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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 »

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 »

KTMB Electric Train Service ETS

By now, you would have read about the electric train service from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar which began operations two days ago on July 10, 2015. Well, if you thought that you could just hop onto the train from KL Sentral and be transported smoothly to Padang Besar in five hours, let me tell you ... continue reading »

The Haven Bintan Indonesia

With the groundbreaking ceremony of The Haven Bintan Resort in Bintan, Indonesia recently, its multi-award-winning developer The Haven Sdn. Bhd. finally launched and unveiled plans for its S$1 billion integrated hospitality project, propelling the company from being The Pride of Ipoh (Malaysia) to The Pride of Asia. Dubbed as the Hawaii of Southeast Asia, Bintan Island ... continue reading »

Thai seafood cuisine Langkawi

During my recent 3D/2N Langkawi trip, I only had one chance to eat out. The rest of the meals were provided by my resort, which worked out really well for me. So, here are photos of my lunch of spicy Thai seafood from My Thai Seafood Restaurant in Kuah, Langkawi. Langkawi, being in Kedah, a northern state ... continue reading »

Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi

Jun 29, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Kilim Geopark Langkawi

Nature lovers should not give this Kilim Geoforest Park or Kilim Geopark a miss when visiting Langkawi. Offering one of the most breathtaking views, visitors have to hire a speed boat for a cruise along the waterways to truly appreciate its magnificence. This Kilim Karst Geoforest Park which I visited recently, is one of three distinct areas ... continue reading »

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