I guess among all of the cave temples in Ipoh; Perak Cave (also named “Perak Tong”) has always been a stranger to me.
And I mean that in a non-biased way. I remember the vague details of our tortoises-feeding frenzy at Sam Poh Tong back when I was still a toddler. The squeal of delight when me and my brother tried to outdo each other when posing for shots with the colourful statues at Ling Sen Tong. Not forgetting the etched in memories picturesque scenery of Kek Look Tong and its many sublime rock formations; resembling real deities and animals.
But mention Perak Tong, and this black spot on my memory will block out any familiarity with the structure, location or the charm that lies beyond the cave temple. (There is a reasonably vast area behind of the cave; dotted with concrete stairs and lush natural flora where you can climb uphill, to podiums/pavilions where you can see the Ipoh city from way up there).
Thus, I mustered up the courage and ventured out to this mystifying place situated around Tasek industrial area. And here are the results ….. Read the rest of this entry »