Ipoh to Melaka (Melaka)

Our time in Ipoh has come to an end and we need to travel south back to Kuala Lumpur to drop off the car before we go to Melaka. So we set off down the expressway towards KLIA2. But not before we take an hour to stop at Kellie’s Castle just south of Ipoh. Kellie’s…

Ipoh street art (Perek)

Ipoh has some amazing street art. You can find it all by following the city’s street art guide. Here are some of my favourite pieces: I love the playfulness of this painting and the way children view the world as being full of possibilities, such as flying in a paper plane. I like the historical…

Tongs (temples) of Ipoh (Perek)

There is a strong Chinese influence in Ipoh so it stands to reason that that there are also many Chinese Buddhist temples scattered around the city. Many of them are cave temples that have been built into the surrounding limestone mountains. We start our day of exploration at Sam Poh Tong. This temple is marked…

Pantai Remis and Lumut (Perek)

We went to bed last night not having decided which of the many tourist attractions we want to see today. There are just too many choices and all seem either exciting or interesting. We could go white water rafting or caving or to the many temples or to the Old Town. We decide to wait…

Cameron Highlands (Perek)

One of the things that drew us to Ipoh was the city’s proximity to the Cameron Highlands. With the promise of good weather, we decided to head straight up there today to see what all the fuss is about. We didn’t have to drive far out of Ipoh to discover why the Highlands are so…