Saturday, April 16, 2011

Most Ipohites Never See These Shops

While many old shophouses in town are being restored or demolished & rebuilt, the number of shophouse that maintain at its original shape is getting lesser and lesser. Most of it can't tell us how Ipoh looked like in those old days. However, while walking along Kinta River west bank from Hugh Low Street towards Brewster Road, there are few shophouses under poor condition seem to be very little changed. It is an isolated session of Old Town where people seldom reach here; the block in between end of Market Street & Panglima Street. The empty land beside should be the Old Town market in early 20th century. Looking at these shops, I believe the windows & doors are the original one, or at least have not been changed for many years.

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