Saturday, July 28, 2012

Highlights: Historic Sites & Food, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Ipoh is the state capital of Perak, which is located in the North direction of Peninsula Malaysia from the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur. A single journey takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours drive through highway from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh. Historically, Ipoh developed as one of the fast growing cities, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia due to the booming in tin mining industry early 19th century.

Ipoh is located in the North direction from Kuala Lumpur of Peninsula Malaysia
Ipoh is located in the North direction from Kuala Lumpur of Peninsula Malaysia

Ipoh, Perak is surrounded by limestone caves, mountains and lakes. There are many adventurous activities to do in Ipoh such as, exploring inside the limestone cave of Gua Tempurung, visiting cave temples, participating in White Water Rafting and soaking at Tambun Hot Springs which helps to improve your blood circulation with highly content of sulfur from the hot spring water.

Apart from that, Ipoh is also popular for variety of delicious and cheap food. Ipoh White Coffee is the most popular and the signature food in Ipoh. Even, the international brand of OldTown White Coffee which you consume frequently, was originated from a popular coffee shop known as Nam Heong Old Town White Cafe in the old town of Ipoh. These days, many young Malaysians take the opportunities to travel to Ipoh with friends during weekend trips, just for food adventure. 

The international brand of OldTown White Coffee 3 in 1, originated from Ipoh, Perak (Malaysia), where you can find it in Asian supermarkets
The international brand of OldTown White Coffee 3 in 1, originated from Ipoh, Perak (Malaysia), where you can find it in Asian supermarkets

We travel frequently to Ipoh since it's my hubby's hometown. However, it's a very short trip recently, thus I didn't have opportunity to explore this historical city of Ipoh.


An old, ruin down but full of historical buildings in one of the typical towns in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
An old, ruin down but full of historical buildings in one of the typical towns in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Delicious and cheap food can be found everywhere in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Delicious and cheap food can be found everywhere in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Ipoh is surrounded by limestone caves, mountains and good food in Perak, Malaysia
Ipoh is surrounded by limestone caves, mountains and good food in Perak, Malaysia


The Old Town with rows of historical shops in  Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
The Old Town with rows of historical shops in  Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


More pictures of many historical shops and buildings in The Old Town of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
More pictures of many historical shops and buildings in The Old Town of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Jusco Station 18 store is the biggest shopping mall in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Jusco Station 18 store is the biggest shopping mall in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Chatime is an international brand which serves various flavour of healthy milk tea and popular among young generations in Malaysia and other Asia countries
Chatime is an international brand which serves various flavour of healthy milk tea and popular among young generations in Malaysia and other Asia countries


The modernation of Chinese Cemetery in Malaysia without being perceived as scary and dirty to visit as most of the new Chinese cemeteries in Malaysia are well- maintained with landscape design
The modernation of Chinese Cemetery in Malaysia without being perceived as scary and dirty to visit as most of the new Chinese cemeteries in Malaysia are well- maintained with landscape design


Paying respect to The City God or Cheng Huang with joss paper and joss sticks, who guards against earthquakes and other disasters at the entrance of Chinese Cemetery in Ipoh, Perak,  Malaysia
Paying respect to The City God or Cheng Huang with joss paper and joss sticks, who guards against earthquakes and other disasters at the entrance of Chinese Cemetery in Ipoh, Perak,  Malaysia


Offering some vegetarian food  and fruits besides,  joss paper and joss sticks to ancestors and loved ones after cleaning the tombs at Chinese cemetery in Malaysia
Offering some vegetarian food  and fruits besides,  joss paper and joss sticks to ancestors and loved ones after cleaning the tombs at Chinese cemetery in Malaysia



Some of joss paper are arranged accordingly and ready to be burned as an offering to ancestors or the loved ones in front of their tombs at Chinese cemetery in Malaysia
Some of joss paper are arranged accordingly and ready to be burned as an offerings to ancestors or the loved ones in front of their tombs at Chinese cemetery in Malaysia


The rear view of the main entrance of Chinese cemetery while standing at the graveyard sites in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
The rear view of the main entrance of Chinese cemetery while standing at the graveyard sites in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


As the cost for ground burial at tombs are getting more expensive, people begin to consider for cremation. The cremation plots will be allocated in this buildings in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
As the cost for ground burial at tombs are getting more expensive, people begin to consider for cremation. The cremation plots are allocated in this building in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


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  1. These days, many young Malaysians take the opportunities to travel to Ipoh with friends during weekend trips, just for food adventure. web

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