Went a short road trip on last year August in conjunction with CFAL 8th at Penang. We planned few stops along North–South Expressway, our sequence: KL -> Ipoh -> Penang, then Penang -> Taiping -> Sungkai -> KL.
Heard my colleague about the 3D Guan Yin cave (Tokong Kwan Yin Tong Perak), stopped by to have a visit.
For the 3D part, there are two sections, first in separate building with 3D alike painting. Another one is underwater world with special light effects. You will need to pay RM 15 per ticket RM 10 for kids, suitable for family with kids, address: Lot 21606, Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Gopeng, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Next, we stop by at Ipoh old street where Ernest Zacharevic’s wall art were painted. There are 7 of them, but we just manage to catch a few due to time constraints. Paint above are the Evolution of Ipoh from its tin mining days.
Hummingbird, as Ernest Zacharevic often create his art with real object. Humming bird painted on wall with a tree grow near front, by standing in a distance, both will combine and look like hummingbird is feeding at the tree/flower.
Kopi O ais, black coffee with sugar and ice.
*update: manage to take a look at the recent political talk-about wall art, Old Uncle With Coffee Cup on CNY trip.
Bought few packs of Indian biscuit “Murukku” from the friendly Indian uncle that all those big packs on his fixed-gear aged bicycle, locate around Ipoh old street.
Had our tea time at the famous burps and giggles in Ipoh.
Definitely worth a visit, according to my gf, they used ingredients that better than average.
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*update: Spent a night at Ipoh on first day of CNY, was told Taman DR (Taman Dr Seenivasagam) is a good place for morning walk. Went there on early morning and surprised to see numbers of folks already there. It is a recreational park consist of walk way, football field, a Japanese Garden and fish ponds. Located along Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, nearby General Hospital and YMCA.