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Ipoh Secrets

#1 of 15 Tours in Ipoh
Ipoh, Malaysia
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About Ipoh Secrets
Award owner of Certificate of Excellence for both year 2017 & 2018, IPOH SECRETS (Ipoh Secrets Tours Sdn Bhd) is a licensed tour company with vast knowledge & experiences about the unique culture, interesting spots, beckoning nature, and the incredible list of delicious authentic food in and around Ipoh & Perak region. We take pride in offering the best and most unusual tour experience, and provider for Ipoh City Tour, specialized Custom & Private Tours, showcasing Ipoh first, Taiping and Kuala Kangsar, (Royal Town) and eventually the whole Perak State of Malaysia. Co. Reg. 1155280-U | Ministry of Tourism KPK/LN 8499
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Hannah B01 wrote a review Dec 2021
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
A great experience, relaxed, interesting, and totally flexible to our schedule. Felt like spending a day being shown around a friend’s hometown, going to many places we wouldn’t have found on our own. John was very patient with our two kids also, and they really enjoyed the day.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from IpohSecrets, Owner at Ipoh Secrets
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your awesome review, good to know you had a wonderful trip and we'll be sure to let John know the kids enjoyed the day too :)
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b3achbuddy wrote a review Nov 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia150 contributions46 helpful votes
I've been to Ipoh lots of times for food. So this is the first time I've availed a tour to get to know Ipoh on a different light! Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable and give details that only locals will know. he brings us to places that we usually passed by but he have insights that we've never known before... yet he says "can google lah". He also took us to restaurants that serves good food but really affordable. Told us interesting stories about places and spots. And he got good sense to manage our tour time well. Highly recommended tour and guide for Ipoh!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from john_cjlee, Representative at Ipoh Secrets
Responded 15 Nov 2021
Hahaha, yes can Google... if you let me continue my story mode, the Heritage Tour part will take up the whole day!!! For those who're interested, it's about the assassination of Mr. Birch and the multiverse, the story of Ipoh version of "What If...?" Well history is full of interesting bits that lead you further down the rabbit hole...
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Diana Chua wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stumbled upon this tour on Tripadvisor after reading quite a number of great reviews. It did not disappoint. It was a private tour. We were picked up at our hotel by John (spacious MPV) and brought us to an authentic breakfast place (Curry Mee, Wantan Mee , Chicken Hor Fun and White Coffee of course). Then, we headed for the Ipoh Heritage Walking Tour. John was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of trivia along the way which we find very interesting. After the morning walk, we headed to the Sam Poh Tong Temple (stunning Japanese Garden) before heading for lunch (Chicken Rice - yummy and affordable), then went for Kellie's Castle after. Since it was already around 330 when we left Kellie's Castle, we assumed that we will head home already as the tour was only supposed to be for 8 hours (ending by 4pm), but John even brought us to Perak Cave Temple. We were supposed to go to Kek Long Tong but there was a long queue so we decided to opt out. The Perak Cave Temple was a good alternative. Amazing Cave temple with Stalactites and Stalagmites, too bad we didn't manage to climb to the Pavilion (as it was already late when we arrived - last entry was at 330pm). Overall, this is a highly recommended tour. We've been to Ipoh a few times and this was the first time, we've booked a tour. This was a good alternative to go around the city with a relaxed paced and with a local bringing you to hole in the wall eateries (everything was arranged for you :) ) Thanks to John for being flexible and accommodating.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from john_cjlee, Representative at Ipoh Secrets
Responded 15 Nov 2021
Thanks for the review, the first after the long national COVID-19 lock down! Due to the long Diwali weekend holiday and with the national SOP with limited entry at a single time, there are more than Kek Long Tong can chew that day LOL! Hope the hiccup at Kellie's Castle didn't spoil the mood of your holiday... Cheers! :)
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djmcd33 wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions3 helpful votes
John was a very friendly, knowledgeable guy, relaxed and accommodating of our requests to adjust our itinerary. Hw also advised about local food. Our vehicle was spacious, comfortable and cool. John’s driving was very smooth and we felt safe. We had a great afternoon exploring the cave temples and Kellie’s castle on our first afternoon in Ipoh. I would strongly recommend this tour company
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sgayanami wrote a review Jan 2020
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The tour is a slow paced, informative and enjoyable tour, full of walks to various famous sights of Ipoh City. Through the tour, the guide John gave us inside information of the city, through the years and with his experience as a local. Using his car to ferry us in between sites, he also gave us tips and tricks of how locals move and operate in the city. The group is small enough for John to individually answer questions should any arise. Recommended for those who love walking, interacting with non locals in a small group setting, and wanting to know the little secrets this city has to offer through a local!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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