Travel from Johor Bahru to Ipoh by Bus
Ipoh is located 540 km away from Johor Bahru and the journey takes 7 to 8 hours from point to point depending on the traffic and weather conditions. Passengers can select from an array of operators, all in which provides trips to the said route. S&S International, Konsortium and Maju Express. The fully air conditioned buses with reclining seats added to the already comfortable trip. The buses departs to Ipoh Amanjaya from Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru.
Things to do in Ipoh
Ipoh is the capital city of Perak and it is one of the largest cities in the country. It is divided naturally by the Kinta River into two main townships – Ipoh Old Town and Ipoh New Town. The tin-mining industry back in the 19th century played a huge role in the development of this city. Today, Ipoh is well known for its heritage and rich historical landmarks. One of which is The Birch Memorial Clock-tower that serves as a dedication to the first ever British Resident in Perak. The Ipoh Railway Station and Town Hall are one of the many iconic structures built during the British rule. And just 40 km south of Ipoh there is a Moorish styled mansion built in 1915 called Kellie’s castle.
For adventure seekers, you can visit the largest limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia called Gua Tempurung located 24 km away from the city. Marvel in the elegant formations of stalactites and stalagmites in the well-lit cave as you walk through the cave. You can also soak up some culture at the Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple and Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple that houses various Buddha statues.
What to eat in Ipoh?
Ipoh is definitely well known for its chicken rice and its salted chicken despite the variety of other street delicacies like Kaya puffs and Chee Chong Fun. Coffee lover or not, don’t forget to drop by Nam Heong Kopitiam for its famed Old Town White Coffee. Ipoh also has quite an exuberant night-life. You can check out the many popular night-spots like Hashtag Bar, Euro House, Bricks and Barrels and many more located in the heart of the city.