Aun Tong Coffee Factory
This walk will take you all the way through the town, a little along the highway and across an busy bridge surrounded by lush greenery on either side. Although there is a small Sri Lankan and Indian population in Taiping, Taiping is predominantly a Chinese city and at times feels like a small Chinese village, thanks to old men riding their rusty bicycles through the city with a stack of newspapers tied to the back with string.
Aun Tong Coffee Factory is another trespass into history. It was the first coffee factory in Malaysia, roasting since 1933 after a special recipe that involves large amounts of margarine and sugar during the roasting process. Upon arrival, try samples of all types of coffee then explore the inside of the factory and pick up some supplies to take home. How to find it? As soon as you’re on the bridge, just follow the heavenly smell.