Tag Archives: Ipoh

5 reasons to visit Pangkor Island

By Aura FarrandoImage: Pulau Pangkor and its many islands Searching for that perfect weekend getaway? Perhaps something a little quieter than tourist hotspots like Langkawi and Perhentians? Look no further than Pangkor Island, located off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Perak, just 90km from Ipoh. It has everything you want… Read More »

My Malaysia

By Lloyd Green I sit here on the plane leaving Malaysia after eight months. An experience quite unlike any I have ever encountered. Malaysia is a country where the more you invest, the more you get out of it. You could be forgiven for thinking Malaysia is embodied by KL’s global reputation — its bright… Read More »

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow ‘Char Kway Teow’ or ‘stir-fried ricecake strips’ is arguably one of a many renouned dishes among Malaysians of all races. The name is subsequent from a Hokkien tenure for ‘fried’ that is ‘char, while ‘kway teow’ refers to a ‘flat rice noodles’, that is a categorical ingredient. The latter is stir-fried over… Read More »

Muzium Gopeng, birthright haven

Tweet Tweet Life during a spin of a 20th century in Malaya is flashy in Muzium Gopeng, an ancestral home that has been lovingly easy and thrown open to a public. With a story travelling some-more than 150 years, Gopeng is comparison than both Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. Tin mining and rubber plantations were a… Read More »

Travel: Pangkor Island, Perak

Pulau Pangkor is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia, reached by ferry from Lumut (a small coastal town that links to Ipoh, or from Sitiawan). It has a land area of only 8 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 25,000 islanders. It is heavily promoted as a low-key tourist… Read More »