The Streets of Ipoh

So last weekend a group of us from Shutter Asia headed out to Perak for a weekend away from the city, the occasion was the 1st anniversary of the forum!

We were staying at Cinta Alam Kelimat Eco Village, nearby Sungai Siput.

A short stop at Ipoh on the way for some food and street photography! It’s a great old city so it’s good to capture some of the details and faces there.

Family Time

Family Time



Rail Shadow

Rail Shadow

Relaxing – these guys in the barber shop had been working there over 40 years!


Barber – there were only 2 of them left from the original 16.


The light at the end of the tunnel

The Light

No Parking?

No Parking

81 Years old! He was showing us pictures of his watch shop dating back to 1948! Amazing, one picture was actually 60 years old.

81 Years Old

You can see some of Kim’s shots here:

Weekend in Ipoh & Kuala Kangsar.

If you are a member of SA the thread is here:

SA 1st Anniversary – Jalan-jalan in Ipoh Town




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12 Responses to The Streets of Ipoh

  1. mspretty April 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    my hometown Sungai Siput(^o^),me too went back early this month for short trip.

    nice shots!

  2. Simon Seow April 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    We might not be able to see these heritage in a few more years.

  3. moons April 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Very nice shots, reminds me a little of my hometown Kuala Terengganu.

    Never been to Ipoh though but from the pictures, it looks like a very nice quiet peaceful town which is the best for relaxation or retiring age people 😀

    However I guess I’m still impartial towards my own hometown as Pulau Redang is just so nearby along with the boatmaking herritage there hehe.

  4. kevin April 15, 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    i come from ipoh and i’m sad to say that the once thriving city is now practically dead in terms of development. the state govt did some injustice to certain places in ipoh. example the Ipoh Field, were they “vandalised” it with those awful structures at the end.

    food in ipoh is great but its getting really expensive for the portions they serve.

  5. ShaolinTiger April 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    mspretty: Ah interesting, you are townmate of Semi Value!

    Simon Seow: I hope Malaysia starts doing more to hold onto to its history.

    moons: Thanks! I guess most small towns in Malaysia would have a similar feel. Ipoh is a nice place to visit.

    kevin: That’s sad, but yeah economy is changing everywhere 🙁

  6. Ranga April 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    Brilliant shots, ST! As always!

  7. ShaolinTiger April 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    Ranga: Thanks, good Photoshop eh? Haha.

  8. eiling April 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm #

    Hey, your photo brings back old memories of my hometown! It’s a great place for food too!

  9. grace April 23, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    Hey Shaolin, I hail from Ipoh too. As what Kevin has mentioned, due to the lack of development, many has left. I guess it’s only left with the retirees while most of the young ones are in the metropolis to earn a living.

    Your pictures just remind me of the days where I grew up in Ipoh. The serenity and the less hustle-bustle of city compared to KL…..

  10. ShaolinTiger April 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm #

    eiling: Yah it’s a very nostalgic kind of place, great food too though we didn’t have much time to eat and we had to eat halal due to our group.

    grace: Yah it’s very peaceful and relaxing, hope to go back for makan trip 😀

  11. grace April 26, 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    Talking about it, I haven’t been back to Ipoh since CNY.

    I hope to make a trip back in May for a good makan session too! I miss the Dim Sum and Chee Cheong Fun!!!

    Ipoh oh Ipoh….

  12. ShaolinTiger April 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    grace: Go gogo….I missed out on the Dim Sum because we were with a Halal group. Have to go back again to makan all the Chinese treats.