Ipoh World

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Culture -

3 Jalan Bi­jeh Timah (Treacher Street), Ipoh, Perak (www.ipo­hworld.org). The Hat Chin Pet Soo was once the base for the Hakka Tin Min­ers’ Club, a venue where mem­bers could re­lax, chat, gam­ble and ap­par­ently even en­ter­tain girls or smoke opium. Now un­der the care of Ipoh World, it has been turned into a mu­seum ded­i­cated to the story of the min­ers. You must make an ap­point­ment to tour the es­tab­lish­ment. These are free but do­na­tions are en­cour­aged and go to­wards the up­keep of the mu­seum. Tours are in­for­ma­tive and en­joy­able for both adults and chil­dren. Tours are free by ap­point­ment: TueFri, 9.30 am, 11.30 am & 2.30 pm; Sat-Sun and Public Hol­i­days (ex­cept Mon­days), 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm. see wild an­i­mals in the vicin­ity of KL. In­stead of driv­ing all the way to Am­pang, take the wind­ing road up to KL Tower and check out its un­der­stated mini zoo. Though small in size, the zoo houses a sur­pris­ing num­ber of ex­otic an­i­mals such as meerkats, bateared foxes and snap­ping tur­tles in well-main­tained habi­tats. More than one zoo keeper is al­ways at hand to share fun facts about the an­i­mals and to pass you a hand­ful of feed. Let a para­keet sit on your shoul­der for a photo op and visit the pet­ting zone where friendly rab­bits and guinea pigs ac­tu­ally run up to you for food and cud­dles. Daily, 9am-6pm. Adults, RM32; Chil­dren up to 11 years old, RM27.

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