Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jelapang

It has been several years since I last went to my maternal grandmother's home in Jelapang. She is no more around but my auntie (kau moe) is now occupying the house. Since my kids have not been there for few years since, I took the opportunity to take them there, telling them that I had stayed there before during my school holidays primary time....

those days all muddy sand roads...
now fully tar roads...

as I took my kids to walk along the row of houses..
these wooden houses fascinated them....
I remember those days most houses were wooden...

there were still two wooden houses in sight....

this house reminded me of how I draw "a house"
during my younger days...
two windows and a door....

very authentic...
Must take a picture to remember it by....

23 comments:

  1. A lot of these houses can still be found in the outskirts of Taiping. It's not an unusual sight here. How come the second house is vacant?

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  2. visited my friend's place in mengkarak. lots of similar houses too. i'm fascinated as well. :D

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  3. I remembered I stayed in a wooden house before in Taiping but it was not there anymore.

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  4. Wow! Very hard to find this kind of houses around here now. The last one I saw was at The Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching - the replica of a traditional Chinese pepper farmer's house...

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  5. mingna: not sure why..maybe the elder ones are not around anymore...


    medie007: long time never seen these houses already...


    wenn: last time i used to stay in my paternal and maternal grandmas' houses when i was very young...


    stp: over here, in villages, we still have these kind of houses though not many anymore...

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  6. Very nice and traditional house... nowadays less and less of these type of house.

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  7. Love the wooden houses so close to nature..

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  8. These old houses definitely have some charm to it, don't you think? :) Happy Chinese New year!!

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  9. a friend of mine told me that it's actually quite cooling inside the wooden house, is it true??

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  10. tz: nowadays people are more comfortable already..


    bananaz: close to the days in the 1960s..


    sweetwitch: yes, now they are charming.. those days, they were a common sight..


    lena: next time i take you to Jelapang and experience it.. hahaha...

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  11. hahaha.... thought of coming but I guess my family and I will melt before reaching Jelapang.... Ipoh is so scorching hot!! :P Last time not like that leh...

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  12. These are very sad looking houses, I wish someone would fix them up to look pretty and happy!

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  13. Yes, I remembered by hometown back in Jasin, we can find kampung houses. But now it is replaced by beautiful bricked bungalows. Even Golf course is there. Happy CNY to you and family :)

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  14. Must be a very memorable trip for you. Houses like these don't know will survive till the next generation or not...

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  15. wow, i didn't know jelapang has so many wooden houses. hope they will still be there for a long time.

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  16. chris: yeah, waited for you.. we went back early without taking dinner..


    ginny: maybe the young has left for the cities...


    irene: u r right.. most are demolished and rebuilt again.. only one or two houses are left behind originally..


    barb: keep for authenticity...

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  17. Kung Hei Fatt Choy Claire. Ya lo...last time i draw the wooden house also like that and with a swing by the tree :D

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  18. Blessed New Year Claire and family :)

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  19. kathy: that was what I told my girl.. i also draw like that till today!


    rachel: thanks, girl.. I wish you have a blessed new year ahead too!

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  20. i used to lived in one of those wooden houses too when i was young, in kajang. such sweet memories :-).

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  21. boeyjoey: i guess there isnt anymore, right?

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  22. Haven't seen that type of wooden house in a while. Sure bring aback memories of childhood. :)

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  23. It's nice to go back to places that stir up memories. I know I will enjoy that! : )

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