The construction of the present railway station and hotel began in 1914 but was interrupted due to a shortage of materials and high costs of labour during World War I. And it was designed by AB Hubback.
The station has three platforms, commodious offices for railway staff, and a restaurant and bar. The hotel at first had 17 bedrooms opening out to the deep upper verandah; this was upgraded to 21 rooms by 1936. Source from Perak Info.
The species of 'Epau' tree (antiaris toxicaria), where the name of 'Ipoh' comes from, can be found in front of the railway station. Source from Malaysia Budget Hotel.
I love this colonial structure very much. We had a walk around the station after the MFM Gathering which was held at Dome Cafe of the Hotel...
You can check the Time Table and the Fees here.
Too bad there was no train at that moment.
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Our Ipoh Trip (Aug 2009)
* New Caspian Budget Hotel at Ipoh, Perak (D1)
* Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken Rice at Ipoh, Perak. (D1)
* Tuck Kee Noodle Restuarant at Ipoh, Perak (D1)
* Chang Keong Dim Sum at Ipoh (D2)
* Perak Cave at Ipoh, Perak. (D2)
* The Lost World Of Tambun, Perak (D2)
* Tat Seng Salted Chicken at Ipoh, Perak (D2)
* Yee Fatt Dry Curry Noodle in Ipoh, Perak (D3)
* Yong Tau Foo under 'The Tree' in Ipoh, Perak. (D3)
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