Architecture in Ipoh, Malaysia: Ipoh Railway Station and Dewan Bandaran Ipoh

Architecture in Ipoh, Malaysia: Ipoh Railway Station and Dewan Bandaran Ipoh

One of the Must Visit Cities in Malaysia

From a millionaire’s town to a sleepy town and now, travelling to Ipoh seems to be getting traction among travellers worldwide, especially so after the city is featured in Lonely Planet’s top 10 destination to visit in Asia. A few years back, I had an opportunity to visit Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur on a day trip, taking the Electric Train Service (ETS) which took me to Ipoh in just 2 hours. Together with RaW of Ramble and Wander and Jeff, we spent the whole day in the city, taking photos of this historic city, famous for its trendy cafes.

For this series, I am going to showcase the architectural designs of some buildings in the city namely the Ipoh Railway Station and Dewan Bandaran Ipoh (Town Hall).

Enjoy the photos!

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh Railway Station is one of the historical stations in Malaysia. The architectural design of the station is similar to that of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Seremban Railway Station and the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore. The railway station is situated in the old part of the city. Previously, it has a hotel but it is currently closed and due for renovation.

Ipoh Railway Station and its architectural design
Ipoh Railway Station and its architectural design
The upper floor used to house a hotel
The upper floor used to house a hotel
The architectural design features a distinctive Western design
The architectural design features a distinctive Western design

Dewan Bandaran Ipoh

Dewan Bandaran Ipoh or the town hall is another heritage building situated opposite the railway station in the old town enclave. Currently, Dewan Bandaran Ipoh serves as a community or function hall where functions such as wedding receptions are held. I am not sure of its previous role but I assumed the building was important in its early days.

Another distinctively Western architectural design
Another distinctively Western architectural design
A very modern looking building and must be extravagant during its earlier days
A very modern looking building and must be extravagant during its earlier days
Another close up view of the facade
Another close up view of the facade
A different perspective of the building
A different perspective of the building
White paint job suits the building
White paint job suits the building

Other buildings in Ipoh

Apart from these two, there are many other buildings worth visiting in Ipoh for its amazing architectural design. For example, the old town enclave is brimming with pre-war houses. The pre-war houses are worth visiting for a taste of the past.

While here, consider reading this – my suggestions on things to do in Ipoh. And don’t forget to follow Kaki Jalans onΒ FacebookΒ andΒ Instagram!

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This article was first published in May 2017 and updated in February 2018.

17 Replies to “Architecture in Ipoh, Malaysia: Ipoh Railway Station and Dewan Bandaran Ipoh”

  1. I’m so curious with Ipoh, and will put it in the list for my next visit. Tapi kalau punya waktu lebih dari 4 hari.
    Btw, aku dua minggu ke dapan akan ke Malaysia. Tapi cuma 3 hari, jadi mungkin hanya untuk Melaka dan KL saja.

      1. Kantor di KL. Lalu rumah di mana Khai? Aku rencananya hari sabtu dan ahad (20-21 May) di KL nya. Bisa meet up kah? Nak cuba masakan khas di KL. Nasi Kandar is a must. Ada rekomendasi?

        Insya Allah next time ke Malaysia lagi akan main ke Ipoh. Pengen banget πŸ™‚

        1. Rumahnya di Kota Damansara Bart. Kalau naik MRT lebih kurang 50 minit perjalanan. Kalau bawa mobil tiada macet dalam 30-40 minit pun boleh sampai. hehe

          Bisa aja insyaAllahhh. Kasitau aja Bart. Nanti aku PM no telefon.

          Aku bisa suggestkan kalau nasi kandar itu di mana2 lebih kurang. Tapi, kalau kita meet up, aku bisa bawa ke banana leaf restaurant yang sangat besttt skali. heheheh

          1. Oo kota Damansara. Aku pernah dengar di salah satu lirik lagu.

            “Semalam I call you, you tak answer … and bla bla bla”, ada sebut kota Damanasara pun πŸ˜€

            Siap Khai, semoga bisa ketemu ya.
            Waah sepertinya sedap itu banana leaf restaurant πŸ˜€

          2. Hahah kau tahu lagu itu Bart?!

            Tapi lagu itu hanya di Damansara gak ada kotanya hehe. Damansara itu lebih ‘up’ dari Kota Damansara tapi tak apa lah, tunpang sekali. Hahaha

            Sedapp Baart! InsyaAllah ada rezki aku bawa di tempat yang local pergi

          3. Haha iyalaah, lagu itu liriknya lucu soalnya. Terkenal di Indonesia juga πŸ˜€

            Ooo jadi berbeda ya antara Damansara dan Kota Damansara? Aku pikir sama. Tapi tak apa, aku jadi tahu kalau itu ternyata dua tempat yang berbeda.

            Insya Allah Khai. Terimakasih sebelumnya. Btw, nomormu sudah aku catat. Nanti aku message via Whatsapp ya πŸ™‚

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