Saturday, June 27, 2009

Communication Tower in Downtown

This communication tower is standing in the middle of New Town for many years. However, most of the Ipoh citizen do not pay attention to it because of its simple outlook. It is among the tallest man made objects in town, reaching approximately the height of a 17-storey building.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Lonely Lions

After the FMS Bar & Restaurant closed, these two lion statues are welcoming no customer to the Chinese restaurant at first floor. I am hoping it to reopen one day so I can enjoy the food and old style decoration.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lau Ek Ching Street

Lau Ek Ching Street is a short street in New Town. It is not directly connected to main roads in the city but is surrounded by few main roads in New Town, such as Anderson Road, Cowan Street, Green Lane & Clare Street. This is not a popular street. Currently there are antique shop, boutique, properties developer office & legal firm, while some are still vacant. Shop houses over here still maintained with its old style & beautiful wall decoration. It is, in fact, a suitable spot to be a walking street for café, restaurant & fashion shop.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Long Waited Rain

This is the most wanted scene for Ipoh citizen. Dark clouds covering the sky and thundering. It will be heavy rain very soon. I can feel the cool stream when capturing this photo at home and I believe it is already downpour at downtown.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sun in the Haze

The sun looked like an egg yolk this morning. The haze in the atmosphere has blocked the sunshine & causing an orange sun rising from the horizon. Everyone is hoping for a heavy rain to wash away the accumulated heat.

Friday, June 12, 2009


May be due to the isolated location in town, this wall remains its original condition while many other blank walls in town are occupied by advertisement boards. Anyway the wall gives the feel like living in 1940’s.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

After a Little Rain

The most common word we use since the last few weeks is “hot”. It has been many sunny days until this afternoon. The day turned cloudy after lunch time and rain for a short while soon after that. Anyway, the small rain did not cool down the environment but unleash the heat at ground and make the condition warmer and more humid.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alley in Old Town

There are many small alleys in Old Town. The town planning was not proper during the early establishment of the town. Therefore we find different building arrangements.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beautiful Sky

A nice view captured a minute before sunrise. The clouds attracted me at first because it formed a pattern that not normally seen, I guess it suppose dragged by wind in different direction.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The OCBC Bank Building

This is main branch of OCBC Bank in Ipoh. The building was originally known as The Straits House and had been occupied by different owners. It was once left vacant before OCBC Bank moved in. The tower is an iconic feature of the building. Located just few yards from the Town Hall, but at a lower ground, the building is not as outstanding as Town Hall. Anyway, this is one of my favorite buildings in town.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Full Moon Day

Today is a full moon day. The bright and round moon is so attractive. I wish I can have a better camera to capture the beauty of full moon.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Nam Chau Coffee Shop

Nam Chau (南洲) is a traditional coffee shop in Old Town. I had my first visit to the shop this week and its white coffee simply attracted me. It is slightly different from my favourite Sin Yoon Loong white coffee but the thicker coffee with smooth creamer gives a different taste. The shop is renovated displaying a cleaner & tidier environment. Anyway, the wooden ceiling that typically found in old shops still maintained.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blue and White

A nice blue and white combination in the sky. Atmosphere in the morning is still good, but soon everyone will avoid from getting outdoor exposing under the skin burning sunshine.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Lotus in a pond of Kuan Yin (观音) Temple.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Begin of A Warm Day

Look at the “flame” during sunrise. This is just a start of a warm day. It has been many clear days where the hot sun directly shinning onto the city. The atmosphere is so hot & humid that torturing the features on the ground. Hope the warm days will over very soon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

If I Own This Building...

I have been observing this heritage building for long time. I can see its beauty although it is under poor condition. Several western style heritage buildings at its surrounding are occupied and well maintained. Its poor fate is just like me, being forgotten in the crowd. Well, if I own this building, I will make it a western restaurant at ground floor, a musical lounge at first floor & a coffee house with small individual compartments at second floor. I hope it will provide a private, peaceful & relaxing environment with soft & sentimental background music. A poor guy dream…..

Monday, June 1, 2009

Colourful Background

Sometimes the colourful clouds during sunset appear like aurora. It makes the railway station more attractive with this beautiful background. Usually this scene not last long, may be just for few minutes and the sky would start turning dark. The combination of classical building & colourful sunset is always my favourite.
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