The Houses of Sungai Rokam

By |2010-05-05T01:35:56+08:00May 5th, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|Tags: , , , |

Somewhere in the late 1960s, this was part of a low-cost housing scheme in Sungai Rokam (off Gopeng Road), in Ipoh. These houses were constructed mainly of timber, following the traditional Malay-styled home. There were about 410 units of such houses which covered over 100 acres of land. The houses were raised on timber columns, resting on concrete bases, and had tie beams which also served as floor joints.

Are they still around today? Or have they been replaced by modern brick houses / flats?