Ipoh,Unexpectedly Busy Day In A Quiet City
Trip Start Jun 04, 2010
4Trip End Jun 05, 2010
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Once the demo was over at 5.30 pm, we took a short break before commencing the discussion session. For the break, we went to the coffee house here for the buffet tea session. The food was tasty and worth the price paid. They served Roti Jala with chicken curry, Cucur Udang, Pisang Goreng and tea. When they said chicken curry, I thought it would be like the hotels in Kuala Lumpur where they would only serve the curry, but here, the gravy was thick and it was full of chicken chunks and potato.
The price per pax is only RM 12.00 . I wonder if they would be able to serve at this price in Kuala Lumpur, surely the hotel would be full everyday. Thats Ipoh is guess, food is cheap as always. Everything is made to order, nothing is precooked therefore, you have to wait some time before the food is served and the chef actually prepares it at the lounge in front of your eyes. Half an hour of tea break and then we resumed to the meeting room to continue the discussion. The discussion went on until 1930 and then went over to the room for a short break.
Met up with the guys again at 2030 and went out for dinner, at the same coffee house again. After the lengthy discussions, back to the room at 2300. I was too tired to go out for the day and decided to call it a night. Hopefully I would be able to visit at least one cave temple in Ipoh tomorrow and that would also be after I check out at mid day tomorrow. Still have another meeting in the morning after breakfast.
One thing I observed about the staff here this time, all of them seemed to be working under some kind of pressure. Maybe they are not happy with the management. Later at night after dinner I managed to have a casual chat with one of the employees. It seems that this hotel has recently been acquired by the Impiana Group and they had fired most of the old employees including the chefs and many of those left are just waiting for their time of being terminated or told to take voluntary service settlement. And these senior staff were being replaced by fresh graduates. Hmmm now I understand why they were so frustrated looking.