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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
July 23, 2008 9:01pm

The 'Tougay Chicken" located next to this Empat Ekor outlet is very yummy indeed. In my humble opinion, it is even better than "Lou Wong"'s stall. Is the shop still in existence? In this photo, the place seems to be eerily quiet and desolate.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,823
July 23, 2008 9:15pm

Ken, pic was taken early Sunday morning. I have heard many people say this place is better than Lou Wong. The problem is that this place opens quite late .... only at 7.30 pm I think.
HonChing

Registered: July 2008
Location: Ipoh
Posts: 15
July 24, 2008 5:37am

Uncle Tougay Chicken had stroke,few years ago,but now his seem and look great,seeing him park car on back street,in and out from his kitchen,seeing them,him and wife kneeding dowm on the floor,chopping foods,boiling soup..etc!
I always passing by their shop,is either passing by from the front or from the back street,anyway,i still can see who doing whats..hahhahh,look like a bit "pa po" hahahah.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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July 24, 2008 6:06am

Didn't know the boss had a stroke. I suppose that was when I noticed the shop had closed for days. Hon Ching, I would like to eat there during my next trip to Ipoh. Can you please find out what time he opens and closes. Also which day is his "rest day" when the shop is closed.
HonChing

Registered: July 2008
Location: Ipoh
Posts: 15
July 24, 2008 9:12am

no a problems...i am happy to walk over to ask that for you!
HonChing

Registered: July 2008
Location: Ipoh
Posts: 15
July 24, 2008 11:13pm

Mr uncle, opening business hours is Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30pm-11:45pm.
Closed on Monday to Tuesday.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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July 25, 2008 7:07am

Thanks very much HonChing. I appreciate what you have done.
July 30, 2008 11:39am

Could anyone tell me what is the current market value and rental for one unit of this particular row of pre-war shop. Will appreciate it very much. Thank you.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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July 30, 2008 6:57pm

I have completely lost touch with property prices in Ipoh. Hope someone can answer your question.


Many of you are probably aware that Penang (George Town) & Malacca were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO on 7 July 2008. Many say this will push up property values, especially the values of those "old shophouses" and I wonder whether this upward trend will extend to the old shophouses in places like Taiping and Ipoh.


These "old shophouses" form the main bulk of our heritage buildings recognised by UNESCO and many of them have been "forcefully preserved" due to the earlier existence of the Control of Rent Act which has since been repealed a few years ago.


I have always wondered who originally designed these old shophouses which have living quarters upstairs but the downstairs was meant to do business. History seems to say it was the British who imported this design from Dutch Batavia but those Dutch designs did not have the "five foot ways" that our buildings have. Whatever the origin, such designs enhanced the living heritage of many Malaysian towns. People lived upstairs and had a business downstairs. For example, Campbell Street in Penang has many octogenerians who have lived and done business there all their lives. That exemplifies "living heritage".


In 2001, an American magazine, "Utne Reader" published an article which included Penang as one of the "7 urban wonders of the world". The article highlighted the old shophouses and how Penang people lived and did business there at the same time. For illustration, they commissioned me to take a few photos. There might be a follow-up article by that magazine now that Penang has really been made a World Heritage Site and I must say the writer of that article had the real foresight to see the beauty and heritage value of those old shophouses.
HonChing

Registered: July 2008
Location: Ipoh
Posts: 15
July 31, 2008 5:42am

Rent,starting from Rm1500 up on this row!


But,that are 2 empty,still waiting for who want to rent it,it is on second floor,same row.Renting about Rm500 or a bit much.


But this nearby and very closer to this unit,mostly are use for offices purpose,
after 6pm,all of these shop are closed.
July 31, 2008 7:14pm

HonChing, thank you. Appreciate it very very much esp. the info about the nearby offices. It helps a lot.
July 31, 2008 7:19pm

Kayes, thanks. Learn a lot from your write up. Keep up your good job!



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