• Lifestyle. Travel.,  Perak,  Travel

    Heritage Walk Sights

    The best way to see any country is by walking. Ipoh town is about 5 km long and if you have the energy you can see the town in a day. I took three days so that I can drink in all the sights and sounds. Ipoh is the fourth largest city in Malaysia with less than a million population.…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Ipoh Food Paradise

    You will have to believe me if I tell you that I put on at least 2 kg weight when I spent 5 days in Ipoh!! This little town is well known for its traditional hawker food and authentic Chinese snacks. Ipoh is Food Paradise!  From egg tarts, soy bean milk, Indian Muslim nasi kandar, white coffee and kaya toast,…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Kallumalai Murugan Temple

    The Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple also commonly known as Kallumalai Murugan Temple was originally built in 1889 inside a cave in Gunung Cheroh. It seems a stone fell on a priest and he was killed, and the temple had to be closed. The current temple was built in 1930. The tower (gopuram) in this temple is the tallest in Perak…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Sam Poh Tong – the Cave Temple

    Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapat, about 5km south of Ipoh. Apparently, the cave was discovered by a Chinese monk in 1890 and he remained meditating in the cave for 20 years until his death. At the back of the temple there is a limestone hill and there are about 246 steps that will…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak

    Tortoises and Beansprouts

    This wet market in Ipoh is located between Jalan Sultan Idris and Jalan Sultan Iskandar (right in the middle of the town). It is a multi-storey complex that offers a whole range of food ingredients and cooked food. I was amazed at the number of stalls selling beansprouts! You can buy from toys, coffee powder, spices, vegetables, flowers, fruits and…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Traditional Taste of Ipoh

    I put on about 2 kg when I returned from a 6-days trip to Ipoh. I spent time walking the streets of Ipoh just eating and figuring out what to eat next! It is not that I am a glutton. Ipoh has so much snacks to offer and every other shop sells freshly baked Chinese pastries, caramel custard, noodles, white…

  • Johor,  Malaysia.,  Travel

    Shuttle Tebrau

    Today I took the new shuttle train service, known as the Shuttle Tebrau, from Singapore to Johor Bahru. This train service is operated by Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM). The total journey time across the causeway took just 5 minutes!! A few months ago, when I went to Johor Bahru, I was caught in a traffic jam for two and…

  • Malaysia.,  Penang.

    Penang temples

    I visited to sacred places when in Penang - the Kek Lok Si temple, also known as the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, considered one of the largest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia and the Balathandayuthapani Temple, also known as Waterfall Hill Temple or Hill Top Murugan Temple. You need to climb 513 steps to reach the…