[ Ipoh ] 讓人有點傻眼的小桂琳公園
... pages were pretty much all there was to it.
Got off the car past noon time at the parking lot, it was boiling hot. I thought I was going to melt.
Finally managed to get to the place to get on the boat. Remember to get your tickets from a booth (more like a temporary tent) that doesn't say it sells tickets (if it does it's probably witten in Malay only 'cause we completely missed it). Then we gotta queue here under the unforgiving sun for our turn to get on the boat.
I thought it was going to be a scenic and long boat ride like what we went on in China to see the lake and the rocky cliffs, etc. It was definitely nothing like it. The boat was just a means of transporting you from the parking lot to the park on the other side (which is like 5-10mins away). The only scenic thing to comfort us was the rocky cliff nearby.
After we landed, we followed the crowd and the only path. So what's there to see? We saw some traditional houses and thought we could take a look inside, at least to seek some cooler place with some breeze away from the super sun.
那.... 那... 那.. 接下來要看什麼? 好吧喘口氣讓小小電風吹一吹了一下，我們繼續往前走。
We entered one of these houses. It was empty with a fan on the ceiling turned on. like... maybe you can at least make an effort to display something of the Malay culture or ways of living here??? or maybe have a cafe??? like what's all these empty houses doing here. So we were on our way again pretty soon.
At the end of the main path was a tower. We didn't have energy to climb up the tower to have a view of the surrounding. We tried to look around and see what else to see other than young couples dating and flirting and kids screaming and running around. It was still super hot and we were on the edge of breakdown.
Finally saw something that was sort of interesting - deer and ostrich!
But it was too hot. They don't look like they'd like to move out of the shade.
The ostrich was even more pathetic. the feather on their butt was like almost gone! Some part was bleeding too. It was horrible.
When we walked back to the jetty I just wanted to jump on to the first boat back. This park was just too pathetic. I don't think people would enjoy this place if it's constantly under the melting sun and no one would come if it's like thunder raining either if it doesn't have much shade and doesn't have much to see. The animal welfare.. not even going to go there. Other than these empty houses and this pathetic little zoo, what else could've been done here? There are lots of things you can do but I suppose the local authority just didn't want the trouble, or they're not that smart or simply don't need to money.
Back to the city, another shocking thing to see - the Ipoh train station from the British colonial era. Looks majestic and classy from faraway. You'd maybe even think there's a 5-star teahouse or coffeehouse in there. But when you get close to it, you'd be shocked by how poorly it was maintained (or not maintained maybe). Some parts just look like ruins too. It's really a pity such a beautiful building becomes something like this.
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