Fun Drive To Ipoh 2017

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It has been quite some time since I last have a road trip with friends to locations in Malaysia. The last trip was to Penang and I had a great fun with my hommies. Haha.
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
The organizers
So, when I received an invitation by Selangor Tourism Association (STA), Destination Perak  and Perak Tourism for a Fun Drive To Ipoh 2017, I immediately accepted it and knowing that I will be driving with Mahamahu there, I was ecstatic. I know that the drive will be very fun and full of sharing sessions.

The morning of the drive, all participants were required to assemble for a briefing session at Goldcourse Hotel, Klang before the flag off. Instead of making the drive as a treasure hunt, where all participants just drove around in haste, STA, Destination Perak and Perak Tourism decided to brand it as Fun Drive as they wanted all participants to enjoy the drive and the views.

For the drive, all participants were required to drive to Perak using the old highway, which cuts across villages and old roads. Yes, it was long and winding but I get to know more about Selangor and Perak along the way. The tulip given was also a matter of importance as every pit stop was measured in KM and not a particular landmark, as of any other treasure hunts.
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Maha and I for the ride
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
Striking a pose at the longest van in Malaysia
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
We thought that this amazing place is a part of the answer to the clues, but it wasn't
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
In front of The Sky Mirror's entrance
Solving the tulip was the highlights of my ride with Mahamahu. Even though it was a fun drive, our competitive nature took the best of us. We tried our best to follow the tulip and strained our thoughts as to how to solve the clues. We quarrelled over some but most of the times, we laughed when we thought of funny answers to the clues.

Along the old roads, I managed to see the vast paddy fields in Sekinchan, De Palma Eco Resort (the only eco resort in Kuala Selangor), Sabak Bernam and the entrance to Pantai Cermin (I have to visit this soon).  We also went to The Kabin, but the place was closed at that moment - another interesting homestay in Selangor. I just wished that I could spend longer time (perhaps a staycation hint hint) at one of these places because I know the beauty and the experience that they have to offer to both local and international tourists.

Our last pit stop was at Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5), the last tin dredging boat in Malaysia. It was such a magnificent view and all thanks to the trip that I have been able to capture a moment with such an iconic historical piece of Malaysia. 
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
The last tin dredging boat in Malaysia
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
In was scorching hot and  I forced them to smile in front of Kellie's Castle
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
After lunch, we continued our drive to Ipoh whereby we stopped at Kellie's Castle. Kellie's Castle is such a beautiful location to take pictures at, in the daytime that is. I dare not taking pictures at night in the scariest place in Malaysia. Imma ascaredy cat like that. Hahaha. So, that's two locations that I have managed to tick off from my To-Do List, all thanks to STA and Perak Tourism. 

In Ipoh, we checked in into M Motel at Meru, Ipoh. A very cute hotel and located strategically next to  Terminal Aman Jaya, Mydin Mall Meru Jaya and Jabatan Audit Negeri Perak, Ipoh. In fact, you can just google Jabatan Audit Negeri Perak, Ipoh and the hotel is located facing the entrance of the office.


M Motel at Meru
Alamat: Jalan Meru Utama A2, No. 18 & 20, Ipoh Perak
Google Map: M Motel at Meru
Telefon: 013-4143 488


Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
Welcome to M Motel @ Meru
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
The walls in M Motel are so instaworthy!
At 6:30 pm, we went to Lost World of Tambun (LWOT) where dinner and the prize giving ceremony to the winners of the treasure hunt took place. After which, all of us took a dip at its water park and I spent the next two hours dipping myself in its hot springs. That was so relaxing!


Lost World of Tambun
Alamat: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Telefon: +605-540 8888

Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
My very first time in LWOT and I will return!
Ipoh Fun Drive 2017, Selangor Tourism Association, Perak Tourism, Rawlins GLAM, M Motel at Meru, Sunway Lost World of Tambun, Mahamahu, TT5, The Kabin, Destination Perak
Be prepare for Halloween
 Oh ya. For the whole month of October, the theme for the park is Halloween! 


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Nuha Nawawi
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

I have been to Lost World of Tambun, its a great place for family visit and my kids enjoy it very much. I have never been to Kelly Castle, often pass by but never had a chance to stop and explore the castle.

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Mrs Puex
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Finally dpt komen sini..my faulty setting...hahahaa.. Woww..byk jugak tempat best sepanjang ke ipoh..seronok tgk u guys ber fun drive ke ipoh..

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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Teringin nak join aktiviti macam ni. Pergi dari satu tempat ke satu tempat, walaupun penat tapi mesti seronok kan?

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rubydotmy
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Rawlins, alahai seronoknya. Ruby nak join, tapi kenderaan takda yang sesuai untuk hunt. Tengok gambar korang ni, kacang goreng je. Sebab balik kampung hahahahaha. Welcome to Tanjung Tualang!

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Amanda Suria
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

I just came back from sky mirror and de palma eco resort kuala Selangor..so many interesting place in Selangor and i wish in future i would like to explore Ipoh too.. jealous with your great photo at Kellie's Castle

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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Best tu sebab dapat pergi banyak tempat. Penuh aktiviti. Teringin jugak nak join tapi ada anak kecik ni agak terbatas sikit lah.

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Maha Mahu
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Bestnya dapat trip ngan u oll lepas ni nak jalan lagi ker ngan i oll hehehehehe...

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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Seronoknya dapat pergi jalan-jalan... btw jumpa hantu tak dekat kellie castle tu? hahaha

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Nor Azlina
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Wowww... bestnyerrr.Bila la ai mau sampai lost of tambun. Menarik betul perak ni kan? bermacam tempat menarik

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Bella Jamal
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Gigih! Walaupun fun drive tapi i rasa macam amazing race dah. Tak pernah singgah lagi ke Kelly Castle. Prnah lalu je masa ke Kedah haritu. I think both of you being a good team rite? 😁

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sayaiday
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Wahhh bestnya, sebenarnya banyak tempat menarik dekat ipoh. hari tu pergi area bandar ipoh je. next time nak pergi kellie castle tu. best-best. hehehe

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Isaac Tan
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

so much fun.. so much win! hehe.. :), nice pictures too.

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Seri wangi
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

I also want to join but no member to join

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Shafyqah Azry
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

cantiknya gambar! bestnya dapat melawat tempat menarik. teringin nak pergi LWOT haha btw nice unicorn tshirt 😁

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Mohd Zarin
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Ipoh memang best. Macam-macam tempat menarik! Tapi tak pernah sampai Lost World of Tambun lagi. Tengok gambar kat blog ni memang teras nak pegi sekali.

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yaya_flanella
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Bestnya! Yaya dah lama teringin nak pergi Lost World of Tambun tapi tak dapat2 lagi ni. Satu hari nanti mesti pergi jugakkk

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Nadia Johari
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Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 delete

Pergi beberapa tempat je dekt ipoh macn kellie castle tu..lain belum lagi..boleh terjah nanti

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Wendy Pua
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Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 delete

I miss to treasure hunt day!
I miss the fun we have !

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dr-Life
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Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 delete

i think your shoe is the most striking one... lolz
Nice write up about your journey! Makes me wanna drive to Ipoh now

Racheal

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dr-Life
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Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 delete

cantik pemandangan kat kellie castle :)

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Emily
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Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 delete

What a wonderful trip you had. I really wanted to join but it was just poor timing and I had to forego it. Otherwise, boleh jumpa la.

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Kin Naz
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Thursday, 12 October, 2017 delete

Walaupun kampung kat ipoh tapi tak pernah lagi sampai ke Lost World Tambun tu hehe.. Tunggu anak dah besar sikit baru nak ke sana.

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Chuen
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Thursday, 12 October, 2017 delete

Interesting route driven! I didn't know there is a tin dredge in Tanjung Tualang...usually go there to makan their freshwater prawn..hehe

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Anonymous
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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 delete

Wow ... Great one

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Lily Shah
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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 delete

kellie's castle is the best place for OOTD's!!! hahaha love that place.. don't think it's scary at all.. dunno is malam laaaa huhuu

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Sreekar
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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 delete

Looks like a nice drive. Seems you guys had a lot of fun. its pretty obvious in the pictures too!

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Friday, 27 October, 2017 delete

gonna plan for my next getaway soon. thanks for the nice sharing!

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Shub B
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Friday, 27 October, 2017 delete

My dad visited Ipoh a few years back and he was mesmerized by its places. It’s on my bucket list for quite some time. Just waiting for my kids to grow up. Beautiful pics in this post.

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Linda Yee
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Friday, 27 October, 2017 delete

Must have been a very fun trip. My family and I recently visited Lost World Of Tambun.

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Sebrinah Yeo
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Friday, 27 October, 2017 delete

Wow! That's alot of place to visit in a day! Awesome! You guys sure do look like you had tons of fun! I can't wait to go to LWOT with my family too

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Jia Shin Lee
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Saturday, 28 October, 2017 delete

What a nice trip! I always wanted to visit places like Kellie's Castle and Lost World of Tambun, must find time for that!

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Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 delete

Best nyer dah lama tak join roadtrip with friends dah. I like to visit tanjung tualang again, there got many good seafood.

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