Exploring Ipoh

Just a two-hour drive south from Penang, along the Federal Highway, is the old mining town of Ipoh. The city, the capital of Perak state, was once the world’s largest producer of tin and immigrants flocked here in their tens of thousands to seek their fortune during the 1920s and 30s. And, during the boom times, many found it.

Mind, Body and Spirit in George Town, Penang

George Town, Penang, is a bohemian city, situated on a fast-flowing body of water called the Straits of Malacca. Its colonial architecture is astounding and the reason why it was given a UNESCO Heritage listing in 2008. However, it’s the city’s delicious street food, cafes, museums, art galleries and its people, that give George Town a very distinct personality. And falling in love with it comes easily enough.

10 Things To Do in Penang

Known locally as the Street of Harmony, its official title is Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, and it’s is a good place to kick off your top ten. Filled with multiple historic places of worship, catering to Christian’s, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Taoists, the earliest temple here was erected in 1800. The British East India Company erected St George’s Church, at the beginning of the street, in 1819...

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