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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 »

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 »

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