If you’ve been to Ipoh before, you would have probably heard about the famous cave temples that can be found there. If you haven’t, I have a post about visiting these cave temples. However, the oldest and probably most well known of them all is Perak Cave Temple.
So I found myself back in Ipoh again this spring for a family visit. This time I decided to visit the old town area which has been experiencing a rejuvenation of sorts over the past few years. Continue reading “Old Town Revival”
You probably know that castles are usually found in Europe and in some parts of Asia like Japan and Korea, but have you ever heard of a castle in South East Asia, and of all places in Malaysia? What’s more, this particular castle has all the stereotypical trappings of old castles like secret passages and tunnels, and ghostly hauntings. Continue reading “An Unlikely Castle”
Usually when we visit a place we only see the good side of it. After all, who wants to see depressing slums and shanty towns when we can enjoy the modern shopping malls and eat good food in the main tourist areas. But then like a person, every city has the public side that is shown to the whole world, and the unseen side which is hidden from view.
This is my first blog post on food so bear with me as I give my biased and not so expert opinion on some of the best tasting local food in Kuala Lumpur. We visited KL during the National Day weekend in August this year. Of course we had to visit the Petronas Twin Towers and you can read about that in my last post which also includes a visit to a new opened factory outlet shopping mall near the international airport.
A short post here on our weekend visit to Kuala Lumpur during the recent National Day break. It was also an opportunity to bring my new Gaston Luga backpack for a field test. I decided to travel light for this trip, so the only heavy items in my bag were my DSLR with a 50mm prime lens and a 24-105mm zoom lens. Of course my other personal belongings took up some space. Continue reading “Weekend in Kuala Lumpur”
During my last trip to Penang, I also visited Ipoh. This sleepy small town is the state capital of Perak and used to be the tin mining capital of Malaysia. It’s glory days of tin mining are long over and although it’s frequently missed out by visitors to Malaysia, it’s starting to get more popular these days, as people are attracted by it’s low cost of living and good food. Continue reading “Cave Temples of Ipoh”
Like an old friend that you’ve known for a long time but only superficially, just meeting once in a while to say hello and catch up on old times, but never knowing each other well. That’s how I view Penang personally. I’ve been there many times since school days, always for short business trips, occasional visits for holidays at the beach resorts but without actually seeing much of the island. Continue reading “One Day in Penang”
Malacca or Melaka in Malay is the capital city of Malacca state in Malaysia. Easily accessible by road from Singapore, it’s always crowded with tourists from Singapore and locally. Once a thriving Portuguese colony, it’s now a historical town with UNESCO World Heritage status. Besides the Portuguese ruins, the other centre of attraction is Jonker Street. Continue reading “On a Little Street in Malacca”
Named after William Cameron, a British surveyor in 1885, this hill resort is quite popular with visitors. At an average altitude of 1,500m above sea level, the air is cool and fresh and there are plenty of tea and flower plantations around for visitors to explore. The only way to get there is by road, and with the opening of the new highway from Ipoh, travelling time is now shorter and safer. Continue reading “Cameron Highlands”