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QUICK FACTS

Want more tips to prepare yourself for your upcoming Ipoh trip? Here are some quick tips for your convenience. Just read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Of course, if you find that you need extra assistance, our team at our hotels are always there to help.

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QUICK FACTS

Want more tips to prepare yourself for your upcoming Ipoh trip? Here are some quick tips for your convenience. Just read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Of course, if you find that you need extra assistance, our team at our hotels are always there to help.

Currency Exchange

QUICK FACT #1 CURRENCY

The country's legal tender is the Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR), and it's fairly easy to find currency exchange outlets as well as ATMs in Ipoh. Bank notes are available in RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 denominations.

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QUICK FACT #2 CLIMATE

Perak, where the city of Ipoh resides, enjoys stable tropical weather all-year round, with temperatures ranging from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF), so it's easy to pack light when you're headed here.

However, the city sees higher rainfall from November to January and March to May.

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QUICK FACT #3 CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Malay is the most common language as it is the official language of Malaysia, and English is widely spoken as well. Other major languages and dialects include Cantonese, Mandarin and Tamil.

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QUICK FACT #4 GENERAL INFO (TIME & ELECTRICITY)

Time: 
Eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220 – 240 Volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Malaysia uses standard 3-pin square plugs (Type G).