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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

# 2 - Old Treasures At Antong Coffee Mill, Taiping.

From the previous post of our visit to Antong Coffee Mill in Taiping, we moved on to the show room and visitors' centre which is just a few steps away from the coffee mill.
This is the scene that greeted us once we stepped into the show room / visitors' centre. This same elderly uncle in person and in the poster gladly posed for me. The 2 glass containers hold the plain crackers/biscuits for us to dip into the free samples of different types of coffee. Servers with flasks of hot coffee pouring out coffee for visitors to sample. I was too busy testing out and enjoying the coffee and crackers and totally forgot to snap photos of the servers.
Ready packed coffee products and biscuits/crackers for sale here.
I didn't buy any coffee because I still have stock to last me a long time. But I bought 2 packets of biscuits that taste so much better than those sold in the stores. I only have long type left but the other type I have eaten all. These was my childhood's favourite and still is until today!
A poster of the late Dr. Sun Yat-Sen & Chen Cuifen. This was the house where they stayed while they were in Taiping. The arrow shows the way to the upper level to view some ancient treasures.
Old photos of the former occupants.
An antique brush hanger and teapot.
An antique wooden chair
These are the oldest panel and most valuable item in the show room.
A antique cheque or check writer machine.
Old fashioned enamel tiffin carrier, mug & container.
Old fashioned fire extinguishers.
Old fashioned luggage chest, hats and safe. 
Old photo of the existing clock tower in Taiping.
Wind chimes made from recycled coca-cola cans.
A statue of Dr Sun Yat-Sen under the porch of the front portion of the house which is now the show room or visitors' centre.
These were some of the compulsory items including the enamel potty for newly weds in the old days and some still follow this tradition in our present days.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,

continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him,

strengthened in the faith as you were taught,

and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and

deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and

the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

(Colossians 2:6-8, New International Version-NIV)

50 comments:

  1. When i get to meet you, we go for coffee ya, hehe...

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    1. Hi Sharon, I will take you to try all our popular local coffee and makan. Ha ha!

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  2. Nancy, that's a very nice place to visit. The combination of drinking real fresh brewed coffee and the opportunity to see precious and very beautiful olden days things is just great!Thank you for sharing that with us....I enjoyed your post:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Thanks to my friends I got to visit this place and took all these photos, plus to taste the coffee too!

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  3. Um excelente trabalho, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. I didn't know this place is in Taiping.. hehehe.. always go there for food only!! Nice to go around and explore..

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks to my friends, I got to visit this interesting place.

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  5. Everything on the photos looks like a great treasure especially the check writer machine.

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    1. Thank you, Arti. There are so many treasure in that place.

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  6. A fascinating glimpse into your world and its history, Nancy! So many treasures and even the recycled Coke lanterns were super!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Thanks to my friends I got to visit this place. I like the coke lanterns too!

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  7. Very interesting place. I wonder if the biscuits are the same as the ones I enjoyed when I was little.

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    1. I think the biscuits are the same but these are nicer.

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  8. What a fun place to explore and have coffee too.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. It was very interesting place for me to explore and of course to enjoy the coffee and biscuits.

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  9. We do not have coffee tasting places. Only wine tasting. I would LOVE this! And I want those Coke wind chimes! So many cool and different things to look at! So how much coffee did you drink?

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    1. Over here we do not have wine tasting. Lol! We only get to sample a few mouthful of coffee in tiny cups, not enough to satisfy your craving for coffee lovers. Ha ha...

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  10. Great post my dear!

    food&emotions
    http://fefoodemotions.blogspot.pt

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. I love that tiffin container. Thanks for taking me along.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. I am glad you enjoy the tour.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I think this wooden chair is more comfortable than our modern chairs.

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  14. What a fun post! I love all the vintage items! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It was a wonderful visit.

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  15. An interesting place to visit. Your photos were great. Enjoyed the verses at the end, too.

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    1. Thank you, Ellen. Have a lovely day!

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  16. Do you know who the elderly man in the poster is? The owner? This place has so many old treasures.

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    1. He is the same man but I forgot to ask whether he is the owner. Lol!

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  17. What fabulous pictures and post Nancy.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a fabulous day!

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  18. What a wonderful duo, sampling coffee and biscuits whilst looking at all the amazing antiques must have been a great experience. I would have loved it.

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    1. I was a very happy girl enjoying my outing. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a lovely day!

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  20. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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

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    1. Thank you, William. I was tempted to sit on the chair.

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  22. Nancy, what a collection of vintage treasures. Thanks for sharing and please hurry back.

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    1. Thank you, Tom for hosting. Have a great day!

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  23. What a treasure. It's great that they've maintained this piece of history.

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    1. Thank you, dear. It is an interesting tourist attraction.

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  24. Love the old posters and antiques

    Would want to visit Dr Sun's house one day. Just talked to hubby the other day when watching a movie depicting the life and fight of Sun Yat Sen.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Make a trip to visit for the next school holiday. Taiping is a nice place to visit.

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  25. A bit too ancient for my liking haha.

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    1. Ha ha some prefer the modern and cleaner machinery. The ancient way using wood or coal doesn't look so clean.

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