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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow

Here we have two pictures from S Y Lee - teams of the Perak Chinese Recreation Club, Chung Thye Phin Road. You will notice the old wooden building in the photo of the footballers. The present building is quite ugly but functional and built at the minimum price.

The Inter CRC Ladies Hockey Champions (1951)

SY says:For the ladies hockey team, I can only remember Ms. Lim Suan Gaik who is standing at the extreme right. She is still around for I saw her a few days back. I remember the Ooi sisters, there were three of them but I can’t remember who are the ones in the photos.”

Ipoh League Champions (1958-1959)

And for the photo of the footballers he says, “I know some of the nicknames but not the actual names except for Mr. Yee Seng Choy, who represented Malaya or Malaysia. He was recruited to Hong Kong as a player. He is second from the front row. Second from the extreme right is Mr. Wong Kam Seng, another national player. My father, Mr. Lee Kang San, is standing at the extreme left.”

Does anyone know more names of these star players, or more about the Recreation Club? If you’re one of them in these pictures, we’d like to hear from you too ;-)


  1. PT says:

    Seng Choy was my football idol between 1960 and 1962. He later worked and played for NEB, the forerunner of Tenaga Letrik Malaysia. I last saw him in the early 90s when he was a taxi driver waiting for passengers at Medan Kidd Bus Terminal in Ipoh.

  2. S.Y. Lee says:

    Mr. Wong Kam Seng was at my office and helped me identify some of the other football players. Standing at the back row, second from left is Chen Kam Fatt. Next to him is Lee Wai Ming. On the extreme right is Lam Fook Kong.

    In the second row on the extreme left is Yik Mam Choon, Next to him is Choong Mook Lim and on the extreme right is Wong Wan Choon

    In the front row extreme left is Lim Chock Chean. Next is Yee Seng Choy and next to him is Khoo Kooi Kwang followed by Wong Kam Seng and on the extreme right is Yip Eng Keong

  3. S.Y. Lee says:

    Dear Ika,

    I am not sure about the spelling though. Mr. Wong read out the names to me in Chinese and I did a literal translation.

    As for the lady hockey players, I made a mistake. It was the Ooi sisters and not the Ang sisters. This was confirmed by my uncle who was a football and hockey player and a member of the PCRC. I have given you/Ian a write up-up on the PCRC. I hope you will update your data base on that as from a Google search, there is a dearth of data on PCRC.

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