Friday, October 2, 2009

Ipoh Town Hall

Ipoh is blessed with a few magnificent colonial buildings and Ipoh Town Hall is one of them. The building is situated in between the Birch Memorial Tower and the train station.

Ipoh Town Hall was designed by a famous government architect, A.B. Hubback. The magnificent building begun its construction in 1914 and completed in 1916.

The building design is based on Victorian Neo-Renaissance architecture, featuring Greek and Roman elements on the columns. Currently, major restoration work is being carried out at rear part of the building

The hall has been housing a few government agencies since then. In 1928, the eastern part was used as the Post and Telegraphs Office. In 1948, the building was used as Ipoh's District Police Headquarters. Since 1962, the building was used as the Public Auditorium. It would have been nice if I was able to see how it looks like from the inside.

13 comments:

wenn said...

did u notice the back potion? seems got story there..

Borneo Falcon said...

There are some heavy work ongoing at the back portion but I am not aware of any story. Mind to share?

chrisau said...

woah...u really check out the details. The town hall was there even before I was born.hhaha

eunice said...

we went to Ipoh Railway to take photos then happened to see this admin building too.. (it's an admin building now right?) Did u take pic of that Ipoh tree?

n did u put on weight with all the Ipoh yummies? :D

And pls remember to vote for me at the Nuffnang voting poll widget on my homepage sidebar.. Thanks!

Borneo Falcon said...

Eunice: I don't think this building is an administration building now.

I did take pics of Ipoh Tree (in fact I going to blog about it soon).

Putting up weights? I did notice my trousers felt tight when I returned home. He....he....

Superman said...

Ipoh really got a lot of historical buildings. Like the design of it. The clock tower in the previous post make me think of the movie 'DaVinci Code'.

Robo said...

Thanks for sharing! Arrrh! I miss it when I was there!
The Town Hall has the same Architect with the Train Station right? The completion date almost the same too...

~Elaine Tam~ said...

hmmm..Ipoh..benn there once..and nothing much to see leh..just very small town and many shopslot and building... =_="

Xjion89 said...

haha, Ipoh is a nice place to live in~~~ i think u can walk in if it is not close~~~

Borneo Falcon said...

Robo: The Ipoh train station was also designed by the same architect of the town hall. The train station was completed a year after the town hall.

SJB said...

very nice.

foongpc said...

Nice building! Thanks for sharing : )

Johnny Ong said...

since when u start conquering ipoh too

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