We took about 35 minutes to travel from Bidor to Teluk Intan. Once we reached the town, formerly known as Teluk Anson, at about 1.30pm, the first thing we looked for was its most famous landmark: Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan. As it is located in a square, you won’t miss it as its top is obviously seen among low-rise buildings from a distance.
At this hour, the weather was very hot and we took a quick tour of the Teluk Intan clock tower – which was built in 1885. We were only allowed to climb up to three floors.
Since we had not had our lunch, we were looking for a place to fill up our stomachs. We wanted to try the well-know Teluk Intan chee cheong fun. But unfortunately, based on my research notes, the famous Teluk Intan chee cheong fun is only available in the evening. It was then confirmed by a local shop assistant near the clock tower. To make it worse, it seemed that our chances were slim to get a proper lunch at this time of the day.
Tiger Head Brand Heong Peah
Another agenda on my list was looking for the popular heong peah cap harimau (Tiger Head brand biscuits). The shop assistant explained to me how to get to the biscuits shop which was not very far from the clock tower. It is actually located at the end of the road.
Sin Joo Cheong Confectionary
830-D Jalan Mak Intan,
36000 Teluk Intan
Telephone: 05-622 2472
Rojak Ah Chai
After buying some biscuits for own consumption and as gifts for friends, we continued our search for food. While we were touring around the town aimlessly, I saw the popular Ah Chai Rojak Stall as mentioned by one Teluk Intan blogger. It is located behind San Min School and next to the wet market. The rojak stall is a modest stall with some wooden shacks. If you are not careful, you will miss it. When we were there, there were only a handful of customers there.
Since we had no other food, we took rojak (mixed fruits in dark sticky prawn paste) for lunch though it was usually meant for snack. I find the rojak okay and not as good as what I expected. I prefer rojak with a stronger taste.
K didn’t find the rojak appetizing and we had to get something for him before he threw tantrum, we quickly headed to Teluk Intan’s Glutton Square for some hawker food. Not many stalls were open then. By accident (I saw a lady carrying some yu tiao) I found a stall selling yu tiao and ham chin peng – also in Glutton Square.
Note: This is the third article of Family Weekend Getaway: A Road Trip To Lumut series.