Kampong Lenggong Things to Do
The muzium is associated with (what is called) the Perak Man which was discovered by a group of researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) led by Dato' Prof Zuraina Majid... The Perak Man of Lenggong Valley is the oldest human skeleton to be found in Malaysia... Estimated to be about 11,000 years old, it is also the only complete prehistoric human skeleton found in the country...
The discovery of the Perak Man was such an important importance that the RM3 million Lenggong Archaeological Museum (aka the Kota Tampan Archaeological Museum) was built to house him... The muzium was open by Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak in 2003...
Admission to the muzium is free... The muzium is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm except on Fridays where there is a break from 12.15pm to 2.45pm for Friday prayers...Related to:
- Museum Visits
There is nothing more to do in Lenggong except visit the Archaelogy Museum.
Look for the next stop, Grik ( rather dull too ) to the north, or Kuala Kangsar ( Perak Royal Town ) which is quite a wonderful town for photographers, with the Palace, playground and numerous historical items like the oldest rubber tree in Malaysia, the Malay College, bridge over the Perak River etc etc .
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Kampong Lenggong Restaurants
The restaurant occupies the ground floor of the Hock Kien Association building... It is non air-conditioned but airy, being raised form the main road... The restaurant is run by Kok Siew Mun...
Favorite Dish: The speciality of Lenggong is "saito" fishballs and one of the best can be found in Khen Pang... Saito fishballs are made from ikan belida (commonly called knife fish) and have a texture that is quite unlike any other fishballs... Apart from the fishballs, other dishes include steamed ikan belida belly, steamed frogs caught in the surrounding jungle (not reared ones like those sold in Kuala Lumpur restaurants) and a special pork dish...
Khen Pang is opened daily from 8am to 3pm (for breakfast & lunch) and from 6pm to 11pm (for dinner)... It closes 3 days in a month usually on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...
The small stall is on the left side of the main road leading out of Lenggong from the entrance of the Grik highway... It has only a long wooden table and two or three sinple wooden tables (for four diners)... The firewood stove is at the back of the stall with the firewoods stacked up further back... The stall is owned and run by Loh Chee Choon and his wife Bang Orn...
Favorite Dish: The stall serves its signature wan ton noodles with sweet roast pork (or char siew)... The secret is in the firewood used to cook the dumplings, char siew and the home-made noodles of floor and eggs... Becuase of the intense heat of the firewoods, the aroma of the want ton noodles is different and more tender...
The stall opens daily (except Sundays) from 7.00am until sold out which is usually about lunch time...
Family restaurant popular with tourists.
Perhaps the only proper restaurant in Lenggong town.
Favorite Dish: Famous fresh water fish from the Perak River nearby gives this restaurant a great name.
Try the cat-fish.
Kampong Lenggong Transportation
Motorcycles are OK but can you stand the heat ? Bicycle ? Don't try to be a hero, unless you have days to spare and lots of muscle and energy.
Lenggong is half an hour from Kuala Kangsar. The next town Grik is another 45 minutes away.
Bus service is irregular and slow. No trains, no planes.
That leaves you with the car, the only rational choice.
Kampong Lenggong Local Customs
When you come here, you are here to visit this museum, elsewhere and the surroudings are oil palm estate and a lone road with some cows or buffalos occassionally seen relaxing on the road, best to come by car.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip