Ipoh is a city in Malaysia and the capital of the Perak state. It is situated at 175 km in the North of Kuala Lumpur, between the capital and Penang. The name of the city comes from a Malaysian name “pokok Ipoh”, which is a shrub. The population amounts to 657,892 inhabitants.

Ipoh is situated at the edge of Kinta. It is discovered as an expansion after 1845, with the discovery of iron deposits. It was a mushroom town. It never recovered from the mining decline. The migratory balance is strongly negative, in spite of redevelopment projects of economic.

Ipoh is ordered according to a checkboard plan. Numerous constructions of colonial period are still visible. The station of Ipoh associates Moresque and Gothic elements. The past architecture was protected by the economic decline of the city, unlike Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

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