What do you do if you work and do not have the time to cook, especially when you have school-going children or just are too tied d...read more
Sixty-five per cent of children entering primary school will end up in jobs that do not yet exist, reveals the World Economic Foru...read more
Story and pics by Tan Mei Kuan Kampar River Festival (KRF), Malaysia’s first international and largest white-water ...read more
Historically, Ipoh has been one of the cities in Malaysia where many associations were formed for the purpose of preserving one&rs...read more
Ipoh has long been acknowledged to be the home of flat white noodles, more commonly known as hor fun in Cantonese or kway teow or ...read more
Living in a food paradise touted as the culinary capital by many, one might be oblivious to the fact that the food and beverage in...read more
Due to the escalating cost of food and general grumbling by average wage earners, Ipoh Echo decided to tighten our belts and went ...read more
Get swept up with the energy in this jam-packed, town-hopping itinerary which showcases the best of Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan and Lumut...read more
The view along the North-South Expressway changes after one passes the Simpang Pulai junction. You see limestone hills on both sid...read more
Dogs and cats are cute furry animals often given as gifts to loved ones. What most people don’t realise is, that one impulsi...read more
How time flies. Ipoh’s only community newspaper, and perhaps the only one in the whole country, is almost 14 years old today.
As the FMS Bar has opened again after 10 years “Under renovation” our thoughts turn to its history and its long-serving Barman Pang Chee Ein.
The haunting chords of Indian traditional music, emanating from Hindu temples as well as street processions announces the festival...read more
As the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) approaches our thoughts turn to the Chinese population of Ipoh and the Kinta Valley. Ipoh is a Chinese town or, to be politically correct,...read more
Ipoh Echo spoke to Perakeans from all walks of life in order to gauge their expectations for 2019 ranging from goals, resolutions to hopes in their respective fields and fr...read more
Pangkor Island, the Jewel of the Straits of Malacca, is located at the west coast of the Peninsular covering an area of 2200 hectares.
The number of fake products is on the increase in Malaysia. Common ones are branded sneakers such as Adidas, Fila and Nike.
Over the last three years or so, many international newspapers and magazines waxed lyrical about the Ipoh and how it was changing....read more
By Ili Aqilah Ipohites produced 500 to 520 tons of waste every day and the statistics will go up higher during festive seasons. The wastes comprise food, garden waste, ele...read more
Located just 38 kilometres away from Ipoh, it is believed that Kampar was founded in 1886 by Imam Prang Jabor at Keranji River.
Cover Story By Ili Aqilah Yus Amirul and Tan Mei Kuan The 19th SUKMA (Sukan Malaysia) Games bade farewell after 15 days of competition. Terengganu rose to the occasion an...read more
Discover and rediscover Teluk Intan as we unveil the attractions ranging from the newest, the hidden as well as the go-to spots th...read more
The Sukma Games (Sukan Malaysia, literally Malaysian Games) is a biannual national multi-sport event involving young athletes from the country’s 13-member states and Federal Territory.
Ahead of GE14, Pakatan Harapan (PH) made an unabashedly bold promise in their manifesto – to revive the now defunct local council elections.
Receiving accolades and attention internationally is no reason for Ipoh to stop recognising its flaws and shortcomings. Plenty more can be done by the authorities and Ipohites alik...read more
Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way one feels, thinks and in some cases, interferes with day-to-day activities. Unlike sadness, depression is characterized by persis...read more
Ipoh was recently listed as Asia’s top three best coffee cities, together with Chiang Mai and Tokyo, by the world’s largest travel guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet. I...read more
Cover Story By Tan Mei Kuan Ipoh Echo had an exclusive one-on-one with newly-minted Human Resources Minister, M. Kulasegaran who...read more
Following the unexpected results of the 14th General Elections on May 9, the eventual lineup of Perak’s state government was duly announced. Pakatan Harapan state chief, Ahma...read more
At 4.50am on May 10, a day after Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) were held, Pakatan Harapan (PH) won majority seats in parliament, ending Barisan Nasional’s (B...read more
Cover Story By A. Jeyaraj, Joshua Jacob and Khaleeja Suhaimi In Issue 277 of Ipoh Echo we discussed customer service in retail a...read more
Cover Story By Tan Mei Kuan and Ili Aqilah Yus Amirul In view of the increasing popularity of home-sharing hospitality especially within Ipoh, we spoke to both owners and guests ...read more
Perak is blessed with many hills and mountains that attract hikers and adventure seekers. Even intrepid foreigners come here to try their luck at navigating our “treacherous” terrain.
Are you getting the service you deserve? In this issue we discuss face-to-face customer service in retail and F&B outlets in I...read more
Did you know that the present site of Burps & Giggles boutique cafe was formerly a tailor shop named U.S. Peter?
Ipoh is beginning to edge out Penang as the food capital of Malaysia. However, with Cafes and restaurants popping up all over Ipoh, it is difficult to keep track of the comings and...read more
Cover Story By Tan Mei Kuan A beacon for cultural heritage, the surname lantern (also goes by the name of umbrella lantern or Ho...read more
Just as we always enter the New Year with new resolutions, the same goes for our beloved city and its people. Every year, the preferences of Ipohites grow, change and evolve with t...read more
of Ipoh’s Old Town is slowly being restored and while not to its former glory.
Modern dance is often referred to as a wide genre of theatrical dance. It began back in the 19th and early 20th Century in Germany and the United States.
Urban poor, whether in Ipoh or other major cities in the country are finding it harder to get by as the rising cost of living threatens to further erode their spending power.
Healthcare in Malaysia, without doubt, has undergone tremendous changes compared to several years ago. Government hospitals are now the pillar of the nation’s healthcare syst...read more
The whole nation was in shock when 24 people, mostly teenagers, were killed by fire as they were trapped behind a blocked exit and barred windows of their school dormitory.
The term “abuse” as defined by the Oxford dictionary is to “treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly”.
According to police, advances in technology have resulted in an increase in cybercrime cases. However, are people aware of the many pitfalls they are exposed to while they are on t...read more
Ipoh was recently named Malaysia’s cleanest city in 2016 ahead of Penang and 2015’s cleanest city, Johor Bharu. Based on the ministerial rating system, Ipoh scored 97.4...read more
You probably have heard of petty thefts involving your loved ones or, perhaps, experienced them firsthand.
The Electric Train Service (ETS) Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur has become very popular. This makes the Ipoh Railway Station crowded and busy every day.