The biggest LED advertising screen in Ipoh is on! Not just within the city, it could be also the largest in the country. This giant screen is standing at the car park of New She Lai Ton Restaurant & Shuttle 8 Disco facing traffic flow from Gopeng Road & Brewster Road. It seems the industry of electronic billboard advertising in Ipoh is probably entering another era now where competition become tougher & creative idea will be a determining factor.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Many Ipoh citizen still recognize Impiana Hotel at Gopeng Road as Casuarina Hotel. This is still not a problem at the moment but it will probably create confusion in future when the new Casuarina Hotel at Meru Raya completed. As one of the hottest properties growing area, Meru Raya is seen with construction everywhere, including commercial units, such as Taipan, i-Avenue & the new express bus ternimal Ipoh Sentral.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Since 1988, Ipoh has owned the status of city for 24 years. Over the years we really see a lot of changes & development in Ipoh, although it is relative at slower pace compare to other major cities in Malaysia. Anyway, this is still a nice, convenient & comfortable place to stay. During recent days weather in the city become warm & humid. Layer of clouds hung above the valley but hardly rain. Therefore atmosphere in the city is getting hazy & I believe it will be worsen if the weather condition stays on.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
There are some big trees standing along S.P. Seenivasagam Road beside Ipoh Padang presenting a nice green view. Over the years, one of these trees had decayed & the city council had brought it down few years ago. There is no tree re-planting carried out & remnant of the chopped down tree still stands beside the road.
Labels: Old Town
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It's the end of a warm day. Bright sunlight is still shining in the evening. A lump of cloud in the east reflecting the sunlight while some thin layers of chiffon-like cloud merging with it. I was just half a minute delay in capturing the scene, missing the moment where these thin layers were so obviously separated that it looked like 3 blades cutting through the cotton.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
When some efforts put on the old shop houses, there could be unexpected surprises. This row of shop house at Hugh Low Street are re-painted in different conspicuous colors & making it outstanding. I think this is a good move by the owners to appreciate their heritage buildings by restoring instead of reconstructing. I am sure many of us wish to see more of this kind of heritage building preservation to be done rather than demolish-and-build.
Labels: New Town Hugh Low Street
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
After almost 2 years of construction & preparation, Seemsoon Hotel finally commence operation. This is another mid level hotel that will compete with Ritz Garden Hotel, Ipoh City Hotel & so on. The blog "From Emily To You" is sharing more details about Seemsoon Hotel & the owner's background. The following is the basic information.
Address: 2, Regat Dato’ Mahmud, 31650
Ipoh, . Perak, Malaysia
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Although driving is very common to Ipoh citizen, public transport is still an important choice for someone to get to their destination, especially those with lower income & aged. The city public transport has made improvement recently by replacing many old buses with new one & some are specially featured to ease the aged & diasble passengers. However, there is still room for further improvement in the city's public transport including the service area coverage, punctuality & extended operation time.
Labels: New Town Brewster Road
Saturday, May 12, 2012
This is an uncommon scene of Kinta River. The barrier or rubber dam nearby Wisma Taiko is raised to limit the water flow & causing river bed exposed at downstream. Anyway, I don't see people carrying any work down there which need to temporary dry out the river. I guess someone may be clearing rubbish in the river further downstream. The barrier released about half an hour later & the river is back to normal.
Labels: Kinta River
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The commercial park at Ipoh Garden East is rapidly growing in recent years. Colorful signage is increasing along Tasek Road, including the newly renovated McDonald's & Sky Lounce of MH Hotel. Another mid-range shopping arcade, Festival Mall is almost set for opening soon. And it is said to have one more hotel to be constructed in this area. When looking cross the expressway, 2 huge neon lighted Giant Hypermarket logos capture driver's attention. Ipoh Garden East will become more colorful in near future.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The view on Brewster Road from the session close to
is changing drastically. With the construction of two 7-storey hotel, although they are not very tall buildings, many objects at upstream of the road are blocked. I believe these hotels will be opened to public latest by mid of next year. Brewster Road will certainly have a fresh look by then. Sam Tet School