Friday, December 14, 2012

New Town Old Market

I don't know exactly how old is this market in New Town, but it must be more than 100 years. I make such a guess because its surrounding bigger buildings were constructed in the era of 1930's, such as Lam Looking Bazaar & Foong Seong Building (as seen in the background of this photo). There are only 2 blocks remain until present day while I have seen an old photo of this market showing more blocks, which might have been replaced by the current Central Market (Pasar Besar Ipoh) building. In several years ago, I heard about news of tearing down these last blocks of the old market. Somehow it did not turn true. However I am pretty sure this will eventually happen, as this is a golden location in Ipoh city center & our local authorities does not really concern about heritage building preservation.

1 comment:

  1. when I was a kid, I stayed opposite this market. that was in the 70s. I believe it was built before I was born.


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