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Ipoh or Taiping?

Reading, United...
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Ipoh or Taiping?

We are making good progress planning our visit to Malaysia in March 2019. One decision has been to use public transport rather than car rental. In between Cameron Highlands and Penang we have 2 nights available to visit either Taiping or Ipoh. Which should we chose, taking into account both things to see and access from CH/to Penang?

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Penang Island...
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for Penang, Penang Island, George Town, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi
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1. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

Only you know what will interest you. Maybe have a look at both of these to help you choose

http://www.ipoh-city.com/attraction/

https://wikitravel.org/en/Taiping#See

However from experience of both I'd say stay in Ipoh and when you leave drive on the old road to Penang via Kuala Kangsar, Taiping and then maybe Kuala Sepatang.

Island of Malta...
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2. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

Ipoh will offer you more overall I consider - simply: there is more to see.

Penang Island...
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3. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

Have just realised you're not going to be renting a hired car. Got confused with your earlier posts. That being the case my advice to drive through Kuala Kangsar and Taiping doesn't make much sense.

Reading, United...
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4. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

Tks. It looks as though Ipoh is the clear winner, so I will focus on that!

Singapore, Singapore
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5. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

Ipoh is the clear winner in terms of transport logistics but Taiping is really not so far away..

Why don't u squeeze at least 1 day for Taiping ?

Cheers

Scooby

Conwy, United...
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6. Re: Ipoh or Taiping?

I think that both towns are worth visiting...... many similarities, but also some big differences.

E.g railway station in Ipoh is amazing Victorian architecture.

Taiping, has a fantastic hill station and an exciting fishing village with many good restaurants.

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