By train the journey from Sungkai to Ipoh takes less than an hour. From Ipoh passengers can take a train to Padang Besar Railway Station and from there connect with services to Hat Yai and Bangkok in Thailand.
Train Times to Ipoh
There are currently 5 direct train services a day from Sungkai to Ipoh.
Train Tickets to Ipoh
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Sungkai Railway Station
Sungkai Railway Station is 13.7 km by road from Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park.
Ipoh Railway Station
Ipoh Railway Station is located close to Ipoh’s Old Town area.
Ipoh is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Once a busy mining town, Ipoh’s economy suffered badly during the 1980s when tin prices collapsed and the town’s main industry ceased functioning in a very space of time. Since then Ipoh’s fortunes have revived largely due to tourism, particularly to the City’s Old Town area. Ipoh has lots of interesting old buildings. Some, such as the town’s impressive train station and its city hall, were built by the British colonial government. Some, such as the Chinese style shop houses of Concubine Lane, were built by the Chinese immigrants who came to work, and in some instances become very rich, in the tin mining. Other buildings, such as the fantastic Masjid India Mosque, were built by immigrant workers from India.
Ipoh has been cleaned up and the local authorities have done some good work in making the city accessible to tourists, in particular establishing the Ipoh Heritage Trail which is a sign posted walk around the Old Town with stops on route at the city’s most important historical buildings. The private sector has also contributed a lot to making Ipoh a great place to visit. Ipoh now has modern innovative hotels and restaurants, such as Plan B. The White Town Coffee Company also commissioned a series of wall mural from prominent street artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2014 which have become a major tourist attraction in their own right.