It is a curious swell of the population, as if everyone from Malaysia and Singapore has their roots in Ipoh. Just mention Ipoh in conversation and most will have relatives or friends there. And then there’s the water. Everyone seems to know Ipoh has special water. This is what makes Ipoh noodles so superior; the silky smoothness made so by the waters of the Tanjung Rambutan waterfalls nearby. I can relate to this as much as any Ale or Malt Whisky enthusiast knows it’s all about the quality of the water.