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|
|Heong Piah has a flaky crust encasing a sticky sweet filling made from malt and shallots|
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What a ınteresting places:) thanks for your sharing...ReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
The pigeons though would freak me out. Not fond of those birds!
That's a great tour through your hometown! I like watching pictures of colonial architecture.ReplyDelete
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!🙏
Have a nice week ☀️
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,ReplyDelete
so many beautiful views in your home town - love the ARlene BuildingReplyDelete
Beautiful images, and what a marvelous and fascinating clock!ReplyDelete
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Your hometown is very pretty. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
All photos are great and interesting :-) Thanks for sharing 🙏🙋♂️ReplyDelete
Fab images looks beautiful there and interesting :-)ReplyDelete
Have a flakytastic week 👍
Some of the loveliest scenes are nearby!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment, Veronica.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed reading here. Love the interesting Post of your hometown and the beautiful captures too. Wish you a good week.
Great mural paintings!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
It's wonderful what I see. It looks like a very peaceful place.ReplyDelete
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. 😊 Yummy!
You grew up in a very nice place, i'd like to try that flaky pastry.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
...these are treasures that shouldn't be missed!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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Cheers, Veronica! Very beautiful images. Your town is quite special!ReplyDelete
Thank you a lot for this presentation!
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??ReplyDelete
seems like a nice place to visit.ReplyDelete
The photos are beautiful, and so are the murals.ReplyDelete
Everything is beautiful in your hometown, but Arlene House is extraordinarily beautiful!ReplyDelete
Have a fine day, Veronica! ♥
What a beautiful place to grow up in. Beautiful architecture. Beautiful food.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful series of photos of your home town ~ lovely murals too ~ XoReplyDelete
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What a beautiful and fascinating place. Thanks for sharing some of its wonders.ReplyDelete
seem to be a place with lots of interesting architecture :)ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful place, thanks for showing us around!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful hometown. I really enjoyed the photos - shops, architecture and the murals. Heong Piah sounds quite delicious!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous photos, it looks like such a great town!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your photos. Your hometown looks like a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful town! Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed my visit here. Your photos are super! :)ReplyDelete
It's amazing what we see when we open our eyes as to where we live.ReplyDelete
The images are lovely.
wow colorful and fun streetReplyDelete
i also like the surprise of the heong piah....yummy