Taiwan Holiday: Hualien to Taitung – 2nd Day

Journey continues from Hualien to Taitung.

After our breakfast at 6am we headed to Taroko National Park.

Taroka National Park is one of the eight national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroka Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. The park spans Taichung City, Nantou County and Hualien County.

The park was originally established as the Tsugitaka-Taroka National Park by the Governor-General of Taiwan on December 12th, 1937 when Taiwan was part of the Empire of Japan. After the Empire of Japan’s defeat in World War II, the Republic of China assumed control of Taiwan. The Republic of China government subsequently abolished the park on August 15th 1954. Then in November 28th, 1986 the park was reestablished.

Eternal Spring Shrine, Taroka National Park, Hualien on the east coast


After walking for 1 hour around the Taroko National Park we left and stopped at Rei Suei Leisure Farm. The farm with beautiful scenery, clear water, fresh air, and affluent grassland, suitable for development of stock breeding.

The cafe cum a souvenir shop served cakes and special brewed coffee using the milk freshly produced by the cows. Yummy milk nougats are being sold too.

A small petting zoo for us to visit at the farm.

Our next destination the Taitung Hot Spring Resort.

The scenic view along the journey.

By 6pm it is already dark in Taiwan.

Reached Taitong Hot Spring Resort around 9pm, had dinner at the resort. Did not join the rest at the Hot Spring as I didn’t really feel comfortable at all. So I adjourn to bed instead.

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~

Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia

On my way to Teluk Intan, Perak I stopped by to buy some jagung and some juicy jambu air. 

Jagung

Steam Jagung

Jambu Air

After 1 1/2 drive from Kuala Lumpur, I reached Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.

Teluk Intan formerly known as Teluk Anson is a city in Perak, Malaysia.

It is the centre of Hilir Perak district and the third largest town of Perak state. Although the name means “Diamond Bay”, the town is not located near a bay.

It is founded around the oxbow meander of the Perak River, making the town looks like it is near a bay.

The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan or it is also known as Menara Condong Teluk Intan in Bahasa Malaysia, is one of Teluk Intan’s landmark.

It is equivalent of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. It is located in the centre of the town of Teluk Intan, Perak.

The tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa. It is 25.5 meters tall and from the outside it looks like it is an 8 story building, although inside it is actually divided into 3 different stories.

The tower was built in 1885 by Mr. Leong Choon Cheong for the purpose as a water tower, and as a beacon to guide ships into Teluk Intan Port.

Feeling hungry I stopped by to try the famous mee rebus. The all time famous Mastan Ghani Mee Rebus & Rojak mamak stall situated not far from the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan.

Mee Rebus

Quenching Bandung Ais to go along with my Mee Rebus

After the Mee Rebus and also the quenching Bandung Ais I stopped by the one and only famous Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun factory to buy some packets back to Kuala Lumpur.

The all time famous Liew Kee Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun

“The Factory” making the Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun

The Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun, soft boiled noodle stuffed with seasoned pork. It is very different from the traditional Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun which usually stuffed with shrimps or pork and serve wet. The Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun is normally served dry and eaten with some green chili pickles.
Must try!

While I was there I had some other Chinese Street Food cruise.

Curry Mee served with some Yong Tau Foo

Yong Tau Foo

Asam Laska

Kacang Rebus

Tea Time – Yau Char Kwai with Black Coffee. Awesome!

That ended my day in Teluk Intan, Perak

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~