Malaysia Old Town - Ipoh

Malaysia Old Town » Ipoh
Ipoh is a city in Malaysia and is the capital of the state of Perak. It is approximately 200 km (125 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.

Today, "Ipoh" usually refers to the territory under administration of Ipoh City Council or Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh, which includes the smaller towns adjacent to the city such as Silibin, Chemor, Jelapang, Falim, Menglembu and Tanjung Rambutan.

Historically, "Ipoh" referred to the Old Town and New Town areas divided by the Kinta River at its heart, from which the city grew. From the late 1980s Greentown, located beside the New Town, was transformed from old government quarters to an administrative and commercial centre of Ipoh, often overshadowing both the Old Town and New Town.

Ipoh Statistics

Country Malaysia
State Perak
Establishment Around 1880
Mayor Datuk Haji Roshidi Hashim (As of 2009)
Area 643 km2 (248.268 sq mi)
Elevation 21.95 m (72 ft)
Population 710,798
Population Density 1,002.80/km2 (2,597.20/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)

Local Phone Numbers
City Council
» 05-255 1515
» 05-2552121
Police Station
» 999
Fire Station
» 994
» 05-547 4444
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun
» 05-253 3333
Telekom Malaysia
» 103
» 05-241 3733