26 Jan - 27 Jan 2010 Kuala Kangsar

Perak Darul Ridzuan
Jalan Kangsar 74
Double Lion Hotel +6057761010
Adequate double room for MYR 35.- or US$ 10.20 per night.

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Passing many well-maintained rubber estates on our way from Gerik to Kuala Kangsar, visiting a rugged Felda palm-oil mill, well hidden in the middle of a vast plantation, and learning about the industrial processing of oil-palm fruits via pulp into a reddish crude oil which contains a high amount of healthy beta-carotene; many thanks, Vijai, for the extensive grand tour through the departments and the underbelly of your Dickensian plant.

Exploring Kuala Kangsar (population 40,000), the royal town of Perak, located at the downstream of the Kangsar River, where it flows into the Perak River, admiring (i) her distinctive royal palaces (most peculiar: the 1926 CE Remembrance Palace aka Istana Kenangan, made entirely of wood and woven bamboo and constructed without the use of nails) and (ii) her atmospheric mosques (most striking: the Ubudiah Mosque aka Masjid Ubudiah which appears as if viewed through a distorting mirror, since its minarets are squeezed up tightly against the golden onion-dome) and, lastly, plucking a leaf from Malaysia’s oldest rubber tree which was planted by the British Resident Sir Hugh Low in the late 1870s CE from seed stock smuggled out of Brazil into Kew Gardens in England.

“The worst thing about being a tourist
is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” 

“You have to find out for yourself.
Take the leap. Go as far as you can.
Become a stranger in a strange land.
Acquire humility.
Learn the language.
Listen to what people are saying.” 

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