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Monday 20 March 2023

Roadtrip Day 3 (Ipoh Downtown Hotel │ Gerbang Malam │ Ong Kee Chicken Rice)

Today I deliver a lecture!

We had an early night last night and I awoke at the crack of dawn to go through the slide deck for my lecture the Bandar Darulaman Community College. Two hours later I left Cat to continue with her beauty sleep and made the fiften minute drive to the college.

The lecture was to commence at 10:00am and would involve 140 community colleges around the country with an expected 37,000 students in attendance. It promptly started at the appointed time and the lectures began simultaneously at the colleges.

In the end these lectures were successfully entered into the Malaysian Book of Records!

I left the collge at noon to make my way back to the hotel and check out. We left the hotel at a quarter to one to begin our drive back down south to Ipoh. Along the way we stopped for a petrol refueling as well as lunch at the Gurun Rest & Recreation area.

We arrived in Ipoh at ten past four and soon made our way to the last hotel in our itinerary, the Ipoh Downtown Hotel. An old hotel it had seen better days, but to our surprise our twin book was modern, clean and spacious. 

We deposited our belongings in the room but had to wait a while for the sudden downpour to subside before making our way across the street for an appointment with a laundromat. An hour later we sorted out our laundry and then headed out to the general vicinity of Gerbang Malam for dinner.

We ordered our customary steamed chicken rice at Ong Kee Restaurant. Together with a round of drinks our dinner came to RM34.00 (approximately USD8/EUR7). We then paid Happiness Authentic Local Delights a visit and ended up spending RM194.00 (approximately USD43/EUR41) worth of goodies that included 7 packets of instant Ipoh White Coffee (mostly for our neighbours), a packet of Lime Tea and Milk Tea and an assortment of snacks.

We then walked past Gerbang Malam and headed back to the hotel. We end our blog for today and with nothing planned for tomorrow except for the final leg of our drive back to Kuala Lumpur we'll see what transpires.

Good night!

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๐Ÿ“ Location:
Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Alor Setar
- https://goo.gl/maps/BprWTkqAq7yXwG5b8
Bandar Darulaman Community College - https://goo.gl/maps/PvhSbCmJ1XLo1dbj8
Cleanpro Express Self Service Laundry - https://goo.gl/maps/QabgrvP3Vjw9jYPV8
Ipoh Downtown Hotel - https://goo.gl/maps/p13QrXce2dck4GCr7
Ong Kee Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/bym5cPZh4jHvuzWV6
Happiness Authentic Local Delights - https://goo.gl/maps/dbhXwyJxoMaGusGMA

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