Meet your guide at the Information Desk at KL Sentral railway station and board the KTM train with your small group. Relax during the 2-hour scenic ride to Ipoh, located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang Island. The capital city of Perak was once home to the richest tin mines in the world. Now Ipoh boasts a wealth of cultural and gastronomic heritage among its boutique hotels and modern eateries.
On arrival, pay a visit to the British-designed Ipoh Railway Station. Admire the Moorish-style domes and turrets that earned it the moniker ‘Taj Mahal of Malaysia.’ Then set off on foot for Ipoh’s historical center as you take in the highlights on a guide-led but flexible walking tour. You’re introduced to the neoclassical styles of colonial architecture such as the Ipoh Town Hall and Old Post Office, Birch Memorial Clock Tower, and more.
A traditional brunch stop is made at OldTown White Coffee, a local kopitiam, or coffee house, established by the Malaysia’s largest coffee chain. You’ll have time to sample a variety of street foods and authentic local dishes before the end of the tour.