10 Things to do in Ipoh for Free

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1. Trek up Kledang Hill @ Menglembu 

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Kledang Hill in Menglembu is very popular, especially on Sunday mornings. Many people trek up the hill every morning, some would also do it in the evening. Although the trek is not that challenging, it still offers good exercise. There are rest areas along the way. Free of charge? Definitely.

2. Visit Museums 

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  • Geological Museum (by Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia)

This Geological Museum in Ipoh was first established way back in 1957. It is a centre for education and learning geology and geoscience. The exhibition area is divided into seven zones, where visitors could learn about….

Zone A: The history of the museum and department, the history of Earth and its geological structures.
Zone B: Dinosaurs, fossils and rocks.
Zone C: Minerals, crystals and gemstones
Zone D: Uses of minerals
Zone E: Mining activities
Zone F: Mineral exploration and marine geology activities
Zone G: Geological hazards, quarry and mines, hydrogeology, geology and nation building, mineral resources, geoheritage, JMG products, research and development and laboratory services

Address: Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Admission: FREE

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  • Darul Ridzuan Museum

This museum, which opened its doors to public in 1992, is located along Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. On 2nd May, 2012, the Archeological Department of University Sains Malaysia, Penang, handed over a special gallery on prehistoric Perak, to the State Government. This gallery is named “Perak In The World” (Perak Di Persada Dunia).

Address: No. 2020, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Admission: FREE (unless there are special exhibitions hosted here)

3. Visit Libraries 

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  • Tun Razak Library 

Address: Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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  • Perak State Public Library 

Address: No 17, Jalan Raja Di Hilir, 30350 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

4. Visit Parks & Gardens 

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  • D.R. Seenivasagam Recreational Park

D.R. Seenivasagam Recreational Park is no ordinary park because it also houses a Japanese Mini Garden. It’s very popular among locals, and there are football practices almost every evening.

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  • Polo Ground (Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz)

The official name of Polo Ground is Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz. It is very popular with exercise enthusiasts, especially in the evenings and on Sunday mornings.

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  • Riverfront Park (People’s Park)

Here is a park located at old town Ipoh. Tt is neglected but decent enough.

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  • Gunung Lang

Gunung Lang Recreational Park, located off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (formerly Kuala Kangsar Road), It was opened in October 2000, Covering an area of 30.35 hectares out of which 14.16 hectares consists of the lake, the park is divided into two sections. It is developed around a scenic backdrop of limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike.

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  • River Walk @ Kinta Riverfront Hotel

he Mini I-City of Ipoh which called the Kinta Riverfront Walk in Ipoh. There’s not only some beautiful LED lights on the trees (Just like I-City in Shah Alam), this Riverwalk also have some beautiful restaurant that faces the Ipoh river and frankly speaking, the river is not smelly and it’s a good place to visit. Majority of the Ipoh people have a new spot to hang on as Kinta Riverfront is a great spot to visit too with it’s superior night LED lights on the trees and real trees too.

5. Visit Places of Worship

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  • Indian Muslim Mosque 

Address: Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam, Ipoh, Perak.

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  • St. John’s Church 

Address: Jalan St. John, 30200 Ipoh, Perak.

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  • St. Michael’s Church

Address: 24, Church Road, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Paloh Khoo Miu

Address: 91, Jalan Bijeh Timah (formerly Treacher Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. (behind People’s Park)

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  • Wat Siribunyamagaram

Address: 88 & 90, Jalan Raja Dihilir (Jalan Tambun), 30350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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  • Wat Puthanimittam

Address: Dataran Perajurit 1, Taman Kemuncak, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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  • Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Address: 50, Laluan Perajurit 1, Ipoh Garden East, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Muhammadiah Chinese Mosque (Masjid Muhammadiah)

Address: Jalan Musim Bunga, Taman Tasek Jaya, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

6. Visit Night Markets 

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  • Monday @ Taman Ipoh Jaya
  • Tuesday @ Medan Ipoh 
  • Wednesday @ Stadium Perak
  • Thursday @ Taman SPPK
  • Every night @ Gerbang Malam

7. Window Shopping 


Like night markets, Ipoh also has its fair share of shopping malls. Kinta City and Ipoh Parade used to be THE malls to hang out, especially during weekends but now, it is AEON Ipoh Station 18 Shopping Centre.

Occupying a land size of 17.4 acres, it has 160 shop lots and 2300 parking bays.

Address: 2, Susuran Stesen 18, Station 18, 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

8. Visit Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta

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Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta located in Tanjong Rambutan, Perak, used to be known as Federal Lunatic Asylum. Its name was then changed to Central Mental Hospital (CMH). It is located approximately 16km from Ipoh City.

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This hospital is the first mental hospital in the country and it remains the largest and most modern. Visitation is allowed, but one has to request for a pass at the guard house.

Address: Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, 31250 Tanjung Rambutan, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

9. Picnic @ Tanjung Rambutan Waterfalls 

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This Tanjung Rambutan waterfalls is just next to the Sultan Azlan Shah Dam in Tanjung Rambutan. There are notices put up to warn about the risk of communicable diseases, which is a risk that comes with almost all water sports.

10. Visit Limestone Caves 

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  • Tung Wah Tong 

Address: Lot No. 26006, Hala Perindustrian Perpaduan 1, Kawasan Perindustrian Perpaduan, 3150 Ulu Kinta, Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Ling Sen Tong

Address: Ling Sen Tong Temple, Gunung Rapat, 31350, Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Kek Look Tong

Address: Kek Look Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Nam Thean Thong 

Address: Jalan Gopeng, 1, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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  • Perak Tong (Pik Lik Tong)

Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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  • Miaw Yuan Chan Lin Cave Temple

Address: Persiaran Sepakat 7, Taman Indah Jaya, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.

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  • Huat Tian Keong Temple

Address: Lebuh Bercham Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.


  • Loong Thon Ngam Temple

Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 30010 Ipoh, Perak.

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