Thursday, May 10, 2012

Up north to Ipoh and Penang 北上怡保及槟城

With Miss Ng(left) and souvenir goodies bags
与吴小姐合照。我们还获赠纪念品。

We brought Amanda up north to Ipoh and Penang.

I have been drinking Ho Yan Hor (HYH) herbal tea for more than 45 years, since my secondary school days. It keeps my body elements "balanced", and flu and cold away from me.

My children loved it too especially Elizabeth. Throughout her architectural course, locally or in Scotland, Ho Yan Hor herbal tea has been a constant companion during her many sleepless nights in completing her projects one after another.

She even introduced it to her course mates and friends, Asian and European. Amanda is one of them.

I thought it would be a good opportunity for us and Amanda to visit Hovid Bhd, the maker of Ho Yan Hor herbal tea, to see for ourselves how it is made.

Miss Ng Chern Yuan from Corporate Communications of the company replied to my mail promptly and graciously arranged our visit to the factory on May 9 (Wednesday).

At 11:00 am, we were welcomed warmly by Miss Ng and accompanied us for a guided tour of the making of herbal tea by her colleague Miss Doreen.

We saw the stringent process of making the herbal tea, and impressed by the modern and advance fully automatic packaging system.

The HYH herbal tea is made at the same original factory started by its founder. From a humble herbal tea maker, the company has today developed and grown into a public listed modern pharmaceutical company active in the development and manufacturing of the Pharmaceutical Specialties led by founder's son Mr. David Ho, the current CEO.

We are grateful to Miss Ng for the warm welcome extended to us. It is my dream to visit my favourite HYH herbal tea factory for decades, and it is accomplished today~!

Miss Ng has extend us invitation to visit the company's bigger and modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plant at Chemor, Perak at a later date.

As for Amanda, it is an eye opener for her to have a peep into "mysterious" eastern herbal medication and healthcare products. She is impressed and enjoyed the visit too.

After the visit, we have lunch and coffee at Ipoh old town. The world famous Ipoh Old Town White Coffee is originated from Nam Heong cafe in Ipoh old town.

White coffee reminded us another famous product of Ipoh - thherbal chicken. Since Amanda has never tasted a salted herbal chicken, we bought 2 birds to try.

We left for Penang after lunch.... and white coffee ... and herbal chicken. Please see picture story in Facebook.
















我们陪同阿曼达北上怡保及槟城游玩。

我饮用何人可凉茶,打从我中学时期开始,到现在已经有超过45年的历史了。这凉茶帮助我的身体获得调和,防御伤风感冒的袭击。

我的孩子也都对它有所喜爱,特别是我的小女儿淑倾。在她整个画测课程里,不管在国内或国外,有着无数的无眠无休,赶功课的日子里,何人可凉茶陪伴着她一起走过。

在国外时,她还介绍给来自亚洲或者欧洲的同学及朋友,饮用何人可凉茶。阿曼达就是其中的一位。

这次趁着阿曼达的到访,我认为是个很好多机会,去何人可凉茶工厂参观,看看它的制造的过程。

何人可凉茶制造公司 Hovid Bhd 的公司通讯部门吴晨圆小姐,非常快捷的回答了我的电邮,欢迎我们在五月九日,早上十一时正,到公司参观。

我们一早就从加影出发,十一点就抵达了Hovid Bhd 的工厂,受到吴小姐热情的欢迎。她陪同我们,在公司一位同事领导下,一同到工厂参观凉茶的制作过程。

何人可凉茶目前仍然在创始人的原来工厂制造。虽然是在旧厂生产,但过程及品质管理严格。我们对其成品及包装的全自动化机器,留下深刻的印象。

从一间凉茶档,何人可公司已经发展到今天一家规模庞大,研发及制造药品及保健品的上市公司。

我们非常感谢吴小姐的热情接待及欢迎。过去几十年来,参观何人可的制造是我的梦想,今天,这梦想终于实现了!

吴小姐还邀请我们,下次有机会,去参观公司坐落在珠宝(Chemor)的多元药物现代化制造厂。

告别了吴小姐,我们就到怡保旧街场用午餐及享用著名的怡保白咖啡。现在著名全世界的怡保旧街场白咖啡,就是源自老街场的南香咖啡店。

午餐后,我们就续程北上槟城,突然又想起了怡保另一个出名的食物:盐焗鸡。阿曼达从为尝过,女儿已经三年没吃过这个怡保特产,所以就买了两支。大家都等不及待定,快手快脚的就把它吃了,直呼过瘾极了。

这样,我们才心甘情愿的北上槟城。 图片故事Facebook

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