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Best Things To Do In Ipoh Perak, Malaysia

First time in Ipoh, Malaysia with papa mama!! I’m helping them look after our luggages while papa in checking in๐Ÿ˜‰ As usual, mama keeps taking pictures of me and here and there nonstop LOL๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

My papa has chosen @weilhotel for our first night in Ipoh, Malaysia because of its great location, it’s close to the city centre and gives us a direct access to the shopping mall! The hotel itself is very nice too, new, clean. Our room comes with an awesome panoramic view of Ipoh city. There’s a bathtub inside the bathroom for me to enjoy in the evening too. My mama loves its rooftop infinity pool!

The hotel receptionist gave papa two vouchers for free welcome drinks at the hotel cafรฉ. Papa got me fruit tart too! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love the pianola (a self-playing piano) so much, it’s so cool! But I think my papa can play better hee hee ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

Now let’s go explore the hotel’s neighbourhood! So there’s a shopping mall attached to the hotel, there’re also Ipoh Convent School and a church nearby. Hmm…papa mama….I’m hungry already!!!! Let’s go eat!!!!!

Now let’s eat (again hahaha) Papa and Mama ordered spaghetti with mussels and fried chicken with chips & salad for me, I don’t know which one I should eat….hmm What would you guys choose? Arrrrrgh mama, stop!!!! Don’t touch my food!!!!!

One of my most favourite times when staying in a hotel is breakfast time!!! What do you guys love to have for breakfast most?

It’s pool time! Yaay!!!! I know a lot of you guys are waiting for my bikini photos hahahahaha๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ Here it is! To be honest, I don’t really like it cos it doesn’t fit me well but I have no choice. Mama wants to save money for her own clothes, so she made me bikini instead ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Not fair! Papa is super cool as always, he has prepared this flamingo float for us!!! That little yellow duck is mine but I am probably too big for it hahahaha

I can’t move at all, it’s so scary arrrrrrgh๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† Papaaaaaaa, come get me back nooooow!!!!

Papa pulled me to the edge of the pool, he said he wants me to see the awesome view!!! Arrrrrgh papaaaaaa, do I look like I enjoy it??? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Okay Papa Mama…please leave me here, let me enjoy sunbathing ok? You two can go swim BUT don’t drag me into the water again!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Mocktails by the pool last night ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Love the weather and the vibe up here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

My bed is so comfy, I don’t want to get up at all ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด But papa mama told me they will prepare bubble bath for me! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Yaay!!!!

Teaching all the plushies out there how to bubble bath without getting your fur wet ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I and papa are ready to go explore Ipoh city now!!! Guess who are we waiting for again? ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ yaaaaas…MAMA!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Lunch at the famous Nam Heong coffee shop, everything was sooooo yummy, especially the eggtarts!!! The restaurant is always busy! It has been here for more than 60 years already. They serve popular Ipoh delicacies and local Malaysian food such as chicken horfun, prawn noodles, curry noodles, chicken rice, roast meat and more. Their egg tart is one of the best in Malaysia. They also offer dim sum in their menu and their white coffee is a must order.

At the famous Concubine Lane in Ipoh Old Town area. Concubine Lane is the most vibrant on weekends, holidays, where many pop-up stalls gather. Youโ€™ll find cacti on sale, colorful ice balls, flower-shaped cotton candy and many restaurants and cafรฉ.

Other than the Concubine Lane that most people know of, there are two other related lanes in the vicinity โ€“ the Wife Lane (or Lorong Hale, โ€œๅคงๅฅถๅททโ€,โ€Da Nai Xiangโ€) and the First Concubine Lane (Market Lane๏ผŒ โ€œไธ‰ๅฅถๅททโ€๏ผŒ โ€œSan Nai Xiangโ€).

These concubine lanes have history that goes all the way back to 1892, when parts of Ipoh Old Town were rebuilt after a fire in 1892. The Concubine Lanes were part of the rebuilt and were owned by mining tycoon Yao Tet Shin. He gave away the houses on the lanes to his three wives, and hence the locals named the lanes accordingly โ€“ Wife Lane, Concubine Lane and First Concubine Lane. Thereโ€™s another version of story where common folklore has it that these were also the lanes where rich men hid their second wives.

There are so many lovely street arts in Ipoh Old Town too. They remind me of Penang ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Next stop, Sam Poh Tong cave temple โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ It is a famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapat, about 5km south of Ipoh. It is said to be the biggest cave temple in the country, and is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites.ย Let’s go inside!!

Another attraction at the temple that I and mama really love it is this beautiful Japanese pond full of Japanese carps and tortoises, which are a symbols of longevity. ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

We arrived here a bit late, the temple was about to close. I think we were the last group to leave the place haha ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… It was a bit pity that we didn’t get to climb up there but my mama was lazy anyway LOL. Bye Bye Sam Poh Tong temple! Now let’s move to out next stop!!!

Finally arrived at The Haven Lakeside! Look at the view!!! The place is surrounded by the limestone hills and this is the view from my balcony! It’s a resort-style hideaway just a stoneโ€™s throw from Ipoh downtown, only 10 minutes driving from the city centre and you will feel like you are out of this world!!! So excited to show you guys my suite!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€

Look at my suite, it’s massive! My papa booked a one bedroom suite but we got upgraded to a two bedroom suite! I’m gonna sleep in the same room with papa tonight and I will chase mama to the small bedroom hee hee ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Our suite is directly facing the lake and the limestone hills…so nice โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธThere’s a bathtub too yaay!!!! I’m gonna have a bubble bath again ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Enjoying this awesome view from from suite โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š I cannot get enough of this ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ

Last night my papa took us to the famous Cowan restaurant for bean sprout chicken!๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” It’s a must when you visit Ipoh! Love the tasty chicken and flavourful soup noodles.๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ

Look who I met while I was strolling around the old town yesterday? โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ It’s Choco, my idol โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—

Good morning world ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿป I woke up like this mwahahaha ๐Ÿ˜

What a perfect morning! I have always been living in the city centre, this place is a true relaxation for me and my papa mama ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ They even said they want to live here when they retire ๐Ÿ˜…

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and…. arrrrgh my cotton tummy is rumbling now ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜– Papa Mama!!!!! Can you two wake up already, I wanna go get my breakfast!!!!

My breakfast with a view! ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿณโ˜• What did you guys have for breakfast or brunch?

I ate a lot for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณโ˜•โ˜•โ˜• Now it’s time to exercise haha. Who wants to jump into the pool with me?

Hey, if you guys cannot swim, no worries! My papa has already prepared two floats here for us, flamingo and unicorn! Yeehaw!!!!

This unicorn float is so good! It’s so big, I love lying on it, I was actually fighting with mama to get this float because she wanted to use it too. At the end, I convinced her that she looks pretty using the flamingo float and she believed me hee hee ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

Me at the edge of the infinity pool, the view is awesome!!! This is a bit too dangerous, I don’t recommend you guys to do it alone without your parents around ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… My papa was nearby to save me just in case haha ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Mama is asking me to go shower and get changed now cos it’s lunch time already ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I don’t want to leave the pool at all, this is one of the most awesome pool I’ve ever been to!!! But well I am feeling a bit hungry now hee hee ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Mama!!!!!! Come help me shower please!! I will count 1 to 3….. One…Two…Three!! Time’s up! You are too late! Since you are not coming to help me shower, I will just go get changed now!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Hmm…what should I wear today? I remember I have brought more clothes than these….where have they gone? Mamaaaaaaa!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Papaaaaa…Mamaaaa…. Where are you? I’m ready to go out for lunch now! Anybody sees my papa mama? Arrrgh…don’t tell me they go out without me again!!!๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

Hmm since I could’t find my papa and mama. I will just go explore the area first then. If you guys remember, my papa said there’s a dinosaur hiding somewhere here! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ• Anyone wants to go find it with me? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

Arrrrgh why you do this to me!!!!!! I am hungry!!!!! Feed me!!!

I’ve finally found the dinosaur that my papa kept telling me! Sooooo cool ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–He is T-rex, I guess? I wanna go ride on his neck but not sure if he is friendly haha. Does anyone happen to speak dinosaur language? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–Arrrrgh the dinosaur said he is hungry cos nobody feeds him at all. He told me, I can go sit inside of his mouth while waiting for my papa mama! I feel something weird! I better hide behind this giant rock here until my papa mama are back ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Papa is finally back to save me from the T-rex ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…Phew…what a relief haha ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† Thanks everyone for your advice about the dino. Now let’s go eat, papa!

Waiting for papa to check out and then we’ll drive back to Ipoh town for lunch , yaay!!!!

Lunch at the famous Thean Chun restaurant before going back home. They are famous for egg custards ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Let’s go eat now!!!!

My mama ordered their signature chicken noodles. These noodles sell out particularly fast on weekends and holidays so be early if you want to try.

You can also give their stall dishes a try too. The Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun, Satay (especially the Pork Satay), and the Caramel Pudding at Thean Chun are so delicious too. I’m sooooo stuffed and ready to sleep in the car now haha.

Bye bye, Ipoh! Till we meet again.