Category: Perak

Cititel Express Ipoh: New Budget Hotel Offers Free Shuttle to Tourist Spots!

Posted on May 12, 2016

Ipoh’s newest budget hotel, Cititel Express Ipoh, is all about delivering “smart, clean and simple accommodation,” according to its brand promise. Having stayed here recently, I think they deliver just that – plus a few more perks. Sure, there are some drawbacks like smallish rooms and limited parking space, but overall I think it’s the best-value place to stay in Perak’s capital. The brand new hotel boasts 210 modern, functional, comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation which cater to both businessRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Whitewater Rafting at Sungai Kampar (Kampar River) with Nomad Adventure

Posted on May 3, 2016

After our thrilling caving challenge at Kandu Cave, we had lunch at Nomad Adventure‘s Earth Camp before proceeding to our next outdoor activity: whitewater rafting at Sungai Kampar (Kampar River)! Before heading to the river, our professional rafting guides first gave us a thorough safety briefing on whitewater rafting. The guides taught us the code words used for specific instructions to help us navigate more efficiently through the river. We wore our helmets and personal flotation device (PFD) then boardedRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Caving Challenge at Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave) with Nomad Adventure

Posted on May 2, 2016

I’ve visited Gopeng before, a sleepy historic settlement that was once a mining boomtown. Little did I know that the place had more exciting things to offer in its hinterlands through a second familiarization tour. Through the professional tour company Nomad Adventure – one of the best in Malaysia established in 1994 – we got to take on a challenging caving experience through Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave). Located inside one of the many karst outcrops across the Kinta Valley, Gua Kandu is aRead More

Belum Rainforest Resort: Eco-Luxe Gateway to an Ancient Rainforest

Posted on May 1, 2016

Cradled in an ocean of green, the Belum Rainforest Resort on the lake island of Pulau Banding in Gerik, Perak is the eco-luxe gateway to the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, which includes the 130-million-year-old virgin jungles of the Royal Belum State Park. With a total area of nearly 300,000 hectares, the vast forest complex is four times the size of Singapore, large enough to be home to 14 of the world’s most endangered mammals like the Malayan tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros andRead More

Perak, Malaysia: The Treasures of Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery in Kuala Kangsar

Posted on March 31, 2016

Nearly all that glitters is gold at Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery (Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah) in Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of the state of Perak in Malaysia. I’ve visited Kuala Kangsar two times before. It’s a quiet settlement best known for its historic royal structures, but it was my first time at this particular museum honoring the important figureheads of Perak’s royalty, especially Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014), the celebrated 34th Sultan of the state. The royal gallery is housed inRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Tin Mining Town of Gopeng [SP]

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Gopeng Heritage House exhibits antiques from the tin mining heydays of Gopeng in Perak, Malaysia. Before the state capital of Ipoh grew in prominence in the late 19th century, the town of Gopeng, 20 km south, in the Kampar district of Perak, Malaysia was the premier tin mining town, where, as a result of the economic boom, people came to spend money on opium, gambling and women, among many pursuits. The town was populated by an eclectic group ofRead More