Why Malaysians should visit the heritage town of Gopeng


The old shop houses in Gopeng have been preserved and maintained by its loyal residents. — Photos: LEESAN

Tucked amid the narrow streets and alleys of some small towns and villages in Malaysia are plenty of old stories waiting to be uncovered. The traditional homes, antiques, old shops, kopitiams, and even former opium dens, all these are waiting for us to explore, and then send us down memory lane.

One can always find a handful of senior citizens who defiantly cling to their outdated items like oil lamps, stubbornly justifying why they should still keep them. The thing is, most of these folks are... in the advanced stages of their lives and their much-cherished items from the days of yore, may one day be gone if no one else is willing to preserve them.

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