Ipoh..is well known for its chicken rice and its almost impossible to miss it hear..we happen to stumble upon this road and Yup! Chicken Rice haven..there were several hawker styled shops and restaurants to choose from around Jalan Yau Tet Shin
A very popular dish served with Chicken Rice is ‘Taugeh’ or ‘Bean Sprouts’.. many restaurants would have this as a side order..the options around this street were plentiful and restaurants can get pretty packed by early lunch..the roads here can get jammed during rush hour and especially weekends..
After lunch..it’s time for some lazy activity..what else is there to see in town..I heard about these wall paintings by a street artist named Ernest Zacharevic. Building murals were fast becoming popular in Malaysia throughout the country from Penang to Ipoh and even the east coast of Sarawak. Ernest Zacharevic has made a name for himself through his unique wall murals inspired by most things ‘local’. This talented Lithuanian Street Artist creates his art pieces by transforming old buildings into creative tourist attractions.
His works can be found in the old parts of Ipoh, a popular Wall Art is this painting which depicts the ‘Famous Old Town Kopitiam’ standing right around the corner to where the shop is located at Jalan Bandar.
whether as an interactive art backdrop for a creative photo or just as a standalone picture..his work is unique and adds warmth while bringing life to these old buildings. More importantly his work attracts visitors to draw in business to the area.
After much picture taking we went around Jalan Panglima again which had the Plan B Restaurant..this place was lovely.. I normally go to the branch back in Bangsar, KL where I’m from but there was something truly original and rustic about the décor here..
here we go..some photobooth do’s..And many pictures later…we decided to have a mid-noon Beer to cool down..After more sightseeing around town we decided to take a casual drive slightly away from central and spotted this amusement park..
Ipoh is a small town and not really big in the night scene..though there were sporadic places to perhaps dance the night away or mildly party..after hours ends fairly early..one of the recommended spots and still popular among te locals is at this short street which has a few bars to unwind..try Bricks & Barrels at Jalan Lau Ek Ching