Cuti Cuti Malaysia 104 – Sekeping Kong Heng @ Ipoh Old Town

Sekeping Kong Heng

Have you stayed at a neo-classical/ pre-war building in Malaysia? Check out Sekeping Kong Heng

Sekeping Kong Heng is a unique retreat located in Ipoh Old Town in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name, Restaurant Kong Heng on the ground floor that serves great coffee and some of the best local dishes in town. It was also our place to stay during our Ipoh weekend staycation back in March.

Locating Sekeping Kong Heng is not as hard as locating a parking nearby, and the backwards parking coupon system surely didn’t make it easy for outstation people like us. But I was glad that we were there because the place is just awesome. There are a small library and an art gallery at the ground floor. The Big Group’s Plan B is just right next door serving great casual western food with a couple of small stalls selling small ornaments, as well as a small Indian barber joint. I like the way they preserved the place and turned it into an architecture charm thanks to Ng Sek San and his team. Our room was rugged yet filled with wonderful touches that bring out the uniqueness of the old building. I like the wooden floor and ceiling, as well as its part exposed brick walls. It really took us back in time. However, the wooden floor gave us some problems during our night sleep as some inconsiderate people were walking back and forth upstairs at 2am causing so much noise. I almost lost my cool but decided not to cause a scene at 2am in the wee hour.

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Well, apart from the bad night sleep caused by the inconsiderate people, Sekeping Kong Heng is a nice place to stay and hang out. The old and new mixed so well together there and it’s truly a work of art. For those who are looking for something different, this is definitely the place to go…

Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 The Kong Heng Coffee Shop
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Love the greens on the outside
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Such beautiful building
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 The old annexe
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 The staircase
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 To the top floors
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Upstairs room
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Our rustic room
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Quite an open toilet
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Love the old windows
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Rustic looking shower
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Dim hallway
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
 Padlock to enter the hallway
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh
Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh

Sekeping Kong Heng Official Website: http://www.sekeping.com/kongheng/home.html
Address: 74, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel*: +6012-2272745/+605-2418977 (Ms Lau)
*Call hours from 8am-7pm (Mon-Sat)
Email: kongheng@sekeping.com

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Check out my previous post on Sekeping Serendah here.


Sekeping Kong Heng

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