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2022 - Malaysia (Part 3 - Ipoh)

A historic town with lots of colonial architecture.

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Thursday 18 August

Yet another early start for our 9:15am flight back to KL. All okay.

We caught the train from KL Sentral Station up to Ipoh. This is a modern intercity service with fierce air conditioning. In fact we had to ask the conductor if he could warm it up a bit. As we were travelling in first class (thought I would splash out) we were given lunch. Rice, chicken, snacks, and a drink. The 3 hour trip was very scenic.

The hotel was a short walk from the station and was in the old town. It was a converted shop house and renovated into "industrial chic". I liked it but Hung did not.

Ipoh was a tin mining centre and has lots of old colonial buildings in the old town.





Old colonial buildings.

The restaurant in the old town.

Wall art in Ipoh.

Friday 19 August

We walked around the town doing some shopping and then checked out. The hotel was very noisy and the hot water left a lot to be desired. We found a new, more modern place a bit further out, right next to a shopping mall.

Laundry was the next issue and the receptionist at the hotel said that there was one just up the road on the left hand side. Could I find it? Could I bollocks! I wandered around for quite a while in the heat until I found another one nowhere near where he said. "Can you please have it ready by 11:00am tomorrow morning?"

The hotel had a pool that whilst pleasant to swim in, had no shade or any facilities such as a bar near it.

Dinner was in the shopping mall. There was a place that did chicken rice, vegetables, starters and soft drinks for a grand total of RM36 / NZ$13.

A satisfying dinner.

Posted by nzhamsta 00:00 Archived in Malaysia

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