Hugh Low Street is best known downtown street since a century ago. It currently stretches for about 2 kilometers from west to east across the town. The upper photo shows the portion close to one end in New Town while the lower photo is showing the Old Town portion that probably to be considered as the origin spot of Ipoh. Both photos are showing the last row of shophouse at each end but they were built almost half a century apart. I believe very few of the Ipoh citizen nowadays has witnessed the expansion of this township. Since the traffic converted into one-way flow in 1986, the street is basically serving motor vehicles than pedestrian, causing the shops suffer drastic business drop.