Monday, January 25, 2016

Spotlight on Mount Korbu

In a sunny evening, the bright sunlight is spotlighting Mount Korbu and Titiwangsa Range which highlights the details of mountains and displays its contour and layering clearer. Such a clear picture of Mount Korbu making me feel that it is closer than other time when it only shows the online.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Octagon Has Reached Its Top

The Octagon, the 23-storey tower stood in the middle of downtown is now the tallest building in Ipoh city center. Despite the construction works still progressing, the owner has installed the sign of the building. While works continued at the interior, one iconic exterior feature still yet to be constructed, the projecting shell roof, which looked like spikes growing from the roof top. This is inherited from the famous Yau Tet Shin Bazaar, which stood at the same site last century. It should be constructed on the roof of podium and the tower.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dataran Ipoh in a Sunny Morning

It's a beautiful sunny and peaceful morning in Ipoh. I was standing in the middle of Dataran Ipoh (Ipoh Square) taking photos and video of the surrounding, which sees the nice blue sky and some modern buildings of Greentown. This is now probably one of the best modern scenes of Ipoh city center.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Move On with Tin Tower

The first phase of Tin City project at Falim which consists of 3 and 4-storey shop houses has been completed. Although there is still no any business activity commences on these commercial properties, the project moves on to the construction of the condominium, Tin Tower. I was once skeptic about the feasibility of the high rise condominium proposal at this location, but it is now cleared after seeing these tower cranes setup at the site.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Some Close-Up Views

Most of the Ipoh citizens are living in landed properties. Therefore we use to the scene as seen from ground. Indeed, viewing from higher ground or tall building is a complete different experience. Buildings, towers, other man-made structures or even hills that used to be far apart could come into sight simultaneously and appear close to each other or overlapping. It makes the entire city suddenly shrunk into just one glance which would topple your usual impression about distance in the city.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Ipoh Skyline of January 2016

In the first month of year 2016, let's have a glance at the latest skyline of Ipoh city center from Kinta Heights. I always choose to stand at its top floor, 19th floor and snap photos from east, through north to the west. Due to the building's orientation, southeast part of Ipoh is normally out of range. As there are several high rise projects taken place or completed, the skyline seems a little different from 2 years ago. And the change continues with more high rise buildings coming up, such as Pullman Hotel, SSI Building @Ipoh SoHo, Tin Tower and the housing project at Kampung Paloh. The video at below would probably provide a better view of the city with the camera swings from west to east.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Shadow

I have been many times standing at the top floor of Kinta Heights to enjoy beautiful skyline of Ipoh and its surrounding mountain ranges. Being too focus in looking along the horizon, I never realize it is also amazing when looking down to the ground. The slim shadow seems very different from our impression of the wide & flat building of Kinta Heights.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

How Long Would It Last?

Sungai Pari Towers, one of the oldest flats in Ipoh, has been standing at Sungai Pari river bank for more than 40 years. However, it is poorly maintained in recent years and the flat is probably only 5% occupied nowadays. I overheard rumor about these buildings will be demolished, and I understand there is a plan to develop high rise housing project at Sungai Pari, Therefore, I believe this nearly half-century-old Sungai Pari Towers may disappear within a decade.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Year 2016

2015 wasn't a peaceful year where there are many unintended and shocking incidents happened around the world, and also in my personal life. Regardless of bitter or sweet experiences, life still goes on. Upon entering year 2016, we shall be better prepared for tougher challenges ahead.

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