If we have been looking closely at Ipoh’s development, we notice that People’s Park has been neglected and as such has lost its lustre.
An event with Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man was held on Sunday, April 17 at the park. Cycling from Pak Fook Thong (a Chinese sinseh shop) to the park, took less than ten minutes.
“The Council is currently working on re-livening this place again. We’re returning the spark that once lighted up this whole place, as well as along the whole Kinta River,” said Zamri.
With assistance from UiTM students, they are in the midst of planning a 3D mural at the back of this park.
Apart from that, the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) have also been staging theatrical performances during weekends to attract Ipohites to the location. Their efforts paid off when city folks began crowding the park once more.
The mayor mentioned that night activities that restricted movements at the railway station had been moved to Polo Ground and D.R. Seenivasagam Park.
“We encountered many problems when the railway station became a star attraction. The public may not notice this but we did,” he added.
When the topic of food trucks arose, Zamri said that the People’s Park would be their new spot. “We do encourage them. Once repairs to the park are completed, we’ll allow them to operate there.
“I cannot say when the park will be completely done but I assure you it’ll be done as soon as possible,” said Zamri with a smile.