Wednesday, December 22, 2010

istana hinggap

Originally this building was the residence for the British Officer. The British began to build this building in 1926. However, when Menteri Besar post was created in 1948, this building has been beautify and renovated to make YAB Menteri Besar Pahang official residence. Below were list of Menteri Besar Pahang believed to have stayed in this house :

Dato' Setia Wangsa Sir Mahmud bin Mat (MCS., OBE)
- 1 February 1948 to 1 February 1951

YAM. Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad Ibni Al Marhum Sultan Ahmad (CBE) - 1 February 1951 to 1 February 1955 /
- 15 June 1955 to 8 January 1957

Orang Kaya Indera Shah Bandar Dato' Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussien (MCS)
- 1 February 1955 to 15 June 1955

As in the list above, Menteri Besar resided the house until 1955. This was due to the transfer of Pahang State Capital from Kuala Lipis to Kuantan on the following year.

Among the historic event that has been carried out in this palace was Wedding Ceremony of KDYMM Sultan Pahang and KDYMM Tengku Ampuan Hajah Afzan binti Tengku Mohamad on 22 April 1954. According to some Village Chief' that we met, this palace is a symbol of King Sovereignty and National Unity. ( source and more pics click : MDL's page).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a dragon that can fly

Masa kecik2 dulu aku dan rakan2 rajin cucuk kemuncup kat ekor sesibo nih. Lepas tu kami bersorak2 seronok tengok ia terbang dan menjunam jatuh kebumi seperti helikopter Amerika ditembak askar Jerman dalam cerita Combat kat tivi. Bebudak zaman sekarang dah tak main sebegini. Sekurang-kurangnya tak menyiksa binatang ye t...ak?

*sesibo = pepatung = dragonfly

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lipis Zoo

The entrance to Lipis Zoo that is located at Bukit Bius.

Opening Times :

Monday-Thursday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
3.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 9.00 am– 7.00 pm

Entrance fees:

Kids RM1.00
Adults RM2.00

*click KLDP's Facebook for more photos.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

house of former secretary

A house where Pahang Darul Makmur's State Secretary stayed. This historic house was completed in 1920.

Our current Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, was born and brought up here. His father, the late Tun Abdul Razak used to reside in this house when he was the Secretary for the government of Pahang.

*Location: Bukit Bius

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sungai Jelai

Sungai Jelai
Dulu suasananya meriah dengan agenda kehidupan
warga Kuala Lipis.
Ia merupakan laluan perhubungan para
penduduk kampung-kampung di persisirannya.
Di dada arusnya sibuk hilir mudik perahu-perahu
Enjin Sangkut,bagi bot-bot yang beratap ianya
dikenali dengan perahu kajang.
Semasa itu kebanyakan jabatan kerajaan di daerah
Kuala Lipis banyak mengunakan perahu-perahu kajang
ini sebagai pengankutan rasmi jabatan apabila mereka
punyai urusan di kampong-kampun persisiran,kerana
Sungai Jelai merupakan lebuh raya penghubung.
Sepekara lagi di tebing Sungai Jelai bahagian
Bandar Lipis banyak rumah-rumah rakit menjadi
hiasan lanskapnya.
Namun kini semuanya itu bagaikan telah
ditelan kabus nipis sang waktu.
Edaran masa telah menelan lenyapkannya,
atas nama pembangunan “Charming”Kuala Lipis telah calar.
Jelai kini sepi dan sunyi bagaikan tanah kuburan
Setelah usai upacara perkebumian.Sayu dan sendu.
Bagi saya yang tersisa di minda hanya
sebuah catatan kenagan.Irama “Yesterday Once More”
nanyian Carpenter bagaikan kan runut yang bergema mengiringi
wayangan silam.(UBI)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010


Lemang is my most favourite dish during Hari Raya or Eid.

Lemang is a traditional glutinous rice food and dish that is always found and served during the Eid. Commonly it is served with chicken or beef rendang.

It is made of glutinous rice and coconut milk and cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves in order to prevent the rice from sticking to the bamboo.

If you want to know more on how lemang is made and cooked please click here.

* rumah siapa yang masih ada lemang di raya ke-8 ni bagi tau lah keh..Keh nak serang..!

an image from google

Saturday, September 4, 2010

eid mubarak

My daughter expressed her spirit of celebrating the coming Eid or Hari Raya by playing with fireworks.

Eid ul-Fitr
is coming again in a week time. It marks the end of Ramadhan or a month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to purify"; and so the holiday symbolizes the purification after completing the fasting month which is after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadhan, on the first day of Syawal.

Right now most of the Malaysians are heading to their kampung to celebrate eid with their beloved families. And for those who will travel back to Lipis ( or other places) and celebrate with their family, I wish that they drive safely. Get enough sleep before you travel.

I will celebrate eid with my family in Kedah. So that i don't have the chance to shoot or photograph the celebration in Kuala Lipis.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilifitri.

Children are wearing new clothes
Bright colours fill the streets
Their faces full of laughter
Their pockets full of sweets
Let us rejoice indeed
For this is the day of Eid

Mosques are full of worshippers
in rows straight and neat
Their Lord they remember, His name they repeat
Their hands are raised to the sky
They supplicate and plead
On this blessed day
Forgive us they entreat
Let us rejoice indeed
For this is the day of Eid

( a song by Sami Yusuf)

* i'm off for more than a week. see you guys later. cheers!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-53

Location: Dataran Lipis

Hari Merdeka is the Independence Day of Malaysia. It is a national holiday which is celebrated on 31 August every year. It is to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule on 31 August 1957.

Today is the 53rd anniversary of Malaysian independence.

Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan yang ke-53 untuk semua.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

good deeds

Donations box at Benta Mosque.

“…whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time... ” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

Allah promises us to give blessings when we do good deeds at any time of the year. But during ramadhan He will give extra blessings (bonus). Most of us will do sunat prayer, reciting quran, zikr, donation and many more good deeds.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

zakat al-fitr

The collector of zakaat at Kuala Lipis Mosque.

Zakaat al-Fitr is charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting in the month of Ramadhan. The main purpose of Zakat al-Fitr is to provide the poor with a means with which they can celebrate Eidul Fitr along with the rest of the Muslims.

The rate of zakaat for this year is RM7.00 per person.

Have you paid your zakaat? If not , don't forget to do it before eidul prayer!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bazar Ramadhan - Benta

Location: Bazar Ramadhan, Benta

Every year bazar ramadhan has been organised widely nationwide by the local authority. It's held constantly throughout ramadhan.

There is a variety of foods sold from a simple type of traditional malay kuih to exclusive Malaysian cuisines.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Most of the muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Science has proved that dates are one of the healthy diet. They contain natural fibres, sugar, fat and proteins.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pahang Lin Siong

Buses are among the main public transport available in Kuala Lipis.

The most common bus used in Kuala Lipis is Pahang Lin Siong. The buses travel everyday from Kuala Lipis town to other towns such as Jerantut and Raub.

Pahang Lin Siong was formed in 1938.

* more photos click here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ramadhan al-mubarak

Sultan Mahmud Mosque

Salam Ramadhan al-mubarak to all muslim readers who celebrate fasting days today.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality and is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of Allah and to offer more prayer than usual. (more in wikipedia)

The blessings of Ramadan are not limited to fasting alone, because the performance of all sorts of worship and good deeds during this month is also a source of great Divine favor.

Monday, August 9, 2010

after rain

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near....

(The Rain by William Henry Davies)

*view more of after rain photos in our facebook.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nurse Hostel

This building was built in 1926. Since that this hostel became the accommodation for nurses and student nurses in Kuala Lipis Hospital.

The hostel located next to the hospital building.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

roti canai

a unique roti canai stall located at Level 3 of Lipis Centerpoint.

Roti canai or prata bread is a form of puffed bread serverd hot with curry or dhal. Usually taken for breakfast together with teh tarik.

Lately there are various improvements (with additional ingredients) used on plain roti to suit Malaysians. For example roti telur bawang (eggs and onions), roti planta (butter), roti sardin, roti bawang (onions), roti tampal ( sticked eggs) and so on.

Mr. Pietra and his wife, the tourists from Austria, are relaxing after having their roti sardin.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Resident Hill's Rest House

This building was built in 1922, at the highest hilltop of Kuala Lipis. The first English Resident who stayed in this building was Sir Hugh Clifford. He was also known as 'the Superintendent of Ulu Pahang'.

This rest house is one of the budget accommodation for tourists that you can get in Kuala Lipis.

If you want to know more about Sir Hugh Clifford click here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Rambutan dah berbuah. Kepada sesiapa yang ada dusun atau pokok rambutan kat kampung tu boleh la balik ke Lipis untuk memanjatnya. Yang tak tau nak panjat boleh kait. Yang tak tau nak panjat dan kait elok sangat lah kamu pergi beli kat pekan sehari je.

The rambutan (pronounced /ræmˈbuːtən/, Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, and the fruit of this tree. It is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, although its precise natural distribution is unknown. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits including the Lychee, Longan, and Mamoncillo. It is believed to be native to the Malay Archipelago. Rambutan in Malay, Indonesian,and Filipino literally means hairy caused by the 'hair' that covers this fruit. (from wikipedia).

(an image from google)
Succulent rambutan... after it has been peeled.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thean Hou's Temple

This temple was constructed by Buddha followers in Lipis in 1898 presided by Kapitan from Ong generation. This temple was located facing Sungai Jelai believed to look after the fishermen safety.

Statue in this temple was taken from China. In this temple there was a carved stone describing Thean Hou temple history.

In 1926, massive flood has caused part of this temple badly damaged. Therefore, this temple had been rebuilt by using concrete structure and monitored by local superintendent at during that time.

This temple which was located in the heart of Kuala Lipis town had made it an attraction to all local tourists or foreign tourists- info from MDL

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

mr. tv

a tv shop owner patiently waiting for his customers
*location: Alamanda

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hanyut The Movie

Most of the film scenes are shot in Ladang Selbourne (palm estate), Padang Tengku. This place is located about 30 km from Kuala Lipis town.

This film is based on a novel called Almayer's Folly written by Joseph Conrad. This EPIC film (directed by U-Wei Hj. Shaari) tells the story of Almayer, a Dutch trader struggling to survive in Borneo at the turn of the 19th Century. His dream of finding a mythical gold mountain is challenged by his scheming wife, the colonial authorities, the political machinations of the local chief and Arab traders, and his daughter's love for a freedom-fighting Malay prince. (source)

The best of luck to U-Wei and his crews. I believed that this film will be a hit in Malaysia.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

waiting for a train

Kembara Seniman Jalanan, Mr. Pyanhabib, during his visit to Kuala Lipis last week.

"I'm a thousand miles away from home just waitin' for a train"-JimmyRidge

*Location: Kuala Lipis Train Station

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pahang Club

It was the earliest building built by the British in 1907. This building site was the first base where the English first administer Pahang. The purpose of building this house was for Sir Hugh Clifford's at upon of time was the Ulu Pahang Suprintendent who resided in Kuala Lipis.

In June 1898, Kuala Lipis had replaced Pekan as the capital state of Pahang. From the date this house was the official house of the British Resident. During that time the British Resident was Sir Hugh Clifford and planned to build a more suitable residence to monitor Lipis area. Later he found Bukit Resident a more suitable site. While waiting for the house in Bukit Resident to be completed, he resided in the Pahang Club House till 1922- source

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


(my daughter with a cheerful face)

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump. Jump!

(a song by van halen)