Malaysia, Ipoh Guide (B): Exploring Ipoh's Culinary Treats
Ipoh is one of the most charming cities I’ve been to in Malaysia. Instead of redeveloping old colonial era buildings into gleaming but boring skyscrapers, the city has cleverly worked around to retain the heritage buildings whilst adding a whimsical flair to them. If you love food, you’ll love Ipoh! Due to its large Chinese population, Ipoh is famous for Hainanese and Cantonese dishes like beansprouts chicken, dim sum, ginger chicken, braised noodles, and a variety of snacks. You’ll never go hungry in this town!
In the heart of Ipoh’s Old Town, Kong Heng Square exemplifies how cities should treat their heritage buildings. The modern industrial design respectfully blends with the colonial structure to create a space that masterfully retains its bygone era charm whist being hip and contemporary. In the middle of the square there are little shops and carts selling jewelry, locally designed clothes, Peranakan pottery, and other fun trinkets. Within Kong Heng Square, there’s a boutique hotel called Sekeping Kong Hong, several cafes like Burps and Giggles (see below), restaurant bars, and even an old local coffee shop. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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