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Is Ipoh Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Ipoh?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Ipoh.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Malaysia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Tap Water Ipoh, Malaysia has some of the best water quality in the world. However, the quality of the supply can vary from one area to another depending on a number of factors. There are also measures that are being taken by the Malaysian government to ensure that this continues. The following are some of the things you can do to ensure that your drinking water is of high quality:

Water is being tested throughout the country at various points. You can either have your water tested in your town or city, or you can have it tested at one of the two Water Quality Institute located in Peninsula and Laban Rata. These institutes are accredited by the Water Quality Association of Malaysia (WQAM). The institute sends out samples of water regularly to concerned organizations and government agencies for independent testing. If a particular agency finds something questionable, they will report their findings to WQAM.

You can expect the quality of water from Kuala

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.48 in USD (1.5-liter)


Ipoh tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ipoh, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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