Travel & Trip
Gunung Nuang was always a good training base for any event of personal achievement and measurement. Compare to other tougher mountain, this mountain always be the baseline. With the completion of Nuang hike, other hike was a just a boost of motivation and strength to carry on.
Training @ Gunung Nuang Trails
It was none of my preparation or little workout for my upcoming Gunung Rajah hike. It’s deeming to be tougher and a lot tougher than many would think. With one way of 16km distance, two way of 32km (day trip), what a great point to test my ability.
Hence, let’s the training get started in Gunung Nuang.
In a small town from 20km north-east of Ipoh, there’s a home to the country’s only Tibetan temple named Persatuan Enlightened Heart Buddhist. Because of non-promote for tourism, it’s relatively unknown except Ipoh peoples.
Located by using my GPS, I hardly know about this place. The signboard is small and the road leading to the temple is narrow. Never thought about finding this place without proper direction.
Without needing to travel to Tibet, one can have a visit to Malaysia of Tibetan temple. The temple was built in 1975. The first thing I saw was a giant Buddha statue on the hill at the back. That’s correct my assumption the road leading is correct.
Teluk Intan, the third largest town in Perak, is booming. The leaning clock tower in Teluk Intan is one of the town’s many tourist attractions. While doing my 3D2N Ipoh trip recently, I decided to drop by to check-it out.
Teluk Intan, The Leaning Tower
Located and stand still in the middle of the city, this old architecture sit in the heart of Teluk Intan town. Built in 1892 and since then tilted due to underground stream on the site.
During the daytime, one can walk into the building, however, my visits doesn’t allow due to some maintenance carry on.
This pagoda-shaped tower was originally used to house a water tank supplied to the town during emergency. Now the functionality that can be observed is just a clock tower and perhaps some stories and museum-alike artifacts inside this tower.
In the lust of hidden greenery of Ipoh, a fully water park theme appears to emerge from the surrounding limestone cliffs and vibrant jungle, waiting to be explored. The Lost World of Tambun comes as part of 3D2N of my Ipoh trip.
Lost World of Tambun @ Ipoh
I’d bought tickets for Lost World of Tambun from MATTA Fair which cost me under RM30 per pax. As this is non-comparable to Sunway Lagoon, I would give a try because it sounds a mystery world to me. Hence, this trip is made off.
There are 8 part of Lost World of Tambun that comes ranging from river of adventure, raging waterfalls, rushing rapids, majestic cliffs, magnificent tigers, ancient caves and hot springs with ancient therapeutic properties.
- Petting Zoo
- Tin Valley
- Amusement Park
- Team Building
- Hotspring Spa
- Swan Lake
- Water Park
- Tiger Valley
Ipoh, my favorite historical town and due to its strategically surrounded by limestone caves, I’ve many places yet to be cover in all my previous trip past year. In my recent trip, 3D2N back to Ipoh, I’d a good time visiting this wonderful nature place, Gunung Lang, The Recreational Park.
Gunung Lang – A Recreational Park
Even it’s called a Mountain Lang (Gunung Lang), it’s not exactly a place for hiking or expedition activities, but more on recreational and sight-seeing places. A short break and we continue with our plan to Gunung Lang, not for hiking, but for photo shooting. It has incredibly view lake hemmed in by majestic limestone outcrops.
I cover this place only in the afternoon, means after I check-in into Hotel Abby.
Traveling from KL-Ipoh is a bit time-consuming. I started from KL as early as 6am. Managed to catch up with some famous eatery places in Ipoh at after 8am. I stopped at famous Nam Heong White Coffee stall for breakfast. We ordered Char Kuey Teow, egg tart, mee hoon and most importantly Ipoh town white coffee.
It doesn’t stop here because good food is everywhere in Ipoh.