I last visited Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village (Serene Hill) some time in October 2014. My, that was almost four years ago. Much time has passed and many aspects have changed since then.
Most people know that due to protests and complaints from local residents regarding the heavy traffic caused by visitors, Qing Xin Ling had to shut its doors. That impasse lasted for over a year.
Recently, Qing Xin Ling is back in business, so to say, but on a modest scale. One significant change is that the village no longer offers accommodation to guests.
Yes, the chalets are still open, i.e. only for visitors to view and get a feel of its vintage era.
By the way, even though Qing Xin Ling is now reopened, visitors may find the whole process of going there rather tricky. That’s because the main entrance is permanently locked.
Entering Qing Xin Ling requires a ticket (RM10 /pax, free-of-charge below 7 years of age). However, tickets are not sold at the gate.
Instead, visitors have to call in (number provided at the end of this post) to make a reservation and purchase tickets from Syarikat Perabut Kota (Waze for its location).
Due to grouses from residents in the vicinity and also to avoid traffic congestion, Qing Xin Ling now only accepts a total of 60 cars per day.
Therefore, visitors are required to provide their vehicle registration number to the staff in charge of Qing Xin Ling at Syarikat Perabut Kota, which is located nearby.
Anyway, each ticket covers entry to Qing Xin Ling, with the use of bicycles, Vietnamese straw hats, washroom, etc. at no extra cost. Within its premises are vendors trading different food items – these have to be paid for.
Additionally, there is no limit to the time one spends at Qing Xin Ling. One is free to lepak there from opening to closing time.
Take time to hunt for the almost thirty attractions within Qing Xin Ling. These photos are not comprehensive, as there would be no more excitement if I had shown every feature of the village, right?
This leisure-cum-cultural village intently allows us to get close to nature, takes us back in time to the golden years of our grandparents’ era. Come to think of it, Qing Xin Ling features the same concept as Time Tunnel Ipoh Old Town, except that the former is open-air.
Similar to Time Tunnel Ipoh Old Town, Qing Xin Ling is absolutely Instagrammable, so remember to bring along a camera!
Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
Add: 22A, Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5A, Taman Saikat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 33.757′ E101° 07.462′
Opening hours: 9.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 5.30pm daily except public holidays and Sundays