Ipoh, An Ideal Place For Second Home In Malaysia
Ipoh is a peaceful and relaxed place. There are many benefits to stay in Ipoh such as:
- Lower Cost of Living & Investment
The land is considerably cheap compared o other states as half of the state is still covered with forests and undeveloped yet.
This means the supply of land is more than the demand. The property price here is much more cheaper compared to Penang and Kuala Lumpur etc.
The food in Ipoh is also cheap and famous for its mouth-watering quality and deliciousness. That is why Ipoh is given another name of “Food Paradise”.
Due to the above reason, the cost of living in Ipoh is lower than other states and it is the most suitable place for retirees to stay here with their retired fund or limited source of income.
- Easy Access Way
Ipoh is in the ideal access way from Penang in the north at 165 km and Kuala Lumpur in the south at 205 km respectively by the North-South Highway. Besides, the North-South Highway has shortened the traveling time and connects it with the seaports of Penang in the north, Klang in the south and Lumut in the south. Meanwhile the East-Coast Highway has shortened the journey between Ipoh and the East Coast by approximately 1,000 km compared to the old trunk road.
- Peaceful & Relaxed Living Environment
Ipoh’s life is slow unlike other major cities. Traffic jam is practically unheard of therefore one can enjoy life at a more easy going rate, much more peaceful and with minimum stress. Furthermore, the people here are friendly while most important is the crime rate here is one of the lowest in the country.
There are many institutes of higher education fast being developed in Ipoh and the place nearby Ipoh such as University Technology Petronas, The Workers Institute of Technology, Perak College of Medicine, Politeknik Ungku Omar and University Tungku Abdul Rahman. Other than this, one can also find International School in Ipoh where the children of
foreign citizens and local are mixing around.
Ipoh and nearby Ipoh has many establishments of recreation. Especially 1) Golfing such as Royal Perak Golf Club, Meru Valley Golf & Country Club, Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort and Taiping Bukit Jana Golf Club. 2) Shopping such as Jaya Jusco, Ipoh Parade, Makro, The Store, Giant, Tesco, Greentown Mall, New World. The merchandise sold in these establishments are mush more affordable and cheaper due to Ipoh’s lower standard of living. 3) Eating such as Malay foods, Chinese foods, Indian foods, Japanese foods, Korean foods, Italian foods. Western food franchise such as Coffee Bean, Black Canyon, Delifrance, Macdonald, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut also can be found in shopping centre or town.
- Clean Water
Due to the surrounding of Ipoh is mountains and greeneries, the environment here is clean with fresh air and clean water.
This is also one of the reasons that Ipoh’s Kuay Teow is very good quality (white, thin and smooth) and delicious compared to other states. With this, Bean Sprout Chicken and Kuay Teow Soup became famous food in Ipoh.
- Stable Climate
The climate here is stable and not too hot in the range of 23.7℃ to 33.2℃ i.e the presence of sunshine throughout the year while annually receiving over 3,000mm of rain.