Details: Ipoh, Malaysia

January 23
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GETTING THERE

Emirates Airlines offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Kuala Lumpur. Ipoh is a two-hour, $4 train ride away on the Kuala Lumpur Express, which departs multiple times a day from the KL Central station in downtown.

WHERE TO STAY

Le Metrotel

26-8 Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee

011-60-5-249-1990

www.lemetrotel.com.my

Small rooms, comfortable beds, free WiFi. Rooms from $33.

Heritage Hotel Ipoh

Jalan Raja Di Hilir

011-60-5-242-8888

www.heritage.com.my

Centrally located, with 261 rooms from $54.

WHERE TO EAT

Foh San dim sum

51, Jalan Leong Sin Nam

011-60-5-254-0308

fohsan.com.my

Ipoh’s most famous dim sum offerings, buffet-style. Pay by the piece; not more than a few ringgit (one ringgit is about 30 cents) each.

Restoran Lou Wong

49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin

011-60-5-254-4190

Just say “chicken,” and a few minutes later, you’ll be rewarded with a plate of boiled ayam taugeh for a mere $3.

Sin Yoon Loong

15A, Jalan Bandar Timah

011-60-12-506-9266

There’s plenty of Cantonese food at this bustling joint, but go for Ipoh’s famous white coffee (50 cents a pop), which was reputedly born here.

WHAT TO DO

Wander on foot, from Old Town to New Town, soaking up the British colonial architecture.

INFORMATION

www.ipoh-city.com

W.R.

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