The city has been accorded various international recognition. Among them are the best city in Malaysia to visit and the best place...read more
The existence of a small century-old Catholic chapel in a fishing village in the estuary of Sungai Sepetang in Perak is a testimony of religious tolerance.
By Jerry Francis We have seen and heard of various cases of cruelty to animals in the country, particularly small ones....read more
It amuses me to see big bold letters “BBQ LAMB” erected on the arches at the entrance of a once beautiful Ipoh Riverfr...read more
Another round of hope for a new airport in Perak was rekindled when Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abdul Kadir recen...read more
I was thrilled and jubilated as most Malaysians over the recent Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations.
Since the conclusion of the Rio Olympics, so much has been said and written about our Olympians, who have returned with silver and...read more
The combination of the iconic Ipoh Railway Station and its Dataran KTM has often been affectionately described as the “Taj M...read more
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s suggestion for entertainment outlets to be centralised for secu...read more
A major long standing issue of Ipoh City is its cleanliness. This has been a topic of discussion among the residents, as well as visitors.
My Say By Jerry Francis Each time I take the short boat ride across the “lagoon” to the hidden garden of Gunung Lang...read more
Just a few days ago I was at the Greentown Business Centre. Like most motorists, I drove around looking for a parking lot, which is not easy to find on a working day. I understand...read more
It has been 17 years since the first move was made to gazette the Kinta Nature Park in Batu Gajah, but nothing has been done since.
Ipoh’s Old Town sector is to become the historical and multi-cultural enclave of the city.
News that the Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) is set to give a new lease of life to the last tin dredge located at the 5th Mile Batu Gajah, Tanjung Tualang Road, has lifted my ...read more
The installation of the Sultan of Perak, HRH Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, is just around the corner (November 27). It will ce...read more
My Say By Jerry Francis The Perak Government’s move to issue fines to local councils whenever Aedes breeding grounds are found in clogged drains and rubbish piles under the...read more
Has urbanisation affected the lifestyle of the residents of the predominantly Malay neighbourhood of Gugusan Manjoi in Ipoh? This ...read more
My Say By Jerry Francis The Dataran MBI, located in the ‘front yard’ of the Ipoh City Council complex, has been gi...read more
My Say By Jerry Francis Recently, I read in a national daily how the folks in Kuching take pride in keeping their city clean and...read more
Seventy-four-year-old retired lorry driver, Yeoh Say Bah, has become a celebrity in Taman Tinggi and surrounding housing estates in Ipoh.
The Ipoh City Council’s health department must stop inspecting private dwellings in the city and stop issuing summonses to r...read more
I thought that after the fiasco involving Asialink Cargo Express – an airline cargo operation that failed to take off from t...read more
Thank goodness everything ended well. The 12-year-old girl S. Mahalachime had recovered from her bid to take her life, and had bee...read more
Dato’ Roshidi Hashim was reported to have admitted that he had failed as the Mayor of Ipoh for being unable to keep the city clean.