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.