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