Front and side of buildings 

Three units of the familiar double-storey shophouses in New Town are being replaced by a new double-storey shoplot at No.26, 28 and 30, Jalan Theatre, Ipoh. Were these some of the original shophouses built by Yau Tet Shin in Ipoh New Town between 1905-1908?

Construction site info board

In Penang, developers and investors have created a property boom in old shophouses by turning pre-war shophouses into town-houses, boutique hotels or other business establishments. This way, through adaptive re-use, old well-built shophouses need not be replaced and the huge amount of building materials will not go wasted. Would Ipoh follow this trend?


  1. 1 Scottie Woehrle April 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  2. 2 S.Sundralingam April 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Your photos and writings should purify the minds
    of those who are unable to appreciate heritage buildings. The State Government should list heritage sites,historical monuments,
    buildings that were built before 1940, as the most original heritage property. As such, these buildings with special architectural, artistic or cultural interest or closely associated with event important to state history should be preserved and restored for special values.

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