine Lane, Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and of course, the Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village for a glimpse of Ipoh's colourful past!"


    Budget & Blowout Guide
    Treat yourself, or save your Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)? Our guide can help you decide.
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ID:	3353 Head to HAN CHIN PET SOO to revisit Ipoh’s heyday as a tin-rich town. The beautifully restored 90-year-old building was home to the notorious Hakka Tin Mining Club, and displays exhibits that give you a glimpse of life then – opium dens, artefacts and antiques, all against two-dimensional mural paintings of old Ipoh.

    PAY FREE (Donations are welcome)
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ID:	3354 Playfully nicknamed nasi ganja (cannabis rice) due to its highly addictive flavours, NASI KANDAR AYAM MERAH in Yong Suan Kopitiam has been an Ipoh favourite since 1957. This Indian-Muslim establishment plates up mouth-watering dishes of rice, fried chicken, okra, salted egg and chutney, with a variety of robust curries.

    PAY MYR5 (approx. USD1.20) and above
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ID:	3355 The 101-year-old GUAN HEONG BISCUIT SHOP is known for their salted tau sar pheah (layered biscuit filled with mung bean), but anyone travelling out of Ipoh also takes home boxes of the bakery’s new delights – meat floss biscuit and meat floss with salted egg biscuit among the many, as delicious souvenirs!

    PAY MYR5 (approx. USD1.20) and above
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ID:	3356 Clean and chic, CUTE HOTEL & DORMS has rooms ranging from dorms to family-sized abodes. Less than 10 minutes away from Ipoh’s main bus terminal, Amanjaya, the hotel also o1ers packages that include trips to nearby attractions such as Lost World of Tambun and Perak’s Movie Animation Park Studios.

    PAY MYR50 (approx. USD12)
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ID:	3357 Go on an exhilarating caving adventure in GUA TEMPURUNG – a 400 million-year-old limestone cave and one of Malaysia’s largest and most fascinating. Marvel at the various unique rock formations, crawl through narrow holes, slide down rocks and wade through underground rivers for the ultimate caving experience!

    PAY MYR40 (approx. USD9)
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ID:	3360 Named one of the most unique bars in the world by CNN Greece, JEFF’S CELLAR is nestled in a limestone cave on the grounds of The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Diners can savour rare wines and decadent fine dining o1erings in a romantic setting, surrounded by stalactite formations.

    PAY MYR500 (approx. USD120) per pax
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ID:	3359 One of the best places to find Ipoh’s creative community is at the artisan market in Kong Heng Square. Every weekend, artists from around town showcase their artwork. Look out for IPOH CRAFTNERDS, which sells locally-made handcrafted items ranging from notebooks and cool clutch bags to wooden magnets.

    PAY MYR28 (approx. USD6) and above
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ID:	3361 Ipoh’s iconic Oversea and Yick Woh buildings on Jalan Sultan Iskandar (Hugh Low Street) have been majestically restored and now house SARANG PALOH HERITAGE STAY. The property has a variety of beautifully decorated rooms that feature antique furnishings and luxurious bedding, and come with spacious bathrooms.

    PAY MYR238 (approx. USD57)


    Artsy Ipoh
    Ipoh’s old walls have become a canvas for many mural artists. Inspired by works by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, the art here often depicts the beauty and simplicity of life in Ipoh. Here are some must-see murals.

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    OLD UNCLE WITH COFFEE CUP – Jalan Dato Maharajalela
    In one of Zacharevic’s most iconic murals, an old man sips a cup of Ipoh white coffee, a brew pioneered in Ipoh by Hainanese immigrants in the early 1900s.

    KEDAI SIN MA – Jalan Panglima
    Singaporean Yip Yew Chong captures the charm of Singapore and Malaysia’s rich heritage through his vibrant, detailed paintings. Kedai Sin Ma depicts a typical
    convenience store from a bygone era.

    MURAL LANE – Between Jalan Masjid and Jalan Sultan Iskandar
    This quiet lane houses a variety of murals by art teacher Eric Lai and his students, which depict Malaysia’s multicultural society and children’s games of yesteryears.




    Source
    360 Magazine
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