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Happy New Year to all at Ipoh Talk

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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 2, 2013 7:35am

Thanks Kayes! Happy New Year to all at Ipoh Talk too. Have a Healthy and Prosperous 2013!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 2, 2013 7:51am

Twin butterflies with auspicious red flower - bringing double happiness and prosperity!!


Sweet colour contrast with lovely background. May 2013 be as cheerful and auspicious as this beautifully captured flower!
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
January 2, 2013 6:51pm

Happy New Year to you too, Kayes! Likewise, Season's Greetings to all our 'kawan kawan' in Ipoh Talk. Let's hope we'll continue to enrich each other's life by sharing fond memories of our hometown in this forum. Cheers!!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
January 10, 2013 4:58am

Hi Kayes, Ken, Blue grass and all on IT,
Its been quite a while since I posted anything on IT. I hope to drop by more ofter. Its the start of a new year, so may I add :


As we approach the Year of the Snake,
Many of us a-holiday we'll take
May the new year start off with a bang
A Happy and Prosperous New Year to the IpohTalk gang.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
January 10, 2013 10:19pm

Well said Joe! Thanks for that timely and endearing poem. It's always a pleasure to hear from an old friend. After the Christmas and New Year festivities, Malaysians must be getting ready for CNY. Thanks again for keeping in touch and please continue to update us with the latest info about 'makan' places whenever you can. Cheers and may our passion for good food be sustained in this forum.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
January 11, 2013 12:22am

hi Joe, very pleased to see you back at Ipoh Talk. Looking forward to reading your interesting posts again Smile
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
January 11, 2013 4:52am

Thanks Kayes, will be posting on IT soon.
Hi Ken, now that I hardly go back to Ipoh, I seem to have lost touch with new food places in Ipoh but I still frequent my old favourites there. I have found some here in KL/PJ like an Ipoh style curry mee which is quite good and as some food bloggers have said, its almost as good as those in Ipoh. I will post some pics when I can. Its nice to still be in touch with old friends too Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 11, 2013 6:25pm

Things to do to make full use of the time available for this weekend:-


Removing weeds in the garden; spring cleaning; cleaning and getting empty canisters ready for pineapple tarts, peanut butter cookies and chocolate rice cookies .....


Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Snake Year to all at Ipoh Talk!!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
March 11, 2013 12:50am

Hi Kayes, Orange, Ken, Liz, Joe and all friends of Ipoh Talk. Even if I am more than a trifle late, greetings and warm wishes for the new year. I do hope all had wonderful reunions with family and friends. [Most are no doubt, paying the price of these reunions that usually revolves around food!]
Ipoh life is somewhat sane again after weeks of traffic jams. Likewise, it was quite incredible to see big crowds waiting at most eating places. The people in trade and commerce must have laughed all the way to the bank! Hotels in town must also have done brisk business as my friend who owns a smallish hotel had full occupancy for weeks. Now I understand why there are so many new hotels in Ipoh. They seem to be sprouting up everywhere - there is one in Pasir Putih area, another on Brewster Road next to MayBank, one along Tambun Road opposite the Siamese Temple......and the list goes on.
Ken and Sam, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in town. You just have to decide what food paradise you want to be near!
So cheers to everyone and hope to hear from you.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
March 11, 2013 8:17am

Hi Blue Grass,


The new Seemsoon Hotel in Pasir Puteh enjoys high occupancy rate during weekends and public holidays even though it's away from the city centre. It shows there is a great demand for hotels in Ipoh.


Btw, the Majestic KL opened about three months ago. A tower wing is added to the original iconic heritage hotel which is tastefully restored. Have you stayed there yet? Smile
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
March 11, 2013 9:05pm

Hi Blue grass,
Nice to hear from you again. I too have been away from IT for quite a while. Looks like Ipoh has lots of things happening now. I haven't been back to Ipoh for some time now so looks like there'll be some new things for me to see. Hopefully, my favourite old eateries are still there Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
March 12, 2013 4:10pm

hi Blue Grass, good to see you back at Ipoh Talk Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
March 12, 2013 4:13pm

Joe, you don't go back often to Ipoh now because you have sold your house in Ipoh?
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
March 13, 2013 9:12pm

Hi Orange and Joe, good to be able to chat again. I haven't stayed in KL for sometime but I do like these old heritage buildings turned into hotels. There are some very tastefully done ones in Penang and if this is one way to save these old buildings, I'm all for it. I am sure your favourite food haunts are waiting Joe. Lots more new eateries in town, so Ipoh is waiting for you!


I was recently in Penang with a friend, who being Penang born, showed me the old parts of George Town that I had not seen. We went to an area south of the Prangin Canal. [Hadn't heard of this canal before.] This area is now known as "The Seven Street Precint of George Town."
Here are the seven streets which in Hokkien is "Chit Teow Lor."


Thau Teow Lor - Magazine Street
Jee Teow Lor - Noordin Street
Sar Teow Lor - Presgrave Street
Si Teow Lor - Tye Sin Street
Gor Teow Lor - MacCallum Street
Lak Teow Lor - Katz Street
Chit Teow Lor - Cecil Street


There you are, all seven of these wonderful old streets. So in the good old days one would tell the rickshaw puller, "Gor Teow Lor" if you wanted to go to MaCallum Street.
My friend said a few more streets were added later and I found it most interesting and amusing that the short and narrow Peking Street is called in Hokkien - "Jee Teow Lor Puah." Literally it means "Second and a half Street" after the Prangin Canal.
I think I can spend weeks in these old parts of George Town checking out their stories and history. One day perhaps.


I, of course, did more than sight seeing. The gorging and feasting is another story! We ate more in two days than I do in nearly a week!! Cheers.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
March 14, 2013 3:46am

Hi Kayes,
Yes, I have sold my house in Ipoh. Thats why I don't go back unless I have something on there. There are some things I miss there esp. some of the food places. However, I managed to find some decent places for food here in KL. Will post some pics to you.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
March 14, 2013 3:52am

Hi Blue grass,
Yes, some of my favourite food haunts will still be there, I'm sure. Will definitely go there when I'm in Ipoh.
The seven streets you mentioned of Penang sounds like the seven wonders Smile
Should be interesting to be there.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 14, 2013 8:19am

Hi Blue Grass,


I was in Ipoh over the Chinese New Year and indeed the a lot of the makan places were full of people and we have to wait up to 45 mins! I did not have to stay in hotel on this recent trip. I was staying with my brother who had just bought a new house in Taman Botani.


Sam
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
March 17, 2013 6:48am

Taman Botani is more eco-friendly and less congestion than Station 18. This Taman has dual entrances. There are several types of houses - Seri Tasik, Seri Bougainvillea and Seri Palma. Those Seri Tasik Semi-D houses look huge and nice. When I was in Taman Botani, I saw one corner coffee shop, Ipoh Curry Mee Restaurant and the Chinese name "Ku Ting" (Mushroom Station) is printed on the signage. Sam, wonder if you have tried the curry mee from this "Ku Ting" restaurant?
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
March 17, 2013 7:05am

Hi Blue Grass,


Drove past Jalan Cockman Pizza Hut and noticed the name for that budget hotel above this Pizza Hut is "Hotel Bajet Ipoh Boulevard". Do you know if this budget hotel is ready for occupancy as the gate that leads to the upper floors is locked? Or unless there is another entrance to this budget hotel. Still curious if there is any elevator? Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 4, 2014 8:09am

Is it true that 2014 calendar is same as 1997 calendar? 2014 or 2013A as 4th floor is always labeled as 3A?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
January 5, 2014 6:40am

To the superstitious 2014 is known as 201(3+1) Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 5, 2014 8:29am

If indeed 201(3+1) Thumbs Up! calendar is same as 1997 calendar, it is like travelling back to the 90's. Enjoying the 1997 in 201(3+1). Smile



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