Welcome to Ipoh
Start with the old town's charismatic laneways, lined with period buildings that house cafes and shops, with the occasional flash of street art brightening weathered corners. South of here, Ipoh's Little India has glittering shops and excellent places to eat. East of the river in Ipoh's new town, a cluster of canteens serve up regional classics like ayam tauge (chicken and beansprouts), Ipoh's famous white coffee, and creamy beancurd pudding. Directly north, alongside the shiny Parade shopping mall, are upmarket hotels and a scattering of bars. It's an exciting place for an urban interlude, as well as a convenient gateway for travel to the Cameron Highlands.