The Perak branch of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) had the privilege of hosting a delegation from the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) to a night of nostalgia in Ipoh old town during their recent working visit to Perak.
Themed “Ipoh Through A Different Lens – The Night Streets of Ipoh”, the celebration on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, was led by Perak MICCI chairman Dato’ Lim Si Boon and saw guests from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Peru being taken on a heritage tour of the city that tin built.
The evening started out with guests enjoying the very popular herbal tea concoction by old-time Chinese herbal tea maker, Hor Yan Hor, at its Hor Yan Hor Museum. Next on, with Dato’ Lim as their personal tour guide, guests were led to the Hakka tin mining museum, Han Chin Pet Soo, where they managed to gain an insight into the colourful life, trials and tribulations of those who lived during the heydays of tin-mining in the Kinta Valley.
Guests further traversed the backstreets of Ipoh old town and made their way to Tin Alley, a creative hub preserving and promoting the heritage, culture and arts of Ipoh, where they feasted on popular local Malaysian and Ipoh delights prepared by Meru Valley Resort.
Some of the flavours the guests savoured include Ulam-ulaman Kampung, Chicken Satay, Pecal, Naan, Dim Sum, Chee Cheong Fun, Herbal Salt Baked Chicken, Apung and Tou Fu Fah. Dinner was enjoyed with music performed by buskers.
Among the esteemed guests present were the Ambassador of Argentina H.E Manuel Jose Balaguer Salas; Ambassador of Brazil H.E Ary Norton De Murat Quintella; Ambassador of Chile H.E Diego Velasco-von Pilgrimm and spouse, Dr. R.A. Ambara Baratawidjaja; Ambassador of Cuba H.E Florentino Batista Gonzalez and spouse, Madame Saimi Reyes Carmona; Ambassador of Peru H.E Ricardo Estanislao Morote Canales and spouse, Madame Sandra Isabel Massieu De Morote; and Commercial Attaché from Brazil Mr Marcos Savini.
Also present were state Industry, Investment and Corridor Development Committee Chairman Dato’ Shahrul Zaman Datuk Yahya, and business figure Dato’ Seri Timor Shah Rafiq, together with other state government agency officials, members of the local business community and Perak MICCI members.
About the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI)
MICCI traces its history from the formation of its ancestor, The Penang Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture in 1837. Following amalgamation with the Perak Chamber of Commerce and the Selangor Chamber of Commerce in the early 20th century, the Chamber was restructured in 1974 as a company limited by guarantee and renamed the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
MICCI aims to facilitate and support members in their goals to successfully develop their business in Malaysia. MICCI engages with state and federal governments to continue to ensure the development and implementation of a robust regulatory framework, which is conducive to a healthy business environment.