Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh-Railway-Station.jpg, Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.
Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.

Ipoh Railway Station 2014
Ipoh Railway Station (Google Streetview, 2014)

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From Ipoh:
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral)
Ipoh - Singapore
Ipoh - Butterworth
Ipoh - Hatyai (Thailand)

To Ipoh:
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Singapore - Ipoh
Butterworth - Ipoh
Hatyai (Thailand) - Ipoh

 

ETS Train
The modern ETS (Electic Train Service) train connection takes about 2 hours and 20min beetween Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.
Trains from Ipoh leave at6am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm 3pm, 8pm. 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Price vary between RM25 and RM35
ETS Train Timetable

ETS Train
ETS Train arriving in Ipoh (photo courtesy: thestar.com.my)
 

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map and location of Ipoh Railway Station



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Ipoh Heritage Trail
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