No. 6 Visit Places of Worship (religious)
Living in a multi-cultural society, Ipoh is culturally rich. No matter what our religion, we are free to visit mosques, temples and churches, WITH PERMISSION. I have a few places of worship for you here, with unique architecture.
A) Indian Muslim Mosque
This is an Indian Muslim Mosque (Masjid India Muslim), located just next to St. Michael’s Institution along Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam. It was built in 1908 by someone by the name of Sheik Adam and is known as “Town Padang Mosque”, basically because the town padang (field) is just opposite. This unique Indian Muslim mosque spots a “Moghul-style architecture”.
This is an iconic landmark included in Ipoh Heritage Trail Map 1.
Indian Muslim Mosque
Add: Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam, Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.002′ E 101 4.654′
B) St. John’s Church
This is an Anglican church, also known as Church of St. John the Divine. Completed in 1912, it was the largest church in Malaya (now Malaysia). This is also included in Ipoh Heritage Trail Map 1.
St. John’s Church
Add: Jalan St. John, 30200 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.120′ E 101 04.556′
C) St. Michael’s Church
St. Michael’s Church is a Roman Catholic church, located opposite SM Convent, Ipoh. Because of its long driveway, it is hidden from view from the main road, though.
St. Michael’s Church
Add: 24, Church Road, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 35.702′ E 101 05.316′
D) Paloh Khoo Miu
This temple celebrates its 140th anniversary this year. Its facade isn’t very captivating but the temple history is long and rich. For more information, click HERE.
Paloh Khoo Miu Ipoh Chinese Tai Pak Koong Temple
Add: 91, Jalan Bijeh Timah (formerly Treacher Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. (behind People’s Park)
GPS Coordinates: N 04 35.609′ E 101 4.736′
E) Wat Siribunyamagaram
This is a huge Thai Buddhist temple located along Tambun Road, Ipoh. For more information, click HERE.
Add: 88 & 90, Jalan Raja Dihilir (Jalan Tambun), 30350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.068′ E 101 6.842′
F) Wat Puthanimittam
Wat Puthanimittam is home to the 33ft. (10m) tall Lord Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the lotus position.
Add: Dataran Perajurit 1, Taman Kemuncak, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N04 36.879′ E101 07.864′
Tel: 017-5781781 – Mdm. Low Eng Choo (for information on dana activities) or 016-5942575 – Mr. Andy Fuan (for information on prayer and meditation sessions at the wat)
G) Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple
This Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple is possibly the largest in Malaysia. Besides its main temple complex, it is home to a 13-storey Enlightened Heart Medicine Buddha Bhaishaya Guru Pagoda.
Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Postal add: 50, Laluan Perajurit 1, Ipoh Garden East, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.212′ E 101 09.253′
H) Muhammadiah Chinese Mosque (Masjid Muhammadiah)
Situated on a land size of almost one acre just behind Medan Selera Tasek, the mosque spots 100% Chinese architectural design, with the roof imported from China. For more information, click HERE.
Muhammadiah Chinese Mosque (Masjid Muhammadiah)
Add: Jalan Musim Bunga, Taman Tasek Jaya, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 38.954′ E101 06.432′
Visiting hours: Daily from 9am – 12noon & 2.30pm – 4pm
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