In Part 2 of the Post-Travel Show, William Tham and Gavin Hee continue to speed through Southeast Asia travel photos stopping to discuss Kuala Lumpur notable spots and figures, the Islamic Arts Musuem Malaysia, the Stone of Terengganu, standard of living, Vietnamese/Malaysian coffee, and the food and caves of Ipoh.
Scroll down and follow along with the photos. For all the episodes, click on the following link or the tag below with the same name: “Southeast Asia/Taiwan Impressions.”
Footnotes & Follow-ups
Opening Music – Hep Cats by Kevin MacLeod
MUD the Musical – http://mudkl.com/the-show/
Kuala Lumper – Translated means “Muddy Confluence.” The city is named after where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet. “Kuala” means “confluence,” while “Lumpur” means “mud”.
Yap Ah Loy – Business magnate in the early days widely considered the founding father of KL. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yap_Ah_Loy
Masjid Jamek – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamek_Mosque
Kapitan – a title given to a leading official
Kapitan Yusof aka Nakhoda (Sea Captain) Yusof – A famous Malaysian businessman and philanthropist who donated the land for Masjid Jamek. His online presence is apparently non-existent. Check out the book Kuala Lumpur Street Names, A Guide to Their Meanings & Histories (2015, Marshall Cavendish) by Mariana Isa and Maganjeet Kaur
Telekom Museum – a museum in Kuala Lumpur centred around the field of communications. http://www.muziumtelekom.com.my/
The Stone of Terengganu – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terengganu_Inscription_Stone
Correction – It is Jawi writing on the Stone of Terengganu, not actual Arabic. Also, the original can be seen at the Terengganu State Museum
Zheng He – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zheng_He
Parameswara – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameswara_(king)
Sword Lake (Hoàn Kiếm Lake) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho%C3%A0n_Ki%E1%BA%BFm_Lake
Egg Coffee – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_coffeeWhite Coffee – Famous coffee in Malaysia, especially the city of Ipoh. Notable establishments are Nam Heong and Sin Yoon Loong (directly across from one another).
Ipoh Dim Sum – Clarification – “The dim sum sucks.” This should have been more contextualized. It sucks in relation to how good people say it is. It’s not mind-blowingly impressive. I would say a great place in Ipoh is like an ordinary place in Vancouver.
Roti Canai (pronounced chuh-NIGH) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roti_canai
Char Kway Teow – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Char_kway_teow
Needle noodles – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_needle_noodles
Bean Sprout Chicken (aka Tauge Ayam, aka Hainanese Chicken) – Famous spots are in Ipoh: Ong Kee and Lou Wong (across from one another). “Tauge ayam” doesn’t
sound like rubber at all, I don’t know how that association got made).
Gua Tempurung – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua_Tempurung
29:09 – To clarify, the dubious choices one has when going through Gua Tempurung’s steeper parts:
1. using rusty railing, higher risk of cut hands, lower risk of falling
2. not using rusty railing, low risk of cut hands, higher risk of falling
If you are in decent health, this is not a huge issue. If not, there is a legitimate safety concern.
Sam Poh Tong – Very peaceful place, especially in the back where tortoises roam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Poh_Tong
Gua Tambun – http://www.malaysia-traveller.com/gua-tambun-cave-paintings.htmlCheck out the link. This is seriously how you are supposed to get there.
Perak – A province in Malaysia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perak
Penang (George Town) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang
Closing Music – Going Higher by Bensound
MUD: THE STORY OF KUALA LUMPUR
Masjid Jamek (left) and Yap Ah Loy (right)
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Stone of Terengganu (left) and the Telekom Museum (right), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sword Lake (Hoàn Kiếm Lake), Hanoi, Vietnam
Char Kway Teow (left) and Needle Noodles (right), Ipoh, Malaysia
Gua Tempurung, Ipoh, Malaysia
Sam Poh Tong, Ipoh, Malaysia | Photo Credit – Photo Dharma
Gua Tambun, Ipoh, Malaysia