“Yasmin Ahmad described Ipoh as one of the maddest places she has ever been to. That was among the reasons she loved Ipoh so. She once met a woman scolding a building with her umbrella, among many other insane people.” - Jovian Lee, Yasmin’s colleague at Leo Burnett
A quote that sums up Perak very well. Film-director, Yasmin Ahmad, loved Ipoh so much that most of her movies were filmed in Ipoh such as Sepet, Gubra & Talentime. Let’s not forget the Academy Award-nominated movie, ‘Anna and the King,’ was also filmed in Ipoh! The movie starring Jodie Foster and Tom Felton (Mhm, Draco Malfoy has been to Ipoh before!) is about a British widow who has come to Thailand with her son to teach English to the children of the King of Thailand.
The capital city of Ipoh is beautifully surrounded by limestone hills and cave temples. The largest cave being the Gua Tempurung in Gopeng, which is 3km long with a fine river passage that runs about 1.6 km through the hill.
Ipoh is known to have a vibrant food scene. The town is famous for its Ipoh White Coffee where the coffee beans are roasted with palm-oil margarine and the resulting coffee is served with condensed milk.
I like the humor behind this “ais kopi bungkus” (packed iced coffee) graffiti art in Ipoh town. I believe, though, this artist is inspired by the famed artist, Ernest Zacharevic whose street arts in various parts of Penang turned him and the island into an instant hit - especially so amongst instagrammers and photographers alike.
Or I could be wrong that this is indeed his work. Correct me if I’m wrong - anyone? :)
Ipoh! Come join me and @thisispointblanc Point Blanc #IpohMali for @savana_residency Press & Photograph Sessions 30/3/2015 at 7pm at @savana_residency Show House Phase 2
Call 012-2971298 for further info.
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开放记者与朋友拍照时段会在 30/3/2015下午7pm 在Savana Residency 展示屋
I love this place so much i had to just stay here for another day 😚😎❤️ Watch movie in my own villa and jacuzzi and swim in my own private pool … It had been sooooo long since i get to take time off to just chill and do nothing. Ok. Maybe replying 800 Birthday wishes on my phone 🙈😬👌🏻👍🏻❤️🙏🏼