While great big Malaysian cities like Penang and Ipoh have been dominating the headlines, the quiet town of Taiping has recently attracted the attention of an award-winning international show.
Yes, the town will be featured in an episode of BBC’s popular travelogue series 'Great Railway Journeys'.
According to a report by Malay Mail
, the news was shared by Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) on its Facebook page.
It said that the programme will highlight the host, Michael Portillo, as he travels to several popular locations such as the Raintree Walk, Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping central market and the Market Square using the train.
“Portillo will delve into the area’s history and culture at every location he stops besides highlighting its arts, landscape, delicacies and tourists spots,” said the council, adding that the travelogue series was based on a travel guide about the history of trains that was published in 1913.
Prior to this, the series also features interesting places in other countries such as India, United States, most of Europe and Russia.
Let's make a trip down to Taiping, shall we, guys?