Ulu Kinta

Ulu Kinta, also known as Hulu Kinta,  is a small town that is located just north of Tambun, in the state of Perak.  Located on the banks of the Kinta River in the Kinta Valley,  it is a nature’s paradise surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful waterfalls, clear sparkling streams and amazing wildlife.  It is also an important water catchment area and there is also and Orang Asli Settlement Village.  It’s original residents were Malays who have a simple lifestyle in harmony with nature.  Over the years, it’s natural beauty and attractions, have made this place into a popular tourist destination, especially after the Forest Rangers Camp was established.  Properties that are developed there are made of condominiums, apartments, terrace and other landed properties.  Many of these have an o;d world charm about them and hence have been turned into homestay accommodation for the tourists who go there for a weekend.  Ulu Kinta is surrounded by neighbouring towns such as f Tambun, Sunway City, Tanjung Rambutan. The nearest major town is Ipoh, 20 minutes away.

It is relatively easy to reach Ulu Kinta which is a key factor to its popularity as a Back-to-Nature getaway destination. There is a local road that cuts through Ulu Kinta which is Jalan Perpaduan.  From here, it is linked to a major highway which is Jalan Tambun (A13).  This road passes by Tambun town and goes all the way to Ipoh.  It is also known as the Ipoh Outer Ring Road, connecting Ipoh and Ulu Kinta to Chemor, Tambun, Menglembu , and Jelapang.  The nearest airport is at Ipoh, the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, merely 22 minutes’ drive away. The Ipoh Railway Station is just 26 minutes away.

Many of the attractions and activities in Ulu Kinta revolves around nature There are many forest trails providing hiking and trekking adventures, especially at the nearby Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve.  There are also cave temples to explore.  However, a short drive away to Ipoh town will bring you to many more activities available there, such as the Gunung Lang Recreational Park, and DR Seenivasagam Recreational Park.  The Sunway Lost World of Tambun is a theme park that features a swimming experience with real waves and water slides. Tourist attractions include the serene limestone Perak Cave, Ipoh Garden Culture Street, Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village.


Being a small town, Ulu Kinta has some basic food outlets and small grocery shops. Bigger outlets and malls will be beyond its borders and are found in bigger towns.  Along the main roadthrough the town area are plenty of small food stalls offering a variety of food and drinks.   Some of the stalls available are M3K Kemayan MusngKing Durian, and Tambun Pomelo GoChin Agro Farm.   In other nearby towns, there are Bercham Wet Market. Pasar Malam Taman Bercham Raya, Pasar Malam Taman Perpaduan, Pasar Malam Tanjung Rambutan, Eco-Shop @ Tambun, Pasar Mini Wei Yue, NHM Mini Market. Rama Cash and Carry, .  24 hour stores offers round the clock convenience, such as: AM PM, 7-11 Bercham; 99 Speedmart, and Econsave Bercham. 

For those who wants the convenience of nalls for more options and variety of food, shopping and entertainment, one will have to travel to Ipoh.  There are a few malls there such as AEON Kinta City, Ipoh Garden Square, Ipoh Parade, and D’Chateau Mall.  Bigger supermarkets and hypermarkets are easily found in Ipoh.  These include Giant Sunway City, two Tescos in Ipoh and Jaya Grocer.in Ipoh Parade mall .

For families with children, there are a number of schools in and around Ulu Kinta, include SK Pakatan Jaya,  Sunway College @ Perak,  SJK © Bercham,  and Eduwis Bercham. For more international school options, there are many available in Ipoh.

Residential properties in Ulu Kinta are leasehold and are a mixture of Condos, apartments and landed houses. .  Some developments available to consider here are Taman Perpaduan and Taman Pakatan Jaya.

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