We were planned to leave at 6:30am , but with  ( expected ) delays , we left at 7 am. With minimal traffic and a quick pee stop , we reached Pasar Gopeng Food Court at about 9:30am. Papa was so hungry, we rushed to get our seats . Strict Covid SOPs in place, we were divided to two tables . With so many vegans amongst us, food choices were limited but yet we managed a good one.

followed by morning dessert

With full tummies , next stop : Batu Gajah.

Always nice driving to Batu Gajah, retracing Papa’s footsteps 60 years ago.

First stop , temple.

Then off to Papa’s house near the prisons.

The dobi ,   a rare sighting nowadays.

Papa’s school

To work off our breakfast , next stop : Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple . Approximately half an hour away from Batu Gajah , a nice drive into the caves.

The caves were beautiful.

So was the Zen Garden.

And with all the sight seeing , we were ready to hit Ipoh , finally.

We booked into an Erica’s homestay on airbnb , right smack on Concubine Lane.Firstly , great price point and secondly, once we parked , we didn’t need to drive out after.And then , it was food , food and food .

Places we went :

1)Pusing Seafood Restaurant – Fresh water prawns being the hot item!

2)Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng – Duck egg fried kuey teow , Otak-otak, Prawn Mee – great!

3)Restoran Thean Chun – Tricycle Ipoh kuey teow ( queue for this is ridiculous!), curry laksa , caramel custard

4) Concubine lane tau foo fa – not so sweet , nice

5) Plan b – we went for wine , to escape the heat.And people watch.

We played tourist at Book Xcess ( built in a vault)  and at  Mural Arts lane    

We also had our adult sessions .

Places we went

  1. first stop , for snow beer ( Fatty’s fav)
  2. Above Gastrobar – above Book Xcess ( Veena’s pick)
  3. Tiga -speakeasy

Places we missed, coz we had kids to go home to.

1.Atas speakeasy

2.She said bar

Short and sweet, my favorite kinda holiday.

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