The Kinta Real Estate group has begun work on Tin City in Falim, which will see more commercial growth to this southern section of Ipoh City. With a budget allocation of RM150 million, this development was officially launched in May this year and is expected to be fully developed in 2017.
Group managing director Datuk Poo Tak Kiau said that sales so far have been encouraging, auguring well for the project. “With its strategic location for traffic heading south towards Menglembu, and all traffic having to pass through Tin City to get there, exciting retail opportunities are in the pipeline. With a hotel, condominium and a new hypermarket, this retail centre is projected to be an upmarket commercial hub with shops, cafes and trendy retail outlets, creating an instant facelift for Falim and bringing new life to this sleepy enclave on completion.”
In conjunction with the official launch of the project, the group is organising an exhibition themed ‘A Return to Ipoh’s Glorious Times’ which is on till August 11.
“This special exhibition showcases Ipoh’s mining history. Visitors can expect an exciting and interesting display of artefacts, photographs, videos and paraphernalia from the tin mining industry and the families which helped to create the history of our city,” Poo says.
Admission to the exhibition which opens from 10am to 6pm, is free and complimentary shuttle buses are available to Falim House at 180 Jalan Lahat, from the railway station (only on Saturdays and Sundays until August 11).
Falim House is itself a rich piece of Ipoh’s history, having withstood the test of time for the past 86 years.
For further details about Kinta Real Estate, call 05-282 7888 or 012-515 7887.