Ipoh is not an economically strategic city. The economic grow is at slower pace compare other major cities in Malaysia. Therefore, demand for office space is relatively low. Many shops & commercial buildings are having vacant floors and looking for tenants. The dilemma is not only restricted to old building but also modern high rise office block. That's suppose the reason we don't see new high rise commercial office block being constructed, only new hotels & condominiums are added to the city skyline.