BookXcess Ipoh & Yasmin Ahmad Newseum

A former historical bank turned cozy bookstore was once the busiest bank in the 1980’s. The look and feel of the bank have been maintained to provide customers with a unique experience. At the basement floor, customers can be seen selecting books from bank safety deposit boxes and bank vaults that have been converted into bookshelves. The store also draws inspiration from its neighbouring Concubine Lane by incorporating cheeky neon signs into its design.

If books are not enough to draw you, then maybe this ‘Newseum’ dedicated to the late Yasmin Ahmad will move you. Located in the basement of the bookstore, ‘Yasmin at Kong Heng’ showcases the best of the beloved filmmaker’s festive Petronas advertisements and films. Visitors can pore through Yasmin’s very own Mac desktop, which still contains the original scripts for ‘Sepet’ and ‘Wasurenagusa’.

Operation Hours : Everyday 9.00 am- 10.00 pm

For more info :-

Address : 91, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Tel : 05-246 0019 

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