Adriene accompanied us on our Chinese New Year trip to Ipoh with Frosty and Patches in tow. She came back from Japan to spend the festive season with her family here in Ipoh, too. We began our journey at around 10.35am. Traffic was a little heavy but smooth-flowing. Police decoys were placed below some flyovers to drive the message home to speeding drivers. I was given a scare by one of those. No, I was not speeding but the sight of a policeman pointing the radar my way was unnerving. Nevertheless, we made good time and arrived at 1.15pm.
Ipoh is not only famous for its delicious taugeh (beansprout) chicken, pretty girls and picturesque limestone hills. Wuan pointed out to me that Ipoh drivers are not very considerate and can be unforgiving at times. That I found to be too true as they are not fond of giving way like the drivers in Kuala Lumpur do. All the while, I thought Penang drivers were the worst in Malaysia. That aside, I hope to explore a some of Ipoh’s famous landmarks and delicious food while we are here.