5 Ride The Rails: Sights Of The Peninsula
Senses of Malaysia|Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Malaysia’s new ETS train operating northwards on double-tracking from Kuala Lumpur and to the border with Thailand at Padang Besar opens up many possibilities for travel. 

Travelling at speeds of up to 150km/ hour in air-conditioned comfort now enables fast travel to many places. Once at your destination, various other forms of transportation from trishaws and buses to taxis and ferries will get you to the sights that appeal to you. From south to north, here are five to consider on your next rail journey along the Malaysian Peninsula.

IPOH 

Rolling limestone hills with subterranean caves are a feature of the landscape of northern Malaysia and they really become evident around Ipoh. Downtown Ipoh is best explored by foot and such a walking tour starts right where the train stops in the ornate Ipoh Railway Station. Seek out a map and head off to explore the Royal Ipoh Club, the padang, the High Court building, Concubine Lane (which becomes a bustling market at the weekend), St Michael’s School and, streets with many old buildings awaiting the loving touch of heritage restorers.

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