After years of wishing, Ipoh citizen will soon welcome a brand new express bus terminal to commence operation in coming June. I still remember during those years while I was studying & working at outstation (1990's), Medan Kidd express bus station was one of my most visited places in Ipoh. The so called "station" was in fact a bus parking space between 2 blocks of shop. Every visitor of that station was hoping so much to have a better terminal. Later the state government moved the express bus terminal to Medan Gopeng which is, at least, a building on its own as a bus station. However the space is too limited & heavy traffic along Gopeng Road makes it inconvenient to enter the premise. No improvement took place until 2008, where the long time mentioned Meru Raya terminal has finally laid its foundation & resulting today's nice looking landmark terminal building. We all wish it will be well managed & properly maintained.
Ipoh, the capital city of Perak State, Malaysia, is the city that tin built. Located at the famous tin mining area, Kinta Valley, it used to be the world's largest tin mine since 19th century. Not only of its tin mine, but Ipoh also famous of its delicious food, beautiful mountain ranges, mysterious lime stone caves, attractive history & friendly citizen. Being the second in Malaysia that gain the status of city in year 1988 after Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh is one of the major cities in Malaysia with the population around 700,000. Began as a small village in 1870's, tin mine industry had brought in Chinese and Indian that boosted the town development since 1890's. The rapid growing town later upgraded to be the capital of Perak during the Japanese occupation at World War II. The rich tin resource had brought prosperity to many Ipoh miners that even make it once known as the City of Millionaires. Today, Ipoh has grown to cover a large area including the neighboring township such as Bercham, Tasek, Jelapang, Menglembu, Pengkalan, Simpang Pulai & Chemor. The city is still developing continuously while maintains its beauty of nature and harmony.
We are living in a busy world. We often have no time to appreciate the moments in our daily life. Take a break, stop & look around. There are many beautiful things, although it is simple & humble. I learn to gain a better life by appreciation & would like to share the images in my world.