Sunday, June 30, 2013

Guard Dog at The Octagon

That's right for a construction site to be a restricted area to the public. But this is my first time seeing guard dog sign to caution people from entering the compound. These pictures are snapped at construction site of The Octagon and it seems a little funny to me when find this sign of "Beware of Guard Dog" appears here. I am wondering whether they do really keep a ferocious dog inside?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bright Sky

This is the dry season in Peninsula Malaysia. Although it is not cloudless day but it simply not bringing any rain for the entire day. Sometimes the layer of cloud that capture heat would make it even warmer at night. As seen this afternoon, there is no way the clouds to block strong sunlight from cooking creatures on ground. Oh I just wish we will have a downpour at soonest, it's so warm!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Never Ending Home Deco Fairs

I am wondering whether Ipoh citizens aware about this; furniture or home decoration fairs and exhibitions are like never ending show in the city nowadays. One after another home deco fair being carried out almost the entire year by different furniture galleries. Does it reflect that this is a good business or perhaps the competition is just to tough? Somehow I still find there are new galleries joining the battle to share the piece of cake, meaning that it is still a profitable business despite tough competition.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Flowery Pine Tree

Although I know very little about plants and trees but I am pretty sure pine tree do not bloom with flowers as seen in this photo. It really draws my attention when I drove by Gopeng Road and find this phenomena at the first time. When approach closer, I realize it is indeed a giant bougainvillea tree growing against the pine tree that give us this unusual scene.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Battle between Haze and Rain

I can imagine the happy faces on most Ipoh citizens when rain starts to fall this afternoon. It was raining quite heavy at most parts of the city and it has improved the air quality tremendously. Visibility on the surrounding buildings, trees, hills & mountains is now much more better. Timing of the rain is just nice to chase away the haze. We are so lucky to get back fresh air after two days living in the choking atmosphere. Battle between haze and rain, rain wins!

A Cute Graffiti

I just don't know when this picture was drawn here on a side door of traditional kitchenware shop. Anyway I find it very cute and simply matching nicely with the business here. Indeed this is something we should promote in Ipoh to enhance its uniqueness. Of course it has to be quality drawing and done upon agreement of the building owner.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Invasion of Dust Army

And Ipoh has fallen today on the hand of dust army. The haze is covering us from the sun and blue sky while there is burning smell everywhere. The hill city became smoggy city since this morning. Even objects within a kilometre seen to be misty, just like the Weil Hotel & Tower Regency Hotel in above photos. This is a completely bad feeling when bad air quality and accumulated heat come together. Hoping this situation will disappear as soon as possible, although it is not optimistic since Singapore also suffered it for almost a week.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Begin of The Grey Days

It is obviously the haze of Sumatera illegal wildfire is moving north. While Singapore, southern Malaysia states, such as Johore and Malacca, have been suffering the choking air for days, Kuala Lumpur has fallen today. And Ipoh's atmosphere start deteriorating. High rise buildings are seen to be blur whereas our guarding mountains, Titiwangsa & Kledang Ranges are now hardly visible. In the last photo, we can see the background has become grey that I find it difficult to identify the outline of Kledang hills. Ipoh citizens shall be prepared to face the invasion of dust.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

When Will The Warm Day Ends

Yes, we need rain so desperately. There have been continuously days, even weeks of warm weather. Singapore and southern Malaysia are attacked by thick haze which flew from Sumatera due to the illegal wildfire. We can hardly see big or thick cloud appear on top of us but usually a big hot sun directly burning all creatures on ground. If this warm weather prolongs, sooner or later Ipoh will be another victim of haze.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I Florist & Gifts

Today is the opening day of I Florist & Gifts, the shop by a friend of mine. It is now ready to meet its customers after several months of preparation which claimed sweats and tears. Well, it's not that horrible but somehow there was certainly plenty of hard work needed beforehand. I do not use to visit florist shop but it gives me very nice and warm feeling when surrounded by romantic bouquets and adorable dolls. How nice if I could own a shop like this :)
For any enquiries, you may reach I Florist & Gifts with the following contacts.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Natural Colouring Show at Medan Ipoh

This is dinner time where the sky starts to display colouring show. While the billboards begin to light on with variety of colours, I still find colours from the nature to be amazing and charming. I have witnessed the sky changes from blue to yellow, then orange, then purple-orange and finally the show ended in darkness.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Today's Meru Raya

In February last year, when the hypermarket, bus terminal & shop lots were still under construction, Meru Raya doesn't seem to be attractive. However, the central part of this township is taking shape after the completion and operation of Mydin hypermarket and Amanjaya bus terminal. Meanwhile, some of the first phase shop lots already running business while more commercial units and Casuarina Hotel & Convention Centre are set to complete by either end of the year of beginning next year. So far Meru Raya is one of the fastest growing area in Ipoh which gain special care by the state government. Nevertheless, some infrastructures are still not being well designed, constructed and managed that make the township still looked pretty messy.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Scar On the Hill

I am wondering why someone need to damage the hill around Ipoh while the valley has plenty of empty land for development. From Kinta City, I saw this serious scar on Kledang Hill making me sad & angry. These mountains play the role as the lung of our city and it is so beautiful to be seen as giant green belt that surrounding us. Unfortunately there are more and more construction projects, quarries have conquered the hills at Kledang Permai, Meru Raya and Lahat. I hope the authorities shall put a stop on this kind of damage and set stricter rules in preserving the hill forest.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Golden Wave Above Railway Station

A colourful sun set again in this evening. So happen I was passing by railway station and able to capture this photo of the famous heritage building in the beautiful natural and colourful background. However, it is regret that the Majestic Hotel has no schedule of resurrection leaving the great building only partially alive. I am worrying the unoccupied nostalgic hotel portion would deteriorate that eventually face the doom of demolition.
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