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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Teluk Intan's Bak Kut Teh, Rojak & Chee Cheong Fun.

After the Leaning Tower tour, we got into our car and went looking for the restaurant selling bah kut teh (herbal pork rib soup), which is recommended by a friend.
Restoran Wang Kee Bah Kut Teh at Jalan Pasar, Teluk Intan. We were just in time, reaching the place just before closing time. 
 We ordered the smallest size Bah Kut Teh (Herbal Pork Rib Soup)
 A plate of delicious savoury fish dish.
 Blanched green vegetable.
The 3 of us ate these without any rice.
The server found it hard to believe that we didn't want any rice!
 The Perak River.
I just noticed the thing on the right.
It looks like a bird flying pass while I took this snapshot.
Perak River
Rojak Ah Chai at Jalan Woo Saik Hong
 We stopped at this Rojak Ah Chai's stall for coconut water to quench our thirst.
And we ended up ordering a small plate of mixed fruit salad or rojak to try.
I bought a tub of rojak sauce. Compared to Jelapang's version, this is too sour for us. We prefer the sweeter version.
 We passed by some padi fields on our way home.
As for dinner, we had chee cheong fun bought from Teluk Intan which was still warm. This is the steamed rice flour noodle with yam bean and dried shrimp. We ate the noodle with pickled green chilies. The noodle doesn't look appetizing at all but it was quite good. It seems the one sold in the evening tastes much, much better. That will have to wait for the next trip.

Thank God for a wonderful day trip and safe journey home.

Dear brothers,

how can you claim that you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ,

the Lord of glory, if you show favoritism to rich people

and look down on poor people?

(James 2:1, The Living Bible-TLB)

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Leaning Tower Of Teluk Intan, Perak.

After our lunch at the Kedai Makanan & Minumun Hawaii, we walked back to the leaning tower. This is the first time we will be exploring the tower.
The clock on the tower showed 12.26 pm.
The midday sun was very hot that day.
This stage was in the vicinity of the leaning tower.
There were makeshift stalls selling clothing.
I wouldn't want to miss taking a snapshots of the above.
Come follow me! Let us go explore the tower.
We are going to the top of the tower.
Leaning Tower Teluk Intan
Built in 1885 by contractor Leong Choon Chong.

Originally housed the water tank that supply water to the town area and reserve during drought and fire. It was also used to report time and served as a beacon to guide ship into Telok Anson Port.

The tower drew comparison with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Standing at only 25 meters with 110 steps, it is not as tall compared to the Leaning Tower of Pisa which stand at 55 meters.

The tower has a 'pagoda' shaped design. Although it looked like an eight-storey tower, the circular brick structure is actually three-storey high. The structure is made of wood and brick. The base of the tower is 13 meters in diameter against 8.2 meters in diameter at the top.

Now the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan serves as a clock tower. The chiming clock which was installed in 1984 was bought from London and designed by J.W. Benson-Ludgathy.
 Travel map
 The Leaning Tower is registered as a National Heritage
 Visiting Hours.
Mon - Fri 8 am to 5 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays - 9 am to 6 pm. 
ATTENTION: Kindly register your name in the book before entering the tower. Forbidden to engage in any improper / impolite behaviour. Stern action will be taken against offenders.
Please register your name here. Thank you.
 Wooden railing and metal grill covering a rectangular hole.
 There is hole but without any water.
Visitors have thrown some currency notes and coins into the hole.
 A framed up replica of the leaning tower.
Contribution from Mr Kong Wai Hiong.
Outside this door is where you can see the weights of the chiming clock.
 Weights of the chiming clock.
 Same as above.
On the 2nd floor, looking up I suppose this is the water tank made of steel and is on the 3rd floor.
 View of the surrounding area looking down from the 2nd floor of the tower.
 View from another look out from the tower.
 Wall designs and wooden floor boards.
 Wooden fencing.
Here ends the tour of the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan.
We can really feel the tilt while we were up on the tower.


O my Strength, to you I sing my praises;

for you are my high tower of safety, my God of mercy.

(Psalm 59:17, The Living Bible-TLB)

Monday, 24 September 2018

A Day Trip To Teluk Intan, Perak.

Last week we decided to make an impromptu day trip to Teluk Intan. This Teluk Intan town sits on the river bank of the Perak River. In the early days, this town was first named Teluk Mak Intan. The name was later changed to Teluk Anson or Anson Bay, in honour of Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who drew the plan of the modern township in 1882. In 1982, the name was changed to Teluk Intan or Diamond Bay by the Sultan of Perak.
This leaning tower is one of the town's tourist attraction.
(I will share more information and photos of this tower in the next post)
A friendly local lady introduced us to this Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hawaii at Jalan Ah Cheong where you can get good desserts and noodles.
She assured us that we would not be able to miss this dessert truck parked in front of the row of shops next to the Anson Hotel. Just look at the customers queuing up for the food.
The servers on the left and the customers on the right of the truck. For customers who want to sit and enjoy the food, they can choose to sit under the tent or inside the shop on the left.

Customers sitting under the tent.
Colourful and attractive display of their menu inside the shop. 
 Time to relax and cool down in the neat and clean shop after the walk under the hot sun.
 This is a nice comfortable place to enjoy our brunch and desserts.
While waiting for our orders to be served, it was time for some photographs.
 Aerial view of Teluk Intan picture on the wall. 
 A framed painting of the Hawaii desserts truck on the wall.
 Another framed painting on the wall.
The 3 of us shared the following for brunch.
 A bowl of Curry Noodle with ingredients e.g. fried bean curd, veggie, etc.
 A bowl of Assam Laksa with lots of fish flakes.
 By sharing, we get to taste a bit of everything.
 A small plate of Rojak Buah or fruit salad with dark sauce and topped with lots of crispy fried goodies.
We also ordered a bowl of their Special Hawaii fruit cocktail to share. And we each ordered our own drink - passion fruit, black grass jelly, and lime juice to quench our thirst. To be continued tomorrow.
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Come back tomorrow for a tour of the leaning tower of Teluk Intan.

But as for me,

I will sing each morning about your power and mercy.

For you have been my high tower of refuge,

a place of safety in the day of my distress.

(Psalm 59:16, The Living Bible-TLB)

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