Ipoh Heritage Walk
Ipoh Heritage Walk
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FEtravellor
Incheon, South Korea478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
I did the walk by following the map. The walk takes you through all the old colonial buildings including the railway station, General Post Office, High Court, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC Bank, St Michael's Institution and so on. All were painted white.

It's a pity that the FMS building which is painted yellow (probably its original colour) is in a sorry state of disrepair and abandoned. You will see what I mean after seeing the pictures I will upload after this.

The walk can be completed in an hour or an hour and a half at a leisurely pace. As Ipoh is hot, it is recommended that you do it either in the early morning or at after 5 pm when the sun has more or less set but is still bright enough for you to take photos.
Written May 10, 2016
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Paul H
Suffolk, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
If you're travelling to Ipoh for the heritage tour, the outdoor art and cave temples, it's possible, either on foot or local bus. First stop, the tourist information centre, 5 minutes from the Railway Station. Turn left as you come out and look for the sign, second right. Here you can pick up the maps and guides you will need for the Old Town, at no cost. Very small and easy to do without a guided tour. You are also on the edge of the old town with excellent food courts and coffee shops in Concubine Lane. For Temples, go back to the Railway Station and turn right as you come out and 5 minutes on the right and you will find the city bus station. The counter staff are very friendly and helpful (as are all the people we met). Number 66 will take you South West, to Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in 20minutes for 2RM or the 35 will take you North to the more impressive Perak Cave Temple, likewise. The bus driver will drop you right outside the Temples. Checkout the others that are within walking distance also. Frequent buses will get you back to Medan Kidd. Also check out the street markets that are all within walking distance of the Old Town.
Written February 20, 2016
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
there are several City maps available, I just guided myself around thru the town. Loved the architecture, as others have mentioned, this is kind of old and beginning to show some wear and tear. Ipoh isn't a huge tourist town, so you aren't constantly being quizzed about needing a taxi or tours or sales of trinkets. I liked it. There are just enough street art murals to make it even more interesting.
Written November 20, 2018
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Caroline B
Ipoh, Malaysia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The website link takes you to a map with the Ipoh Heritage Trail which is easy to follow. This walk takes you to a lot of the most amazing historical buildings around the Old Town area, and you can easily walk this trail and admire the buildings in a few hours. I recommend in the morning or late afternon, as it can get really hot in the middle of the day, and a lot of the walk is in the sun. Whether you take one or or three would depend on how long you linger to read about each site (most have interesting information plaques at the building), and how much of the trail you try to cover.
Ipoh used to be the main city in Malaysia and nearly became the capital, and the buildings on this walk are evidence that it was once a thriving and beautiful colonial town. Some of them are really spectacular, and even look a little out of place now Ipoh has become rather run-down and shabby, and this makes them even more fascinating.
One of the most interesting fearures is the missing figure on the Birch Clock Tower. The Prophet of Islam used to be painted there, but was removed in 1958 after objections to his depiction. The majestic train station is also wonderfully reminiscent of a glorious past, with much of the building left to fall into ruin after the hotel (the entire upstairs of the building) was closed.
Written October 8, 2018
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NewGenie
London, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
A lot of varied things to look at. Pin pointed a bunch of things on the map before went so knew where to look up for the murals. Was finished within 2 hours at a leisurely pace
Written October 27, 2018
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Smileypokey
Penticton, Canada247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
If you are walking about in Old Town, you will see many of these buildings. We did follow the Heritage Walk in parts and it’s quite interesting to see the historic architecture especially the train station area. Try to go in the morning as it gets so very hot in the afternoon. Old Town closes around 5:00pm so best to go when the shops and cafes are open.
Written October 16, 2018
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Lita R
Surabaya, Indonesia122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
ipoh is a quiet city compare to penang. with similar building and mural. must visit if you go to ipoh. walk around the street, and you will find heritage building and beautiful mural. if you get tired you can take a rest at coffe shop and try ipoh white coffee
Written July 9, 2018
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rhondica
164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Ipoh was one of my favourite spots in Malaysia. Great history here. Easy to explore and enjoy. Highly recommend
Written May 26, 2018
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PFogg2013
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
A short & interesting Heritage Walk primarily centered around the Old Town /Colonial buildings .
However the walk could be vastly improved with more details & stories on the recommended buildings places. There was also lack on signage on some of the buildings as well as other heritage buildings which appears to be omitted from the heritage walk map .
Written December 2, 2017
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SIOK69
PEKANBARU64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We started heritage walk, after lunch at cofffe shop thean chun, we strolled to Plan B, walked to Birch Memorial Clock, exploring mural art work based on map, even walked to Ipoh Railway Station for buying train tickets back to KL. Then passed tru Concubine Lane. Weather very hot, but we enjoy the walk very much.
Written July 17, 2016
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