Recently, I joined a group of photographers (about a dozen or so of them) from the Kuala Lumpur Photography Club for a road trip to Ipoh. We set off from Kuala Lumpur on a Sunday morning, scheduling to meet up in Old Town White Coffee situated in Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Ipoh for breakfast before starting out on our photowalk.
The Kuan Yin Temple in Klang (State of Selangor, Malaysia), was built around 1892, and is reputedly one of the oldest temple in Malaysia. It was nearly demolished due to its dilapidated condition caused by extensive termites infestation but was saved by the Sultan of Selangor, who declared it a state heritage site.
The rebuilding of the temple was carried out around the year 2000 and was financed by wealthy chinese (mostly from Klang) and most of the masonry works and carvings were carried out by workmen and artisans brought over from China.
Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is a small island located about an hour’s speed boat ride from Port Klang, in the State of Selangor, Malaysia. Ferry services are readily available from the Port Klang Jetty.
Pulau Ketam was inhabited around 1880 and the residents are predominantly of the chinese dialect group of Teochew and Hokkien descend.
Before the existence of the North South Highway, I used to pass by Kampar on my drive back to Ipoh (my hometown) from Kuala Lumpur, where I work and live now. But since the opening of the North South Highway ages ago, I have not been to Kampar.
One Sunday (recently) we set off from Klang at about 11am to visit Kampar. We exited the North South Highway at the Rawang exit to drive to Kampar via the old trunk road – a single lane carriageway. It was a big mistake to exit at Rawang as the traffic in Rawang, even on a Sunday morning, was horrendous. A better alternative would be to exit at Slim River.
Kuching is the capital city of the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is situated on the Sarawak River, which dissects the city into north and south. The Kuching waterfront along the Sarawak River is about a 2 km long riverside esplanade, where you can have views of, amongst others, the Astana (the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak) and the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building.
Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
We were supposed to fly to Langkawi by Air Asia. Because of the haze in October 2015, our flight out of KLIA2 was delayed from 11am in the morning and finally cancelled at about 8pm. Air Asia offered to put us up in the Palace of the Golden Horses Resort and Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the night, where, after breakfast, we will be transferred by coach to KLIA2 for another attempt to depart for Langkawi.
Sekinchan is a small town located in Sabak Bernam, in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is about a one and a half hours drive from Kuala Lumpur by the coastal road.
Besides being a fishing village, Sekinchan is also a rice producing area. There are also rice millers in the area and locally produce rice are available for purchase.