Don’t ask me how I ended up in Ipoh. Wish I have Helen and Samm’s phone numbers.
We were on our way back from KL and sons wanted to check out the Taman Polo aka Taman Rekreasi Sultan Aziz Shah (why so many Sultans’ names in Ipoh wan……..? Pening tau, all similar sounding.)
Sons are part of these sk8ters (chewah, my spelling cool anot?) forum and they wanted to visit and (I) take photos of every damn skateboarding park in Malaysia.
So, we went to this sleazy food court called Wooley. My sister stayed in Taman Cannings before so that was the only place we know.
Do you know that in Ipoh, you get to play the arcade games like Street Fighter, Bubble Bobbles, that cop and robber shooting games, pinballs etc etc for only twenty cents? Yeah, that’s right. Ringgit Malaysia twenty sens. Dua kupang!
The place is sleazy, smokey and dirty. But who cares…… RM1 can play five times already. Ryu, Blanka, E-Honda, hampalang sarttttt…… The papa pulak played pinballs again and again. So much so that our kids are grumbling, “Aiyoh…so smelly and stinky, let’s go home!!!”
Papa & Mama : “Waitlah, I still have four more 20 cents coins. Let me finish first!!!”
They also have two or three rodeo machine with bulls that buck. You get on the bull (or was it horse?) and you can ride ’em. No lah, I did not get on them. Siao ah? Think I chisin meh?
So, in conclusion, Ipoh very lauyeah one. Sleepy town with no action. Got so many hypermarkets within the same vicinity. Rain, rain, rain. I never get to visit the caves to take photos. But Ipoh is so clean and orderly. Got nice-nice bangarlows. And chee-cheong-fun with mushroom sauce plus hot-hot chee thou meen. Yummm…
You know something? Eventhough we have kickass PS2, PC games, PSP, X-box etc, the fun of slamming those buttons on the machine console in video arcade is still so fun. One palm hold the joystick, the other palm slam all five buttons. You ever been to those video game arcade before?