Ipoh At Glance

Government Perak consist of ten districts including Hulu Perak, Kerian, Larut, Matang & Selama, Kuala Kangsar, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Manjung, Kampar, Batang Padang and Hilir Perak.  Ipoh is the capital city of Perak, situated in the district of Kinta. Head of the state is Sultan (King). Head of the administration is Chief Minister.
Area 643 sq Km
Elevation 21.95 m
Population 702,464 (2009) – The census shows 70% of Ipoh residents are mainly from Chinese ethnics such as Hakka, Teo Chew and others.   Malays constitutes 17% of population, followed by 12.5% of Indians and 0.5% of others. (Sources: Wikipedia)
Standard of Living Standard of living in Ipoh is moderate. The city well developed with  modern  infrastructure and facilities.
Cost of Living The cost of living in Ipoh is comparatively low.  Most of goods and services are available at reasonable price and within reach. 
Weather Ipoh features tropical rainforest climates.  The temperature ranges from 20”C to 30”C.  It is summer all year round.  Monsoon season is from September to December and the precipitation ranges from 2,000mm to 2,500mm annually.
Time Zone The standard time is eight hours ahead of GMT.
Language Bahasa Melayu (Malays) is the official language while others, such as English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foo Chow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi. are widely spoken.
Religion Islam is the official religion. However, other religions such as Buddhism, Taoist, Hinduism, Sikh and Christianity are freely practise
Economic Manufacturing constitutes the largest component of Ipoh’s economy.  Tourism, Agriculture, Retail business and Cottage Industry are among the catalysts of economy in the area.
Safety Statistically the crime rate is relatively low.
Currency The unit of currency is Ringgit Malaysia.
Accessibility Ipoh City well connected by North-South Expressway/East-West Expressway / Roads / Railways / Electric Train Service to major cities and towns in the Peninsular of Malaysia.