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Merdeka in Taiping

This was last year, in 2022. We decided to go to Taiping to celebrate Merdeka. Not a Merdeka countdown celebration per se, but a simple family outing. We went to eat pasembur and cendol, and afterwards, we visited Zoo Taiping and spent some quality time at Taiping Lake Gardens. Not forgetting, we also visited Kopi Satu Satu Sembilan & Titik Santap.

I’ve said this several times, Taiping is such a beautiful town. In the words of the late Rehman Rashid in his seminal memoir, A Malaysian Journey, “Taiping was a sweet place to live, and anyone who didn’t think so was free to live elsewhere. Taiping was still the Pensioner’s Paradise; the Nicest Hometown in Malaysia.”

As usual, below are some pictures I took during our trip.

Labu Sayong Corak Satu - Medium (Blue & White)

Sourced directly from skilled artisans in the village of Sayong, Perak, these traditional water pitchers are handcrafted from fine clay soil. They feature a distinctive design with an earthy brown base colour and accents of blue, red, and green.
RM18.00

Sarawak Batik with Pua Kumbu Motif - Corak Satu

Each piece of Sarawak batik with pua kumbu motif is unique and reflects the skill and artistry of the artisan who created it. By purchasing this fabric, you are not only acquiring a beautiful and functional item, but you are also supporting the preservation of traditional culture and craftsmanship.
RM55.00

Rectangular Rattan Basket - Medium

The sturdy construction and versatile design make them perfect for carrying produce, groceries, or household items. The natural texture and finish of the rattan add a touch of comfort and relaxation to your décor.
RM60.00

Round Rattan Storage - Medium

Not only does our Round Rattan Storage provide practical storage solutions, but it also enhances the overall aesthetic of your space. Its natural, earthy tones create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the rattan material adds a touch of organic beauty.
RM30.00

Portable Bamboo Folding Chair

The Portable Bamboo Folding Chair is the perfect solution for comfortable and eco-friendly seating. Made from high-quality bamboo, this folding chair has a modern, minimalist design that looks great anywhere. It's sturdy yet lightweight, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.  
RM42.00

Kain Batik Sarung - Variation Three (Corak Empat)

Arina Batik comes in a range of exclusive, beautiful, and modern colour combinations that are unique and contemporary. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of this beautiful and unique batik, made with high-quality materials and stunning design.
RM29.00

Mengkuang Purse Small - Red & Blue

Crafted from natural mengkuang leaves, this wallet is not only a fashion statement but also an environmentally conscious choice. By opting for this eco-friendly material, you're making a positive impact on the environment while adding a touch of sophistication to your everyday style.
RM10.00

Ceramic Pen Holder - Red & Green

Made with the same techniques and materials used to create the famous labu sayong of Malaysia, this sleek and minimalist pen holder features a smooth finish that highlights the natural textures of the clay.
RM12.00

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