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August 2018

Tourist Trails of Old Ipoh

By |2018-08-15T16:49:06+08:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Ipoh Town, Memories, Natural Heritage, tourism|Tags: , |

“Fancy travelling down the memory lanes in Ipoh?

Commander Ian Anderson would bring you through the tourist trails of Old Ipoh, to allow you to relive the good old glorious Ipoh. 

The speaker will guide the audience along the first published tourist trails of Ipoh in 1914, continuing with a look at the differences created by development in the trail of 1921.

The lecture will conclude with a look at the development of today’s Old Town Heritage Trail.”

Mark your calendars, folks. Come by to STG Ipoh Old Town this Sunday 19th August 2018, from 2.30pm – 5pm.

For more details, check out the link below:



November 2010

The 2nd Ipoh Heritage Trail Map

By |2010-11-12T08:17:34+08:00November 10th, 2010|Categories: ipoh, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage|Tags: , |

This is the 2nd FREE map in this series – the first one was featured in this blog late last year. This map/brochure is published by Kinta Heritage Group Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Perak Tourism and the Perak State Government. Inside shows another heritage trail which covers: Belfield Street, Cross Street, Leech Street, Treacher Street, Jalan Datoh, and along the river into Jalan Mesjid (Hume Street).

Also featured in this map/brochure is a short history of the Eu Chateau, as well as Dato Panglima Kinta. Copies of this can be obtained from leading hotels, the Railway Station, Tourist Information Centres, and also the Perak Academy Office.

September 2010

1Malaysia Lantern Festival 2010

By |2010-09-20T09:59:26+08:00September 20th, 2010|Categories: ipoh, Ipoh Town|Tags: , , , , |

This Friday (24 September 2010), there will be a Heritage Unity Walk – starting out at the Ipoh Railway Station. It’s a special event for 700 underprivilaged Perakian children; these children will be treated to games and a food carnival prior to the walk. And since it’s the Mid Autumn Festival, we’ll be carrying lanterns while we walk the heritage trail. The schedule for this event is as follows:

  6.30pm –  Arrival of participants

  7.00pm –  Arrival of Children & Guests
                  Games for Children & Food Carnival

  7.50pm –  Arrival of YBhg Datuk Bandar Ipoh & EXCO Tourism

  8.00pm –  Arrival of Menteri Besar Perak

  8.05pm –  Welcoming speech by MC
                  Welcoming Dance
                  Speech by Organising Chairman
                  Speech by Menteri Besar
                  Official launch of the celebrations by Guest of Honour

  8.30pm –  Start of Heritage Trail of Unity Walk (with Lanterns)

  9.45pm –  End of walk
                  Supper for VIPs

10.30pm –  End

All are welcome to join this event – bring your own Lantern!

December 2009

Wah! Another New Ipoh Heritage Trail Map

By |2009-12-21T10:54:58+08:00December 21st, 2009|Categories: Ipoh Town|Tags: , , |

Yes there really is another new heritage trail map for Ipoh, this one taking in both Old and New Town streets and 60 heritage buildings as well as giving a brief history of the city from 1873 to 1941. There is also a section on Ipoh’s famous foods, some notes on the Malay Enclave and “How to Script a Trip” a suggestion of how to enjoy two days in Ipoh. It is entitled “Ipoh: the sentimental side.”

You will recall that the last new map, featuring Old Town, which became available just a few weeks ago was sponsored by a local benefactor. This latest edition to the tourist’s armoury is produced under the umbrella of the Office of the Menteri Besar, Perak, via “The Soul of Ipoh Project” by the Perakean League and supported by The Lost World of Tambun, The Syuen Hotel, Ngan Yin (the Peanut People), Morubina (The Riverside Hotel and Project) and Foh San. Unlike the earlier version, this latest map costs RM5 and we bought it at the Canning Garden Newsagent cum bookshop. Well produced it is worth the money.

If I may I will finish with the quotation provided on the map,

“A large part of Ipoh’s story lies in its ancient buildings, walkways, alleys, road corners of the old town and new town of the city. By truly understanding the city’s heritage is one of the best ways for its survival of the most natural. May the soul of Ipoh continue to live for many generations to come.”  

I just hope they mean it!

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