Kong Heng Square Artisan Market

Top choice arts & crafts in Ipoh

During the colonial era, these walls formed the city's large single shop block. Today a cluster of craft stalls has sprung up around this light-flooded atrium in Ipoh's old town. Don't miss pausing to slurp an ice ball at Bits & Bobs (RM5) or browsing the cutesy pachyderm-themed purses and trinkets at Why Not Elephants.

Other colourful independent sellers here include Ipoh Craftnerds and Living Art, peddling everything from quirky jewellery and handmade postcards to antique suitcases and crockery.