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2 Press Cuttings From NST
Both articles are taken from the Travel pages of the News Straits Times, dated 16th February 2017.
The first article, titled "Silver State's sterling treasures", is an account of the writer's 10-hour trip to Ipoh and Taiping. The writer (Alan Teh Leam Seng) and his friends began their journey in Ipoh at 8am. The section highlighted in blue mentions two of the places they visited - the Ho Yan Hor Museum and the Han Chin Pet Soo (Hakka Museum). After lunch in Ipoh, Alan and his friends departed for Taiping. Click here to read the article.
The second article is a list of 10 must-see tourist spots in Perak. In "Tourist attractions in the Kinta Valley", Ewe Paik Leong gives a brief description about the 10 tourists spots in the Kinta Valley, namely:
- Muhammadiah Mosque; the Chinese-themed mosque which is a joint project between the mosque's committee and the Ipoh Branch of the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association.
- Ipoh Wall Art, in Old Town; featuring wall murals by Ernest Zacharevic, Eric Lai and other local artists.
- Han Chin Pet Soo Museum; the Hakka Museum along Jalan Bijih Timah (formerly Treacher Street).
- Kinta Riverfront Walk, along Jalan Lim Bo Seng; a chance to walk or cycle along the promenade on the banks of the Kinta River.
- Geological Museum; where visitors can learn about the history of the earth, as well as learn more about fossils, dinosaurs, minerals and gemstones.
- Gopeng Heritage House; which chronicles the history of Gopeng Town.
- Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge; the famed Tanjung Tualang Dredge No. 5, built in 1938 by F.W. Payne and Son.
- Gunung Lang Recreational Park; a scenic 30-hectare park.
- Perak Herb Garden;featuring more than 500 species of plants and herbs.
- Gaharu Tea Valley; a 120-hectare gaharu plantation, which also features a cafe and a showroom of gaharu-based products.