The city is a far cry from the business bustle of the busy and crowded lanes of Kuala Lumpur. Year after year Malaysians vote Ipoh as the best place to spend a glorious old age in retirement. Ipoh is protected and preserved for its old charm that it seems to keep so well. Old town around Kong Hing area, OCBC and HSBC bank area, Little India and the rows of shop-houses seem as if they belong to another time and world. The city is also known by another beautiful name – ‘Hill City’ since hills are what surrounds it. The old world charm is so real that even in the heart of the city, you would find not many high rise buildings.
A visit to Ipoh is incomplete without trying out the street food. The gastronomic delights that the city of Ipoh has to offer are so varied that it would take months to try them all. Every street has it own flavor that is hard to miss. Ipoh is most famous for the steamed chicken and bean sprout dishes that go with a bowl of piping hot Kway Teow soup.