Gopeng isn’t usually a food stop for travellers plying the highway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, with most choosing to stop in Ipoh for breakfast or lunch. But Gopeng has its share of unique dishes, ingredients and finds that are not only made with fresh ingredients from around the district but cost a fraction of what you’d pay in larger towns. 1) Gopeng ‘Lai Fun’ The above is ‘Lai Fun’ a dish made up of noodles and paired with tofu, fu chuk, ikan bilis (anchovy) fish cake and other accompaniments and condiments. It is a ‘Hakka’ dish brought in and … Continue reading Food Trail: Gopeng
Gopeng’s ‘Lover’s Tree’ embodies the legend of a past forbidden love affair, but stands as a symbol of everlasting love today. Continue reading Gopeng’s Legendary Love Tree
Check out Gopeng’s famous and only surviving traditional soya sauce factory that has flavoured the town’s fare for 104 years and counting. Continue reading Gopeng’s Saucy Secret
A runway in the middle of a village? That’s exactly what ‘Lawan Kuda,‘ a quaint village snuggled amongst the green hills near the town of Gopeng in Perak features. It’s the first thing you’ll notice as you pull into the village. Built by the British as an emergency landing strip and referred to as ‘feigeichang’ by the locals, this runway is no longer in use for aircraft. It is now the main road that runs through this Chinese New Village. The village name – ‘Lawan Kuda’ which translates to ‘horse battle’ or ‘horse contest’ is credited to a polo ground … Continue reading Village With A Runway?
Coffee flower tea, cultivated and harvested in the town of Gopeng in Perak, brings together a refreshing brew of two all-time favourite beverages in a cup. Continue reading Coffee Tea anyone?
Cliche but true – home is where the heart is. Continue reading Place in The World: Home
Based on what we were up to, one would expect a “Booooo! Instead of the”Mooooo!” we got as a greeting when we pulled into Kellas Estate located in the rural district of Dallas, Scotland. “You’d really look good on my … Continue reading Chasing Ghosts: Birth of the Kellie Saga
Nestled between plantations, forests and rolling hills around Batu Gajah, Perak is a rare and uncommon sight in this part of the world – a beautiful brick castle on a hill. Kellie’s castle is surrounded by a beautifully manicured garden, … Continue reading Kellie’s Desolate Dream