The rebirth of Ipoh Old Town

Ipoh in Malaysia has experienced a reversal of fortunes after decades of economic decline and tourism obscurity. I first went to Ipoh in 2010, and after visiting again in 2019 I can say its revival is real. My first visit was when I was on my way to Pangkor Island. Rather than go straight through […]

Hotel Review: Cititel Express Ipoh – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Cititel Express Ipoh. Address: 2 Jalan S.P Seenivasagam, Ipoh, Malaysia I stayed at the Cititel Express Ipoh in Ipoh, Malaysia. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the Ipoh Old Town area. The Cititel Express Ipoh is a mid-range 3-star hotel, and one of the tallest buildings in the […]

Hotel Review: Pi Hotel, Ipoh – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Pi Hotel Address: 2 Jalan Veerasamy, Ipoh, Malaysia I stayed at the Pi Hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia. I booked online via Agoda and selected it for its price and location. The rooms are quite small but have a modern feel to it. I like the hardwood floors and the open coat rack instead […]

Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah – Malaysia

Not far from the city of Ipoh in Malaysia is a curious building known as Kellie’s Castle. It is actually an unfinished mansion built by Scottish planter, William Kellie Smith. This grand home features Malaysia’s first elevator and imported building material from India. Smith built his first mansion in 1909. With a birth his son […]

Ipoh Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Malaysia > Ipoh Travel Guide Ipoh is a city on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia and the capital of the state of Perak. Ipoh experienced a tin mining boom in the early 19th century, and today there are many remnants of the colonial era. The train station at Ipoh’s old town, […]