AT#543 – Travel to Perak, Malaysia

Travel to Perak, Malaysia (Podcast)

Hear about travel to Perak, Malaysia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jub from about this region that Lonely Planet named as one of the 10 best regions to visit in 2017.

Jub says of Perak, “Perak is the 4th largest province in Malaysia. It’s capital Ipoh is only a 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.”

“Ipoh was listed as the number 6 best city in Asia to visit. If you get to Perak your going to be off the beaten track but you have world class food, awesome street art, and you have cave temples which are awesome to look at, couple of waterfalls, a nice island called Pangkor Island which has an interesting bird to look at called the hornbill. It’s also home to one of the oldest rain forests in the world called Royal Belum National Park. The beaches here are pretty empty. I recently went during the high season and had the beach all to myself.”

Jub recommends basing yourself in Ipoh, which takes a couple days to see, more when it is raining. He recommends starting in Old Town which is on one side of the river. Look for the street art, including seven murals by artist Ernest Zacharevic. Ipoh is the home of white coffee which is made from beans roasted in margarine, ground, brewed and served with sweetened condensed milk. Grab a cup at OldTown White Coffee.

“Outside of the city center you have 3 different cave temples. My personal favorite is Perak Tong Cave Temple which is about 7 km from Old Town. You walk into this massive cave which has a couple of temples, buddhas and related things. You jump out the other side of the cave and you can get some amazing views of the city and the limestone caves in the background”.

Temples, street food, tropical beaches and a tim mining museum. See why Jub thinks more and more people will discover Ipoh and Perak.

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Show Notes

Tiki Touring Kiwi



Pangkor Island

Ipoh Old Town

Old Town White Coffee

Perak Cave Temple

Gunung Lang Recreational Park

Kinta River

Gua Tempurung

Orang Utan Island

Taiping, Perak

Bed & Bike Backpackers Studio

Work Away

Help X

Kellie’s Castle

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

Royal Belum State Park

Cameron Highlands District

Kinta Tin Mining Museum

Ho Yan Hor Museum


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