The Ipoh branch of McDonald is the first to be opened in Perak. The branch will be closing for good on Nov 30. Pix by RAJA KHALIDATUL ASRIN.

IPOH: The first McDonald’s outlet to ever open in the state will close its doors on Nov 30.

The outlet has attained iconic status in the city after 30 years of operations, especially since it is housed in a charming colonial building.

The McDonald’s branch has also been a prime hangout spot for youth and young adults since the 1980s.

Although The New Straits Times has contacted McDonald’s on the matter, the reason for the outlet’s closure has yet to be determined.

Nor Basariah Yacob, who has been working at the outlet for 17 years, said she has no idea why it is being closed down.

"I feel sad, because I have been working here for a long time, and I was told that I will be transferred to Klebang McDonalds' new outlet.

Ipoh residents seem to be bidding the outlet a final adieu after hearing news of its impending closure.

"The place has been packed since yesterday, and many of the customers have come to take pictures of this place," said Basariah.

A group of students from Sri Kledang was also seen taking pictures there.

"We used to work here part-time, and we are so sad that they are closing down," one of them said.

They group agreed that bidding farewell to the place was like saying goodbye to an old friend.

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