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The Majestic Station Hotel, Ipoh.

Hello to all TE members. I’m back with one of the oldest hotels in Malaysia, the Majestic Station Hotel, in Ipoh Perak.

Introduction:
Built in 1935, the Majestic Station Hotel, in Ipoh, Perak, is an impressive landmark which combines Moorish architecture with modern embellishments.

It houses the Ipoh Railway Station, which pioneered the first train travel in Malaysia, (previously known as Malaya, before the Independence). The first railway lines were laid by British to satisfy the transportation demands of the tin mining industry in Malaya.

The Station bears a close resemblance to its Kuala Lumpur counterpart, sharing the same architectural design and the distinction of being the most filmed buildings in their respective cities.

It is affectionately well-known as the ‘Taj Mahal’ of Ipoh, which is surrounded by a beautiful floral garden which serves as a charming welcome for tourist. In the garden, you will find the Ipoh tree, after which the city is named.

The station is under vast renovation when is image was taken. But the hotel still accepts guests. It is quite a “new” experience staying in such “colonial-feeling” room, like been transported back to the old days.

It was going to rain and those gloomy clouds were moving towards the station which prompted me to have it snapped. A “dramatized” landscape shot, huh!. External flash is used to have the front portion of the building lighten up.

I’ve posted another shot which was taken later in the evening is slow speed, to share with members.

Merchanics:
Exposure Program – manual
Speed Value – 1/40s
Aperture Value – f/4.5
Focal Length – 18mm

So, folks, enjoy this cool station and I will be posting the interior of the hotel next week.

Cheers to all and good day.

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