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Monday, February 11, 2019

Getting to Ipoh

Get Out of the Way!

KL Intercity

Rail

Day 92 - We had a smooth trip here today. We got up earlier than normal but didn't really have to. We walked to catch the free red-line bus to KL Sentral and boarded our train that left promptly at the correct time of 9:50 AM. I am a big fan of the electric train system which got us here in exactly two hours and forty minutes. The tracks leaving Kuala Lumpur are being upgraded and eventually, the fast trains will fly in and out of town on elevated tracks. Mostly on the second half of the journey, we reached the ETS standard cruising speed of 145 KPH (90 MPH). I do like the feel of the pull from electric motors!

Regalodge Hotel, Ipoh

We got a grab car to the Regalodge Hotel from the rather iconic station. We had two hours to kill as the check-in time at our hotel was advertised as 3:00 PM and we couldn't sneak in early. Therefore, we walked around town, eventually getting nearly to the other end by Little India. We passed the famous shopping streets of Market, Wife, Concubine 1, and Concubine 2. I guess the old tin miners were able to afford a comfortable existence!

Mountains Around

Hot Walk

We Walked Across Town

Umbrella.Colour

It was a hot day with hardly any clouds in the sky here. We welcomed a late, little nap in the afternoon. After we walked about and discovered a big mall and an old one which was more to our liking. We had dosas for a quick dinner. It gets dark after 7:00 PM in Malaysia at this time of year. There is nearly always about 12 hours of daylight because of our proximity to the equator.

Dosas for Dinner


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