Travel from Shah Alam to Ipoh
Travelling from Shah Alam to Ipoh, Perak, via bus may take 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the traffic condition, bus operator, and weather. The destinations are spread over a distance of approximately 209km. Two bus operators – Plusliner and Starmart Express – offer the service from Shah Alam Bus Terminal (Section 13) to Amanjaya Terminal. These two bus operators ensure a safe, enjoyable, and affordable journey for their customers. Travellers may choose to start their journey in the morning starting from 915am and the service is offered up to 945pm everyday. 10 daily buses are available to suit the customers’ time and date. Download CatchThatBus app on your mobile and start your travel plan, the hassle-free way.
Ipoh is the capital city of Perak and it is located on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. During the British colonial era, the city was famous for its booming tin-mining industry. You can find traces of the history on the colonial era Chinese shop houses and several historical buildings such as the Railway Station, Town Hall, and Court House. The Chinese heritage of the town is also evident from its numerous temples – Sam Poh Tong Temple, Ling Sen Tong Temple, Nan Tian Tong Temple, Kek Look Tong Temple, and Kwan Yin Tong Temple.
Hotspots of Ipoh include Kellie Castle, a Moorish style mansion that never sees to its completion. Built by an English rubber planter, William Kellie Smith, the mansion is believed to have hidden rooms and secret tunnel. Paranormal night tour is also offered in the building, spooky! Bring your family for fun-filled activities at the Lost World of Tambun, an exciting water theme park featuring a wave pool, natural hot spring, tube slides, petting zoo, and many more! If you’re a nature lover, head on to Gua Tempurung, the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia. There, you can awe at the stalactites and stalagmites from a guided river or non-river adventure tour. Ipoh is home to many renowned specialties including Ipoh Fragrant Biscuits and Ipoh White Coffee. Unsurprisingly, you can find the best kopitiams in town. Don’t be alarmed of its name, plenty of people flock the eateries in Ipoh for its nasi ganja. You will also find numerous “hipster” cafes in the city; try Burps & Giggles, Thumb’s Cafe, Bits & Bobs, and many others! Also, step into Big John’s Music Shack if you’re looking for a taste of the city’s serene nightlife. What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Ipoh to experience the unique town by downloading CatchThatBus app on your mobile.