Travel from Singapore to Ipoh by Bus
Singapore to Ipoh is approximately 560km apart and varies from 7- 9 hours in travelling time depending on the bus operator, weather, traffic condition, and journey break.
Travelers have the options of choosing from an array of operators such as Lapan Lapan Travel, Starmart Express or Grassland Express by simply clicking on your mobile. Lapan Lapan Travel buses depart from Park Royal Hotel (Kitchener) and drops off their passengers at Medan Gopeng Express Bus Terminal, 45 Jalan Bendahara, and Gunung Rapat Bus Stop. Alternatively, Starmart Express departs from Golden Mile Tower to Amanjaya Terminal. Grassland Express departs from Golden Mile Complex (Beach Road Singapore) to Amanjaya Bus Terminal Ipoh.
Things to do in Ipoh
Ipoh is a pleasant mid-sized city with its own unique charm. It was renowned for the booming tin-mining industry during the British colonial era. Get its historic vibes at historical buildings such as Ipoh Railway Station. This elegant building dates way back to 1914 and is known locally as the state’s “Taj Mahal” with its blend of Moorish and Victorian architecture.
From the Railway Station, take a guided tour available on Saturdays to see Ipoh Heritage Trail. Also, don’t forget to visit the Birch Memorial Clocktower that was dedicated to Perak’s first British Resident Minister, James WW Birch.
Hosting a wonderful blend of culture, you may see wondrous temples and mosques in the city. See Sam Poh Tong and its “Turtle Pond”; glinting Buddha statues and ornamental garden with ponds and pagodas at Gua Kok Look Tong; and climb the steep walk and pathways for spectacular views of Ipoh from the cave temple, Perak Tong. Notable mosques in the city include Masjid India Muslim and Masjid Panglima Kinta.
What to eat in Ipoh?
Ipoh White Coffee is renowned throughout the whole country, being widely sold in kopitiams and by well-known coffee brands. Have a sip of the local specialty in Ipoh for the true, authentic taste. Last but not least, never leave Ipoh without trying its taufufa (beancurd pudding). This silky and dreamy dessert will surely leave you on cloud nine.