Saturday, April 25, 2009

Place to visit in Taiping

The great cool waters of Burmese Pool. Becoming more commercial now. Hopefully those administrators can keep it clean always. Many people drowned during rainy seasons due to strong water current. Never swim in a river during or after rain! Need to walk upstream about 5 minutes from the parking entrance. If you drive from lake garden, turn right just after Kamal Lodge. There should be a sign to Burmese pool. This is a nice place to relax and have a cool dip. Something will schrink after jumping in of course... right? (sejuk2) lol.

Taiping lake garden is a MUST visit place. In fact, it is the Icon of this lovely Taiping town. Just drive around and also walk around it. The scenery will captivate your heart. Felt like a paradise. There are so many nice and historic places here. Don't forget the usual popular places like the Taiping Zoo (Best in Malaysia), Night Safari (First in Malaysia), Museum, Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut) and the famous foods. This is certainly a place for gastronomic orgy.

Taiping Lake Garden - Clouds edited (Nice ka?). If you need photographers for your wedding or other business, can contact me lah. I refer you some good ones.

The Museum is below. Picture is edited. Nice sky. Rain always. haha.

The Fireman Hives. BOMBA as some call it. Where you are on fire, just call 999. They will arrive in a whisk. Centrally located. Just a little Icon. Everything can be reached within 5 minutes. There's a famous food court just behind it. Just next to the new Taiping Mall and Novotel.

Famous St Louis Catholic Church. Lots of wedding bells rang here. Just next to Convent school. hmm I wonder why some of the Catholic churches specifically don't really improve their sound system... Time to upgrade bro... There's also a new badminton hall just behind the church. If you want your kid to join the Taiping badminton coaching academy, let me know.

The All Saints Church above is the oldest in Malaysia. The only building in Taiping that has timber roof tiles (shingles). Keeps cool.

One of the famous hotel near new club which is close to the lake garden (Casuarina Inn). Many functions held here as well. People jogs pass this area which is near to the club. Many wedding photo sessions taken here. Nice columns. Maybe closed. Hopefully someone maintains it well.

The famous Taiping Clock Tower Icon below is in the heart of the town.

1931 view below towards pokok asam.

Below is the new Botanical Garden at Waterfall road towards Maxwell hill.

Other hotels you can pick. Cheap la... (from singapore point of view la, aha..). Louis hotel, Novotel Hotel Lagenda Hotel, Old Rest House converted into hotel. Hotel Furama at 30, Jalan Peng Loong near to lake garden or Cathay cinema. Sri Malaysia Hotel at the lake garden near Taiping Prison (Masuk jail kawan). Legend Inn near Convent School. Panorama Hotel located in the middle of the city opposite the famous old clock tower. The Lake Garden by the name of Flemington with a sky-bar and Grand Baron being the latest hit in Town.
Most famous Chinese Kwang Tung Association. Used to be famous for their Football team and Tae Kwon Do lessons. National champions are bred here. Dun pray pray. Lantern show is also available during Moon cake festival period. Sept-Oct. Ask the locals on where it is held.

The original purpose of the Taiping Public Library building was as a bank. Formerly the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China (now the Standard Chartered Bank), which first opened a branch in Taiping in 1888, this building was later converted into the public library. The public library is located at Kota Road. Below is the Historic Land office which is near to it.
Other fresh rivers or small waterfalls would be Austin pool or Batu 1/2. Nice to have picnic there. Tapau some spicy food and drinks there. Check out the real cool coronation swimming pool as well. Fresh water pool. Everything just shrink when you dive in. lol. Children pool is available. Suggestion; they should build a waterfall in there. Below is the Austin Pool. Slightly smaller and deeper. About 10 minutes walk into the jungle.
Quite deep pool here. Careful if you are not a strong swimmer. 24 footer pool. Need me to coach you? lol. Butterfly stroke kacang putih ok? lol.
Sounds funny, but believe it or not. This is now the hottest place for prosperity. People are flocking in from Singapore, Thailand and the world over just to get a touch on these boars. Maybe Phua Chu Kang will come one day. The Indian temple called Om Sakthi Sri Jada Muneesvarar Alayam is at Zenith Park. It will appear in the evenings only.

The claim is one touch and you will prosper. lol. So, you can try lah, no need to work already. Can retire there. Once you make good money... give me 10% will do lah... I recommend you mah...right? lol. Oh. This is in Kamunting area. Some of my buddies stayed there and one of them really kena toto leh. You should be able to see Tesco or shopping centres along the way.

Bukit Merah Resort. Nice place with modern water fun park for children (spoilt brats right?). People fish for Arowana here as well. Try your luck lah. Windy and serene. About half hour drive north from Taiping. Check the map. Don't overshoot to Penang ya. Batu Kurau also have very famous award winning durians. I eat till cannot tahan. Even CEOs of big company q for it. I sapu first before they get it. Leave them with shells only. lol.

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  1. Hey! I'm Leon from Taiping as well. I would like to know how to get to Austin Pool. And which is the best time to go? Afternoon? =P Thanks!

  2. Hello Fren,

    U sure u from Taiping? Austin also dono where it is? The map is below. Just walk upstream about 15 minutes along the trail. you should be able to see place. Dun get mabuk and loss ya. lol.,100.757466&num=1&t=h&sll=4.854099,100.737575&sspn=0.088947,0.128059&ie=UTF8&ll=4.869421,100.757868&spn=0.00135,0.002406&z=19

  3. hi.i'm from ipoh.2mmorow i'm going taiping with my family


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