Unlike other rapid growing areas in eastern Ipoh, the west side which include Jelapang, Silibin, Buntong, Falim & Menglembu is moving at slower pace. Although housing projects are running here but commercial development does not catch up accordingly. First Garden, which is one of the largest housing estates at Ipoh west, also seen to be left behind as compare to Ipoh Garden & Bercham. However, with the population continue growing at its surrounding areas, new commercial project seems to be popular & attracted some chained stores moving in to fulfill the demand. Since the opening of GP food center, it's neighbouring shops are getting attractive and the night become lively nowadays. Apart from restaurant, cafe, cyber center, there are also boutiques & education center operating here.