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.