Iconic Taiping Market getting a facelift


Taiping Old Market — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

TAIPING: Restoration work on Taiping Market, which is the oldest in Malaysia, has begun on Jan 21 at a cost of almost RM9mil.

It is expected to be ready by March 22,2023.

Taiping Municipal Council president Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir said the facelift, fully funded by the Housing and Local Government Ministry, would have to be carefully planned with all the details to ensure the guidelines set by the Heritage Department were followed.

“This is because Taiping Market, built in 1880, is the oldest market in Malaysia and the iconic building has been the pride of the local community and popular among visitors, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

Apart from that, Khairul Amir said visitors and tourists interested in unique architecture and the historical background of Malaysia’s development would include the market as a must-see place when visiting the heritage city. — Bernama

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