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