Ipoh is known as the capital city of Perak. Home to over 800,000 residents, Ipoh is also one of the biggest towns in Malaysia. Its central location between Kuala Lumpur and Penang makes it a popular weekend getaway for residents from both states. Ipoh is accessible by train, bus or car. Tourists flock to Ipoh for its local food scene, unique limestone cave temples, recreational parks and colonial architecture.
Schools in Ipoh are made up of government or public schools, private schools and international schools. The language of instruction in public schools is the official language of Malaysia, Malay. Mandarin and Tamil are the languages of instruction at vernacular schools. On the other hand, international schools in Malaysia use English as its language of instruction. Public and private schools cater to students in primary and secondary levels. Majority of international schools cater to primary and secondary levels. Several international schools have preschool and pre-university levels.