Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Scary Damage on Tower Crane

When I passed by the Perak Stadium roundabout, something unusual caught my attention. The tower crane at Ariva Condominium site is "twisted" like a candy cane! I was wondering what kind of great force or mass could cause such damage to a tower crane. So far I can only relate to the weather condition yesterday afternoon, where the crane might be carrying some load while the strong wind was blowing. As at this point of time there is no report or relevant information available regarding this incident.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Continuous Rainy Afternoon

Year end is always a rainy season where the Northeast monsoon wind brings more rainfall. Almost same time in every afternoon the sky would turn dark and followed by downpour. Malaysia was quite badly hit by heavy rain last year end, and caused massive flood in many areas. Hopefully this will not repeat this year so we could wrap up 2015 peacefully.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

More Snapshots of AEON Klebang Opening

Food & beverage is an important part of a shopping mall to attract crowd. Aeon Klebang houses several new restaurants to serve Ipoh citizens more varieties of delicious food. Meanwhile at the mall's second floor, a large food court which provides multiple choices of simple, economic but tasty food.

Aeon Klebang is expected to continue servin large number of visitors in the coming weeks. Despite the excitement of bringing many new brands to the city, there are still plenty of improvements which the mall management shall concern on, such as cleanliness, signage at car park, etc. Moreover, there are still many vacant units which provide great opportunity to bring in more fresh brands and new merchandises to Ipoh.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Opening of AEON Klebang

This is a hazy day. However, people from all over Ipoh and its suburb are flooding the Aeon Mall Klebang regardless of the bad atmosphere. Even during noon, it still looked cloudy when I reach Aeon's car park. Well, to be precise, I did not park my car in the car park because it was real congested. I have no choice to park near petrol station across Kuala Kangsar Road and let my feet brought me here.

There are many balloon arts in the mall, but different from the opening of Aeon Station 18 in Mar 2012. A simple stage is at the center court with a huge decorative chandelier hanging from the ceiling. It is more like a Christmas decoration. Chinese lion dance was performed in the afternoon. The mall manager received pomelo, pineapple, orange and candies from the mascots as a symbol of prosperity and wealth.

Despite the expected crowd on the mall's first day, several well-known brands choose to commence business on a separate day. Among those, H&M and UNIQLO, which are the most awaited shops, will be opened on 29 October and 30 October respectively.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Aeon Klebang - Counting Down to its Grand Opening

After long wait of almost 2 years, Aeon Mall Ipoh Klebang is now 5 days from its official grand opening. 21st October is expected to be a busy and crowded day for this new shopping mall as there are some new brands which will appear for the first time in Ipoh. This is now a popular topic among Ipoh citizens.

There are many workers in the premise struggling for the last few days to get well-prepared for the mall opening. As I could see from the car park, the mall exterior alone does have many works yet to be completed, such as tenant signboards, lamp post wiring, trunk road widening touch up, traffic lights system, etc. Well, let's expect the cheerful Wednesday next week and this shall be a development milestone of Klebang neighborhood.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Poor Shophouse at Hume Street

Despite poor maintenance, these shop houses at Hume Street had been further destroy by fire. As I thought it may at least survived as a billboard carrier even without any occupant, it seems luck isn't on its side. Demolition is the most unwanted thing should happened on this century-old building, but I am not optimistic of its survival.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Haze Gets Worse Again

Everybody hates the haze from Indonesia, but it keeps haunting us in the past few days. And situation is getting worse today, where we could simply judge by naked eyes. This is really annoying........speechless......

Friday, September 18, 2015

Syuen become Syeun

Syuen Hotel, one of the best known hotel in Ipoh, commenced business in 1993. Since then many people find that it's a little confuse of how to pronounce its name correctly. I have heard all kind of different way of calling it, such as "swan" and "soon", while we have used to call it "shoe-en", which should be the correct one. However, I have not noticed, until recently, that the hotel name has changed from "Syuen" to "Syeun", I didn't even find the difference in my previous post about this hotel. I hope I am not the last one knowing this..... lol.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Return of the Beautiful Sunset

The thick haze that attacked Kinta Valley 3 days ago went to a an unhealthy level yesterday, but dramatically, the haze has completely gone today and the clear sky is returned. I am sure everyone in the city feel relief and grateful of regaining a healthy atmosphere. And we shall be taught a good lesson to protect the mother nature properly in order to sustain a healthy and liveable environment.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Grey Sky

Ipoh is found with thicker haze today. We can even staring at the sun directly during afternoon. Looking up at the grey sky, we know the air in this city is unhealthy. However, there are still many pedestrian and motorcyclist on the street do not practice wearing face mask.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Under Haze Attack

The Indonesia forest fire is, again, causing thick haze attacking Malaysia & Singapore. From east Malaysia to Southern states of Peninsula Malaysia, the haze is now entering the atmosphere of Ipoh. The first disappearing object from our sight are the surrounding hills & mountains. High rise buildings in the city are then become a simple but straight forward indication of the situation. It seems we will be living in such hazy environment for days, or even weeks, depend on how fast the forest fire can be put out.

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Recent Night Scene

I couldn't get a very nice photo because I wasn't carrying my tripod for capturing night scene. Anyway, Ipoh's skyline at night is getting nicer since some new high rise buildings completed and installed with decorating lights. I hope it will be more charming when more high rise towers completed in near future and featured with awesome light effect.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Worry About Tyre Puncture?

If you have your motorcycle tyre punctured, don't worry, here's you go the number that might help you. I guess this is not something new or special where people is trying to advertise in a simple way by simply painting their contact numbers on the walls, trees, and in this case, road shoulder bricks. I personally do not encourage this behaviour but this guy at least has done a better job to paint the characters neat and tidy.
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