Update on 2012/09/05
Chee Wan Restaurant
Start The Day Slurping Away!
Smooth rice noodles known as 'lai fun' is the town's definite food attraction. Breakfast is the most important meal and whether in clear soup, dry tossed in soy sauce or curry broth, the noodles is best accompanied by the fried morsels like bitter gourd, bean curd skin or steamed items.
07:00-10:00, 18:00-22:00, daily
Lai Fun Noodles (RM3.00), Gopeng Fried Tofu (RM2.00)
88, Jalan Tasik, Gopeng, Perak (+605-2083333)
Gopeng Heritage House (0.5-1hr)
Getting to Know the Roots
This heritage house is where the artifacts of old times are preserved and displayed such as telephones, work tools while the lifestyle of the past are showcased here with replicas of places like night clubs, a barber shop, a coffee shop and the design of a home.
09:00-15:00, clos on weekdays
No 6, Jalan Sungai Itek, Gopeng, Perak (+605-3591923)
Kellie's Castle (1-1.5hr)
The Unfinished Majestic Palace
- Have you ever been to a movie scene? This beautiful castle was used as a movie scene in the film Anna and the King (1999).
- The first ever elevator in Malaysia was built at the castle, but it had been never completed when virus struck the construction workers.
Built by William Kellie Smith to celebrate the birth of his son, it was to be his inheritance of his wealth. The castle has an underground wine cellar, rooms in Moorish design and even a helipad, however it was never finished. Left untouched, it stands quite magnificently atop a hill.
Adult (RM3.00), Children (RM1.00)
, Batu Gajah, Perak (+605-6834057 Perak Tourism)
LK G Cheong Fun
More Tasty Noodles down the Throat
This place is abuzz, trust the locals. Presenting another noodle version, the flat rice noodles are doused with curry a gravy; spicy with a slight sweet edge. Top it up with fried meatball, dumpling, bean curd and pork skins. For the basics, have the noodles with a dash of soy sauce.
Plain Chee Cheong Fun (RM1.50), Chee Cheong Fun and 2 Condiments (RM2.70)
330, Lawan Kuda Main Road, Gopeng, Perak (+605-2083333)
My Gopeng Resort (MGR) (1.5hr)
Adventure and Leisure Put Together
A place for active ones. You can arrange for whitewater rafting, waterfall abseiling and such. Or stay dry with paintball or hiking and relax with karaoke and games. Lodging is dormitory style to chalets, or camp tents to rough it out. No air-conditioning, it is all eco-friendly here.
White Water Rafting (RM155.00/Pax), Waterfall Abseiling (RM100.00/Pax)
UGM 4/1, Kampung Ulu Geruntom, Gopeng, Perak (+605-2423777, +6016-5493777)
Tempurung Cave (1.5hr)
Meet and Greet One of the Oldest Caves
Existing since 8000 B.C., stand in awe at the amazing Tempurung Cave, named after the Malay word for 'coconut', the shape of its five gigantic domes. You'd be in the habitat of bats, worms and insects but they won't harm you. There are different caving packages depending on your time.
Adults (RM6.00), Children (RM2.50), Senior Citizens (RM3.00)
Batu 16.5 Jalan Kampar, Lembah Tempurung, Perak (+605-3188555)
Sam Poh Tong (0.5-1hr)
Rock of Ipoh, the Limestone Hills
Beautiful architecture Sam Poh Tong is merely taking home within the magnificent limestone hills of Ipoh. Its founder has done well to respect the hills by decorating the temple nicely, sheltering tortoises and providing a place of worship surrounded by beautiful flowers and statues of 'guan yin' and other deities.
Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak (+605-6834057 Perak Tourism)
Restoran Xin Quan Fang
Spice of Ipoh with Curry Noodles
A legend with its famous soup curry noodles that does not numb the tongue but gives a nice buzz. Take it up a notch by dipping chopped steamed chicken and roast pork in the addictive sauce. The waiter is amazing, he takes orders without a notepad and gets it right!
Curry Mee (RM5.50)
174 Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah, Ipoh, Perak (+6016-5314193)
Restoran Ding Hao
Plenty to Eat At Good Prices
Located at the famous Ding Hao Food Court for snacks and meals, Restoran Ding Hao is the local's favorite spot for dinner and it can get really crowded during that time. Ding Hao offers a wide selection of fresh seafood such as fish, crab, and clam.
16:00-01:30, close on alternate Tue
Lot 29057 Jalan Pasir Puteh, Ding Hao Food Court, Ipoh(+605-6834057 Perak Tourism)