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  • GrabCar Service Now Available in Ipoh

    GrabCar Service Now Available In Ipoh

    Southeast Asia’s leading ride hailing and multiservice platform, Grab, is now expanding its GrabCar service to four other ma...read more

  • Econsave Opens in Jelapang

    Econsave Opens In Jelapang

    Residents of Jelapang, Taman Meru and Manjoi now have another place to get fresh groceries, at the newly-opened Econsave at Jelapang SQ. During the official launch held on Februar...read more

  • New City Stuns the City

    New City Stuns The City

    Ban Hoe Seng Sdn Bhd joined in the official launch of the Honda City with new and improved features on Thursday, March 2 at its premises along Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun. With e...read more

  • One Year In: Caltex @ BBSK

    One Year In: Caltex @ BBSK

    The Caltex petrol station at Bandar Baru Sri Klebang (BBSK) celebrated its first year on Thursday, February 16 with a lucky draw. A total of 43 prizes were given away with the top...read more

  • Court Rules in Favour of Defendant

    Court Rules In Favour Of Defendant

    The Ipoh High Court ruled in favour of the Perak Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry or Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian Mela...read more

  • Second-Hand Goods Dealers

    Second-Hand Goods Dealers

    Today they would carry euphemisms like ‘pre-loved’ or refurbished but second-hand has served this community well. We are referring to the second-hand goods dealers in J...read more

  • SSI Tower is Ipoh's Latest Landmark

    SSI Tower Is Ipoh's Latest Landmark

    Launched by MB Inc on January 16 and scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, the new Perak’s State Secretary Inco...read more

  • Ban Hoe Seng Welcomes Honda BR-V

    Ban Hoe Seng Welcomes Honda BR-V

    Honda’s latest model, the 7-seater crossover and affordable Honda BR-V was nationwide launched on January 7 at Ban Hoe Seng,...read more

  • Meru Valley Resort for all Occasions

    Meru Valley Resort For All Occasions

    Enchanting Events Nestling in a lush valley cocooned by the majestic Kledang Saiong range, Meru Valley Resort is a tranquil sanct...read more

  • A Young Business

    A Young Business

    With almost every single millennial equipped with gadgets and other accessories provided by their parents, do kids these days understand the value of money? Bearing that in mind, M...read more

  • Lhoist's New Limestone Plant

    Lhoist's New Limestone Plant

    Set to be Asia’s most modern limestone mining and manufacturing facility to cater to the growing demand, Lhoist (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd recently had its opening ceremony of a new ...read more

  • HearLIFE Hearing Care Centre

    HearLIFE Hearing Care Centre

    Launched recently, HearLIFE Hearing Care Centre is now open in Ipoh. Aimed as a one-stop centre for consultation, HearLIFE also intends to create awareness in people about hearing ...read more

  • Role of the World Bank

    Role Of The World Bank

    Perak Academy hosted a dinner talk on the role of the World Bank in education on Wednesday, October 12 at Symphony Suites Hotel, Ipoh. The enlightening session was presented by 85-...read more

  • MICCI's Anniversary Luncheon

    MICCI's Anniversary Luncheon

    In conjunction with its 104th anniversary, the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), Ipoh chapter, hosted a luncheon at WEIL Hotel, Ipoh on Wednesday, O...read more

  • Early Birds Get the Worm

    Early Birds Get The Worm

    As the saying goes, for those who want to be successful, they must not only work hard but also work smart. In the world of business, working hard alone will not guarantee you a fru...read more

  • Perak Ranks Fourth

    Perak Ranks Fourth

    Perak received investments worth RM2.16 billion this year (January to August), the fourth highest in the nation with Johor, Selangor and Pulau Pinang ahead of Perak. This was reve...read more

  • Perak State to Promote Innovative Entrepreneurship

    Perak State To Promote Innovative Entrepreneurship

    With the mission to develop a strategic roadmap for innovative entrepreneurship development in the state of Perak, the Malaysian G...read more

  • JCI CYEA to Honour Outstanding Entrepreneur

    JCI CYEA To Honour Outstanding Entrepreneur

    Calling all young entrepreneurs, this is a chance you shouldn’t miss. Nominate yourself for the Junior Chamber International...read more

  • Perak Tax Forum

    Perak Tax Forum

    The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Perak branch held its Perak Tax Forum 2016 at Syeun Hotel recently where the issue of the evolving tax landscape was the main highli...read more

  • Old is New Again

    Old Is New Again

      Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. Ipoh Echo had an exclusive one-on-one with Ipoh-born Tan Kai Le...read more

  • Celebrating Success

    Celebrating Success

    The world’s leading crane spreader supplier, Stockholm-based Bromma Group, marked its 20 years of growth and success in crane spreader manufacturing at its flagship Asian fac...read more

  • AEON Official Opening

    AEON Official Opening

    AEON CO. (M) Bhd (AEON), officially held the grand opening of AEON Mall Ipoh Klebang on Saturday, November 21. The RM66 million retail mall is AEON’s 24th mall in Malaysia an...read more

  • Energiser Celebrates 25 Years

    Energiser Celebrates 25 Years

    It was a night of energetic dance moves, appreciation and merriment as Energiser Group of Companies celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel...read more

  • MICCI's Annual Luncheon

    MICCI's Annual Luncheon

    The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) Perak Chapter had its annual luncheon to celebrate its 103rd birthday at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh on Monday, October...read more

  • Keeping Tabs on Food Premises

    Keeping Tabs On Food Premises

    The Perak Health Department ordered the closure of two belacan (shrimp paste) processing factories in Bagan Serai for committing various hygienic-related offences during a surprise...read more

  • PICC 65th Anniversary Dinner

    PICC 65th Anniversary Dinner

      Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce (PICC) celebrated its 65th Anniversary by organising a Gala Dinner and Achievement Award function at Kinta Riverfront Hotel. Some one thous...read more

  • Lost World of Tambun Receives Award

    Lost World Of Tambun Receives Award

    Lost World of Tambun (LWOT), an anchor component of Sunway City Ipoh (SCI), clinched World Gold Winner in the Resort Category at t...read more

  • Tigerair's Inaugural Flight to Ipoh

    Tigerair's Inaugural Flight To Ipoh

    There was much excitement in the air as the inaugural Tigerair flight from Singapore to Ipoh touched down at the Sultan Azlan Shah...read more

  • Adris Winners

    Adris Winners

    In the spirit of giving...ADRIS JEWELLERS organised a Special Lucky Draw at their premises in Greentown Business Centre during their ‘Year End Sales’ promotion. Three l...read more

  • Night of Glitz and Glamour

    Night Of Glitz And Glamour

    Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MICCI), the oldest chamber of commerce in the country, organised a fundraising dinner at the ballroom of the 5-star Manda...read more

  • Mining Blueprint Launched

    Mining Blueprint Launched

    Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) organised the Perak Mining Blueprint Seminar and Launching at Hotel Casuarina @ Meru, recently. The objective of the event was to clarify to st...read more

  • Black Gold in Gopeng

    Black Gold In Gopeng

    Cover Story By Ili Aqilah, Nantini Krishnan & Tan Mei Kuan Tin miners of yore would have been very surprised if they were told there was gold in Gopeng. And wondering what th...read more

  • Perak Water Board RM10 Million Profit

    Perak Water Board RM10 Million Profit

      Menteri Besar and Chairman of the Perak Water Board, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir chaired a meeting of the ...read more

  • Lintang Square – A One-Stop Centre

    Lintang Square – A One-Stop Centre

    Local real estate developer Team Keris Berhad (TKB) is aiming to be more aggressive in developing projects, including townships, c...read more

  • Cititel Express Ipoh to Open

    Cititel Express Ipoh To Open

    IGB Corporation Berhad (“IGB”) will be opening its latest Cititel Express Hotel in Ipoh next year. Scheduled to open its doors in January 2015, the Cititel Express Ipoh...read more

  • Meru Valley Annual Dinner

    Meru Valley Annual Dinner

    Meru Valley Golf Resort held their 22nd annual dinner recently on November 17. Over 160 staff and guests attended the dinner which was kicked off by an opening speech by Dato&rsquo...read more

  • Forum on Aquaculture

    Forum On Aquaculture

    The 10-year Malaysia National Agro-Food Policy has a target production of 794,000 metric tonnes by the end of 2020. For the past decade, the national production of aquaculture prod...read more

  • New Mall in Taiping

    New Mall In Taiping

    The official launch of AEON Mall Taiping in Kamunting recently signifies the opening of the 32nd store of the retail chain in the country and in Perak, this is the fourth store fol...read more

  • FMM Perak Annual Dinner

    FMM Perak Annual Dinner

    A big turnout of prominent industrialists and guests was seen at the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Perak’s 46th Annual Dinner held at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh recent...read more

  • Ipoh's New Landmark

    Ipoh's New Landmark

    The completion of SOHO 2, a development project undertaken by MH Amanjaya Properties Sdn Bhd, is set to give Ipoh a new look. Small Office Home Office (SOHO) 2 is in fact, phase tw...read more

  • World's Biggest Industrial Park

    World's Biggest Industrial Park

    A tripartite partnership of Malaysian, Chinese and Indonesian companies is developing one of world’s biggest integrated indu...read more

  • Catering to Those Outside the City

    Catering To Those Outside The City

    Frontier Prestige Car Dealers Sdn Bhd, located in Batu Gajah, recently held its first branch opening. Frontier, acting as a Proton...read more

  • Ipoh Shoe City Becoming a Reality

    Ipoh Shoe City Becoming A Reality

    Not many are aware that Ipoh produces some top-quality footwear for both men and women. This is being amplified by the fact that s...read more

  • Briefing on Commercial Bank Loans

    Briefing On Commercial Bank Loans

    Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce (PICC) organised a briefing on commercial loans available from banks for its members at its premi...read more

  • Creating Better Opportunities

    Creating Better Opportunities

    The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Perak held a press conference at Syuen Hotel, Ipoh recently to announce programmes for its upcoming annual dinner. The event is slated for ...read more

  • Second Phase SOHO

    Second Phase SOHO

    The Perak State Secretary Incorporated (SSI) and MH Amanjaya Properties Sdn Bhd (MHAP) signed a joint-venture agreement for the construction of the second phase of the Ipoh SOHO (s...read more

  • Creating Business Opportunities

    Creating Business Opportunities

    Malaysia’s Entrepreneurs’ Development Association or PUMM (Persatuan Usahawan Maju Malaysia) was first established in ...read more

  • A Nationwide Roadshow

    A Nationwide Roadshow

    How do you apply franchise system in your business for non-franchise business? How to expand your business with Maxis? How to leverage social media for your business? How to manage...read more

  • Holiday by the Sea in Ipoh with Lampe Berger

    Holiday By The Sea In Ipoh With Lampe Berger

    Have you ever wondered why people go to the sea or the mountains for recuperative purposes? Its not just a change of scenery that ...read more

  • GST for Real

    GST For Real

    One of the most-talked about subjects today is the impending Goods and Services Tax or better known as GST. There is much anxiety in the air, as many are unsure how it would impact...read more

  • The Octagon – Soon-To-Be Cultural Icon of Ipoh

    The Octagon – Soon-To-Be Cultural Icon Of Ipoh

    Ipoh’s once iconic two-storey round market or pasar bulat, otherwise known as Yau Tet Shin Market, will rise like the prover...read more

  • A Good Time to Invest

    A Good Time To Invest

    “There’s no better time to invest in property in Ipoh than now in view of the rising cost of development. And to celebrate the official launch of TINTower, buyers from ...read more

  • Syeun Jewelry Opens Its Doors

    Syeun Jewelry Opens Its Doors

      A lion dance routine marked the opening of Syeun Jewelry located at the shopping arcade of Syuen Hotel, Ipoh. The ceremony was graced by Datin Janet Yeoh, owner Ms Pearl Ya...read more

  • The Economic Reality of Malaysia Today

    The Economic Reality Of Malaysia Today

    Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, affectionately known as Ku Li, was in town in November as the guest of the Perak Academy to present a spe...read more

  • Maiden Flight Postponed For Runway Upgrade

    Maiden Flight Postponed For Runway Upgrade

    Flying Fox Airways’ maiden flight to Medan, Indonesia which was scheduled for 13 December has been postponed again though th...read more

  • Casuarina Is Back

    Casuarina Is Back

    Casuarina, one of Ipoh's pioneer business-class hotel brands, is back, this time in the new township of Bandar Meru Raya. Its management recently unveiled its best kept secret to ...read more

  • Opportunities Aplenty

    Opportunities Aplenty

    Efforts at promoting Ipoh will go to waste if stakeholders remain overly cautious. The state government has done its part. The inception of Flying Fox Airways is a case in point.