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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
Shopping & Dining
 
 

SHOPPING

Perak has a wide variety of shopping facilities. They range from air-conditioned shopping complexes to rustic roadside stalls selling fruits as well as handicrafts and night markets selling just about everything.

 

There are many modern shopping centres and supermarkets in Ipoh and the main towns. Retail shops also stock all manner of merchandise including clothing and electrical goods. Bargains can be obtained from street bazaars or pasar malam (night markets) which stock a colourfully mixed assortment of goods from handicraft, clothing, household utensils to fresh fruits and vegetables. Main shopping centres are Plaza Ocean on Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Super Kinta on Jalan Laksamana, the impressive Kinta City on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and Green Town Mall on Jalan Hospital.

 
 
COTTAGE INDUSTRIES
 

 

Traditional handicraft-making is a prominent cottage industry in Perak and is mainly found in Kuala Kangsar. There are many handicraft centres, which sell local crafts such as labu sayong, a gourd shaped ceramic vessel as well as decorative items. There is a labu sayong cottage industry located at Kampung Kepala Bendang in Kampung Sayong, about 15km from Kuala Kangsar. Several other shops sell batik, earthenware, bamboo carvings, tekat or gold embroidery as well as handicrafts made from seashells. You will be able to find well- stocked handicraft centres along most routes you travel and have the opportunity to watch handicraft demonstrations.

 
 
 
PULAU TIGA HANDICRAFT CENTRE
 

Perak artisans are especially good at producing clay and porcelain ware and beautiful pieces of cloth and the Batu Tiga Handicraft Centre in Pulau Tiga is where their talents are displayed and marketed. Some fine pieces of cloth using the rare and skillful art of gold thread embroidery and some intricate cloth weaving examples can be seen here. The clay work is also notable for variety and design. Here visitors can see samples of a rare porcelain ware known as labu sayong, which uses a black clay found in certain areas. Labu sayong containers keep water cool even in very hot weather.

 
 
 
PASAR MALAM / NIGHT MARKET
 

 

Pasar Malam or night markets make for fascinating bargain hunting. Comprising makeshift stalls, which stock anything from folk medicine and fresh fruits to household utensils and fashion wear, these night bazaars are a treat for the senses and a paradise for bargain hunters. Gerbang Malam near the J.W.W. Birch Clock Tower, along Jalan Dato? Tahwil Azhar, has stalls nightly from 7pm onwards, selling souvenirs, clothes, electrical items and more. Located nearby is a food court.

 
 
 

CULINARY DELIGHTS

In Perak, visitors will find a staggering variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian food as well as Thai, Japanese and western cuisine that will tempt your palate.

 

lpoh is noted for good, reasonably priced Chinese fare, particularly sar hor fun (noodles), dim sum, char kuey teow (fried flat rice noodles) and chicken rice with bean sprouts. A popular Malay dish here is rendang tok, richly flavoured dried beef cooked with coconut milk and chilli paste. Popular eating places include Wooley Food Centre (Lengkok Canning, lpoh Garden), Tun Abdul Razak Food Centre (Medan Perhentian), Jalan Dato? Tahwil Azhar Food Centre (Jalan Dato? Tahwil Azhar), Happy Food Court (Bandar Medan lpoh, lpoh Garden East), Greentown Food Centre (Jalan Hospital) and MBI Terrace.

 

Favourite snacks here include Menglembu groundnuts, Kampar Chicken Biscuits, bean curd sticks (char tai), Chinese steamed buns (pau) from Tanjung Malim, Tambun Biscuits, and of course, freshly brewed lpoh White Coffee. The small town of Menglembu, immediately west of Ipoh city, is synonymous with groundnuts as Tambun and Jalan Kampar (in front of the Sam Poh Tong Temple) are with pomelos. Pomelos are citrus fruits the size of a football and are grown exclusively in the state. Bidor, a town divided into two by the North-South trunk road, on the other hand is famous for guavas. Peanuts and petal, a kind of bean in a long green beaded pod, reputed for its kidney cleansing properties and distinct taste and smell, are also much sought after by visitors to Perak.

 
 
 
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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA