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Get off the beaten road, come discover the 3 forgotten towns of Ipoh, Perak: the ghost town of Papan, old mining town of Menglembu, and kacang putih village of Buntong.
Start the day at Menglembu and have a chat with your guide over delicious dim sum. After breakfast, head to Bukit Kledang for a breathtaking view of the mining lake, a legacy of Ipoh's historical past.
We will then visit Papan, a small town at the foot of Kledang where resistance fighters against the Japanese once hid. Explore its pre-war buildings and old water tank, including a shophouse that belonged to local heroine Sybil Kathigasu. For lunch, enjoy local delights like fish ball noodles, chee cheong fun and roasted duck.
After that, we will move to Kampung Kacang Putih, a settlement in Buntong known for its lentils, nuts and snacks. You can even get some kacang putih as souvenirs. We will also pass by a field where the locals grow beansprouts, which you can find in Ipoh's famous bean spouts chicken.
Have a small meal in the old town before we end our trip to Ipoh's forgotten towns, and bring home fond memories of this relatively undiscovered heritage.