|Window shutters are seen in the charming old town district of Ipoh, Malaysia. — Pictures courtesy of Lonely Planet|
Bali, Phuket or Shanghai for your next trip? Try Perak instead. That’s right, Ipoh has made it to Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations in Asia.
In their pick of where to go in the next 12 months, Lonely Planet listed Hokkaido, Japan at first place, followed by Shanghai, China and Jeonju, South Korea.
Ipoh is the only city in Malaysia to be listed, at sixth place.
According to the website, the lesser-known food capital has new flair thanks to a crop of boutique cafes that have sprung up in its historic quarter.
|Mount Rishiri’s steep volcanic ridges tower over a field of wildflowers off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.|