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Visit Perak 2017: Instagram Spots in Ipoh and Royal Belum

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Just back from a 4D3N media trip in conjunction with the Visit Perak Year 2017, and I must say that the expedition was quite different from what I had imagined.

Perak ( 霹雳 ) is one of the 13 states of Malaysia, and is the fourth largest state in the country. I can see why Perak has been voted 6th Best Place in Asia to Visit by Lonely Planet in 2016. This trip to the rugged Malaysian region has definitely expanded my horizon, allowing me to step out of my comfort zone to explore deep into the jungle, away from the Ipoh city I knew.

Ipoh ( 怡保 ) is known for their vibrant food scene available in any corner of the town, but there is definitely more than just food in the capital city of Perak. This post also takes you to the Royal Belum State Park, a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia.  So if you are planning for your next vacation in Malaysia, below are some of the Instagram spots in Perak worth checking out:

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Evolution, Tin Mining Town With Chinese-Style Painting
Jalan Bijeh Timah, Perak, Malaysia
‘ Art of OLDTOWN ’, a collaboration between homegrown kopitiam chain OLDTOWN White Coffee and Ernest Zacharevic, a renowned Lithuanian artist to create the Ipoh wall art murals.

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Plan B at Ipoh Old Town
75, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Relax, indulge in a cup of artisan coffee at Plan B Ipoh, aimed to be a space for people to dine in, hang out, and get inspired. The indoor planting element offers a green oasis to the laid-back pre-war building that houses a trendy cafe, and acts as a platform for local designers to showcase their products.

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Dewan Bandaran Ipoh / Ipoh Town Hall
Jalan Panglima Bukit, Ipoh, Perak Malaysia
Dewan Bandaran Ipoh, a British colonial-styled structure, is a cultural icon that symbolizes the town of Ipoh. The building was used as the Post and Telegraphs Office in 1928 and and was once the District Police headquarters in 1948.

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Masjid Ubudiah Bukit Chandan Kuala Kangsar
Jalan Istana, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia
Be awed by the majestic Masjid Ubudiah, Perak's royal mosque, with its golden dome that blazes from afar. The Perak's royal mosque located in the royal town of Perak, is one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia.

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Muzium Diraja Perak
33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia
Nestled in Kuala Kangsar lies an enchanting wooden structure housing the Muzium Diraja Perak, or Perak Royal Museum. Also known as Istana Kenangan or Istana Tepas, this building was formerly built as a temporary royal residence for HRH Sultan Iskandar Shah.

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Belum Rainforest Resort
Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik, Perak, Malaysia
Immerse yourself in the spiritual postcard view of the Royal Belum Rainforest. Get lost at Belum Rainforest Resort, a gem nestled among the lush greenery.

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Royal Belum Rainforest
Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia
Royal Belum Rainforest, home to floras and faunas with trekking trails that wind through the indigenous green forest. Explore the Royal Belum State Park, one of the oldest rainforests in the world dating back over 130 million years.

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Kampong Aman Damai
Royal Belum State Park, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia
Get thrown back in time at Kampong Aman Damai, an eco-tourism attraction. Learn about the Orang Asli’s way of life and participate in a range of activities hosted there.

Have you been to Perak? What was your experience like? Well, I will be away in Japan again for a week and will be back with my reviews after my trip. Catch you soon!

* This is a sponsored post by Tourism Perak Malaysia. The author only recommends products or services she uses personally which she believes to be beneficial for her readers. Views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely by the author.

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  1. What an awesome post - I never knew Perak have such beautiful scenery.

  2. Looks really interesting) Thanks for the great post!

  3. A freat place to consider in traveling

  4. I meant great phone spell ck terrible

  5. Beautiful photos and lovely outfits, dear Shirley!

  6. You make me visit Perak asap! What an amazing place! Ipon sounds worthy of a visit too. Wonderful photography...You look so adorable in that denim dress!

  7. Wonderful trip and photos !
    Thanks for sharing .

  8. Amazing photos :)
    Have a good day!

  9. Beautiful place:) Amazing photos:)

  10. I hope to be able to visit Malaysia one of these days and I'll have to remember your tips :)

  11. Que sitio tan maravilloso unas fotos estupendas y tú estás divina!!

  12. Wow, some beautiful sites and scenery! I love your dress with the cut outs---so cute!

  13. I'd love to visit Belum. Your photos are lovely.

  14. Saw your photos in fb. Simply an amazing place to visit. I would love to visit Ipoh one day.

  15. What a lovely trip!

    Enjoy your weekend, Shirley!

  16. Perak is a nice place to visit. Lovely photos!

  17. This looks like a cool place! Hope you had fun!

  18. My mum's home land I've been to a couple of times. But sure, time for a revisit after seeing the places you have explored.

  19. I went to university close to Perak. I really miss Malaysia!

    Stunning photos ! :D

  20. Wow, such amazing place to visit!!!!
    Seems you had really great time there, Shirley, beautiful photos! :D

  21. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice weekend)

  22. Wonderful experience for holiday
    I love it
    Happy Easter

  23. Such an amazing place! And you look fabulous in all the shots! Have a great trip! Looking forward to your post on Japan.

  24. Oh very wonderful place I love it all the photographs darling!

  25. Stunning shots Shirley! My malaysian friends have told me so much about where to visit but I haven't travelled to malaysia in years! I plan to go with family sometime in the future, I really want to go and enjoy the food and shopping!

  26. Great post dear!

  27. really fab experience, stunning locastions
    fashion trend fishnet
    🐣 Happy Easter 🐰

  28. ;)

    Adorei as fotos!

    Ótimo domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

  29. Shirley, this is such an awesome post. You make me want to explore Perak on the deeper level. Beautiful shots of the place! ^.^

  30. Beautiful pictures! And amazing place!

  31. You are so photogenic like from Ford Models agency. Your photos made Ipoh town look even nicer & charming. Now where are the yummy foodie photos? I love Perak so much that I married my wife from Kampar (30 mins from Ipoh) LOLOL

  32. So much of fun trip. The place look natural and lovely.

  33. This is in my visiting list too
    I'm wondering how to go for a personal trip to the place?

    1. I'll be sharing the details in a Royal Belum post at a later date. xoxo


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