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clock tower, Jalan Kangsar

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retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
August 12, 2008 12:54am

From the clock tower, head down to the riverside where there's a baazar and also thats where the Kuala Kangsar Pau is sold. This stall is a spin-off from the shop on the main road. Just opposite the baazar, you can have laksa and later wash it down with chendol. The chendol here has a dash of evaporated milk and is quite nice.
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
August 12, 2008 1:09am

Hi Falcon
I see you like your food?. but i notice a inscription at the foot of that beautiful clock tower, any idea what it commemorates.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
August 12, 2008 4:43am

Hi Gadzy,
I've absolutely no idea what the inscription says and what it commemorates. Never took notice of it except that its an exceptionally small roundabout.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
August 12, 2008 4:57am

Gadzy, I will find out for you during my next trip to Kuala Kangsar or rather, when I pass through next. Behind the roundabout and clock tower as shown in pic, is the Post Office. Looking at pic, if you go straight (left of Post Office), you will come to two famous schools, Clifford School and Malay College (MCKK). If you turn right, you will get to the old trunk road to Ipoh which also leads you to the new bridge that goes to Sayong. If you turn backwards, you will get to Bukit Chandan, where the Sultan of Perak's palace is.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 3, 2008 6:01pm

With the new expressway these are places the average tourist misses and it is a sad shame.I used to genuinely enjoy the drive from Pinang to Ipoh along the old road,passing through all the small towns and kampongs was truly a joy,the durian and rambutan sellers at the side of the road,the long climb up Bukit Gantang? I think,and that long bridge over the sungai Kinta? ahh if I could have those days again.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 4, 2008 8:15pm

Sorry Sungai Perak
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
October 9, 2009 2:18am

Aye Jim Memories of a very tight Squeeze across the bridge on my way to Butterworth every Wednesday afternoon for a Swim in the Pool and a nice Kool Tiger Yummie Yum.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 11, 2009 3:45am

Gadzy,On the old road from Pinang to Taiping I recal passing through a small town,don't know what it was called,but as you entered from Pinang,it reminded me of a Small English Country Village,just as Taiping,in places,was so obviously once a British Garrison Town.Have you been back since your Service days Gadzy?
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
October 16, 2009 5:59am

Hi Jim
I can only think of Butterworth its self being the Town that you can recal as back in the 60s the road between Pinang and Tiaping was still a bit wild and sparce with only the odd Kampong here and there,Unfortunately i have never been able to return to Malaysia since my Army days, little did i know back then that i would leave a little bit of my Heart in Malaya and some good friends behind.
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
October 16, 2009 6:20am

Hi Jim
have a look at this sight i think you will enjoy
http://www.pulau-pangkor.com/memories-of-malaya.html
Cheer's gadzy
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 18, 2009 6:38pm

Cheers Gadzy,yeah well worth a look see,I'm sorry I didn't take more photographs of my Service days,although I have albums full of my time in Malaysia with my Family,still they were good days
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 19, 2009 12:49am

I remember,on the old road to taiping,there were two or three turnoffs on the way from Pinang two of the turn offs would bring you into Taiping from the east and one from the west.The Village I remember,I am sure,was on one of the turn offs that came in from the east or North East
gadzy

Registered: July 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 82
October 21, 2009 2:45am

Yes Jim they were great times back then, to travel from Taiping to Butterworth it would be a very busy day traffic wise if you passed any more than a dozen cars or trucks on the road back then.
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
March 17, 2013 7:22am

Noticed there are three goldsmith shops along one of the streets of Kuala Kangsar Town. Saw one more goldsmith shop at another street behind this street (sorry I am not familiar with the street names of K. Kangsar) that has 3 goldsmith shops Smile . And yet there is another goldsmith shop inside The Store Supermarket. Wow!
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
March 18, 2013 5:38am

These few lines were written on a mural on one of the walls of S.M.J.K. Tsung Wah, a Chinese school next to Balai Bomba, Kuala Kangsar:


"Success is not final
Failure is not fatal
It is the courage to
continue that counts"


Very encouraging and it's more so as these lines were written in English! Thumbs Up!
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
April 30, 2013 2:39am

When I was in The Store Kuala Kangsar few weeks ago, surprised to see jeans with various brands were on sale - discount as high as 30%. The grocery department on the ground floor was well-stocked too. Shopping in Kuala Kangsar is possible! Fantastic!!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
May 1, 2013 5:22am

hi Orange, have you ever stayed at the Double Lion Hotel in Kuala Kangsar? Or the Rest House?
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
May 1, 2013 6:48am

Kayes, I have relatives in KK so there's no reason for me to stay in any hotel. Smile
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
August 7, 2013 8:44am

Few hours ago Kuala Kangsar was jammed but Kuala Lumpur was traffic free!! Smile
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
October 18, 2013 5:35am

Sudut Nyonya Restaurant Kuala Kangsar serves the best Fish Head Curry, Assam Prawns and Kangkong Belacan. It's a must to visit this restaurant whenever in KK. It has air-conditioning, clean and the food is yummy ..... Why not?! It's more so CNY is just around the corner! Thumbs Up!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
October 27, 2013 2:27am

hi Orange, can you give me the location of this nyonya restaurant? Is it near the clock tower/post office?
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
October 27, 2013 6:37am

Kayes, it's near KK Hospital. They serve the best 'Ma Lai Chan Ngong Choy'! Thumbs Up!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
October 31, 2013 5:11pm

Thanks orange, I know this area and I should be able to find the restaurant without much hassle. In the vicinity, is a large Malay house on stilts and there used to be a couple of vintage cars parked there.
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
November 1, 2013 7:02am

Kayes, I have some vintage car pics. The one I love most is the 1968 Jaguar E-type which I snapped during a recent function. That Ferrari Red beauty with yellowish leather seats was one of the few vintage cars parked in the car garage. Initially, the owner wanted the interior to be white or pale grey but somehow he ordered this clay yellowish tone from UK instead.



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