Molly’s godfather, Clark, visited us on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of November. This time we decided to take him on a day trip to Ipoh and show him some of Malaysia outside of KL.
First stop, as always in Ipoh, was Dim Sum Breakfast at Foh San Restaurant.
Restoran Foh San Ipoh
51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: (605) 254-0308
Ipoh is a great city to walk around and take in the architecture and sites – so much character in this city that has missed the era of modernisation.
Of course we had to visit a least one temple while in Ipoh so we took Clark to the Perak Tong Cave Temple.
Perak Tong Cave Temple is one of the oldest and most beautifully preserved temples in Ipoh. Within the huge limestone caves of Gunung Tasik, this temple was built in 1926 by Buddhists priests from China. The temple houses over 40 Buddha statues with the centrepiece being a 12.8-metre high sitting Buddha. The cave sits at the foot of a 120m high limestone outcrop – one of several hills in the area – behind a simple but pretty garden, decorated with lotus ponds, pavilions, pagodas and two bell towers
The climb to the top was only achieved by Emily (the Mountain Goat) and myself. Clark, Kerrie and Molly gave out half way up
While Emily and I climbed the others took time out under a Pagoda to Monkey watch…
After our climb we all sat around a stone table at shared a Pomelo…like a big orange…very refreshing
The day finished with lunch at the Purple Cane Tea House…
PURPLE CANE TEA HOUSE
No 2, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar (Osborne Street)
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone : 605-253 3090/6012-668 3090.
Business hours: 9am – 10pm daily.
…and then a stop, as Clark called it, to the Malaysian KFC to pick up a couple of steamed slated chickens to take home for dinner.
All in all a good day of food with a bit of exercise in between eats.