27-May-2013 is a special day for Ipoh which many may not aware of. This day in 25 years ago, Ipoh was granted status of city by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah. Since then 27-May is Ipoh's city day. However, there were no major celebrations on every city day since 1988. According to the first mayor, Dato' Omar, grand celebration will only be held on special anniversary, such as the silver jubilee. Time flies and Ipoh is now 25 years old as a city which I have never expected this day would come so soon. Somehow the joy of silver jubilee is not felt in the city except some regular events held by the city council.
And this is the oldest newspaper (24 years ago) I able to keep till today with the article highlighting Ipoh's vision on its future after gaining the status as a city. Nevertheless, Ipoh is not a fast blooming city in Malaysia but it still gone through many changes, developments during these years and the sense of pride among its citizens is boosting. Wishing that Ipoh will remain as a growing and charming city in the coming years, well preserved of its beautiful heritage and nature to become a truly glorious and harmony haven.