Ipoh Off The Beaten Path

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    Beruas Museum

    by chiabh Updated Apr 15, 2009

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    The museum is located in the town center next to the post office building... The museum is a repository of the country’s rich history and is one of the few reminders of the former capital of the great ancient kingdom of Gangga Negara...

    On display are Chinese ceramics from the Qing Dynasty, old tin money in the shape of animals, incense containers from the ancient days of Hinduism, 19th Century plates from England, bamboo prawn traps, a rusty 128kg cannon, earthen water jars and other artefacts...

    The Gangga Negara kingdom was founded in the 8th Century by Raja Ganji Sarjuna from Kedah... During its Golden Age, the present districts of Bidor, Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh and Sungei Siput were under its control... In 1025 and 1026, Raja Chola Rajendran of Coromandel in south India attacked Gangga Negara, leading to its collapse...

    After a lapse of some 500 years, the kingdom of Beruas was later established in the 15th century when a prince from Sumatra, named Malik al-Mansur, landed in the area after sailing upriver along the Sungai Beruas... The kingdom of Beruas grew through trade and paid tribute to Sultan Mahmud Shah of Malacca... Unfortunately, in the 17th Century, Sungai Beruas became heavily silted and the kingdom lost its importance as a trading port... Slowly, it declined into oblivion as its population moved away for greener pastures...

    The museum is opened from 9.30am to 5.00pm daily except Sundays when it is closed... Admission is free but visitors must sign a visitors book...

    royal grave...

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    Gua Tempurung in Perak. It...

    by 4Czens Written Sep 11, 2002

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    Gua Tempurung in Perak.

    It was my first time venturing into the caves. I was with a bunch of good friends - the 10 of us and we decided to try the Grand Tour of Gua Tempurung. It was awesome!
    Tiring, probably...but an experience not to be missed. I had no idea how exciting it would be to walk (and crawl!) in a cave...in total darkness (except for torchlights) until I tried this.
    You shouldn''t miss it while there''s still a stretch of 'undeveloped' area, where you can experience an Indiana Jones-like adventure. I heard that plans are being made to build proper walkways (with proper lighting) in this current stretch of 'undeveloped' area. Personally, I think there goes all the fun!
    I''m really glad I''ve been there and done that.
    Just a reminder to take note of the wet seasons...the caves can get flooded then. And be prepared for about 4 hours of walking etc.

    Take the highway from KL travelling north (the North-South Highway, probably). Exit at Batu Gajah. Travel along the old road (before there was the highway) heading for Ipoh, and look out for signs leading to Gua Tempurung. It's somewhere between Kampar and Ipoh...before Teluk Intan, if I'm not mistaken.
    Can anyone confirm, please?

    Guides are available at a small fee.

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    Old Federal Building

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010

    Built in 1899 by a Ceylonese architect, C.H. Labrooy, this building was used as the Anderson Primary School between 1909 to 1919. Up until the 1960s, it was used as the Perak Chief Ministers office and the State Secretariat. The design is Neo-Classical with Roman pillars.

    Jalan Kuala Kangsar

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    • Architecture

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    Pet Store Perils

    by global-drifter Written Nov 9, 2010

    I discover a pet store in the central part of town on Jalan Sultan Abdul (jalan translates to road in Malay), that specializes in all things exotic. Now they called it a pet store, but by the look of the cages and cramped condition, perhaps 'exotic animal prison' would be a more fitting title. Poor-luck puppies must sleep on iron bars, as no bedding is provided. Iguanas rest on top of tortoises, forced to dwell in a cage with too many inhabitants and not enough room.

    Despite its many faults and grievances, I must admit, this pet store houses a wider variety of animals than I've seen in some zoos. To name a few; sugar gliders, both turtles and tortoises, fighting roosters, chinchillas, tapirs, iguanas, kittens, puppies and even an African Grey Parrot.

    I try coaxing a phrase out of this one, but no luck. What inspiration could he find stacked three cages high? I will try again tomorrow, and perhaps bring some snacks for all the animals. I will need to feed them discreetly though, as the shopkeeper has a fierce gaze and watches me like a hawk and not like a parrot.

    Website: http://global-drifter.blogspot.com/2010/09/ipoh-is-pronounced-eee-po.html

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    Pet Store Perils

    by global-drifter Written Nov 9, 2010

    I discover a pet store in the central part of town on Jalan Sultan Abdul (jalan translates to road in Malay), that specializes in all things exotic. Now they called it a pet store, but by the look of the cages and cramped condition, perhaps 'exotic animal prison' would be a more fitting title. Poor-luck puppies must sleep on iron bars, as no bedding is provided. Iguanas rest on top of tortoises, forced to dwell in a cage with too many inhabitants and not enough room.

    Despite its many faults and grievances, I must admit, this pet store houses a wider variety of animals than I've seen in some zoos. To name a few; sugar gliders, both turtles and tortoises, fighting roosters, chinchillas, tapirs, iguanas, kittens, puppies and even an African Grey Parrot.

    I try coaxing a phrase out of this one, but no luck. What inspiration could he find stacked three cages high? I will try again tomorrow, and perhaps bring some snacks for all the animals. I will need to feed them discreetly though, as the shopkeeper has a fierce gaze and watches me like a hawk and not like a parrot.

    Website: http://global-drifter.blogspot.com/2010/09/ipoh-is-pronounced-eee-po.html

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Backpacking

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    Ling Sen Tong Cave Temple.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 9, 2012

    Ling Sen Tong Cave Temple is one of several cave temples around Ipoh and i decided to visit this one as it was on my way out of Ipoh and made a good little rest stop.
    The Temple is a classical chinese temple, but build in to the cave which gives it a spectacular setting.
    There is a very nice little garden in front of it with various sculptures and the place was very popular with local tourists the day i went there.
    The temple is a little south of the center of Ipoh just before you leave town.
    Just take the main street heading south out of town and you will see it on your left.

    Ling Sen Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh.
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    • Photography
    • Architecture

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    Alternative fitness

    by AnnaHermans Written Jul 30, 2014

    Instead of going to the gym you can do like the Chinese people and climb the Kledang hill. You have to get up early morning most people go up 7 0'clock. Decide how far you go it is a tough exercise. Many people will be walking there it stops after 9. Just drive to Hala Rasi Jaya 4 Menglembu and park your car there and follow the crowd.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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