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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

IPOH CONCUBINE LANE #1 - TOURIST ATTRACTION.

On Thursday morning, my friend came to pick me up from my house. Once a month, we go to Ipoh town to pay our bills and have breakfast together. After we have done what we needed to do, it was time to think of what's for breakfast. In the end, we decided to eat Hakka noodle as it was a long time we have not been to the one in old town. 

On the way to our car after our breakfast, we passed by Concubine lane and saw that the place was busy with tourists. We decided to join in as local tourists for our first visit.
If you are coming from Jalan Bandar Timah or Kedai Kopi Kong Heng, this sign will greet you at the entrance of Concubine Lane.
But if you are coming from Jalan Bijeh Timah, which is the other end of Concubine Lane, this pretty sign will greet you.
There are still some buildings in need of repair.
A popular eatery for many years - Restoran Wong Koh Kee, 2nd shop on Concubine Lane. My favourite dish from here is the sambal watercress.
This building with spiral staircase is up for sale.
Hope the new owner will preserve the spiral staircase.
 Handmade low wooden stool.
I have one at home but when I sit on it, I find it difficult to get up. Lol!

  We would love to try these desserts but we were still full from our breakfast. These desserts will have to wait till we come with the rest of our gang.
  Found these cuties in front of a souvenir shop.
Cute miniature tricycle.
  I like the miniature swing and the well.
  Cotton candy or candy floss stall (right) and drinks stall (left).
 This lady is spinning the candy floss.
In my young days, the candy floss are not this big!
Ona Laksa - Ipoh famous white laksa.
We were curious because we have not tasted Ipoh white laksa.
This will have to wait till our next visit here.
The little green bottles are actually green chili sauce.
  Then we came to this cafe.
They serve 'Second Mama Red Bean Ice'.
Again, this will also have to wait. 
Plants can be seen going inside an abandoned house!
  These stone seats will be nice for the garden.
 "I love Ipoh" T-shirts printed with wall murals @ RM16.00 per piece.
 A young man selling sugar candy on a bicycle.
 He used a mini hammer and a chisel to break the candy into smaller pieces. 
His young customers were waiting for their sugar + sesame candy. 
As little children, we loved these sugar candy.

Then Jesus called the children over to Him and

said to the disciples, "Let the little children come to me!

Never send them away! For the Kingdom of God belongs to

men who have hearts as trusting as these little children's.

And anyone who doesn't have their kind of faith

will never get within the Kingdom's gates."

(Luke 18:16-17, TLB)

66 comments:

  1. Now more food stuff there, huh... so long never been there.. yes, must try the goodies one day!

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    1. My first time there. Next time must go and try all the tong sui. Have a sweet Tuesday!

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  2. It looks like a very nice area to spend an afternoon eating and enjoying. I like the brightly coloured buildings.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. A few hours will be enjoy to enjoy the sweet drinks and browse all the interesting items in the shops. Have a happy Tuesday!

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  3. I aso like the koh kee Sambal watercress...long time no eat

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    1. Hi Elin, you changed your piggy photo? I too have not been to Koh Kee for a long, long time. Have a wonderful week!

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  4. Thanks for the lovely tour.
    I do like fairy floss but doubt if I could manage such a large amount.
    I have to have breakfast before I leave home :). We are all different..

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    1. Hi Margaret, I too couldn't manage the candy floss. You call it fairy floss over there? Fairy floss is a nice name. Have a great week!

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  5. A fascinating tour along this little street! It's is packed with so much to see & enjoy! I loved the tricycle & spiral staircase! Now I need some candy floss!
    Happy day to you!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. This is only part of the tour. Will be showing more of it in my next posts. Have a happy day too!

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  6. Nice place to visit. Besides all the lovely things to see, there are a lot of goodies to savour. I think Claire has blog about it before.

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    1. Yes Irene. There are plenty of interesting things to see and also lots of goodies to try. Claire has been there a few times but it is my first. Lol! Have a lovely week!

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    1. Yes, Tom. Lots of many interesting things to look through, going from shop to shop. More in my next posts. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. A fun place too for everyone! Have a happy week!

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  9. Fiz um belo passeio por estas ruas e restaurantes através das suas fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. I am glad you enjoyed the tour through this place. Have a beautiful week!

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  10. Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for this great virtual tour, so many interesting things to see (and probably to taste!!)

    Have a nice week!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Hi Ingrid, thank you for your visit and nice comments. Have a nice week too!

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  11. Do try the ona laksa and red bean ice next time when you are there. Looking forward to your review. Have a good evening!

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    1. Oh yes, I will, Mun. I am looking forward to try the Ona laksa and red bean ice plus the tofufah desserts. Have a wonderful week!

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  12. i like the shops and displays. a nice place to meander. i'm guessing the concubine business is long gone. :)

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. The concubine business is a long gone one, many, many years ago. Have a happy week!

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  13. Hello, what a great tour of the city. I love all the street scenes and decorations. Looks like a fun place to visit. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Its a great place to visit. Have a happy day too!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a lovely week!

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  15. What a beautiful place, Nancy! I love all the colours! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful week!

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  16. What a lovely day. I would have loved to go along with you. I do love all things food, and you know how to do food up right.

    Have a lovely day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a lovely day too!

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  17. The spiral staircases were a real find, hope they are left intact. I also loved the miniature trike.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I too hope the staircase will be left intact by the new owner. Have a wonderful week!

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  18. The building with spiral staircase is really amazing

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  19. I didn't realize that Jalan Bandar Timah and Jalan Bijeh Timah were two separate streets. I thought somebody made a mistake when I first read about Jalan Bandar Timah in the Malaysian papers as I already know about the latter's existence.

    Thanks for pointing this out.

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    1. Hello, Chuah. You are most welcome. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a fantastic day!

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  21. Hi Nancy,

    This lane is so pretty! Love the nostalgic look and setting. Hope to visit this place one day :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. Hope by then more interesting things to see. Have a wonderful day!

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  22. I would love to see that building with the spiral staircase saved and renovated! I bet it would be really beautiful. I have enjoyed this glimpse into another part of your world.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I too would love the staircase saved and restored. Have a beautiful day!

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  23. Ipoh really is starting to catch on to the possibility of tourism as Malacca and Penang have. It's nice to see an honour to the past.

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    1. Thank you, Monica. It is good for Ipoh to flourish in tourism as we are seeing more tourists in Ipoh especially during the weekends, so much so that we locals avoid going to Ipoh during crowded weekends. Have a fabulous day!

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  24. Eye candy, what a beautiful place to linger and spend a few extra minutes injoying the area!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. It is a beautiful and also a fun place to visit and to sample the sweet drinks there. Have a happy day!

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  25. Nancy, I have never tried the sugar candy though I have seen people selling them.

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    1. Phong Hong, it is just like sweets we used to suck. It is nice. Have a great day!

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  26. I enjoyed the tour, Nancy. Lovely photos and so much atmosphere.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. Have a fantastic day!

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  27. Now that is an interesting lane name. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lux. In the old days, concubines of the rich and wealthy stayed here. Have a marvelous day!

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  28. That is a huge cotton candy all right!

    Love all your photos in this post. I just came from Ipoh and my photos are nowhere near as nice as yours... haha.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Oh! we were in Ipoh for the holiday and you visited Concubine Lane too? I hope you enjoyed your visit to Ipoh. Looking forward to your post. Have a great day!

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  29. Enjoying your shots, Nancy.
    What an interesting place to discover.

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    1. Thank you, Lina. Have a beautiful day!

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  30. never been to this side of the town before. will look forward to when i go there during CNY.

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    1. Hi Irvine, do it a visit. I think it would be very busy during CNY time. Expects more events and happenings there during CNY. Have a happy day!

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  31. You seem to find so many yummy treats wherever you go!

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    1. Hi EG, we have lots of yummy varieties to choose from. Have a lovely day!

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  32. Such a beautiful 'lorong'. I hope I can wandering this place in my next visit.

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    1. Thank you, Lay Hoon. Do come and visit this Concubine Lane. Have a lovely evening!

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  33. Hi Nancy, I was searching for these handmade low wooden stools for nun mum. It is hard to be found in kl. may I know I know where you bought it? Thanks! Li Sun

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    1. Hello, I didn't buy the wooden stool. I found them at the Concubine Lane in Ipoh.

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