Belfield Street (Jalan Sultan Yusuff) is a busy street in Old Town, especially during day time. However, it's basically busy in motor vehicle traffic flow but not pedestrian. On one side of the street (east block), many old shops unable to survive & many are abandoned, whereas book stores cross the street are still popular for education reference books. This block of shop house is probably one of the earliest buildings in Ipoh & it's now at risk of being demolished if stay unoccupied. While SPH De Silva Building at opposite is undergoing restoration, I wish we are not forgetting these shop houses & hoping they will be granted new life soon.