What can you expect? Honestly, I don’t know either. It’s probably paragraphs after paragraphs of how obsessed I am with a scenery or a dish; if you’re lucky, you might get an occasional guide on surviving the city or country! (Well, that is if you can get through reading all the pile of bullshit I so readily throw out at my non-existent readers.)
Seriously Bin, who reads blogs anymore?!
Anyways, let’s not waste space okay and dive right into Ipoh!
Okay, for those with weak geography, like yours truly, where the hell is Ipoh located?
Bin: Erm, somewhere in Perak and near to Taiping. Somewhere I pass through to get to my hometown in Teluk Intan.
Actually: Ipoh is the capital city of Perak. And for those who don’t know, it’s also the third largest capital city in Malaysia. It’s 180km Northwest of Kuala Lumpur and 123km Southeast of Georgetown, Penang.
What you guys actually want to know:
By car: It’s about a 2.5 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur if you go slow. But if you’re a potential drag racer or some fearless driver (which I sincerely hope you aren’t), then you can get there in 2 hours.
If you take an Uber: It will cost you roughly RM250? Don’t. Do. It.
Seriously, I AM WARNING YOU! Don’t freaking take an UBER to FREAKING IPOH?! If I get to know any of you doing just that, I’m going to flip my shit at you and immerse your head down the well in one of the parks in Ipoh. Not joking.
You either DRIVE YOURSELF down or TAKE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT!
By Bus (3 hours, RM25/adult):
1) Get yourself to TBS/Terminal Bersepadu Selatan which is in Bandar Tasik Selatan. Or, you can go to Hentian Duta. These are the only 2 bus pickup points that will get you to Ipoh.
My personal preference: TBS, DUDE! Just go to TBS! Much easier to get there and there are plenty other buses that will bring you to other cities in Malaysia, in case you change your mind and decide that Ipoh is not for you.
2) From there, purchase yourself a bus ticket to Ipoh and hop on! You’ll arrive at Hentian Bas Gunung Rapat or Amanjaya Terminal. Get yourself off that bus and start snapping away like the tourist you are meant to be. Or explore. Or adventurer. Whichever you prefer to go by.
By Train (2 – 2.5 hours, RM35/adult):
1) Get yourself to KL Sentral, which is highly accessible from everywhere around KL.
2) Buy your train ticket to Ipoh and voila, hop onto the train and you’ll be in Ipoh in no time!
For more infos about purchasing bus or train tickets, I highly recommend http://www.easybook.com/en-my
(See, I told you, if you get pass the bullshit, you’ll be able to learn some new stuffs from me!)
Funny Mountain Soya Bean
49, Jalan Theatre, Ipoh, 30300, Ipoh, Perak
After Tau Fu Fa, you explore. Explore what? Please allow the picture below to explain itself 😉
“Er Nai Xiang” means Mistress Lane or Concubine Lane. I’m not sure why would they name a lane after mistresses tho. Could this be the street where they used to hide mistresses? Or is this the place where white face powdered women with bright red lips ‘hang-out’, wave their pretty little handkerchiefs and call out to lonely men who’s in dire need of companionship and some warmth.
You know, we can’t live without warmth and the feeling of being wanted. And you’re always wanted by mistresses because it gives them the thrill when they’ve successfully seize ‘ownership’ of men’s heart. (Omg. I sound so salty.) PFFT! Mistresses *rolls eyes*
Besides Concubine Lane, you’d also find the Wife Lane and First Concubine Lane aka Second Mistress. LOL! So, pick your lanes and explore. Although I’d say the Concubine Lane is probably the most famous of all.
You know what’s waiting for you down in Wife Lane? Responsibilities. Duties. Devotions. And possibly Nagging. So, why not visit your concubines eyy.
KIDDING. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN WANT MORE THAN ONE WOMEN (Mother and sisters excluded) IN YOUR LIFE?! Trust me on this, one woman is enough to ruin your life. Have three under the same roof and you’re destined to die 30 years earlier than you’re supposed to.
Imagine coming home to this:
Wife: Clean the house! Take out the trash! Wash the dishes! Feed the baby! Why haven’t you given me allowances for this month?! We used to be a team. Where did our love go? Why aren’t you loving me as much anymore?
Mistress: I want more love. You’re not giving me enough attention. Am I not pretty anymore? Why are you only spending time with your wife? What about me? You used to love me so much!
Second mistress: Babyyyy, I want to do more shopping! I want more bags. You promised to buy me the new Chanel. I want this, I want that, I want everything! I want you and only you to spend time with me.
Men, do you really want this?
HAHAHA. All in all, just find someone you truly love and someone you know will go through all the thick and thin in life with you. Find that one person and stay with them until death do you part. You can always rekindle love. The most important thing would be compatibility and match of character.
Of course, there’s much more but yes. Sometimes, the person you really love might not be the person for you. It’s important to be with someone who can complement your personality type because you can learn to love someone.
My grandpa was still using one of those really huge radio set in our house! And my mum would tell us how she had to sneak into her next door Mak Cik’s house to watch Ninja Turtles because they couldn’t afford a television set. My grandma would be so pissed and starts whooping all of them (mum and her sisters) because they’re ‘wasting’ time. They could have helped out in the fishery or farm but nooooo, they decided to use their time to watch Ninja Turtles.
ANYWAYS, THANK YOU MAK CIK FOR LETTING MY MUM WATCH NINJA TURTLES ON YOUR TV!
HELLO, IPOH STREET ART and other random stuffs!
I hunted high and low, deep and shallow, sunny and rainy for these street arts :’)
I remember running across the streets and getting my friend to stop the car at the most random spots; just so I could run down the car to snap a shot! I had to do everything in under 2 minutes? per shot because they (excluding my best friend of course) were not….very enthusiastic about street art hunting >.<
#proud #noregrets #veryextremelyfuckinghappy #myphotographyskillsyo #ipohismorethanjustfood
Picture below is evidence.
Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village
22A Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5, Taman Saikat, Ipoh, Perak
Aaaand, you’ve come to the end of my Ipoh 2015 !
I hope you had a good time reading (even if you don’t, let’s just pretend you do okay).
STAY TUNED FOR MORE TRAVEL DIARY UPDATES!
+ occasional shitty posts about how dramatic my life is
IT TOOK ME 4 HOURS TO WRITE THIS OMG. (Plus the photo editing lah)
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