Ipoh’s Mayor Dato’ Roshidi Hashim in his continuing effort to liven up Ipoh City and possibly to remove the “ghost city” tag that was once associated with Ipoh, has come up with a walking street at Old Town.
To be known as ‘Ipoh Old Town Walking Street’ or IOTWS, Roshidi in announcing the launch, said it would follow a similar concept as ‘Ipoh Uptown’ and will include stalls offering halal food and beverages as well as a variety of sales and promotional items with the aim of bringing back economic activities, livening up the area and to promote tourism activity at night in Old Town.
Ipoh Old Town Walking Street will be located along Market Street, specifically on the first two blocks adjacent to Jalan Sultan Yussuf (Belfield Street).
MBI has outsourced the operation and management of OTWS to SNM Concept Sdn and some of Roshidi’s requirements are that the area must be kept clean at all times and traffic flow controlled.
IOTWS will start operating daily effective February 1 from 6pm till 2am. SNM Concept CEO, Ms Seindy Lam announced that in conjunction with the start-up date, a 2013 CNY Countdown Carnival will be held for nine days (February 1-9) and will feature singing performances, magic shows, lion dances and product promotions.