Upcoming courses in June & July
The Perak Heritage Society recently launched an exhibition and book launch entitled “A Celebration of Perak’s Built Heritage” which showcased the joint works by the Architectural Faculties from the National University of Singapore and University Malaya. The joint NUS-UM studio projects which took place in 2010 covered Taiping while the 2012 study covered Ipoh, Old [...]
Finger pointing comes easy when the blame game comes into play. It is definitely chic to point the other way when all fingers are pointed at you. Blaming someone else for a mistake is not something new.
The developer demolishing the Majestic Theatre has blatantly ignored MBI’s stop-work order issued on June 19 and proceeded to continue demolishing work. On June 18 Ipoh Echo had received complaints that demolition of the Majestic Theatre was ongoing without the safety requirements such as boarding up the work area. Another requirement to display the project [...]
Ipoh, the Town that Tin Built, is beginning to come alive and heritage preservation is playing a big role. Since the collapse of the tin industry in the late eighties Ipoh has slowly but surely been on a downward spiral.
St Michael’s Institution (SMI), (icon 7) of the Ipoh Heritage Trail Map 1 will be celebrating its centennial (100 years) this year. The school is the second mission school in Ipoh and started with just 37 students in a large double storey half-brick, half-wooden bungalow house in a coconut plantation. Interestingly, due to a shortage [...]
Restoration work on the Church of St John the Divine or more commonly referred to as St John’s Anglican Church, one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaysia, has brought it back to its former glory.
8 September 2011
Last December, Ipoh Echo reported that the front upper floor and roof tiles of No. 5 Panglima (Concubine) Lane, fell to the lane below. No one was hurt although the incident occurred at 9.30 a.m.
MBI ACTS ON READER’S HIGHLIGHT On 3 August Ipoh Echo received a call from a reader that a “dangerous looking building renovation” was ongoing at the junction Jalan Tawhil Azhar and Jalan Mustapha al-Bakri. A drive to the location revealed that the building had its inner sections removed but left the “original walls” intact. The [...]
Ipoh SOHO or Small Office Home Office, a new lifestyle property development was introduced in Ipoh on 29 July 2011 with a ground breaking ceremony. The project, IPOH SOHO, was launched by established property developer Kinta Saujana Sdn Bhd and is located at Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (Hugh Low Street) immediately after the Sultan Yussuf [...]
The proposal by the Perak Government to turn the “Old Town” sector of Ipoh into a heritage attraction to draw domestic and foreign tourists is perhaps the right “tonic” to rejuvenate the ailing business sector.