Thing to do in Ipoh & Penang + Recommended Minimalist Hotels in Ipoh | Jolvlee

Thing to do in Ipoh & Penang + Recommended Minimalist Hotels in Ipoh

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It seem like quite some time didn’t visit to Ipoh & Penang, if not mistaken it have more than 5 years, wah ! miss Ipoh & Penang food !!

It was busy in my work and finally I quit my job and have some free time, so I take up this opportunity to re-visit Ipoh & Penang. 

This article is some summary of my trip, will elaborate some place in next post.


12:00 arrived Ipoh - Lunch Restoran Theau Chun 天津茶室
Address: 73, Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh Old Town, 30000 Ipoh
2:00 Ipoh Wall Art Murals by Ernest Zacharevic &The Concubine Lanes 二奶巷
5:00 Check in   
6:00 Dinner at Lou Wong Bean Sprouts Ipoh Chicken Rice 老黄怡保芽菜鸡
Address: 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


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11:00 arrived Penang Chew Jetty to start Penang Street Art tour 
2:00 Lunch - Asam Laksa at Tan Jetty on Weld Quay Road, next to All season Car Care Center (walking distance from street art area) 
3:30 Check in 
6:00 Dinner at Tan Jetty Thai Food Restaurant (high recommended) 
Address: 97A, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 
7:30 Gurney Drive (non-stop eating) 





10:00 Breakfast at Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company 
Address: No 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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12:00 Back to KL 




Besides that, I would like to recommend 6 minimalist Ipoh Hotels that come with high rated convenient for any traveler. For another options of Hotel in Ipoh, you can simply check here


Tulip Hotel
Persiaran Sci 2/2 Sunway City 19
Starting from RM80.56
Tulip Hotel is a small hotel with very clean and tidy rooms that exudes luxury in simplicity. The entire room is well-decorated, very comfort with premium bedding set and some modern amenities like AC, TV, writing desk, and bathroom. This is the fresh Ipoh hotel with natural touch of the color and the tulip element. Tulip Hotel stands within walking distance from the illustrious Lost World of Tambun. It is also only 5 mins driving to reach the North-south highway to access around Ipoh and other cities. The airport situated 15 mins drive away from Tulip Hotel.



My Home Hotel Station 18 Ipoh
Medan Stesen 18/3 Station 18 no. 70&72
Starting from RM80.57
My Home Hotel is praised as the premium budget hotel chain in Malaysia. The Ipoh branch is located less than 8 km from the city center. It's lovely with the red color and homey ambiance. My Home Hotel Station 18 boasts 29 guestrooms with modern facilities, pervades AC, plasma TV, writing desk, and bathroom. The hotel provides additional facilities, such as Wi-Fi in public areas, coffee shop, 24-hour front desk, and tour arrangement service.


Station Eight Inn
Medan Stesen 18/3 Station 18 no.20&22
Starting from RM61.61
As 2-star Ipoh Hotel, the Station Eight Inn seems very fancy. Marble and wooden touch are the keys for the luxurious sense here. This is the affordable accommodation with a great location just across the Aeon Ipoh Station 18 Shopping Mall. The guestroom is presented in the modern setting, including the facilities, like AC, TV, desk, and bathroom. Hairdryer and ironing facilities are available upon request. Station Eight Inn has a cafe. The other dining option is the local food center that available within 5 mins walk.


Chariton Hotel Ipoh
Jalan Dr. Nazri Shah Times Square Ipoh B-G-28
Starting from RM75.76
The 2-star Ipoh hotel looks very elegant with the dark color scheme. The rooms are very spacious and tastefully designed with parquet floorboard. Each room is complemented with AC, LED TV, desk, electric kettle, Wi-Fi, and bathroom. As the additional value, the hotel provides a coffee house, Wi-Fi access in lobby, and on call taxi on request. Chariton Hotel is strategically located near the airport (only 10 mins drive away) and the Jusco Shopping Complex. Some foodie destination can be found within 5 mins walk from the property.


Valya Hotel
Jalan Mery Bestari Medan Meru Raya no.29
Starting from RM111.25
This 3-star hotel entices the guest with vibrant and colorful decoration. This hotel has always gained good reviews from the former guest, especially for the service. The hotel boasts 87 air-conditioned guestrooms featuring electric kettle, TV, and bathroom. Selected rooms feature sitting area and minibar. There is a restaurant, nightclub, computer corner, and meeting room on the site. The location is very nice, just within walking distance from the Mydin Hypermall. City center is about 30 mins drive away as you can reach by bus (the Aman Jaya Bus Terminal is located in walking distance from the property). 

Art Cottage Boutique Hotel 
Jalan Medan Ipoh 1B/1, Medan Ipoh Bistari no. 15&17
Starting from RM130.80
Regarding the name, this Ipoh Hotel is designed artistically to pamper all of your senses. The hotel is very bright and warm, yet elegant with white and gold color scheme. There are 16 guestrooms complemented with AC, flat TV, Wi-Fi, desk and marble bathroom. The on-site restaurant is available, but guest can enjoy the culinary journey on the local food center that situated less than 5 mins walking from here. The hotel sits on the lovely location since it's only 5 mins drive to access the Aeon Shopping Mall and Tesco Hypermarket from the hotel. Ipoh International Airport can be reached within 30 minutes driving.

*Tips : Make your trip to Ipoh become easier by booking via online travel agent, such as Expedia or Traveloka (https://www.traveloka.com/en-my).


Stay tuned for more Ipoh and Penang post :) 



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