Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Long Journey To Taiping!

From Ipoh to Taiping, it takes around thirty to forty minutes from one toll to another but to my disappointment and dismay, the journey took me THREE HOURS during my previous trip!

Started off from my house to the toll, it was very smooth but just after paying the toll, driving up the mountain, the row of cars were at a standstill.... crawling like a snail up the mountain. Never had I before been stuck like this... some cars were stalled half way because it was really a long stretch uphill, then through the tunnel and down the mountain... all in all, my car was crawling by little by little... I can see my petrol tank meter dropping one bar by bar.... Gosh!

see, I even have time to take pictures with my handphone..

this is the time motorbikes are a welcoming sight.. .

crawling uphill... all the way till downhill
then finally saw a lorry being overturned at some point..
and the debris was all over on the highway...
that was the reason... aiyah!!

Finally... eventually... can see the greens in Taiping..

a welcoming sight...

exhausting 3 hours journey...
but all was forgotten when the Greens welcomed us..
What a Day!

31 comments:

  1. Did you go to Taiping on 2 July (Saturday)? I was on the way to Ipoh along the south-bound lane. Saw the massive jam, probably one of the worst...

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  2. PAM!! U were stuck too?? yes, i was on the way to Taiping at 2pm.. i reached taiping lake around 5pm!!! gosh.. i was so exhausted!

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  3. Wow...what a journey! Good thing you have enough petrol! I was in Taiping many, many years ago. Love the food there. The cuttlefish with kangkong was very good and so is the kwayteow soup and rojak. Miss all the food.

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  4. 30 minutes become 3 hrs???? crazyyyyy..... hihihihi... torture habis... :)

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  5. oh what happened?? i thought only traffic at KL outskirts will be at standstill only?? haha.. lucky you got nice view to see after that annoying jam lah.. :)

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  6. why so jammed? what's the celebration??

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  7. whoa!! blame the lorry!! 3 hours compare to 30-40mins really long!! :(

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  8. oi..go taiping for wat ? makan adventure ?

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  9. Work gets exhausted and makan angin also exhausted aiya what to do? Doing nothing at home lagi exhausted unless got blog huh. hahaha.

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  10. mary: u should come visiting again, this time to IPOH!


    cath: my legs also tired la!


    sk: that is the only consolation.. what a trip!


    lena: lorry overturned at the bottom of the hill..


    carol: sigh...


    chris: what else!! hahaha..


    bananaz: if not for food, then really frust!! hahaha..

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  11. 3 hours can sampai KL dy! I can bring u go Snowflake dy :P

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  12. love your shots of my lovely hometown. :)

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  13. What an awful traffic jam!! I hope it wasn't too hot!! But your destination looks lovely!! Phil's blood pressure is lower than yours and always had been, you will be fine. It is so much better to have it too low than too high, I have to take lots of medicine because mine has always been too high, dangerous. By the way, don't even think of donating blood, they won't let Phil. You are lucky that you don't have to watch how much salt you eat!!

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  14. When there's an accident on the highway, sakit kepala! How did you manage to take a bird's eye view of the lake?

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  15. Aiyor...so many cars. I see already headache... I'd rather stay home than venture out into such crowded streets.

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  16. luckily..you have enough petrol..and driving auto..cant imagine if drive manual..aduh..patah kaki oh!! hehe

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  17. Wah so jam kah? You always stay at Flemington Hotel during your visit to Taiping?

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  18. 3 hours? you could have arrived in melaka already :)

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  19. U came to Taiping? I went to Ipoh that day....

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  20. Kononya mahu pergi Taiping Zoo,lepak and relax, mana tahu jam, right? but at least like you said there was a welcoming sight welcoming you at the end of the road,kan?

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  21. i thought it was Bersih roadblock :P

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  22. merryn: I can buy that!! hahaa..


    wenn: yes, i love it too!


    ginny: too low is also dangerous, can faint anytime!


    mom2kiddos: i was up on some storeys..


    stp: it is on a highway..once accident, the cars will crawl..


    hayley: i like to go up to that roofplace..


    barb: hahaha..formula 1 driver can! serious.. my legs were so cramped!


    angelbear: no wonder.. hahaha..


    eugene: they should have a big sign next time before the toll.. inform of the jam or accident..


    ken: that time not yet bersih! hahaa..

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  23. We don't know to appreciate Taiping green as much as you do. Me shame.

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  24. sheohyan: cos u r there everyday! hahaa...


    pete: aww..dont remind me of it..

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  25. Wow...from Ipoh to Taiping also need 3 hours? That jam? :D

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  26. But like you said. The moment you see the lush greeneries you will forget everything that you have been through.

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  27. That stretch of the highway is always very jammed up whenever there is an accident. 3hrs drive for such short distance is scary!

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  28. Hey nice post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  29. hehehe will be in taiping in september! ;)

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