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Monday, June 22, 2015

Road Trip East Coast To West Coast Malaysia - One Night In Ipoh

After our Kai See Hor Fun, we looked for a place to stay for the night. We wanted to stay right in the heart of town so we ended up at Weil Hotel which is adjoining to Ipoh Parade. We discovered that Weil was just 6 months old and owned by Liew who founded Pagoda Peanuts. Weil was actually Liew spelled backwards. There were two complementary Pagoda assorted nuts in every room. Cool.

The hotel is very new, very modern and very nice. After checking in, we went for a swim on the infinity pool at the rooftop. For dinner we went to the Tong Sui Kai Night Stalls and had ABC, wanton mee, fried kuay teow etc. Everything tasted good, much better than hawker fare in KL.

Then we went to the Ipoh Railway Station Square. It was filled with people, like being in a huge street party with live music from a few young people playing near the fountain and lots of young people skating, riding motorized bikes, zooming along scooters and the little ones in small battery operated vehicles. Amazing.

The next day, we went to Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang. We took a short 5 minute boat ride to the park and climbed up the observation tour. Nothing much there but we promised the kids we would take them to a lake after we missed Temenggor lake and they felt disappointed.

Then we went to the nearby Perak Cave Temple. (There are many temples built within the limestone caves in Ipoh, Perak).

It was quite a long way to climb up the Perak Cave Temple or Perak Tong. Unfit me had a headache and palpitations and had to stop for rests while the kids and the spouse walked up ahead of me.

After that we went back to the hotel to use the lovely shower again before check out and heading to the Sam Poh Tong or Triple Treasure Cave Temple. Despite the better name, we found the Perak Cave Temple to be more interesting. There was one more cave temple nearby but we decided to leave that for another day and headed home.


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