Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ipoh : See-see Look-look Time

Following the heavy breakfast, it's time to stretch a bit & do some exercises walk around Ipoh town..

Old shop houses in Ipoh old town. The thing that caught my attention - how the clothes hung out with the traditional way using bamboo sticks. You won't get to see this in big cities.

Kong Heng Cafe. Just a reminder for myself to visit this cafe in the future if I dropped by in Ipoh. I read somewhere they serve nice dessert custard pudding with caramel.

The energetic grandpa with the chubby grandchild.

Belachan and Burung. What comes to your mind when u see these two pictures? *Evil thought* Fried Belachan Bu..... Nah, erase the thought! The bird is too cute to be eaten. So, just let it be (Let it be, let it be.. let it be..) :P

The Ipoh Railway Station & The Ipoh Majestic Station Hotel with elements of Moorish architecture, built in 1917. The orange school bus buat kacau only.

The magnificent dome - done you think it resemble the shiny botak head? Mmmmmm... This is the so called "Taj Mahal of Ipoh"?

The ancient lift or elevator of yester-year in the Majestic Station Hotel, which is still in good shape and functioning. Take note of the confusing "Car Coming" button. (Lift = Car?)

There is a poster inside the elevator, with a poem as a gentle reminder to handle the elevator with great care :
All dearest boys & girls,
I'm as antique as your grand grand-pa,
I move slow & react slow,
If u push/pull my door when u use me,
Then I will shock there & stop there.
St Michael Institution (SMI). Since this is one of the premier school in Ipoh which is established way back in 1912. Since passing by, no harm stopping by for few minutes to capture few shots.

The green-green tei D.R. Seenivasagam Park. Should I carve my initial on one of the tree trunks? Hahaha, nope... my hands are not so itchy :P

44 comments:

Pink Cotton said...

WAHH IM FIRST IM FIRST1!!

Pink Cotton said...

1. wahhh how they hang the baju like that??? the baju wont drop meh? and if raining and too kin teo must b so hard to pull it in

2.ipoh got so many historical sites???

3.mebe i shud cancel my penang ticket n go to ipoh...wahahaha 'x'

Anonymous said...

Ipoh really a relax place. Nice pics!

Anonymous said...

I only ever saw the Dr. Seenivasagam Park at night, with a few lights blinking. I had to imagine the greenery. I think we were more concentrated on finding places to makan than to do the scenic tour, LOL!

Chen said...

pink cotton,
yeah loh.. congrats congrats for your archievement in year 2007..
This year will be a great & successful year for u
Congrats congrats :P
kakkakkaka...

Lotsa ppl hang baju lidat over there woh... I guess they hang it tat way for yearsssss liao & very cekap with it :)

Ipoh & malacca have many historical sites leh.. Penang have historical sites too, but don't expect me to tell u the history lah.. kekeke

No flight to Ipoh woh.. cos tarak airport in Ipoh.. Blek :P

kenny,
Quiet & peaceful town.
Suitable place for retirement, huh?
Thanks :)

may,
yeah.. must eat, eat, eat, eat & eat in Ipoh. After filling up the stomach till no empty space liao, then only go jalan-jalan :P

zeroimpact said...

I used to pass by some of these place when I'm in Ipoh, but too bad, my stay will be short, a few hours including work
I should find time to just go and kai kai there

Anonymous said...

aiseh you go and take pic of ppl hanging their "flags" ka? LOL

Anonymous said...

ipoh hong kong bank very sui` old old like that` hahahahaha :P

i wanna tour whole west m'sia!!! sikui` hahahah :P

this chen` everyday wanna makan, even burung also wanna eat` kesian` hahahahhaha

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
can't do much in few hours..
might be a cup of Ipoh white coffee :)
yeah, find some time to go kai-kai & mum-mum in Ipoh :D

will,
*faint*
where got flags in the pict?
all baju & seluar panjang only
tarak "bendera" :P

ben,
ipoh HK bank ah?
didnt notice :D

I travel most of the places in peninsular liao during my university time, except the east coast ;)

Errr... u also makan everyday mah..
we need food to survive, okie? :P

angel said...

Why you never go look see look see Seberang Perai wan?

mistipurple said...

i want food. at 3 am. food... food...

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Kong Heng! The best of the best for Lor Mein!!! And Popiah!!! The last time we were there, we ate like no tomorrow! Such a happening place, hor? And the Sma Lung Chair!! You stayed at the Station Hotel?!! Waaaaaaa... I haven't been inside there since I was 10 years old! I thought that place was full of coolies, a hang-out for pirates.. And that's a nice picture of my old school! Well taken.. And now we know why there are less birds around Ipoh, especially when the iDoc passes through! Great Ipoh post, Chechen! Thanks for the memories! Ps: I used to pktoh in Seenivasagam Park! Look for my initials!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Kong Heng! The best of the best for Lor Mein!!! And Popiah!!! The last time we were there, we ate like no tomorrow! Such a happening place, hor? And the Sma Lung Chair!! You stayed at the Station Hotel?!! Waaaaaaa... I haven't been inside there since I was 10 years old! I thought that place was full of coolies, a hang-out for pirates.. And that's a nice picture of my old school! Well taken.. And now we know why there are less birds around Ipoh, especially when the iDoc passes through! Great Ipoh post, Chechen! Thanks for the memories! Ps: I used to pktoh in Seenivasagam Park! Look for my initials!!!

ah nel said...

they say ipoh lui leng worr...u no take pighcer kar???

ah nel said...

they say ipoh lui leng worr...u no take pighcer kar???

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Kong Heng! The best of the best for Lor Mein!!! And Popiah!!! The last time we were there, we ate like no tomorrow! Such a happening place, hor? And the Sma Lung Chair!! You stayed at the Station Hotel?!! Waaaaaaa... I haven't been inside there since I was 10 years old! I thought that place was full of coolies, a hang-out for pirates.. And that's a nice picture of my old school! Well taken.. And now we know why there are less birds around Ipoh, especially when the iDoc passes through! Great Ipoh post, Chechen! Thanks for the memories! Ps: I used to pktoh in Seenivasagam Park! Look for my initials!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Kong Heng! The best of the best for Lor Mein!!! And Popiah!!! The last time we were there, we ate like no tomorrow! Such a happening place, hor? And the Sma Lung Chair!! You stayed at the Station Hotel?!! Waaaaaaa... I haven't been inside there since I was 10 years old! I thought that place was full of coolies, a hang-out for pirates.. And that's a nice picture of my old school! Well taken.. And now we know why there are less birds around Ipoh, especially when the iDoc passes through! Great Ipoh post, Chechen! Thanks for the memories! Ps: I used to pktoh in Seenivasagam Park! Look for my initials!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Kong Heng! The best of the best for Lor Mein!!! And Popiah!!! The last time we were there, we ate like no tomorrow! Such a happening place, hor? And the Sma Lung Chair!! You stayed at the Station Hotel?!! Waaaaaaa... I haven't been inside there since I was 10 years old! I thought that place was full of coolies, a hang-out for pirates.. And that's a nice picture of my old school! Well taken.. And now we know why there are less birds around Ipoh, especially when the iDoc passes through! Great Ipoh post, Chechen! Thanks for the memories! Ps: I used to pktoh in Seenivasagam Park! Look for my initials!!!

Anonymous said...

ack!! Kakakaka, that happened at angel's blog too........ sorry for the many multiple posts!! Blame Blogger1!!!

Anonymous said...

Now i am missing those days when i used to live in ipoh...all the cheap foods, the nice chicks...the not-so-jam-road. *sighs*

sengkor said...

i somehow miss and dun miss ipoh.. mixed feeling :D

Anonymous said...

clothes hung between two buildings?! now that's something i've never seen.

goodie neighbours?

www.yenjai.net said...

You should definitely visit Kong Heng.
The food there ... yummy.

www.yenjai.net said...

May, btw, that Taman are not safe at night. Unless, of course, you go there for 'parking'.

Anonymous said...

Chen, Kong Heng also famous for the Hor fun soup la... Very yummy lor!! Popiah like LB mentioned.... Last year when I went bek I went there 3 times I think and not forgetting once when to the furniture shop to buy furniture for my new hse...

dino said...

as i know, the cafe rgar serve nice dessert custard pudding with caramel is the one that beside kong heng cafe, named "tin jun cafe" :p

Chen said...

angel,
I will wait till Angel balik kampong then I go look see look see in Seberang Perai loh..

misti,
wat to eat at 3 am?
I know liao.. One packet of chicken flavoured Maggie instant noodle with vege & egg & one glass of hot Milo:)
How about that?
Sounds good? :)

LB,
Wah…….. this is a very cheong hei comment.. kekekke… following your cheong hei post, the cheong hei element is still around :P It’s good to be cheong hei once in a while :D

Wanted to go to Kong Heng earlier on but dunno where it is located. Hahaha, only found it after our “heavy” breakfast. So, will keep this place in mind to visit it during our next visit (but dunno when :D )

We stayed in Syuen Hotel during our previous visit and this time we wanna experience the “old” hotel… Hahhaa, but no “uninvited guests” in the middle of the night :P

This iDoc is very harmless wan. The bird is still alive and intact. Bulu pun tarak kurang satu :P Next time when I visited the DRS Park, I gotta search for your initial on the trunks liao… hahhaah…

Chen said...

ah nel,
tarak ambil woh... I’m more interested in the food than people :P

LB again,
hahhaha.. not only cheong hei but spamming also !!!!
kakakkaka…
yeah yeah.. not your fault...
Blogspot punya masalah !!
Sot-sot liao...
Causing all the havoc :P

monkticon,
and the more relaxing and less taxing lifestyle too? ;)

SK,
same here woh..
I somehow miss and don’t miss Sengkor’s crapping too leh :P
mixed feeling...
but imbalance loh..
miss more than no miss :P
how leh? :P
How crappy

Chen said...

goober,
might be mutual consent kua..
But each one need to have different bamboo stick liao to avoid confusion :P I see several shop houses doing the same thing :)

yenjai,
Kong Heng is definitely on my list for my coming visit ;)

“Parking” there at night? lol..
Possibilites of lotsa “unwanted visitors” then :P

Wenn,
Thanks :) The makan list is now getting longer & longer again.. Hahhaha…

dino,
Thanks :) I read about Tin Chun café somewhere too from internet :D
I didn’t notice it is just located next door to Kong Heng Café.
So many makan places to visit liao :P

JL said...

why u have so many times to jalan jalan makan angin & jalan jalan cari makan one. so jealous le :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the first pic :) reminds me of those old Hong Kong shows where they also hung their clothes like dat..

The taj mahal too white already.. so need the bus there to make it more contrast lo.. hahaha

I liked the elevator poem too :)

Oh ya now I rmb the DR park.. me and my friends bought the salt-baked chicken and have mini picnic there hehe..

Got visit any temple caves? or the place where they feed vege to tortoises wan? :D

carcar said...

wah, very ipoh wor this post! hahaha... im back in action chen! sorry for being m.i.a for quite sometimes.

thanks for the ipoh series. psss.. pssss... i will post up burung photo soon!~

Anonymous said...

Great pictures .... wow when u get your hands on a dslr ... it will be AWESOME !!!

Chen said...

JL,
This is to pay back what I missed in the past couple of years :P
LOL

butt,
The elevator poem is very long wan.. but I lazy to type all out.. kkekekke..
I just type a portion only :P

wow... savouring the salt baked chicken in the park? that's nice. We had ours inside the hotel.

Didn't visit any caves temple this time. Had visited the caves temple several times in the past. I went to Ipoh countless time liao.. :D

carcar,
Very de Ipoh. Carcar is back, back riding a car :) I tot of u leh when I saw the word "CAR COMING" @ the button of the elevator in Station Hotel Ipoh :)

U posting up Burung photo soon?
*waiting waiting*
Take a comfy chair to sit down & wait :P

sbanboy,
Thanks :)
Hehehhe.. I will go look see look see during the fair for a better deal ;)

kat said...

I believe that street where you find clothes dried on bamboo used to be called Yee Lai Kai (concubine street). Is that the same street as where the grandpa is? Yee Lai Kai is a small lorong. Imagine the history behind all those buildings, Ipoh being the hot mining town those days where fortunes were made and lost..

Chen said...

kat,
yeah.. that's the same street where i met the grandpa :) Yee Lai Kai ah? Wah.. wat a name :)

I saw two desserted shophouses there too - abandoned for dunno how long liao. I peep inside the open window..
kay poh mah :P Full of cobwebs and rubbish :)

The history behind these must be touching & interesting :)

Simple American said...

What a neat looking place. Love that architecture. Wanna take a nap under the shady tree.

Chen said...

SA,
Zzzzzzzzzzzz
what a nice comfy nap :)

how about the belachan?
u wanna give it a try? ;)

Simple American said...

What is a belachan? Some kind of tofu meh?

Chen said...

SA,
belachan is the stinko fermented shrimp paste. Taste heavenly to Malaysians but most westerners couldn't stand the smell.. To them, the smell is extremely repulsive.

The picture next to the bird is the dried belachan ;)

Anonymous said...

Ya, SMI's building very nice, I've been there once.

DR Park? Nothing special to me. Hehe. Perhaps you would say the same to the Botanical Gardens of Penang, eh? :P

Chen said...

DD,
Yeah, nothing really special with the park, except it might bring back nostalgic memories to some ;)

Kekkee... the Botanical Garden always remind me of MONKEYS !! :P And not forgetting the CANNONBALL tree.. LOL
Yeah, nothing really special too..

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

These images are great! Ipoh Old Town has a charm about it... Maybe, some day, I will visit.

Chen said...

CSC,
Do pay a visit to Ipoh
might be u should stopped by in Malacca too..
And.. not forgetting Penang? ;)