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The Old Town Of A Humble City, IPOH

On a bright Sunday morning, my girl and I strolled along the busy streets of old town, Ipoh... I heard that it has been very "happening" lately, also proven in some blogs and Facebook... Out of curiosity, we took a fifteen minutes drive to old town... Despite the hot sunny weather, we managed to cover some fair bit of the "What's Happening" in my humble city, Ipoh....
The Happening Place...

We walked around the vicinity of this area.... 
 
We had our brunch in Thean Chun... 
Packed with people of all ages... 
 Walking along the lane between Kong Heng and Thean Chun, 
we came upon The Farm....
Red Giant Tomatoes...
At one of the stores near Monroe Avenue...
Approaching the "marketplace" near Plan B....
Mostly handicraft items are for sale...
 
Bustling with people....
I guess they are only around on weekends?
The Arlene House.....
From the market, we adjourned to Concubine Lane....
Met up with Santarina.....
And stopped by here for awhile to get something done....
No More Boring Wall?
Interval time... Stone Painting....
Let's do a Ladybird!
Taking up the "challenge".....
After the difficult task was done, we made our way home....
Two hours was all we took...
Would like to go there once again.... 
*But remember to wear a hat or a cap this time round!*


Comments

  1. It is good to have this type of happenings but prefer to have it during evening/night time. Too hot during the day and I have to salute you for the 2 hours walk you have made. I love to browse through all the nice handicrafts. Very nice structure of the Arlene House.

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    1. Good suggestion, Irene... I hope the authorities will consider this. :)

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  2. Am attracted to those lovely giant tomatoes.. They look really sweet and juicy.. Wah so nice, can go kaikai with your girl and cover some hip & happening places.. I've not even been to most of the happening places in KL to tell the truth, haizzzz..

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    1. Never mind, on hot days like this, I think you prefer to stay indoors.. hahaha...

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  3. ah, this is what i meant by the harmonious co-existence of the old and the new!! i always love this kind of settings.. historical backdrop with modern activities, nice!! and i thought this sort of flea or farmers market is kind of a nice place to go during weekend..

    p/s: love the giant tomatoes!! so brightly bloodily red~~

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    1. Yes, I hope they maintain this historical buildings for heritage purposes and at the same time, promoting our little city here...

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  4. Hmm, from that angle, the Concubine Lane looks similar to Armenian Street in Penang..

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    1. The lane here is much narrower than the one in Penang.. :)

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  5. Oh so you call it old town. I always go to this area when I go Ipoh. Dunno when I can go again.

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  6. I love bazaars! Must KIV that, hope to walk and browse around when I go to Ipoh!

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  7. This has a little of everything and is very exciting. I love Farmer's Markets and craft stalls, so I would love just walking around all afternoon!

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    1. Your weather there permits.. my weather over here... needs us to wear the least.. hahaha..

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  8. wow i really didn't know Ipoh has such places! Please bring me there next time Claire :D

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  9. If i go, i will walk walk, sit down lim kopi, then walk walk, kaka...

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    1. That is the way of enjoying life... leisure walk...

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  10. Wow, I didn't know they have so many stalls with all these interesting things there. Is it open everyday or just during the weekends? Do you know whether they open during school holidays?

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    1. I think during weekends or maybe Sundays only... not so sure Nancy... go on a Sunday and find out... :)

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  11. It's interesting to take a walk around and indeed wear a cap. I did that when I was in Melaka. The sun was so hot!

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  12. I like strolling in old town. Many things to see.

    I like that stone painting.

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  13. A hahha...so happening in old town already.

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  14. Those tomatoes are so big and red! Hmm...Ipoh is a happening place lah!

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