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Archive for April, 2013

political ceramah

I didn't plan to cover any political ceramah this GE13 but since I was already in the building (Kinta Riverfront Hotel), I decided to stick around to get a few shots. Not only do I have shots, I also have a video for you. This ceramah was organised by DAP Kepayang, and I stayed for the ... continue reading »

Masjid Ubudiah

Masjid Ubudiah is one of the most magnificent mosques in Malaysia. I am sure any postcard collector of the state of Perak would have at least one featuring this majestic mosque in his or her collection. Standing proudly with its golden dome and minarets on Bukit Chandan in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak, ... continue reading »

Oldest Rubber Tree In Malaysia

Apr 28, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
old rubber tree Kuala Kangsar

Besides being the royal town of Perak, Kuala Kangsar boasts one of the oldest rubber trees in Malaysia, at 136 years old. Standing tall just outside the Kuala Kangsar District Office, according to documentation, it is the only surviving rubber tree out of nine that were originally planted. History says that the British were responsible in ... continue reading »

Lenggong Valley World Heritage Site

Lenggong used to be a little-known backwater town, until an archeological team from Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang came and discovered the 11,000 years old "oldest and complete" human skeletal remains found in Malaysia in the early 1990s. The discovery was named "Perak Man", and since then, Lenggong Valley has constantly been in the news. Lenggong ... continue reading »

Mak Teh Mee Banjir Udang

Anyone who comes to Kuala Sepetang is highly recommended to make a stop at Mak Teh Mee Banjir Udang. Mak Teh, the proprietress, is famous for her prawn noodles, which literally translates to "flooded prawn noodles". Priced at RM6, RM8 or RM12, price per bowl is determined by the size of the prawns. This photo ... continue reading »

traditional charcoal making Kuala Sepetang

Ever since my friend told me about her eye-opening visit to a traditional charcoal-making factory in Kuala Sepetang, I had wanted to check it out for myself. There are more than thirty such factories in a cluster and it is quite difficult to determine which will give a more rewarding experience. We went to Khay ... continue reading »

mangrove swamp

Located in the western coastline of Perak, the mangrove forest in Kuala Sepetang, is a world-acclaimed best managed sustainable mangrove ecosystem. This Matang Mangrove Forest boasts 28 true mangrove species and 13 associate species, 19 mammals, 155 species of birds, 112 species of fishes, 3 species of stingrays, 50 species of crabs and 20 species ... continue reading »

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