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Old May 17th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #821
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McDonalds Drive Thru @ Sunway City Ipoh opening soon this month



How many McDs we ahve here in Ipoh, Including this one?
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #822
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How many McDs we ahve here in Ipoh, Including this one?
As far as I know.. in ipoh got 5 McDs:

1. McD Ipoh Town
2. McD JJ Kinta City
3. McD Jalan Gopeng Drive Thru
4. McD Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Drive Thru
5. McD Sunway City Drive Thru

Pasir Puteh area used to have McDonalds, but it closed. Maybe they have relocate to 1 of this 5 place mentioned.
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As far as I know.. in ipoh got 5 McDs:

1. McD Ipoh Town
2. McD JJ Kinta City
3. McD Jalan Gopeng Drive Thru
4. McD Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Drive Thru
5. McD Sunway City Drive Thru

Pasir Puteh area used to have McDonalds, but it closed. Maybe they have relocate to 1 of this 5 place mentioned.
Am surprised Ipoh has only 5 McD. Melaka very much smaller city and population has 8 McD. Heard that another 1 or 2 coming up. I think Ipohan prefer local food to fast food
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #824
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Am surprised Ipoh has only 5 McD. Melaka very much smaller city and population has 8 McD. Heard that another 1 or 2 coming up. I think Ipohan prefer local food to fast food
Ipoh got too many Grandpa's and Grandma's ma, so thats why they prefer to choose local food.
Malacca got many tourist come by, visiting those historic places and easy to find 'their' favorite food. Just my opinion. Hehe..

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Ipoh got too many Grandpa's and Grandma's ma, so thats why they prefer to choose local food.
Malacca got many tourist come by, visiting those historic places and easy to find 'their' favorite food. Just my opinion. Hehe..
Ipoh is famous when it comes to local food. So fast food susah cari makan kat Ipoh.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #826
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By Jerry Francis

“City That Tin Built” – about sums up the history of Ipoh and its heritage. These four words are also an effective slogan to promote the city. Not “Bougainvillea City” or by any other slogans. On May 27 Ipoh will celebrate its 22nd anniversary as a city. But it is sad that through all those years nothing seems to have been done to reflect its glorious past as the centre of the tin mining industry which had been so significant in the economic development of the country. The tin mining industry has since collapsed; the history of the city will also slowly fade away and be forgotten. Look around us. What is there to reflect the tin mining industry? Why can’t the city become one big monument of the tin mining industry in the country which can be both educational as well as a tourist attraction? Are we ashamed of the city’s past?



Ipoh is also not a city just living on past glory but is very much alive with natural attractions and some beautiful architecture, such as the Railway Station, Town Hall and High Court.

It is surrounded by beautiful limestone outcrops with fascinating cave temples and as well as producing some iconic products, among them pomelo, white coffee and taugeh which have become well-known abroad.

Yet, what have we done to boost tourism in the city? The typical comment from many people is “what can the city offer?”

It is useless for us to lament the failure of the city’s attractions and just fold our arms and watch each City Day pass by without fanfare and excitement. Those who care and are in a position to help promote the city need to come forward by participating and contributing ideas.

Public Transport Critical

Though Ipoh has grown from a sleepy hollow on the banks of Sungai Kinta, in size covering 643sq.km, new commercial areas and suburban towns have increased the population to over 750,000. However it still lags behind other cities in the country in terms of public amenities. For example, bus services in the city needs to be urgently overhauled so that it will be the choice mode of transport for the residents, as well as tourists arriving by bus, train and air.

Taxi service in the city is equally bad. The drivers have been stubbornly refusing to use taxi-meters and will charge at least RM7 for just a short distance.

Perhaps Ipoh must start planning a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system for the city centre and its satellite towns from now on.

Although traffic in the city is not as chaotic as in Kuala Lumpur, city planners must look into it very seriously as traffic congestion is imminent. Already traffic jams are becoming regular occurrences.

Cleanliness and Beautification

Perhaps one of the first things to do is for the City Council to spruce up the city with beautification projects. At this moment there is no project worth mentioning. Instead, whatever beautification we have, such as fountains and gardens, are being neglected. And the rubbish is everywhere. Lack of an efficient rubbish collection scheme has resulted in thousands of illegal rubbish dumps all over the city. Frequently, buffaloes and cows are still seen in the city, obstructing traffic, messing roads with dung, damaging flower plants and fruit trees in housing estates.

In fact, ever since Ipoh was declared a city it has deteriorated rapidly probably because it was accorded in the wake of the collapse of the tin mining industry. Prior to being declared a city, it was a vibrant town and a playground for the rich, with more posh cars in a one kilometre radius than anywhere in the country.

It was also reputed as one of the cleanest towns in the country with potted flower plants located in strategic places and even hanging from street lamp-posts. There were well maintained public parks, Taman D.R. Seenivasagam, People’s Park, Children’s Park and the Japanese Garden.

Now, many of the buildings in the old city centre are empty, condemned or abandoned, painting a gloomy picture.

Bleak Future Drives Away Traders
Those traders along the two main streets – Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street) and Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (Brewster Road), once the business hub of the old city centre, are too old to continue and their children are not keen to take over because of the bleak future.

If the City Council does not focus its attention on rejuvenating the old city centre within the next decade, more and more business premises will pull down their shutters and move to new commercial areas.

According to some leading businessmen in the city, there seem to be a lack of enthusiasm from the City Council to induce redevelopment.

The city is also not pedestrian-friendly. Even crossing between the Old and New Town sectors is not planned and facilitated for pedestrians.

The City Council has, instead, allowed food-stalls to erect permanent structures on pavements endangering the life and limb of pedestrians.

Wider Pavements to Induce Business Activities



Jln Sultan Idris Shah – Note narrow pavements on either side and cars parked plus bulky planter boxes
Among the suggestions to induce business activities to the old city centre is to have wider pavements along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, like those in Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur.


Jln Bukit Bintang – Note wide pedestrain pavements on either side and lovely palm trees. Also no parking on either sid
The parking bays on both sides of the street can be sacrificed for the wider pavements and yet wide enough for three-lane traffic.

“Allowing cars to park along the streets will not generate business activities, but wider pavements do,” commented Dato’ Chin Lean Choong, a miner turned entrepreneur.

“The wider pavements can connect with the Kinta Riverbank’s project and thus encourage the residents to walk. As more and more pedestrians move about, the business premises along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah will find it viable to reopen for businesses.”

He said covered pedestrian walkways, connecting the old and new town sectors at the bridges in Jalan Sultan Idris Shah and Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah, also need to be constructed to protect pedestrians from rain and sun. This would encourage motorists to park their cars somewhere between the two sectors and walk.

What is happening now, motorists would drive to their destinations even a short distance away, resulting in more vehicles moving about in the city centre causing traffic congestion.

“Ipoh City Council needs to hold a brain-storming session for its councillors to come up with plans to rejuvenate the city,” said a businessman located in the old city centre.

“The collapse of the tin mining industry and as well as the subsequent recessions in the country, have begun the city’s deterioration.”

A City Centre of Swiftlets’ Hotels

Eventually more swiftlet hotels will take over the business premises. Already the annoying recorded chirpings are clearly heard in both new and old town sectors.

Just looking at the numerous condemned and abandoned buildings and vacant business premises in the old city centre is enough to scare away any potential investors. It will not take long before the city deteriorates further and be like a ghost mining town, rather than a vibrant city.

The City Council must enforce whatever regulations to get property owners to redevelop their commercial premises rather than giving excuses, such as the owners could not be traced.

A big contrast to when Ipoh was just a Municipality under the control of the People Progressive Party (PPP). A councillor would be on the roster daily to deal with the problems of the ratepayers. Others were tasked with various duties to ensure efficiency.

The City Council is now headed by a Mayor. There are 23 councillors, each in charge of a zone, but are they effectively inspecting their respective zone and are accessible to the residents?

source :www.ipohecho.com.my
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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #827
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Apart from above mentioned, another project is constructions of new McDonald Drive Thru and Lost World Hotel at Sunway City, Ipoh. Very near to my house. I can see those projects are quite fast in progression.
Theme Park Hotel, Sunway City Ipoh construction..





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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #828
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Ipoh, towards Bercham/Tambun..
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View towards Tasek/Bercham..

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Towards Tg. Rambutan (I guess)..

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Old May 17th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #829
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As far as I know.. in ipoh got 5 McDs:

1. McD Ipoh Town
2. McD JJ Kinta City
3. McD Jalan Gopeng Drive Thru
4. McD Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Drive Thru
5. McD Sunway City Drive Thru

Pasir Puteh area used to have McDonalds, but it closed. Maybe they have relocate to 1 of this 5 place mentioned.
I just notice....opposite tesco station 18, the land used to be workshop for Parit bus is vacant and some construction going to start....wonder will it be another fastfood joint.

KFC also coming up a drive thru at Gunung rapat...opposite the petronas station.

but then ...since Burger king already here...whenever I need beef burger...bye bye McD.... of course mcchicken and filet o firsh still ok.
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I just notice....opposite tesco station 18, the land used to be workshop for Parit bus is vacant and some construction going to start....wonder will it be another fastfood joint.

KFC also coming up a drive thru at Gunung rapat...opposite the petronas station.

but then ...since Burger king already here...whenever I need beef burger...bye bye McD.... of course mcchicken and filet o firsh still ok.
It is good when we have Burger king here in Ipoh. What about Subway and Domino's Pizza. Those two are fabulous.

And what happen to McD at Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri (the one beside super kinta)? Is it still thronged with patrons?

The Pasir Puteh area only served with KFC. any Fastfood outlet since the area is quite big?

It's been a while since I left Ipoh. That's why i'm asking.
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MCd at Jln Mustapha is still operating there.I can see lots of students and adults having meal there.
They had just repainted the whole building with red and dark grey. Looks awesome. Will try to upload some pictures for it when free.

Ya i agreed, they should open a one new outlet for Subway.
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Am surprised Ipoh has only 5 McD. Melaka very much smaller city and population has 8 McD. Heard that another 1 or 2 coming up. I think Ipohan prefer local food to fast food
another 1 or 2 coming up in Melaka?? where??
i dont see any possible places except outskirts....
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Perak Wants Ipoh To Be Centre For Quality Products From China

IPOH, May 18 (Bernama) -- Perak wants Ipoh to be a well-known commercial centre with plans for it to become an exhibition and distribution centre for quality products from Wenzhou, China.

Senior State Exco member Datuk Hamidah Osman said the exhibition centre was planned by China's Wenzhou Haofeng Exhibition Co Ltd as a meeting place for retailers, wholesalers and distributors in Asia and the world dealing in quality products from Wenzhou.

"This is the long-term plan and we have proposed several places in Ipoh and this is being finalised. They need an area of 20,000 square feet and will carry out renovation works," Hamidah said.

"The state government will act as a facilitator in this effort," she told reporters here Tuesday.

Hamidah said Wenzhou Haofeng Exhibition owned a distribution centre in Dubai which has been in operation for 12 years and recorded an investment of US$50 million, becoming a successful model in promoting the products from Wenzhou in the Middle East.

She said businesses which were now going to Wenzhou could come to Ipoh for the products when the centre here was ready for distribution and sales, and this would indirectly benefit local manufacturers and wholesalers who could also target their products at them.

As a start, Wenzhou Haofeng Exhibition will hold an expo on consumer products at Stadium Indera Mulia here from June 24 to 27 at a cost of RM5 million sponsored by the Wenzhou government.

"About 160 companies from Wenzhou have confirmed their participation and we expect about 6,000 businessmen from the country and around the world to visit the expo," Hamidah said.

Among the products to be displayed at the expo which is expected to have 220 booths are food and beverages, clothings, shoes, bags, furniture, office equipment, handicraft, decorative items and electronic goods.
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Just curious, is there any parking fee imposed if we want to park our vehicle inside the DG's carpark? And is that true that for JJ, we need to pay for parking fee? Never been to Ipoh for quite sometimes now.
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Just curious, is there any parking fee imposed if we want to park our vehicle inside the DG's carpark? And is that true that for JJ, we need to pay for parking fee? Never been to Ipoh for quite sometimes now.
As far as I know, parking at De Garden is free. But the place really gila-gila crowded. so have to be patience to find parking or can park near the housing area (behind De Garden).

And for AEON Kinta City, yup.. now already impose parking fee if you want to park inside JJ. So now, no more free parking as usually we do there..
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UniKL RCMP bakal miliki bangunan baru 10 tingkat

IPOH 19 Mei - Universiti Kuala Lumpur Kolej Perubatan Diraja Perak (UniKL RCMP) di sini bakal mempunyai sebuah bangunan baru setinggi 10 tingkat yang sedang dalam pembinaan.

Ketua Pegawai Operasinya, Mohd. Arif Mastol berkata, pembinaan bangunan tersebut dengan kos RM79 juta itu dijangka siap pada 2012.

''Bangunan tersebut menempatkan asrama untuk 800 pelajar, bilik kuliah, pejabat akademik, bilik pensyarah, perpustakaan, klinik, kedai dan kafeteria," katanya di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata demikian pada Majlis Silaturahim Bersama Media di UniKL RCMP di sini.

UniKL RCMP yang beroperasi di sini sejak 11 tahun lalu menawarkan pengajian peringkat Ijazah Perubatan dan Pembedahan serta Diploma Kejururawatan, Farmasi, Radiografi dan Fisioterapi.

Mohd. Arif berkata, pembinaan bangunan baru tersebut perlu bagi menampung pertambahan mahasiswa yang kini mencecah 1,500 orang.

"Ketika ini kita menyewa beberapa bangunan untuk dijadikan bilik kuliah bagi menampung keperluan pembelajaran dan latihan," katanya.

Selain itu, katanya, pihaknya akan memperkenalkan pengajian Ijazah Kejururawatan dan Diploma Fisioterapi mulai sesi pengambilan Julai depan.

"Ijazah Kejururawatan terbuka kepada jururawat yang telah berkhidmat selama tiga tahun dan pengambilan terhad untuk 40 pelajar sahaja manakala 50 lagi untuk Diploma Fisioterapi," katanya.

Beliau berkata, kuliah bagi program ijazah kejururawatan itu dijalankan pada hujung minggu secara online.

"Tempoh pengajian selama dua tahun dan mereka boleh mengikuti pengajian tersebut walaupun masih terus berkhidmat," katanya.

Sementara itu, Mohd. Arif berkata, UniKL RCMP akan mengambil 1,500 pelajar baru Julai depan bagi pengajian Ijazah Perubatan dan Pembedahan serta Diploma Kejururawatan, Farmasi, Fisioterapi dan Radiografi.

Menurut beliau, pihaknya juga akan memeterai memorandum persefahaman (MoU) dengan beberapa universiti di China, Mesir dan Cuba bulan depan.

"Program ini diadakan bagi membolehkan kurikulum pengajian digunakan di universiti terbabit,"
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Perak pulls in RM953m


IPOH: Perak received investments worth RM953.54mil in the first two months of the year, reflecting the strong confidence the local and foreign investors have in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

He said the investments, approved under the Industrial Coordination Act 1975, accounted for 22.9% of total investments received by the country.

“The figure is a huge jump from the only RM71.62mil recorded in the same period of last year,” he said.

Among the factors that attracted the investments were the systematic planning carried out by related agencies and the focus on sectors identified as those with potential.

Also, the expansion of existing factories in the state was in line with the prevailing good sentiments in the state, he told reporters after chairing the Perak Investment Management Centre executive board meeting here yesterday.

Of the investments, RM554.17mil came from local investors while RM399.36mil was from foreign investors.

The foreign investments were from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Britain and the United States.

Zambry said the increased investments had also created 472 new job opportunities compared with 281 over the same period last year.

The investments were in various industries, including food processing, chemicals and chemical products, non-metal-based minerals, manufacturing of machines, assembling of vehicles and basic metals.

He said the high-value investments were encouraging and the state had also received positive response after a trade mission led by senior exco member Datuk Hamidah Osman to Wenzhou, China, from May 10 to May 15 this year.

The Federal Government had also approved investments in the state by a large company for the production of solar cells, he said.

“The letter of agreement was handed over to me recently by Mida director-general Datuk Jalilah Baba,” he said.

He said the project, resulting from an investment mission to the United States several months ago, was a high-impact investment using high technology.

Work on the plant is expected to start soon. — Bernama
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