The oldest Chinese temple in Ipoh, Paloh Old Temple located on the west bank of Kinta River. It is believed to be established in the year 1872. However, on its roof it is marked the year of "Guang Xu Jia Wu", equivalent to year 1895, in which the temple is further decorated. During Chinese New Year, the temple is flooded with people from local & outstation praying for a better luck, prosperous & healthy year.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The restaurant in Greentown is so crowded in the 3rd day of Chinese New Year. As normal, people gather at cafe & restaurant for reunion to share their stories in the past one year. This phenomena should last for another one or two more days before the youngsters back to their working position away from Ipoh.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Gong Xi Gong Xi (Congratulations)..... It's Chinese New Year again. Today is the first day in this lunar year of ox. Red lanterns are everywhere in the city. This is one of the shops selling lanterns & other praying stuff at Cockman Street (also known as Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar). Everyone is hoping the ox will bring prosperities, stability & healthy. Cheers!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Market Terrace (Tingkat Pasar) although is not a major street in town but it is a famous spot for cheap & useful stuff. It used to have a second-hand goods outdoor market selling all kind of funny & unique used items. The market has moved to Osborne Street many years ago. However, the shops at Market Terrace still popular on selling low cost house hold items.
Labels: New Town
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Kinta River is the mother river of Ipoh. Ipoh was first established at its west bank during the end of 19th century. The fast growing tin mining industry had boomed the development of this small town. To solve the congestion, bridges were built to cross over Kinta River at early 20th century and raised a new township on its east bank. That is the formation of the Old Town & New Town. In the modern day, this segregation is fading away under the rapid transportation & urban development. Many youngsters may not differentiate the Old Town & New Town but rather recognize both as the original city center.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Seeing the current condition of this building, I am sure many senior citizens of Ipoh would feel sad. The Lam Looking Bazaar was once a very happening spot of Ipoh. It was built in 1933 & had hotel, restaurant, shopping arcade & even an opera hall under one roof. Perak Emporium was occupied the building in 1970’s as a famous shopping center in town. However, situation has changed since 1990’s. Lam Looking Bazaar lost its attraction due to the establishment of modern shopping malls in the city. It even damaged in a fire in 2005 that makes the building fully evacuated. Thus far, no restoration plan is visible & the future of this building still unclear.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Boards & banners are being put up in the city to greet the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, for Silver Jubilee of ascending the Perak throne. His Royal Highness is the 34th Sultan of Perak since 1984. The state government has set the official celebration on 14 February 2009. This giant board is located infront of the Tun Razak Public Library.
Monday, January 19, 2009
These lamp posts that placed surrounding Padang Ipoh (Ipoh Field) have been out of service for some time. I found it last night where the lamp posts are removed & gathered at one corner of the field. It was installed few years ago to decorate Padang Ipoh but seem like the maintenance was poor. Will the City Council replace with new one?
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I believe this old post box in Ipoh Railway Station is the only one of its type that left in the city. The crown symbol on it simply tells this post box has stood here since the British colonial era but I can't figure out how old is it. Somehow I truely do not like the stickers that pasted by the Post Office.