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Leech Street?

kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
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Not so sure of road name. Anyone? The corner shophouse has a rather large "balcony". Was this place used as a backdrop for the shooting of Lust, Caution?
· Date: August 12, 2008 · Views: 13945 ·
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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
August 13, 2008 12:51am

Yes, its Leech Street. There's a ngow yoke yeen shop just ahead four shoplots from this corner. The street sure looks quiet like a ghost town.
rm2co

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 6
September 27, 2009 3:38am

Yes, I can confirm that the shoplot was used in the filming of Lust Caution.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 27, 2009 5:00am

I remember this scene from Lust Caution. Didn't know this shop was used in the filming. Leave the shop unkept and wait for film company to approach for filming or otherwise?!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
July 9, 2011 12:19am

It is good that Kayes has a pic of this corner shop as the balcony has recently collapsed. The shop was not maintained and since the above pic is dated Aug 2008, it didn't take long - less than 3 years!
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
July 12, 2011 10:52pm

Hi Blue Grass,
Sadly, maintenance is not a top priority among many property owners and the City Council seems to be aimlessly bogged down by the absence of a clear-cut policy with regards to conservation. I have to admit cities like Penang and Melaka are doing a better job when it comes to preserving their historic buildings. With many of the houses along Panglima Lane in such a dilapidated condition, does Ipoh stand a chance to be declared a World Heritage Site? Unless some drastic steps are undertaken to address the situation, I am not overly optimistic that the honor will be accorded to our hometown. Of course, that is only my personal opinion. The outcome will be known in due course.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
July 13, 2011 5:09am

Hi Ken
I have some good news for you and all who love Ipoh. There is an article in today's STAR that says a family had acquired 12 pre-war buildings for conservation. They bought seven shops along Hugh Low Street which will be restored and rented out for businesses. If you travel along Hugh Low Street, these shops are between the Ist and 2nd traffic lights and they are different from the normal shops as they come with balconies. [Will take a pic for you soon.] The Lim family also bought four units along Hugh Low Street across the Kinta river in Old Town. The jewel in the crown would be the Oversea Building that used to house the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation. You might remember SPH De Silva building which is at the junction of Belfielf Street and Station Road. The Lim family intends to turn it into a boutique hotel.
Perhaps you can read this article online. It is in the Metro section of STAR Wednesday 13 July 2011.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
July 13, 2011 3:45pm

Hi Blue Grass,
That's an interesting piece of news that will bring joy to the hearts of those who wish to see the older sections of Ipoh aging gracefully alongside the newer parts of the city. When blended together harmoniously, the contrast between the different styles of architecture gives the cityscape more texture and character. The Lim family should be complimented for making this very meaningful and enterprising move to inject new life into the heritage buildings. Hopefully, this will encourage other investors to come on board to resuscitate the Ipoh's quest to become a World Heritage Site.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
July 14, 2011 4:13pm

Congratulations to the Lim family!


Another Kopitiam in Ipoh, why not?! As long as the purchasing power is there and the Kopitiam has its own unique specialties, we can smell success already! Trend changes and demand controls the market. Young generation's taste is not the same as our forefathers'. Air-conditioning, free wifi, good ambiance and clean toilets are much needed at this present time for all restaurants.


Notice their signage - Lim Kar Fei (Lim Kopi). These three characters have the word 'kou' (mouth) before every character. As for the Kar Fei (kopi), the character 'kou' or mouth is indeed before the word Kar and the word Fei. I am sure the surname Lim doesn't have the character 'kou' or mouth before the character Lim. When the character 'kou' or mouth is added the surname Lim, now we have all the three characters with the word 'kou' before them. Very auspicious! It's more so with food business, 'kou' is for makan. The more 'kou', the better it is. All the best to the Lim Kar Fei!!



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