With colourful shophouses, lanterns hanging atop the buildings and beautifully painted murals on the walls, Concubine Lane has become the place to visit – and Instagram – in Ipoh.
Rich in culture and heritage, this quaint and charming street is a place full of life. Consisting of the “Wife Lane”, “Concubine Lane” and “Second Concubine Lane”, Ipoh’s Old Town is guaranteed to keep you intrigued as you walk past each street admiring the captivating murals painted on the walls – and the obvious talent of the artists behind these murals.
While each lane has its own unique appeal, Concubine Lane is one of the best loved and most popular spots – not least for its mouth-watering array of delicious local eats. From sweet (we recommend the taufufah, a bean curd dessert) to savoury (don’t miss the nga choy kai, a simple but hearty chicken and beansprouts dish), you won’t be disappointed with either the diversity or quality of the food here.
Architecture geeks will love the shophouses, which have been refurbished to keep the deeply nostalgic original structures while elevating the overall aesthetics of these charming shophouses.
While the opening timings vary for each stall, many recommend taking a visit to Concubine Street at around 8-9am. Located at 30000 Ipoh, Perak, it is only an 8 minute drive from the hotel and is about 3.9km away.