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5D4N ECHOES OF IPOH

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5D4N ECHOES OF IPOH

Savour the very best Malaysia has to offer with this delicious 05-days gastronomic pilgrimage in Ipoh. Reflecting Malaysia’s multicultural mix, the cuisine is a tantalising blend of Chinese dishes. Every day is a feast of the senses as you munch on tasty hawker’s food and dine in the most renowned eateries.

DAY 1

Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh

Pick up from Kuala Lumpur city hotel and transferred to Ipoh for your accommodation of four nights. Meet at the lobby for dinner @ 19:00 hrs to 'Wu So Peng'. Tuck in to their delicious pork knuckle, juicy whiskered chicken smothered in ginger paste and scallions, eggplant with minced meat, claypot fish fillet and Paku Pakis (local vegetable). Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in **** Heritage Hotel Ipoh or similar **** Read more

Ipoh Hotel - 4 Nights
DAY 2

Ipoh

Meet at the lobby at 09:00 hours for a tour of Ipoh covering Han Chin Pet Soo, Ipoh Railway Station, Birch Memorial Clock Tower and Kek Lok Toong Temple. Han Chin Pet Soo, which translates as Han Chin Villa, is Ipoh’s latest attraction, a fascinating museum-style exhibition in the beautifully restored Hakka Miners’ Club building. It provides an insight into the shadowy goings-on at the tin miners’ club where prostitution, gambling, opium smoking and triad activities were carried out behind the elegant facade of the club. The Ipoh railway station was initially meant to be a hospital and used before the 20th century as such before being turned into a station. The original completion year of 1917 was delayed for three years due to lack of construction materials as well as high costs during World War I. The Birch Memorial Clock Tower comprises a portrait bust and four panels illustrating the growth of civilisation. A dedication to J.W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of Perak, is found beneath the bronze bust of Birch in the north-facing niche. Pass by the handsome St Michael's Institution, a well-known public secondary school in Ipoh. The school was built in 1912 by a priest named Reverend Father J.B. Coppin from St. Michael's Church. During the Occupation, St. Michael's Institution became the headquarters of the Japanese government of Perak. The first floor of the main building and the hall were used as the police department and the treasury respectively. The first classroom on the ground floor served as a telephone exchange. The school's occupation ended when the Japanese surrendered, and the school reopened on 24th September 1945. Kek Lok Tong is translated as Cavern of Ultimate Bliss and indeed it does seem to bring a feeling of well-being to the many local visitors who regard it as their favourite among Ipoh's many splendid cave temples. It is hidden deep within the residential area of Gunung Rapat with 12 acres of land that this cave temple is built upon, largely populated by beautiful limestone hills, lush foliage of trees, bushes and flowers and two lakes seated side by side. The cave has been used as a place of worship since the 1920's but during the 1960's the area was engaged i n iron ore mining and parts of the cave were excavated for this activity. When mining ceased it was dedicated again to religious purposes and opened to visitors in the 1970s. Being a spacious cavern with large openings at each end, it enjoys goo d natural lighting and a refreshing breeze blows through the cave. The Kek Lok Tong complex comprises a central altar featuring a number of Buddhist figures as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon. Primary iron can still be seen within the limestone. The award winning landscape garden features a jogging path circling two lakes and one of the longest reflexology footpaths in Ipoh. Stop for lunch @ Lou Wong and indulge in their free-range steamed chicken, the blanched bean sprouts and pop in their succulent and juicy pork balls with springy texture. Ipoh’s bean sprouts is the king of bean sprouts in Malaysia. Due to the abundance of hard water from the limestone hills surrounding Ipoh, bean sprouts that grow here are juicy and crunchy. The combination of soy sauce, sesame oil and shallot oil all tossed together with the plump and crunchy bean sprouts makes it more delicious. Sample their Ipoh’s classic ‘Sar Hor Fun’ (flat rice noodles) which can be served dry (tossed with soy sauce and dark soy sauce) or in soup which is the more popular version, in a sweet-tasting chicken broth. The noodles are so smooth that they slither down one’s throat with ease. Meet at the lobby for dinner @ 19:00 hrs to Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant to savour their signature Pan Fried Big Headed Prawns, steamed beancurd with fish paste, mixed vegetables consisting of Lotus root, celery, macadamia nuts and ginkgo, ginger chicken and the divine stewed 3 layer pork slices with yam and lotus root. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in **** Heritage Hotel Ipoh or similar **** Read more

DAY 3

Ipoh

Meet at 09:00 hours at the lobby and proceed for a tour to City Hall Building, Concubine Lane and the murals drawn by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. The stately City Hall Building with strong classical element was designed by British architect, A.B Hubback, who also designed the Ipoh Railway Station. This work-of-art was completed in 1916. The east end of the building was used as the Post and Telegraphs Office in 1928. The stunning murals from Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic have added an artsy vibe to Ipoh’s old town. The mural and wall arts are reflection of Ipoh’s past and present, drawn on perfect canvases of tattered and worn walls. Ernest’s artwork has been known from around the world. They can be spotted in Johor, Singapore, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and even places abroad. He makes unique art by cutting bicycles, trishaws, chairs, etc into halves and mounts them onto the wall where his artwork is, creating a 3D effect. Concubine Lane was famous in the old days when Ipoh was a rich city built on tin, where Chinese miners kept their concubines and mistresses in two double storey houses in a narrow lane fronting each other. The buildings were constructed in 1908 and also doubled up as opium and gambling dens. Walk along the lane and explore its surrounding shop lots which have become chic cafés, souvenirs and knick knack shops. Head to Sin Lean Lee coffee-shop for brunch of char koay teow (fried flat noodles), beef noodles, toast and eggs wash down with the Ipoh "white" coffee which is a popular coffee drink originated in Ipoh. White coffee is made by roasting the coffee beans with only margarine, resulting in a lighter roast. The roasting technique for white coffee produces a rich, flavourful brew. One mouthful and you may sing praises for the skilfully fried char koay teow that is slightly charred from the intense frying process then topped with the signature egg with a brilliant, golden hue. This father and son duo have been whipping up plates and plates of delicious fried Char Kuey Teow for decades. Sample the beef noodles with freshly blanched pieces of tenderloin beef, served in a lightly peppered soup with a handful of chopped coriander. The soup is appetizing and their beef slices are fresh, tender and succulent in every bite! For some comfort food, munch on half-boiled eggs on toast slathered with margarine. Sip the white coffee which is an intense brew that’s both robust and creamy without any unpleasant bitter notes from over-frying the beans, but thick enough to jump start your engine in the morning…..now you are ready to face the world. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in **** Heritage Hotel Ipoh or similar **** Read more

DAY 4

Ipoh

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Spend your free time for some last minute shopping for local product and fruits. Don’t forget to grab some of the fine arts and crafts for giveaways to friends and relatives. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in **** Heritage Hotel Ipoh or similar ****

DAY 5

Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur

Savour one final breakfast at the hotel and enjoy its facilities. Check-out and depart for Free and Easy Tour in Gua Tempurong, Gopeng (40 minutes to 1 hour). Gua Anak Tempurung is a cave located in the eastern face of Gunung Tempurung. It is smaller than the famous Gua Tempurung, being less than 1km in length. To get there, we will pass through into a dirt track just after Sungai Siput Selatan and drove to the eastern face of Gunung Tempurung. After tour, transfer back to Kuala Lumpur city in the afternoon. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ipoh

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Tour guide: Operated with English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Accommodation: Four nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Ipoh.
  • Meals: Four breakfasts, two dinners and one brunch.
  • Transport: Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme on sharing basis.
  • Entrance fees and activities: All entrance fees as indicated: Han Chin Pet Soo museum

Package excludes

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme.
  • Gratuity for driver and guide.
  • Optional tours.
  • Compulsory festival/peak season surcharges if stated separately.
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
  • The Tourism Tax is due to be implemented by the Malaysian Government from 01 Jul 2017.
  • The rate will be from RM2.50 to RM20 for a night's stay, depending on the star rating of the accommodation and is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.

More information

  • Cancellation Policy :-
  • - For notice of less than 8 days, 35% of full package charge will be imposed.
  • - For all early departure and no-show, 100% of full package charge will be imposed.
  • Compulsory Supplements :
  • - Surcharge of USD 22 (single) & USD 11 (twin-sharing) net per person per night is applicable from 23 – 26 Jun 2017 & 15 - 18 Feb 2018

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