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Explore Ipoh Old Town with a historian

Explore Ipoh Old Town with a historian

8 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

Explore Ipoh Old Town with a historian

Explore Ipoh Old Town with a historian

8 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The best way to explore Ipoh is on foot. The heritage trail takes you past historical buildings and secrets about the town's hidden lanes . That will cover the followings:' 01. Ipoh Railway Station. 02. Majestic Hotel. 03. Cenotaph War Memorial. 04. Town Hall and Old Post Office. 05. High Court. 06. Royal Ipoh Club. 07. Straits Trade Buildings. 08. Birch Memorial. 09. St. Michael Institution. 10. Indian Muslim Mosque. 11. Ipoh Padang. 12. F.M.S Bar and Restaurant. 13. Hong Kong Shangai Bank. 14. De'Silva Building. 15. Chung Thye Phin Building. 16. Dramatists Hostel. 17. Concubine Lane. 18. Ipoh Wall Art Murals. I will share my knowledge of these heritage colonial buildings in detail with my guests, it's like a workshop. For example, the Ipoh Railway station which is often referred as the " Taj Mahal of Ipoh", due to it's Mughal architecture of minarets, columns, arches and towers topped with cupola. While the Neo-Classical design embodies strict symmetry, balance and harmony. The architecture of this majestic edifice was the results of the hybrid between Neo-Classical and Mughal architecture of India which is referred as Indo-Saracenic. Historical facts and oral history.

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I am passionate about the heritage of Ipoh which was left by the British. As a heritage buildings passionate, I have written numerous articles and letters to the relevant authorities and the press to galvanize action and focus attention on saving the best of the past for the future. When I was the Hon. Secretary of the Perak Heritage Society, my team and I have done research on the histories of art, architecture, landscapes and urban environment in Ipoh. I am able to show you the streets and buildings and narrative to you the stories of the past on the part of the historic character.

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Where you'll be

I am capable to conduct a mini workshop on historical buildings and streets of Ipoh and present a more " democratic" way to relate Ipoh's past , they stand as physical evidence of the diverse people who have taken part in the city's growth. My focus would be on :- The background of communities behind the structures, how early development shaped various units, the peculiarities of different forms of architecture and Ipoh's street culture.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should able to walk along the heritage trail for more than an hour.

More tips

It's more appropriate to wear sports shoes and cotton clothes to accommodate the walking activities. In case of rain, look out for slippery areas to avoid any mishaps. We will explore more than trail
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Explore Ipoh Old Town with a historian
8 reviews
From $20/person
8 reviews
From $20/person