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kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Some of you might have read in the newspapers that a row of very old shophouses (which actually was in the process of being demolished) collapsed a few days ago and part of the rubble fell on to busy Fair Park Road, squashed 3 passing cars and killed 2 people. A tragedy indeed.
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 8, 2009 5:40am

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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 8, 2009 5:44am

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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 8, 2009 5:46am

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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
October 8, 2009 5:50am

Thats a tragedy esp. for the two unlucky ones who were killed in the car.
It is sad to see this row of shophouses being demolished as it brings back good memories. I used to hang out in this area esp. at the ice kacang stall by the river. That guy made superb ice balls covered with red and brown (sarsi) sugar and you could also have a choice of filling in the ice balls..
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 8, 2009 5:53am

At the end of the row (nearer the hospital) was a coffeeshop. When still in school, I used to stop there for a drink when cycling from the YMCA to Canning.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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October 8, 2009 6:01am

Kayes, Someone opened a Banana Leaf Restaurant at this shop but failed. I guess this area has lost its 'Chi'.
I still remember the days when that row of shops had a bicycle repair shop, 2 sundry shops, a barber and 2 coffeeshops on both ends.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 8, 2009 6:08am

Like you Joe, I also have very fond memories of that row of heritage shophouses. The architecture of those shophouses was very different from the other shophouses found in Ipoh. There is a similarity to the architecture of the Lam Looking Bazaar. Maybe same architect.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 8, 2009 6:19am

Hi Kayes and Joe, the very last people to move out of these shophouses were the coconut sellers. They have moved to Anderson road and are doing brisk business there. Wonder what happened to the rest - the barber, bicycle repair, sundry and coffee shops.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 9, 2009 3:00am

Tragic on Tragic!!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 28, 2014 3:44pm

This is what stands there now ..... just a bland building lacking the character of the old collapsed one. Pic courtesy Google Earth.


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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
January 24, 2015 10:33am

Indeed, the new block of shop houses look cold and gray compared to warmth and old-world charm that exudes from the collapsed building. There used to be an ice-kachang stall under the tree, on the right side of the photo. Many students who attended Cator Avenue Primary School would congregate there to enjoy their cool afternoon dessert while waiting for the red-stripe Ipoh Internal Bus to transport them home after school. St. Peter's Church is located behind the 1st shop house, not far from the tree. I wonder if the church is still there. Like Greentown, the Fair Park of today has lost its easy-going and communal-friendly appeal.



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