Monday, September 13, 2010

We Don't See Many of This in Town

Yes, this shop house may not be significantly different with other shop houses in downtown. However, we can hardly find a corner unit with a balcony like this. I have no idea what this building is used for currently, but it seems to be still nicely maintained with the windows & doors, which are most probably still of its original set. What you can see now could be unchanged since 40~50 years ago. I hope I will find out more about its history.


  1. Hi Chun Kee, I stumble upon your blog and had took a liking to it. Btw, Im also from Ipoh but residing in Spore/Jb now. As for thus shop house, is it in old town?

  2. Hi Chris, this shop house is in New Town Chung Thye Pin Road, opposite to Elim Church.

  3. Hi Chun Kee,

    I used to pass by this building quite often when I followed my sisters to school at Ave Maria Convent. If I am not mistaken, it was a clan association or trade association cum mahjong parlour. Used to be a noisy place with the sound of mahjong tiles although it was closed most of the time.

    I loved it's balcony too. Reminded me of Juliet's at Verona, hahaha!

  4. Hi Chun, good shot from Jln Chung Thye Pin.

  5. Thank u Ipohgl for the info of this building. Yes, i remember many of this kind of association used to be mahjong parlour.

    Hi Sundra, thank u!!


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