Perak was one of the richest States in then Malaya with its almighty tycoons & 'peraky' ( silvery) tin mines around the Kinta Valley. Just so you know the next time you are in rural Perak and are near Menglembu, Pusing, Papan, Pasir Putih, Tanjung Tualang, or Batu Gajah watch out for the numerous pot holes ( abandoned mines ) all over left and right which were once hives of massive activities now serene ponds and even beautiful lakes !
Capital city Ipoh achieved several notable accolades including the cleanest town in the country, the most beautiful girls, the fattest chickens, the best food and ...
...the best massage parlours. Notwithstanding the best missionary schools too.
How very nice.
But where to go for a secret quick romp around some statuesque swaying curvy coconut trees ?
...behind some limestone hills ? No no da city is too near and too indiscreet... the caves ?
Nope, too dark and sinister. Then the smell.
So where else... but... the beaches of course ! Think small kampong think Lumut !
Only 2 hours away ( then) and yonder to Pangkor ( another hour by ferry) if need another quiet night for the unfinished.
Those were the simple unhurried days...
Today they have planted many trees beside the lush sea breezed forests. What da....?
Still don't understand...
Anyway, da sight of this giant piece of majestic modern anchor reminds you that the sea is near.
Welcome to Lumut Waterfront ! West Wing near the yatch club. Finally some really fresh air and da smell of unhurried nature.No no we are not in Suzhou China just only a thirsty step away from our destination !
But really nice authentic archy entrance though, didn't know you can still get it here, right ?