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Archive for July, 2015


Ipoh Malaysia professional photography

Picking up the camera again after a break of over a decade, Jensom Ng, now a professional movie still photographer, has seen his new career sky-rocket. He said, "I spent the past ten years in pursuit of entrepreneurship but my first love has always been photography. I am happy that I now get to indulge in ... continue reading »

Great Miner Chinese Cuisine promotion

A traditional luscious one-pot Chinese dish, Poon Choi (in Cantonese) or Big Bowl Feast, is a special meal where all dishes are served in just one large platter. In the old days, Poon Choi was served in a large bowl with ingredients arranged layer by layer. However, the time-honoured communal dish is now served in ... continue reading »

Ipoh Old Town

On July 11, 2015, local community leaders took a baby step to revitalise Market Lane or what was known as "Sam Lai Hong", Cantonese for "Second Concubine Lane". Market Lane now joins Lorong Panglima (Concubine Lane or Yi Lai Hong in Cantonese) as the only two streets in Ipoh with road signages in Chinese. Market Lane, believed ... continue reading »

The Happy 8 Café, Ipoh

Jul 28, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Goodie Foodie, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
The Happy Eight Cafe Ipoh

Owned and managed by the same team of The Happy 8 Retreat in Ipoh Old Town, this café is actually on the ground floor of the hotel, with its entrance at Market Lane (Sam Lai Hong / Second Concubine Lane). Similar to the hotel, The Happy 8 Café does not have a business signboard. It looks ... continue reading »

Happy Eight Retreat Ipoh

Although I have passed by The Happy 8 Retreat in Ipoh Old Town a number of times, it was only recently that I had the opportunity to check out the rooms. Opened since the fourth quarter of 2013, the retreat, in the heart of Old Town, is the owners' second retreat after their first venture, The ... continue reading »

Ipoh Bali Hotel

Jul 26, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Ipoh Bali Hotel

The latest boutique hotel in town, Ipoh Bali Hotel opened its doors for business on June 15, 2015, after conversion of an old bungalow into a spacious Bali-themed hotel with a resort feel. Owned and managed by the same team behind De Botani Hotel, a budget hotel in Bandar Cyber Ipoh, Ipoh Bali Hotel only has ... continue reading »

The Gulf Hawaiian Night

A ferocious thunderstorm did not dampen the spirits of guests at The Gulf's dinner event themed "Hawaiian Night". Amidst dinner with free-flow of coconut juice and beer, the approximately one hundred invitees were serenaded by a live band on stage. We also had the opportunity to taste a different selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages specially brought ... continue reading »

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