Part III of Diwali – Lepaking in Ipoh
You know it’s kind of sad that after a year’s worth of in-between trips to Ipoh, I’ve never explored the wonders that Ipoh has to offer. But then again, we usually go back for a night or two. However this time around, having spent 3 nights at the in-laws for Diwali and having nag the better half to take me somewhere, I finally managed to check out some sites thanks to my local guides – Hubby (the hopeless guide) and BIL who did a much better job despite living in UK.
Kek Look Toong Temple (Cave of Great Happiness)
Great happiness awaits those who step in?
Okay between the two cave temples that we went to and the other ones I briefly saw, this was perhaps the most spectacular of them all. The temple has impressive works of art with statues of Buddha in various forms among the rock formations.
The entrance of the cave, which displayed splendid art of caving patterns
The hall with several idols for prayers
A piece of heaven view – well except for the telco satellite station and factory behind it
Wanted to take a candid shot of this but someone just had to pose like a Mentri Besar
Then it was off to Sam Poh Tong, a Buddhist Temple within a natural limestone hill, about 5 mins drive from Kek Look Toong Temple
Statues of Buddha and other deities are placed inside for respective devotees to offer prayers.
Noticed that both the temples had a tortoise pond where feeding is allowed. Not too sure what the significance is, anyone?
After all that sight seeing and being burnt under the sun, there better be cake. I insisted.
So off we went to the “nicest restaurant “in Ipoh. And I’m not being sarky.
For a dose of Tiramisu cake
And chocolate cake
But wait, the cakes, so-so in taste were relatively pricey. And the price of their dishes? You guessed it, pricier than KL. So much for smaller towns being cheaper than KL.
Trip to the waterfalls
Mission Possible – How we sneaked Shandy the Chocolate Lab from the security guards for a swim at the water falls
Now you see her
Now you don’t
Believe it or not, this waterfall is only 2 mins away from the in-laws’
The boys strategizing how to get Shandy into the water
Shandy and the boys at play – Mission accomplished
Hubby playing with his ‘imaginary dog’ Fetch Bojangles fetch!
Cute, yes? no? Creepy for a 30 year old I say
And the concluding part to my Diwali series would actually be my B’day and Diwali in Ipoh That I will blog soon, promise