Many years ago I thought of visiting a good friend in his hometown of Taiping during Chinese New Year. That was when many people are back in their respective hometowns and locals always make competent and knowledgeable guides to an unfamiliar small town. I called the friend and he said there was virtually no walking space in his mother's house, with all his siblings returning.
While traveling from Taiping to Kuala Sepetang, I saw a standalone purple hotel on the way. Thinking it might be the Yam Hotel, its name was even more intriguing as we drove closer. It was named after another tuber and it was The Potato Hotel!
Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld, is such a charming town. It is a fishing village and there are mangrove river tours to watch fireflies and eagles, There is also great seafood and there are a number of charcoal kilns good for educational visits.