Rental of downtown shop houses could be a burden for those who wish to run small business. However, there is always an opportunity if alternative way is found. Instead of picking up the cost of renting entire shop house, it can be shared among few occupants. So far this prewar shop at Osborne Street is having the most occupants that I have seen. This is a brilliant idea and it could provide more varieties of food & local product for visitor or tourist at one spot. It can even become an uniqueness of Ipoh city to improve the tourism industry.