Encounters with Ipoh

Encounters with Ipoh: Familiar Spaces, Untold Stories

RM130

Ho Weng Hin, Lim Take Bane, Roland Sharpe Flores, et al.
2013. National University of Singapore
Softcover. 21cm x 29.7cm, 210 pages
75+ illustrations, photographs and maps
ISBN 9789810743758

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Product Description

Not many towns in Malaysia can claim to have experienced so much within a hundred years – growing from a sleepy village to a flourishing centre for mining, and then suffering the gradual decline of its prosperity. A city like Ipoh has many stories to tell. These untold stories are like buried treasures, longing to be told and the only way to uncover them is through exploring the places and spaces within which they happened.

About the Book

This study of Ipoh came about from a two-week trip to the city where students from University of Malaya and National University of Singapore studied the city’s heritage and assessed its current state of urban development. The cultural and social fabric of this former “Tin Capital of the World” and its architectural heritage are explored here through a series of site analysis, drawings, photographs and stories told by the locals. The students offer a nuanced portrayal of the city as they see it through their eyes.

Table of Contents

Tracing Ipoh
Location
Introduction
Kinta Valley
Tin Mining
Limestone Hills
Timeline
Dissecting Ipoh
Ipoh Stories I
Figure Ground
Urban Section
Trade House
Projecting Ipoh
Ipoh Stories II
Building Typologies
Urban Morphologies
Street Section
Charcoal House
Trailing Ipoh
Ipoh Stories III
Traffic Studies
Softscape and Hardscape
Sinhalese Bar
Identifying Ipoh
Ipoh Stories IV
Business Communities
Landmarks
Modern Shophouse
Engaging Ipoh
Activities
Retail
Residential
Professional
Institutional
Markets
Special Studies: Theatres
Postscripts
The People
The Journey
Acknowledgement
References
Credits

Additional Information

Weight 950 g
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 x 1.9 cm