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Archive for December, 2013


Kari Ikan Sembilang

On excursions to Northern Perak over the past few months with some friends, we have had the opportunity to try catfish curry (kari ikan sembilang) from various Malay eateries. This dish is particularly popular at some towns, and upon recommendation, we stopped by for meals. I have to say that I have been disappointed more than a ... continue reading »

Sentosa Villa, Taiping

Dec 30, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Sentosa Villa Taiping

Although just a short drive from Taiping town, Sentosa Villa along Jalan 8, Taman Sentosa in Taiping gives of a hideaway "resort" feel to guests. Sentosa Villa offers conventional hotel rooms from Standard to Classic and Junior Suites, as well as chalet-type villas and even one bungalow. Rates go from RM128 per night for Standard Rooms, and ... continue reading »

Taiping Lake Gardens

Dec 29, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Taiping Lake Gardens

Although I have been to Taiping Lake Gardens numerous times, I have not actually taken a series of photographs of it until recently. I even had my friend, Wan, as my model. Haha! Taiping Lake Gardens is the first public garden established in 1880. Originally a mining ground, this 160-acre site was donated by Chung Thye ... continue reading »

Ngah Ibrahim Fort Matang Museum

Ngah Ibrahim's Fort (Kota Ngah Ibrahim) is located along Jalan Taiping - Kuala Sepetang, near Matang in Perak. It is also known as Matang Historical Complex or simply, Matang Museum. Ngah Ibrahim, the son of Che Long Jaafar, was a powerful and wealthy tin miner in Perak. Initially, this fort with a house in the centre, ... continue reading »

emily2u freebie giveaway

Thank you very much for participating in Emily2U Freebie Giveaway #22, which ran from 5th – 11.59pm 26th Dec, 2013. One winner has been selected using Random.org. Congratulations to: Carmen Yoon Your prize: ONE autographed copy of "The Foodie’s Guide to Ipoh’s Best Eats" by SeeFoon Chan-Koppen. RRP RM29. Read my review of this book by clicking on ... continue reading »

Pesta Pulau Pinang

It was an unplanned visit to Pesta Pulau Pinang 2013 when my friends and I were driving north from Ipoh, and then suddenly decided to stop at the mega fair. We had great childhood memories of the pesta but it had been years since any of us visited it. Therefore, it did seem like a new ... continue reading »

Christmas Wonderland

Dec 25, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7
Christmas Wonderland

Christmas was celebrated last weekend at Festival Walk, Ipoh. For two days, there were Christmas carol performances by Creative Music Academy, dance performances by Xlegacy & Electrance and musical performances by The Musix. There was also a special magic show by Jayden Apple. Children also got to participate in the festivity in a specially arranged Christmas ... continue reading »

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