Going to Ipoh is like a step back into time. If old world charm is something you seek, Ipoh would make a choice destination.
Vacations to Penang, Langkawi, Phuket, Bintan would have to take a back seat for now. Since Tiger Airways introduced direct flight to Ipoh, heading to Malaysia's capital of 'Limestone caves and mountains' have never been easier.
Only 1 hour by flight , Ipoh stands out as a budget friendly destination for Singaporeans and locals alike who are searching for a new place to explore.
Lost in Ipoh?
We give you 7 activities that are perfect for kids and families.
1 Explore cave temples
|Perak Cave Temple|
The best part is that some of the temple caves are found within 30 minutes of each other, making visiting them and easy itinerary. The caves are pretty kids friendly too as you do not need to take 272 steps* just to see the inside of a cave. Most of the caves are at ground level .
Here is a roundup of the cave temples we visited during our trip.
* It takes 272 steps to reach the entrance of Batu Caves
Penang Tong Cave Temple
|Buddha @ Perak Cave Temple|
|Source : gnohz/Shutterstock|
|Kek LoK Tong|
|Wat trumcitta vipassana|
Can you spot an old man and a tortise in the picture below.
2 Visit Ipoh Old Town
|Ipoh Heritage Trail|
|Source : Ipoh World|
|Ipoh Railiway Station|
|Ipoh Street Shopping|
|Second Mama Red Bean Ice|
|Paper Plane -Ernest Zacharevic|
|Kopi O - Ernest Zacharevic|
|Evolution - Ernest Zacharevic|
|Gunang Nang Ipoh|
|Ipoh Chicken Rice|
7 Stay at the Haven
|The Haven @ Ipoh|
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Stay at The Haven if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town. It is a 20 minutes drive from the Airport and the City. Various attractions such as Lost World of Tambun (5 minutes), Cave Temples (10-15 mins) are located nearby.
|Tiger Airways to Ipoh|
Time to pack your bags!
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DisclaimerThe Wacky Duo was invited to stay at The Haven. All other expenses are on our own.