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Ipoh is the capital city Perak state and is one of the largest cities in Malaysia. It is approximately 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 130 km south of Penang on the North-South Expressway. It is bordered by Batu Gajah in the west, Cameron Highlands in the east and Simpang Pulai in the south.
Due to its geographic location, it became a rapid growing mining town in the rich tin-bearing valley of the Kinta River, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. One of the famous local Hakka miner, millionaire Yau Tet-Shin, started developing a large tract of the city in the early 1930s, today known as the 'New Town', from the eastern bank of the Kinta River to Greentown. In 1937, Ipoh was made the capital of Perak, replacing Taiping.
The city is surrounded by limestone hills, which can be found around suburban areas to the northeast, east and southeast. The Kledang mountain range stretches from the north to the west of the city. This range runs parallel to the Bintang mountain range with the Perak River flowing on its left bank and the Kinta River to its right. This range is interrupted to the north of Ipoh by a tributary of the Perak River called the Pelus River, which is sourced from the Titiwangsa mountain range, which runs to the east of Ipoh.
Places of Attraction
Ipoh has uniqueness in character to attract tourists by providing peacefulness, relaxation, choices of delicious food, historical buildings art, limestone cave temples etc. Three main limestone cave temples in the city are Perak Tong, Sam Poh Tong and Kek Lok Tong. For your information, "Tong" means 'cave' in Chinese. Ipoh, due to the British influence has quite a number of buildings standing in the city with the combination of local and western architecture art. For instance, the Ipoh Railway Station, Birch Memorial Clock Tower etc.
Despite the growth of the surroundings, Ipoh residents enjoy their calm, steady and relax lifestyle. Therefore, the city has been equipped with gardens to fulfill residents' and tourist needs. Two of the known parks are the Polo Ground and Japanese Garden. Morning jogging and photo taking will be some of the activities that you would like to do at the gardens. There are playgrounds and exercise equipments too.
One of the greatest and oldest gardens in the city is the D.R. Seenivasagam Park.
In the other hand, Ipoh Riverfront Park is one of the latest recreational parks in the city.
Some local specialties to look out for in Ipoh would include chicken and beansprouts. It is boiled chicken with bean sprouts served with soy sauce, sesame oil and eaten either with rice or noodle. Another famous dish is Ipoh sar hor fun, which is flat rice noodles in clear chicken and prawn soup with chicken shreds, prawns and spring onions. A common take away food item is the salted chicken. It is a whole chickens wrapped in "paper" and then baked in large woks filled with heated salt. A famous fruit of the region is pomelos. It is a citrus fruit with massive rind and mild taste, Malaysia's best are reputedly from Tambun, about 10km north of the city center.
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