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Taiping and Maxwell Hill

Published by on December 3, 2008

Short trip to Taiping and Maxwell Hill 2 weeks ago, let me just let the pics do the talking. 🙂

En route to Taiping, spent one night in Ipoh to celebrate my sister in law’s 10th wedding anniversary.


Good food. Fried chicken was good.


Then next morning off to the Taiping, town of Everlasting Peace. I’ve heard a lot about it being famous for old uncles and chee cheong fun, but its a very nice and laid back town, although SOME of the drivers seem to drive like Penangites!


The lake gardens.


Some good folks were stranded in the middle of the lake while pedalling due to the famous Taiping rain. They had to send a motorboat out to ‘rescue’ them 🙂


Didn’t take many shots of the food, though, due us being too hungry. But this is delicious char kuey teow. Only RM2.80! With giant mutated prawns!!! Very delish.

char kuey tiaw

There’s this Chinese shop selling only fried stuff – goreng pisang, goreng lin-gou, goreng popiah, etc. Strangely the shop also sells handphones.

goreng pisang

Next morning, its up to Maxwell Hill.


Trying to take a shot of the landrover behind us, while speeding up the steep hill. The bumpy ride is definitely an experience everyone should try!


That’s me doing the ‘tou san’ look. Looking down on to Taiping town from atop Maxwell Hill. You can even see the coastline to the Straits of Malacca.


I really appreciate the fact that they’ve kept Maxwell Hill undeveloped and still in pristine condition after all these years, but from what i’ve seen and heard from the drivers, it won’t stay this way for long 🙁

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  1. Ann Said,

    Oooh…looks like a trip to Taiping for me should come soon then.

    Can’t imagine all the older folks climbing up the hill….not too nice if they are using the road as well…do they?

  2. simon Said,

    actually, they know how to step aside when the speeding landrover passes by, buts its quite narrow and dangerous at some bends. Seems like the drivers know everyone who’s hiking up!

  3. dsfk Said,

    Hhhaaha…. i like your last picture. Looks like “God of Gambler” pose.

  4. Marcus Said,

    dropping by to say Yo and thx for the nang, appreciate it. Nice blog here.

  5. Ponytail Said,

    Hey, got go and see those Tulips in Maxwell Hill? izzit in Maxwell Hill?
    I wanna go holiday also….

  6. simon Said,

    marcus – no prob, man. thanx for dropping by.

    ponytail – yeah there are tulips in maxwell hill, but its off season now.

  7. QuaChee Said,

    the road with the big huge trees look so calm & peaceful. been to taiping once, and its a nice place 🙂

  8. kew Said,

    Got Tulips?

  9. simon Said,

    off season!

  10. giddy tigress Said,

    Where’s the picture of the Taiping popiah? 🙂

  11. mott Said,

    WAH! So deelicious looking that char kway teow…

    this is hungry now.

    like the last pic…… you!

    ha ha ha!

  12. Lace Said,

    Really can see the coastline kah? Oh I must pergi and see 🙂

  13. thatjames Said,

    Maxwell Hills no longer cold these days. Back in my youth (ahem*) the temperature was like what you’d get in Genting. *sigh*

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