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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Hometown Glory

I left my hometown for the bright lights of the city almost 40 years ago.

Although I regularly visit my parents who still live in the town I grew up in, I've been walking the same way I did before  rushing about on an errand and missing out the historic landmarks that tourists flock to visit.

Sharing the gems of my hometown that I always see but never noticed .... 

Looking through the eyes of my phone...



Our very own Trafalgar Square

That's our town hall in the background. Note the colonial architecture.

The Birch Memorial Clock Tower

Part of the neo-renaissance facade of the Hong Kong & Shanghai building — it was once the tallest building in town


You can't leave Ipoh without toting a bag or two of our legendary Heong Piah , literally translated as fragrant biscuits.

Heong Piah has a flaky crust encasing a sticky sweet filling made from malt and shallots


Arlene House

It was fun discovering the murals.




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39 comments:

camdandusler said...

What a ฤฑnteresting places:) thanks for your sharing...

betty said...

Love your hometown of Ipoh, Veronica. I looked it up on Google to get more info on it. Looked like a great place to grow up in! I would love to explore it if I ever visited Malaysia (I don't see that happening in my lifetime so I'm glad you shared it here on your blog).

The pigeons though would freak me out. Not fond of those birds!

betty

Giorgio said...

That's a great tour through your hometown! I like watching pictures of colonial architecture.
I also enjoyed those beautiful murals: congrats to the author! Heong Piah looks a fragrant pastry. I would like to have it ... Unfortunately, there isn't any Malaysian restaurant in Rome.
Thanks for sharing these snapshots of your country, Veronica!๐Ÿ™
Have a nice week ☀️

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your hometown looks to have many interesting places to visit, and it is well worth the time you are devoting to rediscovering it. Sometimes we ignore the familiar but when we really open our eyes we see all that we have missed,

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

so many beautiful views in your home town - love the ARlene Building

NCSue said...

Beautiful images, and what a marvelous and fascinating clock!
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bill burke said...

Your hometown is very pretty. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. Have a great week.

judee said...

wonderful photos. So nice you took the time to take them. I often see my town through the eyes of relatives when we have oversea visitors.

SzgnBsl said...

All photos are great and interesting :-) Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‹‍♂️

stevebethere said...

Fab images looks beautiful there and interesting :-)

Have a flakytastic week ๐Ÿ‘

Michele Morin said...

Some of the loveliest scenes are nearby!

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured.

Mellie said...

What nice scenery. It's nice to go 'home' once in a while. We take things for granted because we see them every day, but if you think like a tourist, you'd find some interesting places!

EricaSta said...

Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment, Veronica.

Enjoyed reading here. Love the interesting Post of your hometown and the beautiful captures too. Wish you a good week.

Calendula said...

Great mural paintings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You had already made me put Malaysia on my wish list for travel and this post really adds to that. What an interesting town and it is fun to revisit our home towns with a camera -- makes you look more carefully at things you've taken for granted for years!! Sadly as far as my travel wish goes, there are so many places and so little time but it is fun to think about and really fun to learn about an area that was not at all known to me until your blog!

Diana said...

It's wonderful what I see. It looks like a very peaceful place.
I like to see murals in the cities - are always a reason to smile.
Thank you for this virtual tour of your hometown, Veronica.

Have a wonderful day!

I want to pretend that I didn't see the fragrant biscuits. ๐Ÿ˜Š Yummy!

Amy said...

You grew up in a very nice place, i'd like to try that flaky pastry.

Phil Slade said...

It's many years since we visited Malaysia, pre digital cameras. Your photos make me want to go back and to sample that Heong Piah - such an unusual filling of malt and shallots.

My GBGV Life said...

It's true, you often miss the gems that are around your home area because they are always there, they are normal. Lately we have started visiting more sites around our area and it is rather fun. Thanks for the tour of your home.

Tom said...

...these are treasures that shouldn't be missed!

Sandee said...

You're from the same place that Nancy lives. I visit her often and she shows such wonderful photographs too. It's a small world.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Suzana said...

Cheers, Veronica! Very beautiful images. Your town is quite special!
Thank you a lot for this presentation!
Happy WW!

Lin said...

It's beautiful! I especially like the architecture and the murals. AND the beautiful blue sky! I am so glad that you could get home to see your family and enjoy the area. Isn't it amazing what we don't see when we are just living??

Klara said...

seems like a nice place to visit.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The photos are beautiful, and so are the murals.

Zinaida Strinu said...

Everything is beautiful in your hometown, but Arlene House is extraordinarily beautiful!

Have a fine day, Veronica! ♥

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What a beautiful place to grow up in. Beautiful architecture. Beautiful food.

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful series of photos of your home town ~ lovely murals too ~ Xo

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Elephant's Child said...

What a beautiful and fascinating place. Thanks for sharing some of its wonders.

NatureFootstep said...

seem to be a place with lots of interesting architecture :)

Brian said...

Such a wonderful place, thanks for showing us around!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

What a beautiful hometown. I really enjoyed the photos - shops, architecture and the murals. Heong Piah sounds quite delicious!

-Soma

betty-NZ said...

It's interesting how the world looks different when you are a tourist. Everybody ought to do some tours to see the things they overlook.

So happy to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

Martha said...

Gorgeous photos, it looks like such a great town!

pilch92 said...

I enjoyed your photos. Your hometown looks like a beautiful place.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a wonderful town! Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed my visit here. Your photos are super! :)

Margaret D said...

It's amazing what we see when we open our eyes as to where we live.
The images are lovely.

Gustyanita Pratiwi said...

wow colorful and fun street

i also like the surprise of the heong piah....yummy