Trip back for Chinese New Year Celebration

My trip back yesterday was a smooth one. I was expecting a long and slow drive back as everyone was taking leave and also rushing back to their hometown.

Got up 5am plus to start our journey as last year we left a bit later and the traffic was heavy and was a pace of average 70km per hour and it took us about 6 hrs where a good smooth trip will usually take about 5 hrs.

Our first stop for breakfast was on of the RnR (rest and recreation) area along the highway.
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Food to buy and if you noticed, early in the morning people were already eating rice with dishes to select from.
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Seating area…
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I was kinda lucky as the traffic was smooth.
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Reaching Ipoh for our next RnR stop

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This is a new building built next to the highway where the highway user can stop and buy fresh groceries.

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Agromall; it is still new and not many stalls slot utilized.

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It also has toilet rest area and also a prayer place for the Muslim and a small playground for the children

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… and my journey continues.

Beef Noodles….

Had dinner at one of the famous shops selling beef noodles in Hsinchu; original and also the hot and spicy ones with side dishes to order.

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The bowls are huge and for the hot and spicy, it is really hot and spicy. Haha

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It was a nice meals. I can people queuing outside to get a seat to eat the noodles. So the place is pratically full all the time.