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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

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PAST & PRESENT

 

 

A walk around the compact Old Town revealed that this place is filled with olden-day pre-World War II shop houses, heritage buildings, and some Government buildings. St. Michaels Institution along Jalan S.P Seenivasagam is architecturally interesting, so is the Ipoh train station (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd) with its Moorish, and Gothic architecture that makes it another famous landmark. In front of the railway station is an Ipoh tree. These olden day shop houses along Jalan Bandar Timah in the Old Town maintain their architecture and many are now favourite eating places. The Perak Medical University and Ipoh City Hall building are located in the New Town. Get a glimpse of the past here by visiting the Muzium Darul Ridzuan, which showcases the interesting history of Perak, and it is located in a nice former tin-mining tycoon's mansion near the railway station. One of the most interesting Hindu temples in Perak is the Mari Amman Temple, an old temple located on the banks of a river near a bridge along Sungai Pari Road.

 
 

TEMPLES IN THE CAVES

 

lpoh has many limestone caves and visitors must not miss a visit to the unique Sam Poh Tong or Cavern of Triple Gems, which is built in a cave. The temple is located on the southern side of the city along the main trunk road (Federal Route 1) to the south. It is fascinating to see beautiful and intricately designed places of worship like this, locked into otherwise void caverns.

 

There is a pretty pond outside with many tortoise as the Chinese believe these creatures bring good luck. Its sister temple, Perak Tong has a steep, high staircase leading from the caves interior right to the outside top of its hill, which offers thrilling view of lpoh and its surroundings. You can also savour good vegetarian food here. Another interesting temple is the Kek Lok Tong or Cavern of Utmost Bliss, and it lies at the opposite side of the same range of limestone hills as Sam Poh Tong. You can get there through the Gunung Rapat housing area. The best part is the scenic cave view here, which is simply spectacular.

Perak Tong - Buddhist Temple

 
 

EERIE KELLIE'S CASTLE

 

 

One famous attraction near Batu Cajah not far from lpoh is Kellies Castle, which is the uncompleted and abandoned mansion of an eccentric British planter. You can get there in half an hours drive from lpoh city centre. This building is especially appealing as it is said to be haunted and contains secret passages leading to hidden chambers.

 
 

GUNUNG LANG RECREATIONAL FOREST

 

 

The Gunung Lang Recreational Park is 5 km from the lpoh city centre has three man-made lakes which were reclaimed from old tin mines. It is a picturesque park surrounded by low limestone hills.

 
 

DR. SEENIVASAGAM PARK

 

DR. Seenivasagam Park formerly known as the Coronation Park, is located in the heart of lpoh (New Town), is known for its lovely landscaped gardens and recreational facilities. The park has several recreational fields, an artificial lake, a nursery, and a children?s playground. Here, there are nice pedestrian paths, pretty arches, shelters, and the lpoh tree is also present A landscaped Japanese garden featuring a typical Japanese carp pond is a favourite spot for amateur photographers.

 
 

PRETTY JAPANESE GARDEN

 

 

This is a pretty landscaped garden, created to resemble those in Japan. There are bonsai plants here, carp ponds, a rock garden, and plenty of colourful flowers, namely bouganvilleas. This garden was established in the early 1960s and is a popular site for couples, and wedding photographs. Visitors from near and far come to admire and enjoy the gardens ambiance where its small Japanese house, koi pond, and wooden bridge across a stream combine to recreate a picture perfect scenery. Surprisingly, there is also a Dutch attraction here, in the form of a colourful solar-powered floral clock on a slope, which is imported from Holland.

 
 

MOUNTAIN DRIVE TO POS SELIM

 

One destination that not many visitors to lpoh are aware of is the spectacularly scenic drive along the Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands expressway that presents some of the most fascinating close up views of mountains in the country. This picturesque part of the state so close to lpoh is called the Kinta Heights. The idea of the drive would be to see the Pos Selim Orang Asli village, some 20km from Simpang Pulai, which is about 10km from lpoh South. Pos Selim is located about 500m above sea-level in a valley sifting by the shadows of the imposing 1,712m high Gunung Chabang, which resembles a giant camel's hump when viewed from the village.

 

The mountain with its dizzying slopes, colourful flora and numerous waterfalls such as the Lubuk Timah, is a lure for trekkers and climbers. However, trekkers not familiar with the terrain should hire guides from the Orang Asli village. The mostly Christian villagers are curious but not unfriendly. Many visitors have come here before and you will get a close view of their village and even make some friends. The road to Cameron goes on to 1,440m above sea level from here and you will pass close to even mightier looking mountains, namely Gunung Suku.

 
 

REFRESH AT ULU CHEPOR

 

Ulu Chepor is a popular recreational place to relax, picnic, or do camping and trekking. It is located at the foot of the Kledang Range andthere is a nice waterfall here. It is just 10km from the city and the place has good facilities for the public such as parking areas, rest shades, and washrooms.

 
 
 
IPOH : Tourist Attraction
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA