Gunung Rapat is a quaint suburb situated in
Ipoh, the capital city of Perak. This small town was originally a Chinese New Village settlement that was built in 1957 created to separate the villagers from communists and was once owned by the British government. Gunung Rapat neighbours Taman Cempaka.
Gunung Rapat is accessible via the Simpang Pulai Highway that connects to roads heading to Kuala Lumpur and Penang. In terms of public transport, there are several public busses that serve the area, making it easy for those who do not drive to get around.
Being a long standing residential neighbourhood, Gunung Rapat is not lacking in amenities for the convenience of its residents. A major recreational attraction that is located in Gunung Rapat is Tasik Cermin, translated as Mirror Lake from Malay. As its name suggests, it is a stunning mirror-like hidden lake surrounded by limestone karst towers, offering majestic and tranquil environments to those who choose to visit this not-so-secret hideaway. The way into the lake offers a mysterious feel as the only way to access the lake is through a small cave which tunnels through a mountain that leads to the amazing lake view. There is a lookout dock on the lake to soak in the fullness that nature has to offer. Other than Tasik Cermin, Gunung Rapat also has many lime stone caves that have been turned into Buddhist Temples which allows for public sight-seeing. Inside these caves contain stunning stalagmites and stalactites that have formed over the years, truly to amaze locals and tourists alike.
Besides the natural attractions, residents of Gunung Rapat can also find plenty amazing food options nearby including local Chinese eateries that serve Laksa, Wonton Mee, roast duck, dim sum, Fried Noodles, Curry Noodles and more. There are also many hawkers that operate from their houses, setting up stalls to cater for customers from their own homes. Other than Chinese food, there are also a variety of scrumptious Malay and Indian food around. Also, there is a hub of fast food chains huddled in a spot in Gunung Rapat that offers chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and Pizzahut, making it extremely convenient for those who want to grab a quick bite from these convenient eateries. Apart from that, western and international cuisines are also readily available within the area such as Japanese food and burger joints. Heong Pheah, a type of biscuit with a gooey caramelised filling is a popular snack being sold here where lots of tourists come to buy from. As for groceries, there is a wet market every day where fresh vegetables and meats can be obtained. Besides the wet market, there is also a night market that happens every Monday night where residents can head to for food, groceries or shopping. Other than that, a short 10 minute drive will bring one to Ipoh Parade, in the heart of Ipoh City where more shopping, food and entertainment facilities are readily available.
For healthcare services, several general practitioner clinics can be found here including Gunung Rapat Health Clinic, Klinik Medione, Health Clinic Gunung Rapat and Klinik Bhajan, providing ease of mind to the residents of Gunung Rapat should any medical emergencies arise. There are also major banks and ATMs within the vicinity, making it convenient for those who want to run individual or businesses financial errands. For places of worship, the Gunung Rapat Chinese Methodist Church (CAC), Gurdwara Sahib Gunung Rapat, Sam Poh Tong Temple and Surau Madrasah Najah ae available for the diverse population living in this neighbourhood.
Families with school-going children will be happy to find that there are primary and secondary schools in Gunung Rapat such as SK Rapat Jaya, SK Jalan Pegoh, SK Pengkalan, SJK (C) Gunung Rapat as well as SMK Gunung Rapat.
The properties in Gunung Rapat are built on freehold land. The properties here have a median price of MYR 400,000 or median price psf of MYR 68. This neighbourhood offers a variety of property projects for both investors and home owners with the likes of Hillcity Condo, Taman Saikat as well as Rapat Permai.
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