The most imposing building facing the famous Ipoh Railway Station is the Ipoh Town Hall and Old Post Office. Designed by the Government Architect, Arthur Benison Hubback (1871-1948), with Neo-Renaissance Victorian style, surmounted with colossal Greek and Roman columns. British East Hindia Company constructed the building in 1913 and completed the building in 1916. These building were divided by two sections, the front its use as the town hall and at the back its use as the post office. Throughout the years, the building been used as a post and telegraph office, as well as the district police headquarters.Apart from that, the Ipoh Town Hall hosted many important events such as The Indian poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore once addressed a speech of Perak’s English and vernacular schoolteachers here on August 8 1927.