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Qing Xin Ling

Translated into English as "Serene Hill", Qing Xin Ling is Ipoh's latest tourism attraction. This leisure and cultural village is free to visit at this time of posting, and there is no charge whatsoever, except for the chalets. Opened in August, 2014, it has thus far attracted some 10,000 visitors, with the majority of them taking ... continue reading »

Medan travel agent familiarisation trip

At the invitation of YOU Wings and supported by the state tourism offices in Perak and Terengganu, top travel agents and heads of travel organisations from the North Sumatran city of Medan visited Ipoh and Kuala Terengganu for a total of 5Ds/4Ns in early October. The fact-finding mission was a run-up to the maiden direct flights ... continue reading »

MH Sentral Sungai Siput

Oct 14, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
MH Sentral Sungai Siput

A part of the Man Hoe Hotel Group, with a growing brand name in the hospitality industry, this hotel named MH Sentral Sungai Siput, located in the heart of Sungai Siput (U), offers 118 rooms, ideal for guests who would rather stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Opened since December 2012, this ... continue reading »

YOU Wings Ipoh Medan direct flight

The much-anticipated Ipoh-Medan-Ipoh direct flight was finally announced following a gala dinner to welcome travel agents and associations from Medan, North Sumatra. The maiden flight will commence on November 25, and there will be four flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. With the promotional fare of RM99 one-way, it will be most attractive and affordable, ... continue reading »

Sam Wong Kong Temple

Sam Wong Kong in Batu Gajah, about 20km or 40 minutes' drive from Ipoh, is the only Nine Emperor Gods temple in the town. Surprisingly, many of the Taoist devotees here are from the south - Johor and Singapore. Of course, locals throng the temple as well for nine days to pay homage to the Nine ... continue reading »

kelemai Rawa

After witnessing a cultural presentation of Adat Berjojak (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground, a ritual performed by the Rawa (Rao) community, we were ushered to see how kelemai is cooked. Kelemai is a traditional Rawa food that is similar to lemang, except that kelemai ... continue reading »

Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Sep 14, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Steep in tradition and superstition, the Rawa (Rao) community performs a ritual called "berjojak" (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground. This age-old ceremony dates back to the time of the royals in Rawa, West Sumatra, Indonesia where story has it that a child of a ... continue reading »

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