Are you one of the Malaysian who doesn’t like to travel within Malaysia? If you are one of them, perhaps you need to rethink it again. Recently, The New York Times shares an article on “Why Ipoh, Malaysia, Should Be On Your Travel Radar’, and this article is making us, the Malaysian very proud. If you don’t know why you need to visit Ipoh, let us share more with you.

Ipoh is the city in northwestern Malaysia, known as a gateway to the Cameron Highland. It is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak, nearly 180km north of Kuala Lumpur. With so many unique and cultural buildings in Ipoh, it is no wonder why The New York Times recommend it to people around the world.

Sekeping Kong Heng hotel is on the list! “Opened six years ago, it took the peeling bones of a hostel once used by performers at a Cantonese opera and updated the interiors with glass and steel; the effect is remarkable, modern and yet artfully dilapidated”

On top of that, there are many cafes in Ipoh are keeping the traditional interior while adding with the modern elements. For instance, you can visit Burps & Giggles cafe that offer burger, pizza, fish and chips.

Here is another cafe for you to enjoy the day. Plan B is a contemporary restaurant with giant windows, tile floors and high ceiling. People visit here for a cup of good coffee and a piece of cake. For those who like a Malaysian twist, you can try to order spaghetti Aglio Olio features bunga kantan (torch ginger flower). It is very flavourful yet delicious.

What else can you get from this old town? We believe you need to revisit Ipoh if you haven’t got the chance, it is very rich in the culture we must say!

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