When I was visiting Ipoh Garden South for the first time in 1986, it’s already a well developed residential area. It’s the only residential at that time having a shopping mall, Ipoh Garden Plaza, as seen in the right of this photo. Ipoh Garden East was later established at its northeast as an isolated housing estate. But during the early 1990’s economic booming time, houses were mushrooming at this area & the two estates finally “joined”. From Kinta City, looking south will be the Ipoh Garden South with its landmark buildings, Pantai Hospital & the 8-storey Income Tax Building (Wisma Hasil).