Here’s another reason for all you local folks to be proud of Malaysia: Lonely Planet has released their “Top 10 Must Visit Region in 2017” and Perak has been included in the list.
Best known for its selection of food and cave temples, Lonely Planet describe Perak’s capital, Ipoh, as the “bloom of vintage-style cafes and boutiques”.
The popular travel site also wrote, “The nucleus of this old-meets-new makeover is Kong Heng Block, surrounding the imaginative Sekeping Kong Heng hotel. Here, cheerful joints like Roquette Cafe, Burps & Giggles and Bits & Bobs pull a vibrant crowd to shop, dawdle and slurp ais kepal (ice balls) in this historic neighbourhood“.
Pulau Pangkor also got a shout out with Lonely Planet shinning the spotlight on nature walks and village tours, which are now gaining more and more attraction thanks to the efforts by NGO ECOMY. “In this sunbather’s paradise, an emerging focus on wildlife is a breath of fresh, sea air,” the site added.
Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Must Visit Region in 2017” are as follows:
- Choquequirao, Peru
2. Taranaki, New Zealand
3. The Azores, Portugal
4. North Wales, UK
5. South Australia
6. Aysén, Chile
7. The Tuamotus, French Polynesia
8. Coastal Georgia, USA
9. Perak, Malaysia
10. The Skellig Ring, Ireland
Coincidently, 2017 is also Visit Perak Year and this recent announcement will certainly help promote Malaysia’s Silver State to attract more domestic and foreign tourists.
Earlier in July, Ipoh was ranked 6th in Lonely Planet’s hottest destinations to visit in 2016.