Here come one of the modern looking condominium buildings in town. After 2 years of construction, D'Festivo eventually completed and making skyline change of the rapid developing Medan Ipoh. It would be further upgraded when the few under-construction skyscraper projects in the vicinity turn true.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
There is a structure installed at Railway Station Park. Obviously this is a frame for an LED screen, if I got it right. Anyway, there is still no sign of screen installation but yet the frame itself is considered the best looking one among all LED screens in the city. Anyone ready to advertise here, or this may be reserved for the local authority only?
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I have witnessed the assembly of tower crane of The Octagon 2 years ago, and now I am here watching the dismantling of this crane. It has finally accomplished its mission to construct this 23-storey building in Ipoh downtown. Time flies, as I feel like the commencing of The Octagon construction a yesterday story.
Labels: New Town
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
High rise condominium is not Ipoh's mainstream of living style, but such concept is getting more popular in recent years. I believe this mainly comes from people's higher expectation in living environment, especially security, privacy and community facilities. These two luxury condominium projects running side by side are progressing aggressively on the golden land of Polo Ground-Tiger Lane area. Although we won't expect condominiums to mushrooming in Ipoh, demand of such property would, anyway, growing in the city.
Labels: Polo Ground
Sunday, May 15, 2016
7 years after my previous post that published at 15-May-2009, this building has lost its last tenant, a home appliances shop. I am not sure this is due to the impact of economic downturn or some other factors, but I do observe there are many properties around the city are pasted with such yellow poster by property agents looking for occupants. It seems situation is getting tougher nowadays.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
How many of us still remember the Children's Playground at Anderson Road? It used to be a popular playground and recreation park in New Town decades ago, which is still a sweet memory of many Ipoh folks. Indeed the park was directly accessible from Anderson Road, Brewster Road and Osborne Street in the past. Somehow its boundaries at Brewster Road and Osborne Street are now occupied by modern building and hawker stalls respectively. The landscape and structures in the park appeared to be poorly maintained, and we do not see children playing in the park.
Labels: New Town Anderson Road
Monday, May 9, 2016
This is my second visit to Aeon Big Falim, Midtown Shopping Mall. The mall is currently partially occupied with only Aeon Big and some shoplots at north wing are operating. Aeon Departmental Store on its south wing will probably commence business this coming September. Finding parking is not an issue over here; plenty of parking lots available on the ground. Anyway, I choose to park at the roof top because I yet to experience the panoramic view from here. Its perimeter wall is pretty high, which I believe is to prevent any falling accident. It's not easy to grab a complete Ipoh city skyline but I am able to snap the skyline of New Town and Old Town. The above photo is probably an angle that could see most working tower cranes in one glance. Could you point out all the 9 cranes in this photo?
Close up view of New Town can be split into 2 portions; the city center which seen Ipoh downtown current tallest building, The Octagon and others such as The Majestic, MBI, Tower Regency Hotel, Excelsior Hotel and so on, whereas another snapshot focuses on city outskirt, which seen tower cranes of two new condominium projects (Kampung Paloh & Tin City), Impiana Hotel, Prima Ipoh Condo, Damaipuri Condo, etc.
Old Town skyline remains stagnant since the completion of Cititel Express Hotel. In my opinion, Old Town shall avoid intensive modernization in order to maintain low density of high rise building and minimize construction of new building for preserving its heritage appearance.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
The works were started pretty slow for the project of Ipoh Convention Centre (ICC) and the Pullman Hotel & Residences. My guess, it may be caused by the change of plan to increase building floors of the hotel & residence blocks. Anyway, the construction pace is recently gear up and one of the blocks is seen reaching 14-15 floors now, almost the same height with its surrounding high rise towers. Once it achieves full height at 24 floors (if the information I obtained is correct), Pullman Hotel will be a standout building in Greentown.