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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 4, 2009 10:55am

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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 4, 2009 10:57am

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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
January 5, 2009 2:04am

Hi Kayes
I could hardly make out the figures of the two fishermen in the first pic.They were dwarfed by the huge wave breaker in the background.
And where is this place in the last pic? It looks like some very charming eating stalls. Have you checked out this place yet?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
January 5, 2009 3:14pm

hello Blue Grass, the last pic shows the Sea Pearl Kafe which is a seafood restaurant in Tanjong Tokong, right next to the Tua Pek Kong Temple. In the 70s I used to eat there a lot but not lately. Nice place to eat with the constant sea breeze blowing at you and the sound of waves pounding the sea wall. Something like the E & O Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
January 9, 2009 10:50am

You seem very fond of the sea and the sound of waves, Kayes. Unfortunately, we landlocked people in Ipoh miss that soothing sound very much. I miss being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves breaking on the beach. Pangkor here I come!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 10, 2009 2:12am

Blue Grass, it is probably quicker if you drive from Ipoh to Penang. Not giving Penang the big sell but the Pearl of the Orient is really charming. Stay at the Lone Pine and you can hear those waves breaking on the beach. Stay at the E & O and you can hear those waves pounding the sea wall. Lovely lullabies.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
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January 10, 2009 6:36am

You sure know how to make that sound an interesting option, Kayes!
Ken Chan

Registered: August 2008
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 21
January 11, 2009 7:17pm

Hi Kayes & Blue Grass,
More than 30 years ago, I lived in an apartment in Lim Lean Teng Building, which is just across the street from the E & O Hotel. The pounding of the waves were clearly, audible especially in the still of the night. However, whether it is a blessing or a curse depends on one's state of mind. On a fun-filled day, especially after a few rounds of booze, the special sound effects that emanate from the sea can send me to restful nirvana instantaneously. On the flip-side, when I am bothered by insomnia on some restless and lonely nights, those very same sound can be a nuisance. That was so long ago, when I was young and single, and the credo of the moment was 'let the good times roll'! Penang has been a coming-of-age city to me, and other than Ipoh, I have always consider it to be my second home-away-from home.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
January 14, 2009 12:05pm

Ken, in addition to being near the sea, the Lim Lean Teng Mansions were also surrounded by motor showrooms and workshops, namely Lowe Motors (Mercedes), Wearne Brothers (British cars) and the Toyota showroom and workshop. Could you hear the noise from these motor workshops? Also Latin Quarter was just opposite. Could you hear the live band?
Ken Chan

Registered: August 2008
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 21
January 15, 2009 4:28am

Kayes, you are correct, it is Lim Lean Teng Mansion, not Building. There were quite a number of showrooms in that area and everyone of them was well stocked with flashy cars from wall to wall. Merlin Hotel was not too far away and there was a bowling alley across the street too. That whole neighborhood has become even more glitzy and I was quite impressed when I revisited the place two years ago.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
January 15, 2009 8:31pm

Hi Kayes & Ken Chan,


Thank you for the flashback this evening, in particular 'Ken Chan's' mention of the 'Merlin Hotel' with the round restaurant at the top of the Hotel, of course we now know it as the 'City Bayview' and on one of my visits recently, I ventured downstairs to what is still a Disco area, but in the 70's it was a rather swinging place, in more ways than I can remember, myself dancing of sorts to the sounds of the 'Three Degrees', thank you for the memories invoked this evening.



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