Colonial architecture stands side by side with rickety kedai kopi (coffee shops) in chameleonic Ipoh. The capital of Perak is flanked by towering white cliffs, some with magnificent cave temples pocketed in the limestone. Sliced into old and new towns by the Kinta River, Ipoh charms with its street art and street food – rather like a languid version of George Town.


Must-see attractions


Latest stories from Ipoh

A man peeps his head out of a train window en route to Bangkok

Train Travel

Singapore to Bangkok: Southeast Asia's best train journey?

Dec 19, 2019 • 5 min read

in partnership with getyourguide

Book popular activities in Ipoh