Besides savoring all the lovely dishes in Ipoh and visiting Kellie's Castle, we also made a stop to the cave in Ipoh itself, which is named Kek Look Tong.
This was my first trip down to Ipoh, and I did not expect to see the entire place being surrounded by hills which were made of limestone formations. Those hills have somewhat provided a very scenic touch to the Ipoh landscape. Under such conditions it would only be natural to exhibit quite a few large sized caves, which in turn would draw the attention of the public. This particular one that I have visited has become one of the religiously significant place for the locals.
This was not my first encounter with a cave before, since we have had our fair shares of caves back in Sarawak, much grander ones I must add. Unfortunately, it was quite a rushed visit, and judging by what I have seen there, I could spend hours and hours photographing around.
The entrance was rather huge, and inside the main body of the cave there were huge statues of worship which I have not much knowledge of. People flock the place for worship and prayers, and at the other end of the tunnel, it leads to a huge garden which was quite well maintained. There were insects of many kinds flying around, bees, wasps, dragonflies (ok I will never get tired of them), butterflies, beetles and many others, some I do not even recognize.
The greens and water at the place, surrounded with naturally formed towering rock walls, and plentiful of greens on the horizon, it truly is a joy just being around there.
I was wishing I had a wide angle lens, but I guess I was just asking too much. I tried to fit as much as I could, but it was all restricted by the limitations of my lens. Nevertheless, I did not have that much time there that time, so I just made a few very quick snaps before we ran off for lunch.
On a separate note, I have finally watched Batman TDK. I have quite a handful to say about this installation of Batman, but I will have to reserve them since the heat has been long died off. I did enjoy the movie, and I enjoy Ledger's interpretation of the Joker. It was really too bad Ledger will not be around for the coming sequels.
I think I am catching a cold. I sneezed and sneezed and sneezed the whole day through. Any quick and effective remedy for a cold?