Buro City Guide: Ipoh

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By Rachel Au

Buro City Guide: Ipoh

Surrounded by a lush scenery of vast hills, Ipoh was once a booming mining town and was known as The Hill City, among many other fond nicknames. Still rich in greenery, the quiet town has steadily gained an influx of tourists and travellers, local and foreign, in recent years thanks to its culture and heritage, the growing food and cafe scene, and street art (made especially famous by artist Ernest Zacharevic). It was even in Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in Asia.


And because it’s only a two hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, it’s a popular road trip destination for tourists and KL-ites—like the Buro 24/7 Malaysia team who stayed over there for a night before heading off to Penang during the #BuroRoadTrip. Here are some of the places we discovered during our 2D1N stay.


Check out the fashion shoot we did with the best pieces of AW16 around the streets of Ipoh here.



Planning to stay the night? There aren’t many options for a luxury accommodation in Ipoh but boutique hotels are certainly aplenty.


Prior to the #BuroRoadTrip, we had a long list of places to go for food but alas, so much to eat, so little time. Here are some of the places we managed to visit during our short stay.

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