Monday, July 7, 2008

Do you know...

Ipoh - the capital of Perak. This is the land of beautiful hills, mythical caves, savoury foods, and definitely handsome guys pretty girls.

Located about 85 North East from Pangkor / Lumut and approximately 200 km (125 miles) from Kuala Lumpur. Amidst the modern buildings and traffic frenzy, Ipoh continues to exude the charm and beauty of yesteryears.

Ipoh was never the city that tin built. That’s a common mistake. In actual fact, Ipoh evolved owing to the mighty Kinta River that cuts through Kinta Valley. There were plenty of tin mines outside Ipoh (old Ipoh) in those days, such as Gopeng, Menglembu and Papan. These tin were transported using the river transport along Kinta River.

Geographically, Ipoh was the highest navigable point of Kinta River. A prominent Malay named Che Hussin of the Laksamana family build his stockade at this point to collect the tin, thus Ipoh foundation was laid.

A row of ‘attap houses’ was put up here after 1876, and Ipoh became the busiest river-port in the area. From then on, Ipoh prospered...

Well, not anymore.


Sue Me said...

Me misses Ipoh like mad. where do u get those pics wo?damn nice lo..

Palohchai said...

If U missed Ipoh so much, continue reading this blog... lol.. lots more to come, from heritage to food, from life to fun.. more to come.. lol

J2Kfm said...

hey, you mind if i link you?
I'm an Ipohan myself.

palohchai & littlecicak said...

j2kfm, it would be great if you do. Thank you very much. =)


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