Malaysia – Georgetown; The continuation search for Street Art (6)

You are back… =) Let’s move on.

Cute metal art showing the rickshaw ….

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I was walking along Lebuh Pantai from Lebuh Armenian, I saw this painting  on the wall of the shops on the side of the Khoo Kongsi; cats carrying lanterns.

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Exploring around.. hidden among the small alley at Ah Quee Street, I saw this mural painting of ‘Our Art is Dying’ by an unknown street  artist.

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Another mural painting ‘The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This’ also at Ah Quee Street is part of the 101 Lost Kittens art project.

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More metal art sculpture to enjoy……

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Thanks for following me till this point but the walk is still not finish yet……….

Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (3)

Welcome back! We are still in Huotong. Walking along a small street and a gloomy day with a magnificent view of the mountains.

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A temple along the street which I managed to capture.

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Heading back to the Huotong station, I had to cross a covered pedestrian bridge to get over the other side of the track. In the covered pedestrian bridge, you could see people feeding cats and cartoon cat size stand.

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Another beautiful view of the mountains from the other side of the tracks.

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A lazy cat sleeping on the souvenir items while visitors taking photos of it.

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…… my next stop was Shifen

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This small town is really interesting. Do follow me on my next blog. 😊

Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (2)

Still in Huotong. It is a small town formerly a mining town but now is a cat town; a town filled with cats.

Below is a row of food souvenir shops which were next to the railway station. The food looks good but I did not stop to grab anything.

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.. a miniature display of the old mining area of Houtong.

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The ruins of the coal processing plant and the bridge used to carry the coal down from the mine in the nearby hillsides.

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Cat homes which can be seen all around the town for the cats.

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On the bridge where the railway track to the hillside.

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This is one of the old mines which was closed and made to a tourist area.

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More to come. Stay tune!

Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (1)

Hi there!!! It has been a while since I wrote on my blog as I have been busy and also was on the road.

My last recent trip was to Taiwan (yup again!) but this trip was much longer and I stayed over the weekend. This time I managed to visit 3 small outskirt towns away from Taipei where I had to take bus from where I was staying to Taipei then another 45 to 1 hr train ride to Ruifang to catch another train on the PingXi train line.

On the day I travelled, it was a wet and gloomy day. Had to wait under the rain with an umbrella to catch a bus.

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This is the Taipei Central Station where the HSR, local trains and MRT converged. Colourful lockers at the station.

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Taipei ticket counter. .

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Arrived at Ruifang station to change line to the PingXi line to Houtong for my first stop

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… and this is the colourful train on the PingXi line to my first stop.

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Upon arrival in Huotong, I was greeted by cats and lots of cats around. In fact there is a street or place for the cats there and you could see the visitors mostly local visitors from Taiwan feeding them…. and yes the cats are all well fed!! Lol

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Where shall I go?

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Well if you like to know … then follow me on my next posting. 😊