The whole journey from KL Sentral to Ipoh only took 1hr 58min.
Had our morning breakfast in the train. Milo & Coffee & Buns :D
Reached the station at 9.59a.m. The journey doesn't seem long as I thought it would be.
Landed at Ipoh Station.
All the think I could think is FOOD, FOOD and FOOD >:D
But before we had our meal, we tour around Ipoh.
Ipoh Heritage Walk, where it all starts at the Railway Station.
The railway station was completed in 1917 and as designed by A.B Hubback, a British architect. Next to the station is the Majestic Station Hotel aka Taj Mahal of Ipoh.
A magnificent view. And it was rather hot that day.
And next stop Dewan Bandaran Ipoh.
This building was built during First World War by Mr. Hubback.
Not far from the Dewan Bandaran Ipoh is the Birch Memorial Clock Tower & a mosque.
When I went the Birch Memorial Clock Tower area was under renovation.
That explains the bricks around that area.
Jalan - Jalan around Ipoh.
Wander around the lorong of Ipoh.
Thank to Daniel, we managed to find the areas and FOOD :D
Graffiti on the walls of Ipoh.
The F.M.S Bar & Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurant in Malaysia. It began its operation in 1923. During my visit it was closed and undergo some major renovation.
Before continuing our journey around Ipoh, we grabbed our light lunch.
Thean Chun Restaurant. Had our Pork Satay (non-halal) :D
Some fried chicken & egg pudding.
Done with light lunch and journey continues..
Passing by St. Michael's Institution.
And Dato' Panglima Kinta Mosque which was built in 1898. And a chinese school nearby that area.
Till we reached Muzium Darul Ridzuan. The exhibition on that day was about Burials & Funerals of different ethnic in Malaysia. There were other exhibitions as well Sejarah Perlombongan Bijih Timah, Sejarah Bandaraya Ipoh, Perhutanan dan Alam Semulajadi Negeri Perak and Pameran Di Luar Bangunan.
We then head back to our next destination, where we met up with Sky for our lunch. Along the way there some candid shots around Ipoh town.
Let's not forget about the hot weather and we walked around town without an umbrella XD! Free tanning :O
Lunch was at Lou Wong. Famous for their Ipoh Chicken Rice.
After lunch, thought we can check-in to our hotel, French Hotel. But our room wasn't ready yet so went off to Kinta City Shopping Centre & loads of people.. Especially Popular.. Very crowded I guessed everyone wanna use their voucher before 31st March 2012.
It was a hot day and we had it cool down by having Tutti Frutti :D
With gummy bears!
After walking around the shopping centre, we went to a coffee shop to have our Ipoh White Coffee.
Another icy drink on a hot day :D
Thanks to Sky for bringing us around Ipoh that day and we checked in our hotel and rest awhile before our next visit The Lost World of Tambun for the hot spring.
A quick grab at the nearby mamak.
On a note: Taxi Drivers in Ipoh are very friendly. Can just talk to them like friends haha :O !!
Avast we reached! The Lost World of Tambun.
The street light along the corridor. Beautiful.
And we've got our own tag. Thought of keeping it but there's a RM10 deposit fee. shucks!
The hot spring?! Anyone?
Quite a handful of people around. From kids to adults.
A place of relaxation.
After a day walking around Ipoh.
The next day was Thaipusam. So there was a small procession from the night till the next day morning.
Doesn't it look painful :O
The procession last all night..
Couldn't get enough sleep as it was quite loud outside.
Because the next day was Thaipusam.
Overall: It was a tiring, exciting, filling (with food), relaxation day.
Not to mention..
Sunburn at the neck area :O