Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions. In addition, an extension has been added at the back, tucked away to reveal an inner courtyard with a dramatic stairway to take guests up to their rooms.
Testimony to Ipoh’s decadent past, Kong Heng was used as a hostel to house theatre performers who performed in the adjacent theatre building that was burnt down in the 50s. Now rejuvenated, it is hoped that Sekeping Kong Heng will be able to offer guests a slice of history within a real old town setting which is alive, working and real.
Wake up to the heady aroma of white coffee that perfumes the air in the mornings, listen to the cacophony of banter between hawkers, go on a culinary adventure and experience living in the heart and soul of Ipoh.
8 standard room with double/single beds
For 2013 - RM200 per night (2 pax per room)
For 2014 - RM220 per night (2 pax per room)
1 family room - RM800 per night (6 pax)
1 retreat space with 2 suspended glass houses - RM800 per night for entire space and rooms (6 pax)
8 standard rooms + 1 family room (Annexe 1st floor) + 1 retreat space with 2 suspended glass houses (2nd floor) + communal space (Annexe 2nd floor)
For 2013 - RM3600 / max 50 per event / sleeps max 28pax
For 2014 - RM3900 / max 50 per event / sleeps max 28pax
Staying as a guest at Sekeping Kong Heng ISN'T for everyone. For your sake and ours, please read on to find out whether you and Sekeping Kong Heng are a compatible match:
You will love Sekeping Kong Heng if you love trees, plants, architecture and a slice of history nestled between Ipoh's historical old town.
RM800 per night for entire space and rooms (6 pax)
RM200 per night (2 pax/room)
RM800 per night (6 pax)
Ipoh KTM station (8 mins walk)
coffee shops and cafes (1 min walk)
medical clinic (8mins walk)
wet market, night market (30 mins walk)
banks, money changer, post office (15mins walk)
One of the favourite activities by local people is to visit wet market. There are many stalls that sell food and groceries. There are many wet marketl ocations around the city, depending on the day of the week...
Monday - Taman Menglembu, Taman Ipoh Jaya (near Gunung Rapat)
Tuesday - Ipoh Garden East
Wednesday - Ipoh Garden(near Perak stadium)
Thursday - Taman SPPK
Friday - Taman Pertama; Pekan Razaki (near Taman Ipoh Jaya)
Saturday - Taman Rasi
Sunday - Taman Cempaka (6pm-10pm only)
An interesting historical museum of Perak, located in a pretty formertin-mining tycoon's mansion near the Anglo-Indian railway station of Ipoh.
An old temple located on the banks of river near bridge on Sungai Pari Road, is kept very clean. It has sannidhis of pilliyar, muruga and navagrahas.
Walk around the (relatively) old city and look at the classy late 19th and early 20th-century buildings Ipoh is justly proud of.
Menglembu Hill in Menglembu provides awe-inspiring views of the limestone outcros and caves that surround Ipoh
River Kampar offers great excitement with its relatively safe rapids.
From Ipoh KTM, walk toward Sekeping Kong Heng directions, head northeast toward Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, turn right onto Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, turn left onto Jalan Dato Maharajalela, continue onto 75 Jalan Panglima.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Highway (NKVE) north and exit Plaza Toll Simpang Pulai. Turn right onto Route 1, slightright onto Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, continue onto Jalan Sultan Iskandar, turn right onto Jalan Bijeh Timah, turn left onto 75 Jalan Panglima.
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*Tel No: +6012-2272745 / +605-2418977 (Ms Lau)
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