Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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.

Ipoh, Malaysia

Kek Look Tong Cave Temple

address: Gua Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - phone: 05-312-81129
Kek-Look-Tong-cave-temple-Ipoh.jpg, Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city
the cave temple's main chamber
Picturesque Chinese cave temple at the Gunung Rapat limestone hills at the southern edge of Ipoh city

Opening hours
daily 7am - 6pm
including public holidays

Links:

Kek Look Tong (Official Website)




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Cave Temples at Gunung Rapat

3 picturesque cave temples at Gunung Rapat (5km south of downtown Ipoh): Sam Poh Tong, Ling Sen Tong and Nam Tin Tong

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

Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh

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.

Attractions

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Singapore River, Singapore

The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel