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Kampung Jawa

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  • Day375

    Ipoh

    July 29 in Malaysia

    Warum malt eigentlich nicht jede Stadt ihre Wände an?

    Heute durfte ich gelungene Stadtverschönerung in Ipoh bewundern. Die kleine Gassen mit den zahlreichen Cafes, sind einfach perfekt für einen Sonntagsausflug.

    Schnell noch nen neuen Bikini gekauft bis es dann morgen auf die Insel geht.

  • Day132

    Hier waren aufjeden Fall viele kreative Künstler am Werk - überall konnte man ausgefallene Wandmalereien und bunte Ecken entdecken ... ! 😍

    Ipoh macht das Leben einfach bunter! 💗

    Wir sind gerade dabei unsere Tagebuch-Einträge nachzuholen - da ich seit über 10 Tagen leider krank bin (mich hat die doofe Grippe erwischt 🤧...) - Cemil hab ich inzwischen auch angesteckt. 😟

    Unsere Reise in Malaysia geht momentan nur langsam voran und einige Dinge mussten wir absagen - aber wir sind guter Dinge, dass es bald wieder aufwärts geht! 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♂️Read more

  • Day130

    Ipoh

    March 14 in Malaysia

    Nach Melaka ging es mit dem Bus in die Stadt Ipoh - wir haben diesen Geheimtipp auf einem Reiseblog gefunden (vorher hatten wir von dieser Stadt noch nichts gehört ....). 😊

    Es war ziemlich ruhig hier in der Stadt - aber es gab trotzdem viel zu entdecken. 🔍

    Wir besuchten ein 3D- Museum - hier sind ein paar ganz interessante Bilder entstanden .... 😄

    Haben einen Künstlermarkt besucht - ein paar Armbänder durften mit ... 😊

    Und auch hier gibt es jede Menge Streetart und schöne alte Gebäude - weitere Bilder folgen gleich. 😍
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  • Day44

    Ipoh

    November 24, 2017 in Malaysia

    Bevor es weiter zu den Cameron Highlands geht, haben wir einen Stop in Ipoh eingelegt.
    Leider hat es bei unserer Ankunft geregnet und es wurde auch langsam dunkel, sodass wir schnell etwas essen waren und wieder zurück in die Unterkunft sind. Am nächsten Morgen strahlte dafür aber die Sonne und wir haben uns entschieden, noch ein wenig durch die Stadt zu schlendern, bevor es Richtung Busbahnhof ging.
    Zu unserer Überraschung (wir hatten uns nicht viel über Ipoh informiert) konnten wir auch hier einige Street-Art-Werke entdecken und uns hat die Stadt mit dem wunderschönen Bahnhofsgebäude doch noch sehr gefallen. 😊
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  • Day293

    Je bent helemaal niet raar geworden

    June 3, 2016 in Malaysia

    Met het grootste gemak stap ik de ene wereld uit en de ander weer in. Wat is dat toch bijzonder van vliegen. Drie weken geleden liet ik mijn lief achter op Kuala Lumpur airport om naar de bruiloft van zusje Corine en Mark te gaan. Nu zitten we alweer naast elkaar in een Chinees restaurant in Ipoh om de brandende 35 graden even te ontlopen. Onder draaiende ventilators met een ijs soja drankje bij de hand. De geur van Utrechts bos Amelisweerd nog in mijn neus. De heerlijke koele lucht nog op mijn huid (in NL gebruikte ik overigens niet het woord "heerlijk" voor het weer). De smaak van bruidstaart nog in mijn mond. De stemmen van al die fijne vrienden en familie in mijn oren. En de knuffels boen ik er voorlopig ook niet meer vanaf.
    Het heeft ook iets verwarrends om zo snel te kunnen switchen. Beide werelden bestaan naast elkaar. Sterker nog, het is 1 wereld.

    Van west naar oost blijkt iets lastiger schakelen voor me dan vanaf oosten huiswaarts. Boven verwachting makkelijk paste ik weer in het Nederlandse leven en ritme. Broer Mark merkte op: "je bent helemaal niet raar geworden". Ik geloof dat er wel wat opluchting was dat ik nog zo herkenbaar was. De reis inspireert me, maar transformeert me niet in een compleet ander mens. De reis brengt me plannen op welke manier ik mijn leven anders wil leiden na onze reis. Nederland zelf voelde ook niet veranderd. Hier en daar wat kleine dingen. De website van de NS was vernieuwd en er stroomt weer water in de Utrechtse singel, om er twee te noemen. Grote veranderingen waren er meer op individueel niveau. En daaraan kon ik merken dat er veel kan gebeuren in negen maanden.

    Ik vond het heel fijn om weer even in Nederland te zijn. Mark en Corine zagen er zo mooi en gelukkig uit. De banden met mijn familie en vrienden zijn erg belangrijk voor me. Ook wel een reden dat ik nu niet de drang voel om in het buitenland te settelen. Dan hou ik Nederland liever voor wonen, en de wereld voor reizen. Voor Nieuw Zeeland maak ik een uitzondering. De tien weken daar zijn als een afgebakend stukje droom in mijn herinnering.
    Heb mijn hart ook opgehaald aan Nederlands eten. Op het lijstje stonden pizza van pap, pannenkoeken, asperges, tompouce, oud Hollandsch appelgebak met slagroom, broodje Mario, friet en kroket. En oh ja stokbrood met kaas. Mooi uitgebalanceerd lijstje.

    Vanaf Amsterdam terug vliegen naar Maleisië blijkt zowel fysiek als mentaal uitdagender. Vrijdag, dag 5 na vertrek op maandag, is de eerste dag dat ik weer een beetje wakker begin te worden. Heerlijk midden in de nacht wakker worden om niet meer in slaap te kunnen vallen, maar overdag dolgraag een dutje willen doen. Ik stap ook niet moeiteloos de reisflow in waar ik uit kwam. Gelukkig kan ik meeliften op doorgewinterde soloreiziger Jandaan. Lost in translation?
    Bedankt aan iedereen die zo nu en dan een foto toestuurt van zijn uitzicht op z'n computerscherm of 'projectruimte'. Dat doet me bewust voelen wat voor geluksvogel ik ben. En dat kan deze verloren reiziger goed gebruiken voor nu.
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  • Day13

    Ipoh and back to KL

    June 4 in Malaysia

    Unfortunately it's our last day together so on the way to the airport we went to a temple in a cave and then to the famous Ipoh for White Coffee, an egg tart and Hor Fun. Ahhh it's like being back in Vietnam! The coffee was sooo sweet, chocolately and creamy. The egg tart super eggy and to be honest by the time the Hor Fun came I was so full I could barely eat it but it was also really different and tasty. Hor Fun is a thick noodle soup with chicken and prawns. We wandered round Concubine Lane before driving back to the airport. A sad sad moment when we had to part ways but it's been such a lovely weekend and sooo nice to see Viraf and Amber!!

    Well after a weekend of true luxury and only 3 nights left in Kuala Lumpur we decided to finally pay a bit extra and go the whole hog on luxury. We rented a private room in a beautiful apartment with a view of the sky line of KL, a washing machine, a dryer, a gym and an Infinity Swimming Pool on the 37th floor. And guess how much it was... £20 a night. Heaven heaven heaven!!
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  • Day100

    Day 100: North to Ipoh

    September 23, 2016 in Malaysia

    Time to leave our little cubby-hole in central KL. Our plan was to head north to the city of Ipoh (not really on the tourist trail but still a large city in its own right), explore the city for a day or two and then proceed into the Cameron Highlands. After checking the timetable we decided to aim for the 12pm train, so after a hotel breakfast we jumped in an Uber around 11am.

    Arrived at the Station by 11:15, waited a bit at the ticket counter only to discover that the 12pm train was sold out! And the next train wasn't leaving until 2:45pm. Given that the journey takes about 2 1/2 hours, it wouldn't mean getting there until very late in the day. Disappointed but accepting, we trudged off into the cavernous adjacent shopping mall.

    We'd been bickering a little so decided to kill the next couple of hours separately - we have very different ideas about how to approach a shopping mall! Shandos set off to do some shopping, while I wandered around slowly. Had some sushi for lunch, got myself a haircut and tried unsuccessfully to find some plus-size clothes. I hate having to use that phrase, but unfortunately shirts just don't fit me over here! And it's not a belly thing either (although that doesn't help); my shoulders and arms just don't fit properly in.

    We reconvened at 2pm and walked back to the station where a fairly large crowd had gathered. Finally allowed onto the platform at 2:40pm and the train set off promptly at 2:45. Very nice scenery along the way, as the track proceeded north along the mountainous central spine of Malaysia. Several craggy peaks and sheer limestone cliffs to see which was quite nice.

    Finally arrived at Ipoh Station just after 5pm. It's a huge grand colonial edifice with turrets, arches and white-washed walls. We were keen to check it out but with heavy bags and a very warm evening we decided against it. Easy trip to the hotel - we could see it sticking up in the skyline from the station! It was still 10 minutes walk away, made worse by having to cross several busy-ish roads. And for whatever reason, here they don't have many cross intersections with lights, it's all one-way streets where you can only make 90-degree turns, so there's not much to break up the traffic flow and you can often be waiting a while.

    But we made it! Our room is on the 12th (top) floor, and has a great view north and west across the city. Mountains in the background and a few buildings, as well as overlooking the creek adjacent. After settling in and freshening up we went out to find some dinner, but everything seemed to be closed! Although the Old Town in Ipoh is mostly Chinese, it was a Friday night and Malaysians tend to spend the night in (Islamic holy day and all that).

    Managed to find a highly-regarded Chinese place that did one of the local specialities - bean sprout chicken. It's very similar to Hainan chicken rice, but instead of just steamed chicken it's topped with a sweet-ish soy sauce, and served with bowls of chicken broth and noodles, and of course a bowl of bean sprouts. Very tasty, and very cheap too.

    Since there was very little happening in town, we headed back for the hotel where we watched a movie on demand - Zoolander 2. Very stupid but still funny. Too many repeat jokes from the first movie and too many celebrity cameos spoiled it a bit I thought.
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  • Day101

    Day 101: Exploring Ipoh

    September 24, 2016 in Malaysia

    Exploration time! We had a full day here to fully explore the city, and intended to make use of it. Ipoh is Malaysia's fourth-largest city (700k people), and is an old tin mining town. The large mountains that surround it on three sides are full of tin, and for a hundred years or so between 1870 and 1970 tin mining made a lot of people very rich. These days the tin boom has subsided, and only one mine is still in active use. But the city is rebounding with tourism and although fairly unknown to outsiders, Malaysians come here in droves to eat the tasty food. Time to explore!

    We'd read online that there was a 2-3 hour heritage walk that runs every Saturday morning, starting at 8am from the station, so we figured that would make a good first stop. So an early start for me (I even used an alarm!), and we were out the door by 7:45, at the station just before 8am. But no sign of the tour or anyone else there. I asked a couple of staff members and nobody seemed to know anything about it!

    Defeated, we figured we may as well just do the walking tour ourselves following an online guide and map. There were plaques at most of the buildings in the first half of the walk, though they sort of petered out a bit, to the point where most buildings in the latter half didn't have a plaque. Most of the stops were grand old colonial buildings like the station, courthouse (now the town hall), first Anglican church, mosque, a commemorative clock tower named after the first British governor (who was subsequently murdered after some heavy-handed law enforcement; the adjacent street is named after his murderer), and a few other buldings like the post office, some old banks and some shophouses. Most of the old town is very British colonial, like Penang and Melacca, and like the old Chinatown districts in Singapore as well.

    Also marked on several spots were street art murals, many done by the same renowned artist who'd done them in George Town (Penang). We wandered around checking these out, then stopped in a nice cafe for a coffee and a rest. Batteries recharged, we headed back out and checked out the area known as Concubine Lane, where all the tin mining magnates used to keep their mistresses. Now it's full of knick-knack shops and Chinese tour groups, so we wandered through fairly hastily before stopping at a museum dedicated to Yasmine Abdul, a Malaysian director of several films and many ads. Quite an oddball character, so the museum was very interesting.

    By now it was lunch time so we grabbed a table in a Chinese hawker hall and had several dishes. Highlight was definitely the popiah, a large steamed spring roll filled with vegetables and crushed peanuts, topped with a mild chilli sauce. Delicious! Also had some egg custard tarts, satay sticks and some pastries (char siew pork, kaya, and an awful one with pork, chilli and anchovies which went straight in the bin!).

    After lunch we did some more wandering, checking out various shops and more street art. Eventually we retreated to another cafe where I tried another local delicacy - white coffee. The beans are roasted with palm-oil margarine and coconut, meaning that the coffee is white without adding milk, and is very sweet. Just the way I like it.

    We also met up with a travel blogger friend of Shandos's who is working for a few days at a hostel in Ipoh, albeit on the other side of town. He had a couple of hours to spare so came and visited us, where we went to another cafe but this time I decided on juice rather than coffee. After parting from Jub we headed back for the hotel, just in time to miss a huge downpour which started right as we arrived back.

    Relaxed and freshened up for a bit, before heading back out around 6pm. We'd heard that Market Street was having a Chinese festival tonight (Mooncake festival apparently) starting at 6pm, so we wandered over there. Absolutely nothing was happening, but the people nearby said it was starting at 7:30. Not wanting to wait 90 minutes in the drizzle, we headed off to find some dinner - salted chicken. This is another local dish where they wrap a chicken in butcher's paper and then cook it in a wok full of heated salt.

    The place was just closing up (the entire town apparently runs on bus trip tourists making a long day trip up from KL, so the place is empty outside of 11am-4pm), but we grabbed some takeaway and ate in a nearby Muslim food court. Not my favourite dish I have to say - aside from being very greasy and salty, it just didn't have that great a flavour. After washing up we we both still a bit peckish, so went to an Indian cafe around the corner. A misunderstanding of the menu meant that when we thought we ordered two garlic naans, we actually ordered two garlic naans and two tandoori chicken platters! So two half-chickens turned up with curry dips along with our naans. We sent one back, but the tandoori chicken was just so much better than the salted chicken I probably could have eaten both plates!

    By now it was dark and 7:30pm - perfect time to visit the sports bar we'd seen the night before where I could watch the Man United game. Shandos retreated to the hotel, so I watched the game entirely on my own in a cavernous bar, surrounded by 3 bar staff and nobody else. Until a Malaysian guy came in, sat right next to me and started smoking - what a jerk! And it was the only "sports bar" I've ever been in where they have a game on TV but no sound; they insisted on playing god-awful EDM remixes of pop songs, making my ears bleed. Alas. At least United won, a stonking 4-1 victory over champions Leicester City. Back to the hotel ahead of check-out tomorrow, and another first for our trip - we're hiring a car tomorrow!
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  • Day67

    Acht Ecken in Ipoh

    June 6 in Malaysia

    Heute sind wir aus dem wohltemperierten Tanah Rata in den Cameron Highlands ins abermals tropisch-warme Ipoh gefahren. Unsere Busfahrt hat mal wieder zum CO2-Abdruck beigetragen, denn wir vier saßen alleine in dem unglaublich bequemen Bus und schuckelten über die unbequemen Serpentinen wieder ins Flachland. Ipoh hat sofort unser Interesse geweckt. Die Stadt floriert und scheint künstlerisch und kulturell einiges zu bieten.
    Wir haben uns zu viert den Luxus gegönnt in ein Appartment eines Hochhauses in Chinatown zu ziehen. Das Budget wird dadurch nicht mehr belastet als sonst, aber die Vorzüge sind enorm. Auf der 16ten von 22 Etagen liegt unser Reich mit einem traumhaften dekadenten Ausblick auf die von Bergen umgebene Stadt. Das ganze Gebäude 'Octagon' wirkt noch recht neu und ist gespenstisch leer, wie man es sich von außen bereits denken konnte. Dafür haben wir aber unheimlich viel Ruhe und Platz für uns und die Instandhaltung scheint auch noch ernst genommen zu werden. Von unserer Fensterfront aus wurde das erste Ziel in Ipoh ausfindig gemacht: eine Mall. Man mag es kaum glauben, aber in diesem Einkaufszentrum gab es tolle Shops und trubelnde Menschen. Wir haben uns in einen riesigen Supermarkt geschmissen und den Einkaufswagen mit Käse (!!!), Brot, Gürkchen und anderen vermissten Leckereien gefüllt (Kostenpunkt 50€). Abends gingen Jonas und Lisa noch in den hauseigenen Pool auf der Terasse des 8ten Stockwerks. Planschend, tauchend und schwimmend genossen wir die funkelnde Stadt bei Nacht. 🌃🏊
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  • Day1

    Ipoh, Malaysia

    October 14, 2016 in Malaysia

    A short escaping from our busy life just to have a quality time for us. So we choose ipoh, old town with a lot of mural and authentic building. We just walk, take a photo, laugh, enjoy our time and forget our problem for a while. And finally it's not only about the journey, but it's about the story that we can remember together.

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