Motormouth’s Travel Ideas – Teluk Intan (Day One)November 6, 2012 | 21,834 views
Teluk Intan – The third largest town in the state of Perak
Can you smell it? The year end holidays are just looming beyond the horizon. School holidays starting in 4 days, and next week we have not one but TWO public holidays within the same week. Talk about productivity boost. 😉
Naturally, with about a month and a half of break (for the younger ones, that is), planning for one flawless year end trip for the entire family can be a pain.
Hotels charging premium rates for Super Peak season, last minute flights to international destinations costing almost twice (if not thrice!) as much, and human congestion at an all-time high in conventional tourist picks.
And then, there’s Motormouth’s Travel Ideas. I don’t deny that I too, enjoy traveling. It broadens one’s horizons (or horizontally, depending on how optimistic you are) and create a common platform to
brag share travel stories and tips.
But aside from arranged itineraries and tediously crafted plans, why not consider road trips and impromptu escapades? Gather a group of gung-ho travelers/adventurers, drive or hop on a public transport (not really recommended unless you really, really know the routes around the smaller towns) and go crazy.
Like how we did in Teluk Intan (Diamond Bay). Don’t faint, but almost 40 photos ahead. Let’s go!
Grand Court Hotel @ Teluk Intan – A latest addition to the list of hotels in town, this barely two years old establishment has to be the BEST so far.
Instead of painstakingly taking you through each and every stop, let’s start with the travel summary:
10.00am – Departed from PJ towards Kapar, Klang. We opted to use the Kuala Selangor way that took us through Kapar-Jeram-Sungai Buloh (the other Sungai Buloh)-Kuala Selangor-Sekinchan-Sabak Bernam-Hutan Melintang-Teluk Intan. A 150km journey using the trunk road; about 2.5 – 3 hours. And we did make a pit stop at Jeram for a breakfast of the famous pau and yam puffs. (FULL post here)
1.30pm – arrival in Teluk Intan. Check into Grand Court Hotel @ Jalan Padang Tembak. RM120+ for a Deluxe Queen Room.
2.30pm – Lunch at Abdullah Mastan Ghani on Jalan Ah Cheong opposite of The Store for the Mee Campur; combining Mee Rebus + Rojak Pasembur.
3.00pm – Second lunch at Nasi Kandar Changkat Jong, famous for the spicy fried chicken.
3.30pm – Bought biscuits from Kedai Biskut Sin Guan Hoe @ Jalan Pasir Bedamar. Really good Tau Sar Pneah (the big ones, palm-sized) than Ta Sin Guan Tin which I wrote before.
4.00pm – Refreshing desserts at No. 1 Lo Han Kuo (Hawaii Ice Stall) @ Jalan Sekolah.
4.30pm – Walking around Teluk Intan town. Shutterbug mode on. Visited the Menara Condong (Leaning Clock Tower) and Hock Soon Temple off Jalan Pasar. Other attractions include Batu Tenggek (War Memorial) at a junction in town, and Sri Maha Balatandayutapani Indian temple on Jalan Bandar.
6.30pm – Rested and early dinner at San Siew Yeah Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun @ Jalan Sultan Abdullah.
7.30pm – Second dinner at Charcoal Char Kuey Teow pushcart stall at junction of Jalan Pasir Bedamar, near to the indoor food court named Glutton Square; with a stall selling delicious fried chicken named Heong Kee, but finished by 8pm.
8.30pm – Brief walk and drive around town at night, observing the Menara Condong now lighted with colourful neon lights.
9.30pm – Supper @ M.Gulam Rasul, Jalan Changkat Jong. A 24 hours mamak restaurant that’s easily the most famous in town. Fried chicken with curry leaves (remember to take the fritters!), nasi kandar and their roti’s are not bad.
-END OF DAY ONE-
*Addresses and map to come at the end of this post.
View from our room’s window @ Grand Court Hotel (RM120+ per night for Deluxe Queen Room)
More like a boutique hotel, the cleanliness, comfort and design deserve a praise. Highly recommended.
Abdullah Mastan Ghani Mee Campur – Since 1948. Prawn fritters, hard-boiled egg, and bean sprouts. And the deadly dried shrimp powder sprinkled to provide that briny kick. (RM4 for the mee campur)
Mastan Ghani has at least four branches around Teluk Intan
Nasi Kandar Changkat Jong – Used to be under some shady trees, now expanded with aluminium roofs and more tables. Still a delicious fried chicken that was moist, tasty and remember to scoop those fritter bits. Spicy and satisfying. Closes at about 3pm though, so go earlier. (RM4 for the portion above)
Comparing Sin Guan Hoe vs Ta Sin Guan Tin (we bought both), Sin Guan Hoe’s green bean biscuits (tau sar pneah) tasted much better with better pastry and smoother fillings.
A business that has run for more than 25 years now, No.1 Lo Han Kuo stall expanded to a shop named Hawaii; named after their colourful/fruity creation pictured above (RM3) Their Loh Han Kuo drink is served in a bowl and came with Wan Tau Long jelly.
Oh yeah .. and the stall is patronized by folks of all races, operated by several Malay ladies too.
Hock Soon Temple @ Jalan Pasar – Since 1883. A famous temple for Hokkien Chinese since the colonial era.
San Siew Yeah Chee Cheong Fun @ Jalan Sultan Abdullah – Many outsiders only know about Liew Kee @ Jalan Hill (the one from the house that sells from 5pm throughout the night, which I will write about in the next post), yet many did not realize that you can dine in at San Siew Yeah from 6.30pm onwards. Either classic Teluk Intan CCF, curry CCF or with chili and sweet sauce.
Although still missing a beat when compared to Liew Kee’s, San Siew Yeah’s version is no doubt a mighty fine one. Second best is miles ahead of erm, impostors here in the Klang Valley!
At this corner of Jalan Pasir Bedamar diagonally facing Glutton Square, this couple sells charcoal fried noodles (char kuey teow) from evening until late night.
Looks aside, this sadly did not deliver. Almost tasteless. He must have forgotten the sauces, as one in the group actually swore that this used to be sooooo good back then.
Keng Heng Kopitiam – Where we would have our breakfast on the very next morning
An Indian cineplex in the middle of town; The crowd went wild for the new movie!
Supper @ M.Gulam Rasul – Roti Canai with dhal curry and sambal, teh tarik (pulled milk tea) and the popular Gulam Ayam Goreng aka spicy fried chicken; which was marinated well yet came across as a tad too dry.
And that wrapped up Day One in Teluk Intan. A very walkable town yet you should be cautious when crossing the roads as although most have been converted to one-way streets, the width of four lanes can be intimidating during peak hours. Here are the locations :
GRAND COURT HOTEL
Menara GSM, Jalan Padang Tembak,
Off Jalan Maharajalela,
36000 Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel No : +605-622 6624
ABDULLAH MASTAN GHANI MEE & ROJAK
7 & 8, Jalan Ah Cheong (opposite The Store)
Teluk Intan, Perak.
Opens from 8.30am – 6.00pm. Closed on Fridays.
NASI KANDAR CHANGKAT JONG
Along Jalan Changkat Jong, on the left when you are coming towards town’s direction.
Opposite a Dunlop tyre shop.
SIN GUAN HOE CONFECTIONERY
23, Jalan Pasir Bedamar
Teluk Intan, Perak.
NO.1 LOH HAN KUO/HAWAII ICE STALL
Jalan Sekolah, Teluk Intan
Opens 12pm – 6.30pm.
Next to Anson Hotel
ANSON SAN SIEW YEAH CHEE CHEONG FUN
No. 1, Lorong 1, Taman Hong Kong,
Jalan Sultan Abdullah,
36000 Teluk Intan, Perak
Tel No : +605-621 9550, +6012-460 1776
Opens from 6.30pm – 11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
CHARCOAL CHAR KUEY TEOW STALL
Corner of Jalan Pasir Bedamar
Diagonally opposite of Glutton Square
(here’s a really detailed post of the Glutton Square by Delicieux)
Opens from evening until late night
M. GULAM RASUL
Jalan Changkat Jong
Teluk Intan, Perak
Opens 24 hours
Can’t miss this on your left if you’re coming from Bidor/Kampar way towards town.
** Here’s the second chapter – Motormouth’s Teluk Intan Food & Travel Guide – Day Two