Street art in Perak

Perak, particularly its capital city of Ipoh, has an interesting street art scene defined by its signature attractions. The
city’s alleyways and walls are dramatically transformed by dedicated muralists such as Lithuanian artist Ernest
Zecharevic and Eric Lai, an art teacher.
Refecting an old-world charm, the mural along Jalan Bijih Timah showcases a typical day in a trader’s life. The trader
sells a variety of products including colourful lanterns and fresh pomelos, a fruit that grows abundantly in Tambun

Located near the Ipoh Padang, this is one of Perak's largest murals. It celebrates Perak’s fame as one of the main
producers of white coffee. Brimming with flavour and taste, the white coffee here is so famous that it was named as
one of Lonely Planet’s top three coffee towns in Asia. This mural is located close to the Old Town White Coffee outlet,
where you can get a taste of this signature drink.

Perak has a glorious past revolving around its tin-mining industry. In its heyday, Kinta Valley was one of the country’s
main tin-producing sites, making Perak the wealthiest state in Malaya. Back then, Ipoh was fondly known as the ‘City of
Millionaires’. The murals take us back to the past with depictions of traditional tin mining methods such as panning.
Paintings of antique cars, bullock carts and traders in pushcarts serve as nostalgic reminders of the past. 

Ipoh Mural Art Trail maps are available at at Ipoh Tourists Information Centre and at Oldtown White Coffee outlets.

General write-up on Perak

Perak, which means ‘silver’ in the Malay language, beckons with an interesting assemblage of attractions. From the
emerald waters of its world-renowned Pangkor Laut island resort, down to the rich flora and fauna at Royal Belum, not
forgetting the archaeological treasures of Lenggong Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, Perak never fails to amaze. 

In the past, Perak was one of the most coveted states in the peninsula for its rich tin ore deposits. As a testament to its
tin-mining days, a dredger named Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5) has been restored and is open to the public.
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Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.


Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.


Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.


The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.


A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.


Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.


Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.


The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.


Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.


Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.


From the majestic height of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s tallest peak, to the stunning depths of the world-famous Sipadan Island, Sabah is a magnificent nature destination.


Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.


Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.


The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.


Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Fun and Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!