Last week Harvinder brought Negeri Sembilan to your computer screens as he checked out the local Seremban market, visited Cape Rachado and experienced The Dusun. For Episode 5 of the travel series that goes to off-the-beaten tracks, both Harvinder and Julie visit the lovely town of Taiping.

The duo travel to the town which is famously known as the wettest town in the peninsular with the feisty little Ford Fiesta where they check out the Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory which has been around since the 1940s.

The hosts continue their journey with a stop at the fishing village in Kuala Sepetang that was formerly known as Port Weld before checking out the Taiping Casual Market as they try out a rather special beverage called “Doremi”.

They finally retire at Adeline’s Villa, a close-to-nature resort in the midst of the Gopeng rainforest. You can also check out episodes 1 till 4 of Travel Safe and Save with PETRONAS PRIMAX 95 XTRA here.

Check out an image gallery and more information on the locations after the jump.

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The Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory has been in existence since the 1940s and it makes use of the mangrove trees planted around the factory. The factory which is run by Chuah Chow Aun allows visitors to experience the process of producing charcoal.

Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory
Kuala Sepetang,
Taiping, Perak.
Tel: +6012 573 9563


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During its heyday, Port Weld which opened in 1877 was used to export tin ore via cargo ships. Opium, preserved vegetables and tobacco were also traded in the area. Activities increased when a railroad was built in 1884. Port Weld is now called Kuala Sepetang and is primarily used by fishing boats.

Port Weld Fishing Village
Kuala Sepetang,
Taiping, Perak.


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The Taiping Casual Market offers an array of local delicacies and most interestingly, it is divided into a Halal and a non-Halal section. The Casual Market is also famous for a special beverage called “Doremi” which is a mixture of barley, coffee and tea.

Taiping Casual Market
Jalan Panggung Wayang,
34000, Taiping, Perak.


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Located in the rainforest of Gopeng, Adeline’s Villa allows visitors to get close with nature and the orang asli. The villa which is located away from city life also offers nature-based activities such as white water rafting, caving and so on.

Adeline’s Villa
Lot 13302, Mukim Teja,
Kampung Geruntum,
Sungai Itik, 31600,
Gopeng, Perak.
Tel: +605 359 2833


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