Motormouth’s Travel Ideas – Teluk Intan (Day Two)November 7, 2012 | 11,800 views
Continuation from Day One in Teluk Intan …
Keng Heng Coffee Shop & Budget Hotel @ Jalan Raja – One of the oldest and most iconic ‘kopitiam’ in Teluk Intan.
Fresh from a satisfying slumber at Grand Court Hotel, we forced ourselves to wake up to the bright sunshine peering through the gaps between the room’s violet curtains. The image of a beautiful morning was outside our windows; serenaded by sounds of chirping birds and the tranquil tone set by the Perak river flowing within a short distance away.
Day One was packed with street food adventures and small walks around town. Imagine a town square lined with layers of heritage shophouses (no doubt housing grandiose stories behind their existence since pre-colonial days) surrounding the landmark of Teluk Intan; Menara Condong aka The Leaning Tower.
And so, what did we do on our second day?
Liew Kee Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun @ Jalan Hill. Come weekends, this place is opened until about 8.30am in the morning. Best suited for those wishing to buy dozens of packets back home.
8.15am – Bought dozens of packets of Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun from Liew Kee Kueh Teow Manufacturer @ Jalan Hill. Anxious? Read my last year’s post on this (mad)house-cum-factory. Souvenirs. Gluttony. Compulsory?
8.30am – Breakfast at Keng Heng Coffee Shop @ Jalan Raja. The Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun (RM3.40) here paled in comparison to Liew Kee’s or even San Siew Yeah. But still, for breakfast, this was good enough. Also tried the ‘nasi kunyit’ (turmeric-infused sticky rice) with curry chicken (RM3.00). You can also opt for additional curry shrimps, a local specialty. Coffee was an aromatic brew expertly churned out by the matriarch of the institution; an old lady in her 80’s.
9.00am – The significantly lesser vehicles on the road (still early on a Sunday morning) made it very attractive (and rewarding) to walk around and snap some more photographs. Capturing the rays of sun splashed against the aged facade of the shops was priceless.
10.00am – Second breakfast at Jalan Maharani Food Court. The place was packed! Featuring at least 30 hawker stalls; you can find noodles, breads, light snacks, fruits and more here. We settled for a bowl of soya bean curd (tau fu fah) (RM0.80) and chilled longan soya pudding (RM1.40) from the first stall; Gerai Soya Bean Jalan Maharani.
10.30am – Drive around town and stopped by St. Anthony’s Church and St. Anthony’s School Teluk Intan on Jalan Ah Cheong.
11.00am – Visited “Tung Hoi Loong Wong Tan” – Temple of the East Ocean’s Dragon King facing the Perak River. This new temple in Teluk Intan is still within grounds that are under construction, but the beautiful, unobstructed views of the river made the visit so much more memorable.
11.30am – Left Teluk Intan for Kuala Lumpur. Stopped by Bidor for some fancy hand-crafted doll biscuits and Sungkai for a meal at Choy Kee. (The Bidor-Sungkai chapter will be posted soon).
-END OF DAY TWO-
Keng Heng Coffee Shop – We felt a little bit out of place, being the only ones under the age of 40’s and hastily snapping photographs around!
Bountiful hawker food can be had here at the food stalls along Jalan Maharani
A pretty good Tau Fu Fah from the first stall, though we wondered where have the ladies gone to? The Kian Hong bread stall lady makes freshly toasted breads with kaya and butter. Before your eyes, literally.
Teluk Anson Chinese Club is situated opposite of Keng Heng Coffee Shop, at the junction of Jalan Raja – Jalan Ah Cheong
St. Anthony’s Church is opposite of St. Anthony’s School on Jalan Ah Cheong.
Located just off the main trunk road leading to Teluk Intan town from Hutan Melintang (going northbound and passing by Grand Court Hotel on your right), you will find the yellow signboard to Persatuan Penganut Tung Hai (or something). Turn left and you will be led to this grand temple facing the Perak river.
The interior of the temple laced with marble floors, colourful and brilliantly constructed pillars resembling curling dragons from the skies and huge statues facing the river was a breath-taking sight to behold. Just opened earlier this year, this temple has already attracted locals and tourists, praying for a better tomorrow.
Goodbye Teluk Intan …
But of course, there are more sights and delicious finds that I could not squeeze into these posts. Don’t forget that Rojak Ah Chai and Lana Tea House are also worthy stopovers, while the many seafood restaurants and Chinese diners deserve a praise or two as well. Maybe next round, when I can gather a larger group to go with me? 🙂
LIEW KEE TELUK INTAN CHEE CHEONG FUN
No. 752, Jalan Hill,
Teluk Intan, Perak.
Opens from 5.30pm onwards, until 8.30am on weekends.
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KENG HENG COFFEE SHOP
No. 42, Jalan Raja,
Teluk Intan, Perak
*Corner of Jalan Raja and Jalan Ah Cheong
Opens all day. Chee Cheong Fun and Nasi Kunyit for breakfast until lunch only.
GERAI MAKANAN JALAN MAHARANI
Along Jalan Maharani
Teluk Intan, Perak
Opens for breakfast only. Some until lunch, while the soya bean stall opens until late afternoon.
TUNG HOI LOONG WONG TAN (TEMPLE OF THE EAST OCEAN DRAGON KING)
Off Route 58, behind some shophouses along the main road that ultimately connects to Jalan Changkat Jong
If you have passed by Grand Court Hotel on your RIGHT when coming from Hutan Melintang’s direction,
look for a yellow signboard to your left saying “Persatuan Penganut Tung Hai” or something.