I've had just enough time to... revisit Taiping Lake Garden
The beauty and serenity of Taiping Lake Garden and its town has inspired many of my posts. After the last post regarding the controversy surrounding the rain trees of the garden, I decided to revisit them and invite you to visit them together with me. (Click on the link to access any of the post)
The town is reputed to have the best “popiah” in the country. But it taste different from my distant memory so I compare it against first love.
There is something very sad about empty benches and these row of empty benches under the ancient rain trees seemed so melancholy to me.
The political scene in the country is depressing with politicians trying to determine for us what patriotism is. I wanted to tell them what patriotism is not! The photo is taken in the museum near the lake.
As much as the area surrounding the lake is beautiful, there are also quiet places that you can visit for reflection like the war cemetery. Don’t think me odd until you have taken a walk with the dead.
As I read the names and inscriptions on the tombstones, I wonder how long will a name live? If it is carved in stone, will it live forever?
I came across a crooked bridge in the garden and was confronted with this question “If Life is a crooked bridge, can you walk straight?”
Upset by the political scene, I was inspired to write a satire. If you are Malaysian, you should be able to understand at least some of the allusion. I was looking for an image to go along with it when I thought this in front of the Taiping museum appropriate.