Travel and transportation problem is one of the most frequent questions I get from all my visitors' emails. I suppose this is normal, since you need to be able to get to the destination and go around in order to get a taste of the city.
Have you ever been lost while traveling?
Have you ever been over charged by transport providers while traveling?
Have you ever been wasting too much time on the road instead of enjoying your vacation?
Planning is a good practice to avoid any lost in terms of time, money etc. Especially in Ipoh, you will really need to prepare yourself by reading the info below to plan your vacation ahead.
I'd heard about people get lost in Ipoh, even with a map, even though she is a Malaysian.
This is mainly due to the unpopular of the city for tourism, thus there is little travel info available and also lack of road sign in the city itself.
Getting to Ipoh from anywhere in the country is quite easy. Even though it's not a hot tourist spot, but it is indeed the forth largest city in Malaysia. Therefore it's quite accessible within the country.
You may choose to go to Ipoh by train, bus, taxi or drive yourself there.
However, if you are coming from foreign country, it's a bit tricky.
Long after being inactive, the Ipoh airport is finally back in action! Firefly, the budget airline is offering you to fly between Ipoh and Singapore, effective from 12 July 2009. And that's the only flight route available.
So, most probably you will be reaching Kuala Lumpur first, or maybe Penang, before you can switch to the other land transport mode to reach Ipoh.
If you are coming from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), you should check out the Triton and YoYo Bus Ipoh.
Getting around Ipoh is actually not so easy for non-Ipohan (Ipoh resident).
What are the public transportation available in Ipoh? Or should you drive on your own?
If you decided to drive, it might be useful for you to read on the Ipoh driving guide.