Initally a small Fokker airfield, Sultan Azlan Shah Airport was expanded in the 1980s to accommodate jet aircraft operations. In 1989, when Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar the then new airport terminal was prepared. When the North-South Expressway opened, many people started using cars and Malaysia Airlines followed by Air Asia stopped their services, thus making the airport hard to maintain. This was followed by the introduction of the Electric Train Service (ETS) which connects Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh city in approximately 2 hours. On 2013, after the completion of runway extension, it was declared unsafe. The upgrading works began in April 2011 and finished in November 2012. The old terminal was destroyed and a new modern terminal was built. The runway was further extended by 200m to accommodate the B737 and A320 aircrafts. Today, the new terminal is wider and more spacious, fully air-conditioned for the comfort of passengers. Once again, this airport is proud to cater convenient direct passenger flights to Singapore’s Changi International Airport, and onward from there to major destinations worldwide. Fully commited to provide the best service, passengers get to enjoy the friendly charm of this airport where safety, hospitality, and convenience are always top priority.
Concubine Lane is a narrow path, in Old Town Ipoh and was where the mistresses of rich Chinese magnate and British officers reside. The buildings’ architecture has an antique touch to give the surrounding a rustic and vintage setting. Nowadays, the charming lane is vibrant with people and stalls, selling items such as food, antiques and others. Concubine Lane is most vibrant especially during weekend where people come to stroll along to take pictures and enjoy various delectable cuisines at many hipster cafes here.
Art of Old Town, Ipoh Mural is one of the latest attractions in Ipoh city. The mural was painted by Ernest Zacharevic, the same man who painted murals on walls along the streets of Georgetown, Penang. This work is a collaboration with Oldtown White Coffee as a celebration of the heritage and history shared between Ipoh, Old Town and Oldtown White Coffee. The murals highlight the many cultures of Malaysia such as lion dance, kuda kepang dance, Indian dance, a Kadazan with a pinch of cheekiness with popular childhood games like hide-and- seek and mother hen, and a beautiful waterfall scenery.
Strategically located at the “Times Square” of Ipoh, Impiana hotel is precisely where commerce, leisure, people and culture come together in kaleidoscopic harmony. The spacious guest rooms here are combined with a delightful balance of modern conveniences and conservative but durable utilities to ensure the best stay for their guests. This hotel features elavator, WIFI, 24 hour front desk, private parking, swimming pool, restaurant and many more. Located near many local attractions such KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital (0.61 km), Kinta Medical Centre (0.84 km), Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainon (1.60 km) anda Han Chin Pet Soo (1.85 km), Impiana Hotel is the best pick if you staying in Ipoh.
Only 5 km.Km from the city center, Hillcity Hotel & Condo is strategically located at Jalan Gopeng. Tucked amidst the idyllic hilltop overlooking Ipoh city, the 205 room Hotel & Condo have been designed and furnished to cater guests with the indulgences of a first-class hotel and comforts of home. Also, there is a restaurant that offers a cosy ambience overlooking the recreational park, temples & hills. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hillcity Hotel & Condo the perfect base to enjoy your stay in Ipoh.