You already know that Ipoh offers so many things to do and places to visit during daylight.
Can you imagine how fabulous this city gets when the sun goes down? And how amazing Ipoh nightlife can be?
Don’t tell me you have no idea about Ipoh nightlife and things to do! And of course, nightlife doesn’t mean only nightclubs, pubs, and bars.
Ipoh has so many better and more exciting places to visit and things to do during the night. Though Ipoh nightlife is not as famous as nightlife in Kuala Lumpur or Penang, it still offers tons of activities to visitors.
Let’s check out what you can do at night in Ipoh.
Start with evening coffee or tea
The best way of starting your nightlife in Ipoh is to grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you know, Ipoh Old Town is famous for its White Coffee, so you can take this chance to have a cup of coffee. Apart from this, Bubble Tea is also very popular in Ipoh. You can certainly try that also.
Ipoh White Coffee
If you’re in Ipoh for vacation, you can’t go back without trying this city’s famous White Coffee. If you want the traditional Ipoh White Coffee, you should opt for the Ipoh Old Town. It is the best place where you can get the authentic flavour of Ipoh White Coffee.
I don’t think I have to say anything about Starbucks! It’s the all-time favourite of nearly every person. I just can say where you can get this Starbucks coffee in Ipoh.
Ipoh has 7 branches of Starbucks; among them, the Tambun branch is more popular.
Bubble Tea is also famous in Ipoh. Cafes like 18CTEA & Tea Bubble Ipoh 茶丸家 are well known for the best Bubble Tea.
Ipoh night food
Ipoh is widely known for being the food heaven of Malaysia. And in this city capital, you will see some restaurants that open only after dark with their tradition, culture, and mouthwatering foods. Here are some restaurants that popular for night food.
The Limestone’s Fine Dining
The Limestone’s Fine Dining is a restaurant in Ipoh that offers delicious seafood and authentic European cuisine. Whether it’s dinner or a late-night celebration, this restaurant will never disappoint you. And Muslim friends can also come here as the restaurant is Halal certified.
Address: 131, Jalan Raja Ekram, 31350 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 07:30 am to 10:00 pm
Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken
No doubt that Ipoh has many authentic dishes to offer, but one of the most prominent food items in Ipoh that you must try is the Ipoh Chicken Rice.
Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken serves the best Chicken Rice in the whole town. The best part is that it’s a nighttime restaurant, and this special and traditional dish of Ipoh can make your dinner more fabulous.
Address: 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 10:30 am to 90:30 pm
Bulatan Amanjaya (Meru Raya Park)
Meru Raya Park, formerly known as Bulatan Amanjaya, is one of the biggest roundabouts of Ipoh. Though this place is located slightly further from the main town still, its giant size is perfect for night hang out.
The park gets its real glamour on the weekend nights when lots of people gather there with friends and family. You will see countless food stalls here, and at the same time, the park has a water playground and skates playground for kids and adults both.
Address: 5, Jln Meru Bestari A14, 31200 Ipoh
Opening hours: 24 hours
The beauty of Heritage Buildings at night
Ipoh has a reputation for being the home of some of Malaysia’s most fabulous heritage buildings. This city was dominated by the British government, and they left their signature on the Heritage Buildings and architecture.
At night these buildings take a different look with numerous lights and colours, which is pretty cool to watch. Here are some of the heritage halls that you can watch during your night journey in Ipoh.
Ipoh Railway Station
Ipoh Heritage Walk starts with the Ipoh Railway Station. If you’re a history buff, you will definitely not miss this place. Its British style architecture is remarkable for photography.
But you’ll be surprised when you will see the Railway Station at night. It literally turns into a night market. Especially on weekends, people come here with family and friends.
Dewan Bandaran Ipoh (Ipoh Town Hall)
After visiting Ipoh Railway Station, it’s time to pay a visit to Ipoh Town Hall or Dewan Bandaran. Both heritage buildings are so close and carry historical importance. So it’s worth visiting the Town Hall to watch its night look.
Take Massage & Spa in Ipoh
Night time is best for massage and spa. And I bet you have heard that Ipoh has no match when it comes to wellness centers. Here are some spa & massage centers in Ipoh that give service during the night.
Thai Oasis is one of the biggest and most exclusive wellness centers in Ipoh. And as it is located on the first of Ipoh City & Country Club (ICC Club), this massage center is easily accessible in comparison to others.
That’s why they have a very busy schedule and you have to make an appointment to get their service.
With 8-year experienced trainers, they give services like Traditional Thai massage, Spa & Sauna, Aromatherapy, Foot & Upper body massage, and Facial.
From RM70.00 to RM90.00 you can have an hour of service. For a full-body massage, the price is around RM250 per hour.
Address: 1, 283, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Taman Mansion, 30250 Ipoh
Business hours: Everyday 10:00 am to 12:00 am
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Spa & Wellness
If you want luxurious service then nothing can be better than The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Spa & Wellness. It is the most expensive spa & wellness center in Ipoh and offers couples massage, Aromatherapy, and Garra Rufa Fish therapy.
Garra Rufa Fish therapy is a therapy where little fish nibble your dead skin from your feet and you get new baby soft skin.
The best part of this spa center is its surroundings. Being located in the Ipoh cave and lake area, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Spa & Wellness has mind-blowing scenery of nature to give you tranquillity.
Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh
Nova Health Spa & Massage
Nova Spa is one of the locals’ favourite spa and wellness centers in Ipoh. Here you will get service from the local masseurs and they are outstanding at their work. At the same time, the staff is so friendly. You will surely return home with real satisfaction.
They provide tons of different spa treatments such as Hot Stone, Cupping, Hot blanket detox, Ear candling, and many more.
You can also ask for facial, manicure, and pedicure, they have these facilities as well.
Address: 31,31A, 31B, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1A, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400 Ipoh
Business hours: Everyday 10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Crystal Spa at Lost World Tambun
You certainly know that the Lost World of Tambun is an outstanding place to spend your vacation. It has many activities which you can enjoy during the day as well as at night. Retreating yourself at the Crystal Spa can be a great option after enjoying the rides and slides of this theme park.
The Crystal Spa offers services like Aromatherapy full body massage, Foot massage, Head & Shoulder Massage, Aromatherapy Facial, Full Body Scrub, and so on.
Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1 Sunway City Ipoh Lost World Tambun Tambun, 31150 Ipoh
Business hours: Wednesday to Monday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm｜Tuesday 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Palace Foot Reflexology Centre
Established in 2002, Palace Foot Reflexology Centre is the first-foot reflexology center in Ipoh. You will be so pleased by their services as the masseuse is well-trained and experienced.
It is advised that you make an appointment before you come here because they have a very busy schedule.
Address: 61, 63, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Pusat Perdagangan Greentown, 30450 Ipoh
Business hours: Everyday 10:30 am to 12:00 am
Kinta Riverfront Walk
If you want to watch the main Ipoh nightlife, you have to go for a walk at Kinta Riverfront. Some people say it’s the mini i-City that is located in Shah Alam. It’s called so because of the gorgeous LED lights that are placed on the riverside trees.
Furthermore, you will get numerous restaurants here that face the river, which means you can enjoy the river view while you’re eating.
The river is really big so to visit the whole area; you can rent a bicycle and have a ride along the riverbank.
Lost World of Tambun Night Park Attractions
The Lost World of Tambun alone can make your Ipoh nightlife enjoyable and memorable. The Ipoh tour would be incomplete without visiting the Lost World of Tambun.
But do you know this theme park reveals so many attractions after dark? Nestled in the old limestone hill, the park has so much to explore that you can spend the whole night here.
Lost World Hot Springs
The main attraction of the Lost World of Tambun night park is its Hot Springs. The park has more than 12 natural mineral hot spring pools.
You will find each of these pools flowing at different temperatures, so you can choose according to your taste. These hot springs have healing power, and they could make you relax after a busy day.
Lost World Spa
You don’t need any excuse for self-pamper. Lost World Spa is a great way to de-stressed yourself. You can take head and shoulders massage or aromatherapy massage, whatever you prefer. I’m sure nothing can make you more rejuvenated than a nighttime spa.
Luminous Forest is the magical world within the Lost World of Tambun. This forest has been created with magical creatures, mythical wonders, and glowing flowers. Here you’ll get to meet a mysterious Malayan tribe who are here to give you a warm welcome and protect the forest from evil.
Tarantula Alley is actually a spider land. Unlike regular spiders, these spiders are huge and hairy. So it could be a unique sight to watch them if you’re not afraid of spiders.
The star of the night is the Flaming Percussion show. It’s a stage show where fire eaters, percussionists, and jugglers perform and show their tricks and stunts to make you wonder. With the beat of drums, you will be thrilled by their fascinating performance. This show starts every night at 9 pm, except Tuesday.
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Perak, Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh
City view from the Rooftop Bars
Rooftop bars always have amazing views, but there are only a few rooftop bars that have a city view. Here are the two rooftop bars which will give you the whole city view.
MU Hotel Rooftop Bar
Located in central Ipoh, MU Hotel Rooftop Bar is one of the most popular bars in the whole town. On the 7th floor of MU Hotel, you will find this small yet cosy bar. You not only can see the whole city from this bar but the sunset view will also make you mesmerised.
From Western to Asian, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, every kind of drink is available here. Moreover, they serve a welcome drink when guests come here.
Address: Level R, 18, Jalan Chung On Siew, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 05:00 pm to 01:00 am
The Deck Gastrobar At Weil Hotel
If you want a luxurious experience, you can opt for the Deck Gastrobar at Weil Hotel, which is located on the 13th floor of the Weil Hotel. This bar has an outdoor pool and gazebos with breathtaking views from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. The bar is decorated with cosy couches and chairs which give an elegant look to it.
Address: 292, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm
If you want to see authentic Ipoh and its vibrant culture, Ipoh Night Market is the perfect place. The Ipoh tour is incomplete without bargaining with locals and trying street food on the night markets.
Gerbang Malam Ipoh
Gerbang Malam is the most popular night market in Ipoh that opens every night. Located in Ipoh New Town, this open-air market is not only a local favourite but also attracts the tourists most.
This market has countless stalls that sell toys, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewellery, electronics, and so many other necessary things. The best time to visit the market is after 9 pm when all shops have fully ready to serve.
Address: Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 06:00 pm to 12:00 am
First Garden Night Market
First Garden Night Market is the largest night market in Ipoh which opens every Friday. This market has nearly 200 stalls that sell food, drink, clothes, electronics, fruits, and vegetables.
Not only that, this market has so many food stalls that serve customers with made–to–order facilities.
Address: Jalan Taman Ng Weng Hup, Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh
Opening hours: Every Friday 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Food Truck Garden Bulatan Amanjaya
Looking for Halal street food in Ipoh? We all know getting Halal food in Ipoh is a bit difficult.
But don’t worry, there is a night market called Food Truck Garden Bulatan Amanjaya where you’ll get the international Halal food. At the same time, the atmosphere is totally different here because of the food trucks and live music.
Some foods that you must try here are Grilled chicken chop, Lambchop, Smoked duck spaghetti, Nasi goreng, and Laksa. Things are a little bit pricey here but surely you’ll not regret it.
Address: Jln Meru Bestari A8, 31200 Ipoh
Opening hours: Everyday 06:00 pm to 12:00 am
Watching a movie at the theatre is one of the best activities that you can do to enjoy Ipoh nightlife. In Ipoh, the movie theatres are not so crowded. The most famous cinema theatres in Ipoh are GSC Cinemas, MBO Cinemas, and TGV Cinemas.
GSC Cinemas is located on the top floor of Ipoh Parade Mall. MBO Cinemas and TGV Cinemas are located in AEON Falim Mall and AEON Kinta City Mall, respectively.
Now you get the idea and probably the whole plan about Ipoh nightlife. Next time when you’re in Ipoh don’t miss its nightlife because it’s as happening and exciting as the daytime. And you’ll get more excuses to stay longer time in this vibrant city, Ipoh.