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With a name like Cintamanis (sweet love), you'd expect a story of passion and romance.
Archaeologists said on Monday they have excavated a cave where John the Baptist baptised many of his followers #8211; basing their theory on tens of thousands of shards from small ritual jugs, a stone used for foot cleansing and wall carvings that tell the story of the contemporary of Jesus.
The limestone hills of Ipoh and their manycaves never fail to spring surprises on theadventurous. A group of Malaysian NatureSociety (MNS) members recently exploredGua Datok in Buntong and were pleasantlysurprised by Mother Nature.
A group of residents in Taman Saikat, Ipoh showed that solidarity is key to overcoming problems in their areas. The residents from Persiaran Pinggir Rapat 5 got together to protest after a company started digging for iron ore in a vacant plot of land near their area, resulting in three big ponds.
Plans are afloat to turn Kenyir Lake into the best of eco-tourism and adventure-tourism destinations in the region and the world. Aggressive promotions locally and overseas are on the cards and there is also a proposal to turn Pulau Poh into a tax-free zone.
The cave of Gua Musang is located immediately behind the town's railway station and is reached by a steep scramble up the hillside.