The Charm of Old Ipoh Town

“In the 1950s, Ipoh was characterised by the proliferation of large numbers of cinema halls, amusement parks, cabarets  and night life which was unrivalled on the peninsula. Two of the largest entertainment groups then, the Cathay Organisation and Shaw Brothers Company had set up chains of cinemas here.

With the collapse of tin prices and the closure of the tin mines in the late 1970s, Ipoh’s growth stagnated and resulted in migration to other parts of Malaysia (particularly metropolitan areas such as Kuala Lumpur) and Singapore”.

Wikipedia’s article on Ipoh

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