Even residents in Ipoh used to say it was a "sunset" city with little growth and a good place to live in retirement. So much has changed in the last ten years, with the city leapfrogging over night.
I can still remember the lonely D.R. Seenivasagam Park and the Ipoh Stadium, which was a popular make out place. Popular hotels such as the Excelsior was with audible loud thumping disco music from downstairs, much like the Hotel Anika in Kluang.