It is bordered by Sitiawan on the west, Cameron Highlands on the east and Tanjung Malim in the south.
Its geographic location in the rich tin-bearing valley of the Kinta River made it a natural centre of growth. It grew rapidly as a mining town, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. A local Hakka miner, millionaire Yau Tet-Shin, started developing a large tract of the city in the early 1930s, today known as the 'New Town', from the eastern bank of the Kinta River to Greentown. In 1937, Ipoh was made the capital of Perak, replacing Taiping.
Ipoh was invaded by the Japanese on 15 December 1941. In March 1942, the Japanese Civil Administration or Perak Shu Seicho was set up at the St. Michael's Institution. After the liberation of Malaya by British forces, Ipoh remained the capital of Perak, till this day.
IPOH, Oct 7 -- Almost 90 per cent of restaurants and cafes inspected here were found complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the National Security Council (MKN) to curb the spread of COVID-19 ... Rumaizi said the 2,850 restaurants and cafes operating in this city would be inspected from time to time.
IPOH, July 20 -- The PerakStateHealth Department... The picture of the woman eating at a cafe in Bandar MeruJaya in Ipoh, Perak clearly shows her wearing a pink Covid-19 PUS wristband on her right hand which indicates she is under quarantine ... “Hanaz Cafe is free from COVID.