Day trip to Ipoh by Marie Tseng
Right before Hayley Holle’s departure for England in August, a small group of MV members set off on a day trip to Ipoh – Seeting, Diane, Hayley and myself.
Our trip started in Kelly’s Castle where we were warmly welcomed by the curator/guard of the castle. The unfinished castle has been recently restored to enable visitors to visit safely almost every accessible part of the building.From the roof, you have a great view of the surrounding plantations. We continued on with a visit to the last tin dredge in Malyasia. Having seen the real dredge will definitely enhance our guided tours at the Muzium Negara. Next stop was Batu Gajah, a colonial town that has kept most of its original buildings and a has a very interesting cemetery. After a quick lunch of fresh river prawns, we ended the day by a 3 hour walk in Ipoh.
I would highly recommend this easy trip to all guides. Vera recommended us a great heritage Guide in Ipoh, Mr Law Siak Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org) who met us in Kelly’s castle and took us on a very informative tour of Batu Gajah and Ipoh.