From beautiful views to adventure sports, Ipoh is poised to become an exciting holiday destinantion
8/31/2015 4:14:53 PM
|written By : Sidhartha Tsering Bhalla|
Just a stone’s throw away from Singapore, is a beautiful part of Malaysia that abounds in natural beauty. To wake up to sounds of chirping birds and beautiful mountain views is something that you can’t put a price on. Welcome to Ipoh!
Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia’s main cities due to an early 19th century tin mining activities. During the colonial period, it was Malaya’s second administrative centre after Kuala Lumpur.
A post-independence economic decline allowed the city to escape concretisation, a symbol of progress and hence its colonial importance still shines in the grand old buildings, such as the railway station and the town hall, which complement the rows of shophouses. Today this place is a visitor’s delight as it offers many attractions.
Ipoh, the capital city of Perak, is only 25 minutes to Gopeng where you can try activities like caving and white water rafting, 15 minutes to Lost World water theme park, 2 hours to Genting Highlands and a few minutes away to many cave temples in Perak. Its excellent location ensures a fulfilling trip where you’ll never get a chance to feel bored.