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Ipoh - The Most Livable City in Malaysia


Ipoh is the capital of the state of Perak and is one of the biggest cities in Malaysia with over 800,000 inhabitants. 75% of Ipoh's population is of Chinese origin.


The City is located at a distance of approximately 200km to the north of Kuala Lumpur. From the North-South Expressway you can reach Ipoh within 2 hours by car. From Ipoh, you can reach the island of Penang in 1.5 hours (150km).


Ipoh is surrounded by beautiful limestone outcrops with wonderful cave temples; some of Malaysia's biggest attractions are only a couple of hours away by car.  


Today's Ipoh is well known for its excellent restaurants, hawkers, and famous local dishes. Because of this you will find famous "Ipoh cuisine" hawkers at many places throughout Malaysia.


Ipoh has many nice attractions and sights in and around the city. One popular attraction is the Gunung Lang recreation park; where many locals spend their time to relax as it is just few kilometers away from the city center. The Lost World of Tambun is also very popular attraction among locals and tourists.


The City also houses beautiful architecture, such as the Railway Station, Town Hall and High Court. Other attractions are Kinta River, Ipoh Heritage Walk, Perak Cave with its numerous beautiful Buddha statues, Sam Poh Tong temple and the Kek Lok Tong Temple. There are also numerous night markets at different locations throughout Ipoh. 


For a city with over 750,000 residents, you would expect numerous huge shopping malls, there are Parkson Ipoh, Kinta City Shopping Centre, Aeon Station 18, Aeon Klebang, Tesco and Giant. 




North-South Expressway (NSE) is the longest controlled-access expressway in Malaysia with the total length of about 772km and passes through all major cities in West Malaysia including Ipoh.


There are quite some bus operators that have daily busses driving between Ipoh and many other locations with Peninsular Malaysia. Besides, can easily travel by train between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh as there are daily trains that depart from KL Sentral. The train takes about 3 hours to reach Ipoh. Alternatively the slightly more expensive ETS trains provide eight return trips for the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route daily. 


From Singapore, it is easy to reach Ipoh by air as there are daily flights from Changi International Airport to Ipoh's Sultan Azlan Shah Airport.


The city offers a wide variety of its own exquisite food including Ipoh Bean Sprouts Chicken, Ipoh Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh Salted Chicken or Yim Kok Kai, Ipoh Old Town White Coffee, Ipoh Chow Hor Fun, Ipoh Hainanese Chicken Rice and Rendang Tok. Moreover, other unique and authentic cooking style and flavours of the Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines are also available to tempt one's appetite.  


Ipoh also offers various international cuisine including Japanese, Korean, Western, Middle East and Thai at specific restaurants. Ipoh surely has abundance of good food available and waited to be explored.


Malaysia provides quality education system inherited from British Colonial government, an excellent English learning environment.


Ipoh has 3 International schools, Tenby, AMETIS and Fairview. Tenby and AMETIS follow the Cambridge International General Certificate of School Education (IGSCE) while Fairview follow the International Baccalaureate (IB). 


Ipoh also has multiple private Chinese schools such as Poi Lam High School, Yuk Choy High School and Shen Jai High School.


Malaysia has fully equipped medical devices, highly trained Medical Personnel as well as internationally recognized medical experts. The country has government and private hospitals as well as clinics throughout every community that form a huge network in Malaysia. Malaysia also offered comprehensive Medical Insurance System.


Ipoh has a number of famous private hospitals, there are KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, Pantai Hospital, Fatimah Hospital, Perak Community Specialist Hospital and KMC Medical Centre.