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Observing ASEAN: Preserving the Ipoh Heritage

The tin mining boom of the late 1800s drove migration into ASEAN cities by the millions. Much of these immigrants came from South China, and into the many tin-rich towns of ASEAN. One of them is Ipoh, the tin-mining capital of the world. Today, Ipoh has slowed down from the yesteryears of before. Ibrahim Sani speaks with Lim Yi Wen, the Curator of 22 Hale Street, a quaint townhouse in today's sleepy Ipoh, and asks them, what it takes to preserve such a heritage in today's fast-paced rapidly changing world.