Friday, November 27, 2009

FREE: Heritage Maps of Old Town Ipoh

I have got to hand it to the Kinta Heritage Society group. Those chaps have published a Heritage Map of Old Town and are giving it out FREE!!. 

They have left their maps at Hotels and the Railway Station. I was told that when they gave the maps to the State Tourism Office, the tourism office asked for more copies to take down to Singapore, if not mistaken, on November 8.
The free map outlines the heritage trail around Old Town starting from the Railway Station to the Kinta River and borders between St Michaels Institution and Hugh Low Street Bridge.
The map has write ups of the popular heritage buildings, concubine lane and such.


Below, Concubine Lane, past, present and ???Future??












What a commendable effort by this NGO group. It certainly puts the state tourism office in a spot. But then again they probably are used to it by now.
Now if only KTM, our railway authority would add more coaches coming to Ipoh during this holiday season KL-ites could take the train to Ipoh Station and tour around Old Town, devour the delicious foods before taking the evening train back to KL.And by-the-way, KTM.....can you improve your ticket sales system...just to buy a ticket takes like forever especially during the peak season!!!
cheers!

kk

4 comments:

jean said...

Thanks for this. I didn't know Ipoh has a Heritage Society. So good to hear there're people in Ipoh interested in conserving our history.

haniekunie said...

aha.. took from that tourists information centre near ipoh padang e? i love reading your posts about ipoh. really helping me in my research of ipoh old town!

thank u

Kinta said...

Hi Guys,

We are Kinta Heritage who produced the map. Kintakid can you email us your address to kintaheritage@gmail.com?

Many thanks

Gopeng Kid said...

The map showing the various buildings is fantastic! User-friendly with layman words easily understood by students and adults too! Kinta Heritage, this is " Sungguh BAGUS! "