Ipoh is one of the larger cities of Malaysia and also the capital of the Perak state of Malaysia. The charming city is located inland from the west coast of Malaysia and was quite famous during the colonial era for the tin-mining industry. Ipoh is also often termed as the gateway to the Cameron Highlands. There are several Muslim-friendly facilities in Ipoh that make it a favorable destination for enjoying halal holidays. Today Ipoh is a modern city with a historic touch and is popular for its local cuisine and restaurant scene.
Ipoh features a number of museums and some wonderful historic attractions that travellers are sure to love. When it comes to museums, visitors can get a peek into the history and culture at the Perak State Museum, Geological Museum and the Darul Ridzuan Museum. The Perak Royal Museum is a unique museum that gives visitors an insight into the traditional means of architecture. The Old Town area is a great place to walk around and enjoy the view of old colonial buildings. Ipoh's Town Hall and Railway Station are also must-visits.
Kong Heng Square is the main square in the city around which there are a few old buildings. Ipoh Heritage Trail is a 2-3 hours long journey that takes visitors across the historic sites in and around the city.
Ipoh offers some fantastic shopping opportunities. Whether it is traditional or fashionable modern items you're looking for, Ipoh has it all! Pottery and Ipoh White Coffee are the best things to buy in the city. There are night markets conducted every night at different areas of the city. Memory Lane is a good flea market offering antiques and souvenirs. There are also some fantastic shopping malls in Ipoh like Ipoh Parade, Kinta City Shopping Centre and AEON Station 18 Shopping Centre.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Airport serves Ipoh. From the airport visitors can take taxis or car rentals to reach the city.
There are several halal restaurants in Ipoh. The best places to enjoy Muslim-friendly food in Ipoh are Pakeeza Restaurant, Thumb’s Café, Koh Samui Restaurant, Restoran Hj Sharin Low Grand, Restoran Caterbest Sdn Bhd, etc. The shopping malls in Ipoh are also home to numerous Halal restaurants.
There are a number of mosques in Ipoh. The well-known mosques in Ipoh are Masjid Jalan Paloh, Al Muttaqin Mosque, Masjid As-Sobirin, Masjid Sultan Yusuf, Masjid Ibnu Salam, Masjid Mahmudiah, etc.