Ipoh Malaysia Travel Guide
Highlights of Malaysia
Ipoh is the forth largest city in Malaysia with a populate of over 700,000 people, with 70% of the population Chinese. Ipoh is located 200km north of Kuala Lumpur.
The Kinta River flows through Ipoh dividing the city into the Old Town and New Town.
Ipoh relied on tin mining until the mines where closed in the 1970s.
The new theme park The Lost World of Tambun is a theme park built around the natural hot springs. There are water slides and thermal pools for therapeutic bathing.
Around the Ipoh area are many limestone caves. Sam Po Tong Temple is built within one of these caves. One of the largest networks of limestand caves are the Gua Tempurang which are 20km south of Ipoh near Gopang.
Getting to and from Ipoh Malaysia
Ipoh's airport is called Sultan Azlan Shah Airport.
Firefly Airline have direct flights between Ipoh and Singapore www.fireflyz.com.my
There is a regular train service between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.
The main bus terminal is located on Gopang Road in the south of Ipoh.
There are buses that go directly from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur and to Penang which leave every hour.
The trip from Ipoh to Penang takes around 2 hours. There are a number of bus companies that make these trips including:
Last updated 6th August 2009
Hotels in Ipoh Malaysia
Following is a list of hotels in Ipoh with current 2009 prices and contact details:
City Homestay advertised as 5 star service at 2 star price this homestay hotel is on Jalan Hala Rapat Baru 26 with room prices from RM35 per night (US$10) www.cityhomestay.com.my
Hotel Lotte is a budget hotel in the heart of Ipoh with free WiFi wireless internet access. http://hotellotte.com.my
Syeun Hotel Ipoh a quality business hotel in the centre of Ipoh with convention centre. Promotional room prices are RM130 (US$37) until end of September 2009. www.syuenhotel.com.my
Regalodge Hotel a modern hotel for business or pleasure located in the centre of Ipoh on Jalan Raja Ekram. Free wireless WiFi internet access in public areas. With regal spa for massage and sauna. Room rates from RM116 nett (US$33) www.regalodge.com.my
Hotel Excelsior is a high rise 200 room hotel with broadband internet access in all rooms. Located in the heart of Ipoh's business and entertainment district. The hotel has a fitness centre, karaoke lounge and Chinese restaurant. Room rates from RM128 Nett (US$37) www.hotelexcelsior.com.my
Ipoh Tower Regency Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Ipoh. www.ipohtower.com
Impiana Casuarina Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in central Ipoh close to the business district, shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment areas. Room prices from RM188+ (US$54) ipohhotels.impiana.com
Heritage Hotel located on Jalan Raja DiHilir in the heart of Ipoh city. The hotel is right across the road from the Ipoh Turf Club. Room rates start from RM260 plus taxes (US$74) www.heritage.com.my
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