Last Friday we had a class trip to Kg. Kepayang, Ipoh. I wasn’t excited for the trip at all cause I thought it’d be really boring. But when I got there, I actually got pretty amused with the old shophouses. It was once used to be a really live and happening place. There were once shops, entertainment place, and at night, there was prostitutes and stuffs like that. Basically a small city. Now, it’s all decaying, the government wants to demolish the place but some of the owners of the buildings couldn’t be found, and since it’s a freehold land, they can’t do much about it.
To me, walking around that place was such a discovery, almost like an adventure. It was as if I was walking through time. I was imagining the life in there 120 years ago as I snapped the pictures. There are still about 5 families still living in those shophouses. And perhaps 3 to 4 shops such as workshop, barber shop, fertilizer’s shop and Feng Shui place.
Inside one of the shophouses. There's a well down there.
I think this used to be some kind of a courtyard space, maybe?
Some of us, taking pictures with the locals. From left, is the uncle we interviewed, he's the owner of the fertilizer shop. The guy on the motorcycle trishaw was on the way to pick up his kids from school.