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OCBC Bank @ Ipoh
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OCBC Bank @ Ipoh
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Ipoh Railway Station
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Ipoh Railway Station
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India Muslim Mosque
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India Muslim Mosque
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Ipoh High Court
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Ipoh High Court
Standard Chartered Bank @ Ipoh
Standard Chartered Bank @ Ipoh
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Hong Kong Shanghai Bank @ Ipoh
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Hong Kong Shanghai Bank @ Ipoh
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Ipoh Town Hall
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Ipoh Town Hall
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Po Lo Ku Miao Temple
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Po Lo Ku Miao Temple
Birch Memorial Clock Tower
Birch memorial tower which located beside The Mosque of Perak built in 1909 in memory of the first British President of Perak, J.W.W. Birch, who was assassinated in Pasir Salak in 1875 by followers of a local Malay chieftain, Dato’ Maharajalela.
Jan S.A Sahib Office
This building was originally a block of commercial stores with impressive façade featuring elaborate classical pediments and Gothic elements. No. 128, Belfield Street or currently known as Jalan Sultan Yusof is where the office of
Perak War Memorial
Located in the Square in front of the Ipoh Railway Station, the cenotaph was erected in memory of “ the men from the state of Perak who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918 and to those died in 1939 – 1945 War”

SPH de Silva Building
Located along Belfield Street, nowadays known as Jalan Sultan Yusuff; in the 1950s, this three-storey building that owns the Renaissance style became one of the oldest commercial buildings in Ipoh as it was built at the
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Mercantile Bank @ Ipoh
The triple – storey building has Art-Deco style, designed by a Danish architect, Berthel Micheal Iversen. It was built in 1931 for Mercantile Bank of India, which opened a branch in Ipoh in 1928. However, by 1959,
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Ipoh Railway Station
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  • St. Michael Institution was one of the oldest school in Perak. It was an educational institution managed by a management board called Board of Gourmenents. This board were responsible of managing the welfare of the school.
  • Paloh Khoo Miu Temple also known as Ipoh Chinese Tai Pak Koong Temple which means the Old Paloh Chinese Temple. It is said to be the oldest Chinese temple in Ipoh by the locals was the first temple that exists even before Ipoh got its name in Perak.
  • Masjid Panglima Kinta was believed as the first mosque built in Ipoh. It was built on 45,000 square foot land and the mosque was built at 8,288 square foot. Located on the east bank of the Kinta river right after Hugh Low Bridge,
  • Completed in 1921, the jawi inscription on the marble foundation stones read “Build during the reign of DYMMM Paduka Seri Sultan Idris Mursyidul Al-Azam Shah by Orang Kaya-kaya Dato Seri Adika Diraja Wan Muhammad Saleh I.S.O. and his wife, Toh Puan Hajjah Sharifah Rodiah and Encik Mahmud bin Mohd Taib and Haji Muhammad Kassim bin Banjar Jagra.
  • Indian Muslim Mosque is located next to St. Micheal's Institution at Jalan S.P Seenivasagam (formerly known as Clayton Road). The foundation stone of the mosque began back around 1897. It was completed in 1908 by a wealthy Indian Muslim named Shaik Adam who was a famous merchant in Ipoh at that time.
Church of St. John The Devine
Reverend J.P.Parry was the one who saw the erection of this Anglican Church building. It was opened in 1912 with the knave measurement, 72ft long. During the Japanese occupation, the church was regarded as enemy property and was converted into a noodle factory for some months
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Residence & Law Office of the Seenivasagam Brothers
This building is a row of pre-war townhouses which is located on the fringe of Padang Ipoh. It was initially used as legal offices and professional firms. One of them which is situated at number 7,
Hong Kong Shanghai Bank @ Ipoh
Hongkong and Shanghai banking corporation build their first office in Malaysia in 1884 in Penang. Their second branch was built in Ipoh on 1990 followed by their third branch in Malacca.
Ipoh Royal Club
Ipoh Royal Club building was built in strategic located which was on top of a medium-high hill facing beautiful panoramas like Titiwangsa Ranges, Ipoh Padang and historical buildings in Old Town of Ipoh.
F.M.S Bar & Restaurant
Founded in 1906 by a Hainanese immigrant, Cheam Tin Suan that had talent in cooking English meals. The restaurant located opposite of Ipoh Padang and athletes dropped at the bar as resting place and for unofficial activities clubs.
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Facts, Figures & Myths About Ipoh
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There are two versions recording the origin of Ipoh’s name. According to the first version, the name is said to be taken in conjunction with “Epu tree” which grew in abundance in the area, issued by McNair in 1878 in the book entitled Perak and the Malays.

The second version quoted that the name is derived from the Chinese word for ‘Paloh’, a water pump device used for tin mining.

The City of Ipoh began in 1874 with a Malay and the Sakai aboriginal people village, developed with approximately 100 units of attap (roof made from leaves) houses and a small village market.

With the effort of Dato’ Panglima Kinta who developed his land in the meeting of Kinta River and Pari River, Ipoh a strategic transit point which simultaneously connected Ipoh with the adjacent areas as well as attracting many residents.

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