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Heritage Hotel

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
August 28, 2008 9:11pm

Kayes, someone in your old Ipohtalk site once mentioned that Heritage Hotel is located at the site where Novena once stood. It is hard to imagine and visualize that the hallowed grounds of a sacred place of worship has been converted into a flashy hotel. I must check out the place when I am back in Ipoh.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
August 29, 2008 6:40am

Ken I cannot remember a church there. Did that Catholic church sell the property and moved to a new church in Ipoh Garden near the Fatimah Hospital? This one?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/novena.jpg
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
August 29, 2008 7:57am

Hi Ken and Kayes,
Yes there was a church there where the Heritage hotel stands. It was known as the monastery or Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It was a quaint bungalow converted into a monastery and we used to attend Mass there. It was nice standing outside in the garden attending Mass as there were lots of casuarina trees. They moved to the Church pictured above in Ipoh Garden. Regards, Joe
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
October 19, 2008 2:08am

Here's a pic of Heritage Hotel taken on 17 October 2008.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/heritage34.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
October 19, 2008 2:12am

Another view. Pic taken on 17 October 2008.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/heritage35.jpg
October 21, 2008 9:10pm

This was the hotel where we stayed from 3 pm to 1 -pm next day when we visited IPOH in 2001 since 5 of us in the group we took 2 room It had car parking in the basement too
Breakfast was included in tariff
let me try if I can locate and some photos
subra
October 21, 2008 9:14pm

Dear Kayes
Since we talk of churches can any one confirm that that where a church satays now(the road between silibin and bunthong the F&N factory was located during 50s
Thanks
subra
Subra
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
October 21, 2008 10:24pm

Hello Subbu, I think you must mean the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes which is situated on Jalan Silibin. It is a huge Church with a very beautiful Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes. The Masses are normally held in Tamil with one or two masses in English.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,819
October 23, 2008 8:03pm

Subbu, there is a pic of that church in the section called "Places of Worship" and titled "Catholic Church in Silibin".
memorialman

Registered: March 2009
Location: Bedford, England
Posts: 24
March 24, 2009 9:50am

This is one hotel in Ipoh I am not impressed with. It over rates itself i am afraid to say! Eaten there twice and twice had stomach problems - never again! Sorry guys but a no-no for me!
pslooi

Registered: May 2009
Posts: 1
August 24, 2009 2:49am

This hotel was the only down side of my very memorable trip to my hometown. A very strong odor lingers in the lobby and stale smell noticed in the room. My bathroom leaks of water. Of coure we were there just for the sleep and shower.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
August 24, 2009 6:00am

It is indeed very irritating if the hotel where we stay has unbearable odour. If the strong odour lingers in the lobby; we can foresee the condition of the hotel rooms!


There is one coffee house in a 5-stars hotel in Bangkok where there were lip-stick marks on the cup while we were having buffet breakfast. It was not just one cup but several too. I believe the cups were washed because all the cups and saucers were arranged neatly on the table. It must be the lousy dish-washer they had. We didn't eat breakfast that day. Yuck!!!!


There is one hotel in Langkawi where we found curly and short hair (sorry I have to mention this) on the bed-sheet and pillow cases when we just checked in. Aren't they supposed to change the sheets and pillow cases after every check out?! Their swimming pool is full of sand and children with jeans were allowed swim in the pool. Hotel with swimming pool is nothing less than 4-stars. I feel that the management is answerable to these.


There is one hotel in Batu Ferringhi which we have to cross the overhead bridge to get to the beach used to be one of our first choice whenever we visited Penang decade ago. But three years ago when we checked into this hotel room, the lights and air-conditioning were not functioning. So we asked for another room. Alas the TV set in the second room was not working too. It's very frustrating esp. after a long drive. We liked this hotel because every room has a sea-view; their extra king-sized bed; clean sheets and towels. Oh yes, their buffet breakfast USED to be good. Loved their omelette with onions and button mushroom. Their chef fried the omelette upon request. They don't serve this type of buffet breakfast the last time we stayed there.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, South Australia
Posts: 102
August 24, 2009 5:18pm

The most dangerous item mentioned above has to be the lipstick on the Bangkok cups. God knows where the lips had been!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
August 27, 2009 2:44am

Aha Bangkok Cups!! Interesting..... Wink


Now let me recall those mysterious cups ..... The SIZE of all the cups were of the STANDRAD size. The COLOUR of the cups was white, pure white (putih melepak). SIZE of the lip stained was of various sizes; some small; some moderate and some was of size of a cigarette (horizontally). Colours of the lipsticks need no mentioning I suppose. Smile


About the comment about "no one knows where the lips had been"..... Just because it was in Bangkok everyone got excited and panic at the same time. Ahem..... I find that Bangkok is hot, very hot. I mean the WEATHER, of course!! Not a perfect choice for Honey Moon destination. Which newly weds (only newly weds go for Honey Moon or I am wrong for thinking so Wink) want disturbances and interruptions while having Honey Moon! We could see "sales people" loitering around the hotel lobby in Bangkok. I was told very frequent male room guests got "knocks" on the room doors by those desperate sales people. Bangkok is a paradise I am constantly made to believe.


Back to our own Ipoh town. I was told that whenever guys who are staying in those below 3-stars hotels, they too got "knock; knock" on their hotel room doors. It need not be at night and they need no Panadols after that. Smile!
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
August 27, 2009 10:22pm

Now what would be a worry Orange,would be to wake up in an empty bed and find lipstck stains on your Panadol!!! and hair in your coffee cup.Now I tell you THAT would worry even an Old Sailor
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
August 27, 2009 10:30pm

And if there is one thing more irritating than staying in a Hotel with an Odour,it is to leave the Hotel and find you are Sill Irritating
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
August 28, 2009 3:44pm

Hi Jim,


For travellers, hotel is the place for the sleep and shower. Holiday makers want the hotels to be as luxurious and comfortable as possible. As for those fun seekers; any exotic place is their hotel. One of my colleagues spent his honey moon night by camping by the Langkawi beach. This fun loving couple told us you have to experience this to feel the excitement; thrill and romance. Wow, Wow, Wow!! Wink


Under all circumstances, all hoteliers should make cleanliness as their prime concern! Sigh.....
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
August 28, 2009 8:01pm

I know the Hotel you speak of in Batu Ferringhi,Orange.I have stayed there myself and it used to be excellent value for money,I am sorry to hear it has gone down hill,a very nice Malay gentleman,whom I think was an unregistered taxi,I am searching my memory for the term,I think kereta sapu,forgive me if I am wrong,took me shopping in Batu Ferringhi from that hotel and would not accept my money for his troubles.I had a similar experience in Tiaping many years ago when an Indian Gentleman took myself and my late Wife all over town looking for a Mechanic when our vehicle broke down,and he closed up his shop to do it,but would accept no money.I took him to lunch the next day and he could have had a most sumptuous meal but instead he chose a simple Coffee Shop Lunch.Without his help I would have been stuffed,these are my memories of Malaysians,the most friendliest People I have ever met and believe me when I say the prettiest and most graceful Women in South East Asia,you leave the Thais in the shade.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
August 29, 2009 8:28am

Hi Jim,


Malaysia ingin mengucapkan Terima Kasih dan Selamat Datang Kembali ke Malaysia!!
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
September 2, 2009 6:33pm

What a romantic Honeymoon it must have been,slapping Nyamuk between cuddles,Ahh such Romance,the current Generation don't know what they miss
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 3, 2009 2:02am

Satu nyamuk pun tak dapat di tangkap. Smile Semua nyamuk kenyang-kenyang dengan darah! Smile!
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
September 5, 2009 7:12am

One or more,Orange,Full or hungry,it would still have been "Itchy" I know the term,but I don't know if it is,Polite.This comes from learning a language in Barracks.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 5, 2009 6:53pm

Hi Jim,


Takut nyamuk because I had dengue fever before. Fear the most is cockroaches esp. those flying ones. I scream at the toppest volume whenever I see one. I don't bother if the gardener doesn't come to cut grass but those pest control people must turn up every three months to spray pesticides. Geli lahhhhhhhh.....
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
September 6, 2009 4:41pm

So Kaya you can Mampu Gardener and Pest Contol.and also Flying Lipas.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 7, 2009 8:10am

Aiyah Jim, the gardener comes once a month and he charges only RM70.00. The pest control company still giving us the old contract price after more than 1 decade. My family pays for all these not me. Smile Mana kaya? Sad
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
September 8, 2009 2:55am

Flying Lipas,tak murah,myself I can only afford walking type



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