Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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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Related Places

Ipoh Heritage Trail

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

Hotels in Ipoh
Attractions

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh

Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city

Gerbang Malam, Ipoh

Night market in Ipoh's city center amidst traditional shophouses. Besides the market there are also several restaurants serving to famous Ipoh Chicken Rice

Attractions

Big Tree Foot Hawker Centre, Ipoh

Most popular Chinese hawker food center in Ipoh, especially famous for the Yong Tau Foo stall. It is located in Pasir Panjir, just south of the city center.

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.