Gopeng, a quaint little town…

Gopeng is a town located in Mukim Teja, Kampar District, Perak, Malaysia. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Ipoh, the state capital. The town is located on the west side of the North-South Expressway stretch of Tapah-Simpang Pulai.
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When you drive off the main road into the little town of Gopeng, you see many old shophouses.

Then you might come to the open-air market on Market Street or Jalan Pasar.

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And you might just see cages of ‘live’ chickens (that’s a rooster!) and ducks…

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However, I’m keen to locate the wall murals, so I walk around and cover quite a lot of distance…

 

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There are murals of tin-mining activities, which is unsurprising since Gopeng was a town that tin built.

 

The most important tourist attraction is the Gopeng Museum.

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The Gopeng Heritage House 

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Open Time : 9.00am – 3.00pm(Only Open On Saturday & Sunday) Admission is free
Address : 6, Jalan Sg Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak.
Tel :    016-542 1287(Phang Sek Hong)

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The moment one steps inside the Heritage House Muzium Gopeng, a visitor would be able to recapture the simple yet dazzling lives of the people of Gopeng some 125 years ago through the numerous antiquities, antiques, old furniture and calligraphy paintings on display.

Wang Kun-xiang, the financial controller of the Heritage House, has a special preference for antique collection and has desired to establish a nostalgic house that would show the modern residents the bustling life, culture and customs of people living in the town more than a century ago.

On the ground floor, there is a barber shop, kopitiam and a feng shui air well filled with bonsai trees and relics from the near past. Up above, living areas have been decorated and filled with priceless decorations and furnishings that accurately reflect what life would have been like for a middle-class family at the turn of the 20th century in Gopeng, and indeed the surrounding areas.

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The town center of Gopeng
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The High Street or Jalan Tasik in Gopeng town with rows of old and classic shophouses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopeng

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