New look of the Birch Memorial Clock Tower at night is so charming. The renovation & refurbishment of the surrounding landscape is nearly completed. There is only decorative lighting yet to be installed & probably some trees to be planted. However, spotlight on the tower is done & when lighted on at night, it simply catches our eyes. I couldn’t hold myself to walk around the square few times & captured photos from different angle. And I find at a particular spot there are two towers appear in sight, one reflected by the glass wall of Public Bank building. How amaze is that, you will sure feel the beauty when you see it on site. There also I found a logo on ground at the staircase from Post Office Road (Jalan Dato’ Sagor) written “Ipoh Heritage Trail”. Apparently Birch Memorial Clock Tower is one of the highlighted landmark heritage buildings in the promotion of city’s historical trail.
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.