Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hanging Street Light

Light bulb in the past might not be bright enough to lighting the street from lamp post at roadside. Therefore some were hung over the street. With better & brighter bulb being developed, street lights nowadays are powerful enough to shine from road shoulder. Hanging street light is slowly phased out and I currently don't see anymore in town. However, to my surprise that I have missed out this one, probably the last of its kind in Ipoh, hanging above Osbourne Street (session between Hume Street & Hugh Low Street). I have even published a post on this row of shophouse in 16-Feb-2010 but this little light simply slipped through my sight. The last piece I saw was also at Osbourne Street, near the junction with Yau Tet Shin Road (at the side of Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken Restaurant 老黄芽菜鸡) but was removed decade ago. I am pretty sure this light is not functioning now but I hope it will be preserved and well taken care off. I will pay more attention to look for this kind of hanging street light to find out whether there are anymore surviving in town.


  1. Hi Chun Kee,

    Thanks for pointing out to us about this unique feature. Although I have past by this place countless times, I guess I didn't look up or pay enough detail attention to the hanging wire overhead. Was busy looking at the shops!

  2. Hi Ipohgal, i also don't know why it just draw my attention on the hanging light in the past... :-) Even my friend has no idea of its existance.


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