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.
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
81 Years old! He was showing us pictures of his watch shop dating back to 1948! Amazing, one picture was actually 60 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
my hometown Sungai Siput(^o^),me too went back early this month for short trip.
We might not be able to see these heritage in a few more years.
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.
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.
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 🙁
Brilliant shots, ST! As always!
Ranga: Thanks, good Photoshop eh? Haha.
Hey, your photo brings back old memories of my hometown! It’s a great place for food too!
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…..
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 😀
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….
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.