Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions. In addition, an extension has been added at the back, tucked away to reveal an inner courtyard with a dramatic stairway to take guests up to their rooms.
Testimony to Ipoh’s decadent past, Kong Heng was used as a hostel to house theatre performers who performed in the adjacent theatre building that was burnt down in the 50s. Now rejuvenated, it is hoped that Sekeping Kong Heng will be able to offer guests a slice of history within a real old town setting which is alive, working and real. Wake up to the heady aroma of white coffee that perfumes the air in the mornings, listen to the cacophony of banter between hawkers, go on a culinary adventure and experience living in the heart and soul of Ipoh.
Communal space (annexe 2nd floor)
Bedroom (single-sixed and queen-sized beds)
Mosquito nets for family room
Ceiling fans and aircons*
Dining area with washing facilities
Fridge, oven toaster and hot drinking water
TV, DVD players, WIFI, books and mags
24-hour housekeeping service
Ipoh KTM station (8 mins), coffee shops and cafes (1 min), medical clinic (8 mins), wet market, night market (30 mins), banks, money changer, post office (15 mins).
MONDAY: Taman Menglembu, Taman Ipoh Jaya (near Gunung Rapat), TUESDAY: Ipoh Garden East, WEDNESDAY: Ipoh Garden(near Perak stadium), THURSDAY: Taman SPPK, FRIDAY: Taman Pertama; Pekan Razaki (near Taman Ipoh Jaya), SATURDAY: Taman Rasi, SUNDAY: Taman Cempaka (6pm-10pm only).
Muzium Darul Ridzuan: An interesting historical museum of Perak, located in a pretty formertin-mining tycoon's mansion near the Anglo-Indian railway station of Ipoh. Mari Amman Temple: An old temple located on the banks of river near bridge on Sungai Pari Road, is kept very clean. It has sannidhis of pilliyar, muruga and navagrahas. Ipoh Old Town: Walk around the (relatively) old city and look at the classy late 19th and early 20th-century buildings Ipoh is justly proud of. Hill climbing: Menglembu Hill provides awe-inspiring views of the limestone outcros and caves that surround Ipoh. White-water rafting and caving: River Kampar offers great excitement with its relatively safe rapids.
From Ipoh KTM, walk toward Sekeping Kong Heng directions, head northeast toward Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, turn right onto Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, turn left onto Jalan Dato Maharajalela, continue onto 75 Jalan Panglima.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Highway (NKVE) north and exit Plaza Toll Simpang Pulai. Turn right onto Route 1, slightright onto Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, continue onto Jalan Sultan Iskandar, turn right onto Jalan Bijeh Timah, turn left onto 75 Jalan Panglima.
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