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Tapah - A Location to Experience Wonderful Food, Fantastic Waterfalls and Revitalizing Res


It's been 3 months since our last trip to TRC in Feb 2010. Once again, we took a night bus (KKKL) from Larkin incurable -departing at 10pm and reaching at just 4am! At this unearthly hour, the streets were empty - other than for a Indian mama store that tries to be Tapah's only 7-eleven, opening at odd hours from 3pm to 5am day-to-day. Starving, I purchased a snickers bar, which tasted horrible. We trotted to TRC to continue our sleep till day break.

For the Second day of this journey, we decided to go to the Lata Kinjang Waterfall. We consulted a staff of ipoh to alor setar and she stated that we needed to capture the 7.40 am or 8am bus from Kampar to Lata Kinjang Waterfall. So, we set out early the next early morning. We reached the Tapah bus station at 6.10 am, however just missed the first bus to Kampar. The next bus to Kampar came to 7 am. After a half hour trip, we reached Kampar bus station at 7.30 am, where we discovered that there is just one bus to Lata Kinjang Waterfall at 10am.

With more than 1 hour to kill, we seized the day to have a sluggish breakfast at the Kampar Hawker Centre. There were rows upon rows of stalls selling a selection of regional delights. We lastly went for fish porridge, chee cheong enjoyable with fillings and char kway teow. All I might state is Terrific taste at great rate! My only problem is the little bones embedded in the fish slices - which mar an otherwise great eating experience.

The bus came ultimately and we soon found ourselves at the Lata Kinjang Waterfalls. Heaps upon loads of totally free falling water breaking forth non-stop from the top, cascading and crashing onto the lots of tiers of rocks below - what a spectacular sight to behold! We then had a rejuvenating dip in the cool icy water at the lowest tier of the waterfall. Sitting on a rock, we stretched out our worn out legs and allow the hurrying water to gush against our feet. How wonderfully healing! To our surprise, the water is refreshingly clean and non-saltish. There is in fact no requirement for another bath in the toilet after emerging from the waterfall!

After the waterfall, we returned to Tapah. It was time for dinner and off we went on our mission to hunt for food - marvelous food. We discovered a little cafe tucked away in a corner (actually called "The Little Cafe") that serves great local delicacies. We finally purchased a deep-fried fish at RM 12 and 'Kong Pao" chicken at RM 8 - a very gratifying dinner at a very satisfying cost! It's a wonder why we didn't find this Little Cafe in our earlier trips when it is just a stone's throw from TRC!

The following day on 21 May, we had claypot chicken rice for dinner in Tapah. Opens from 7pm to 9pm daily, this stall is located beside Jenny Fashion Residence. The rice with chicken is cooked slowly in a claypot over charcoal fire. We ordered 2 claypots - the normal one at RM 4.50 and the other with extra active ingredients (such as salted fish and chinese sausage or lup cheong) at RM 6.50. The chicken meat was pleasantly thick and difficult although the rice was a bit too sticky. I guess the well-known claypot chicken rice in Kampar is probably far better - must attempt it some day!

On Saturday (22 May), we took a bus from the kl coach to singapore - or Tanah Rata to be specific. The bus trip has to do with 2 hours and cost about RM 8 per ticket. The bus timings is as follows:
From Tapah bus station to Tanah Rata: 8.30 am, 10.30 am, 1.30 pm & 4.30 pm.
From Tanah Rata to Tapah: 8 am, 10.30/ 11 am, 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm (reveal bus), 5.30 pm.
So make sure you don't miss the last bus back to Tapah - unless you have actually currently made accommodation plans in Tanah Rata/ Cameron Highlands or are prepared to spend the night under the stars.

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