The layout of central Ipoh is reasonably straightforward, since the roads more or less form a grid system. What makes things confusing is that some of the old colonial street names have been changed in favour of more Islamic alternatives, but the street signs haven’t always caught up; hence, Jalan C.M. Yusuf instead of Jalan Chamberlain, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri for Jalan Clare and Jalan Bandar Timar for Jalan Leech. In practice, locals recognize either name.

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