The Kowloon Hotel This photograph is marked 1966 on the reverse but, When was this hotel built? Who owned it? What’s become of it now? Yes, we have SO many questions about this place……that’s why we’ve turned to YOU – our Readers – to help us out. 🙂 Related posts: Another Ipoh Street Scene A Page from the Past Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Recognise This? By felicia|2012-08-06T09:36:03+08:00August 6th, 2012|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Ipoh Town, tourism|Tags: Ipoh Town, Kowloon hotel|14 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 14 Comments C K Leong August 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply The Kowloon Hotel was one of the premier Chinese nightclubs in the 60s. For the younger set, tea dances were well attended. The Falcons used to play there too along with other famous bands of that time. Sometimes the place can be an “action place”, How many of you remembered the “incident” with a Korean Martial Arts Exponent? ika August 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply For thos of you too young to remember the Falcons (and later the Fabulous Falcons), the Teenage Fentons or the Drifters why not click on http://www.ipohworld.org/search8/result.asp?strid=2880 and follow the links. Charlie August 11, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply The proprietor of The Kowloon Hotel was Foo Khoon Ming. It is now the Ritz Kowloon, under new ownership. felicia August 11, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply Thanks Charlie 🙂 AHLAI August 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply When the coffee-house craze that hit Ipoh during the 70s, there was this ‘Blackjack’ on the top floor of the hotel. It was popular with the old and young. It lasted till the 80s and eventually all coffee-houses folded up. rosebud August 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply Dear CK Leong-Please share about the incident of the Korean. Thanks TT July 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply I know !! But I wonder why you want to know ?? ika July 31, 2013 at 8:27 am - Reply Hi TT, it is just one small part of Ipoh’s social history that together with everything else tells the whole story. T Toh July 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm - Reply Yes, CK Leong ,Please share the incident about the Korean Martial arts exponent. I am still a practitioner of martial arts- Wing Chun Kung Fu ( under William Cheung lineage ).I studied Tae Kwon-Do under numerous Korean instructors namely YK Yun, KJ Choi, CS Lim and many others.I taught the art in Australia for a number of years under the auspice of the International Tae Kwon-Do Federation.What was the incident about? By the way, in the late sixties,a Korean Tae Kwon-Do instructor by the name of Master Yoon was murdered around the Sungei Pari area.I wonder how many people in Ipoh can recalled this incident. Goh Kooi August 1, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply I think Master Yoon was shot in either Maxwell Garden or Lim Garden. Mano August 1, 2013 at 6:38 am - Reply He was shot in a house at Pari Gardens between Lim and Merdeka Gardens. T Toh August 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply Thanks to Mano and Goh Kooi for the information regarding the Master Yoon incident.I am still curious about the incident regarding the Korean martial arts exponent at the Kowloon Hotel.Who was involved? TT August 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply Sorry….I just read all the comments !! Yes, the proprietor of The Kowloon Hotel was Foo Khoon Ming – my father-in-law. He passed away 1977. Mano August 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply TT, is that your father-in-law’s Sunbeam Alpine parked in front of the building? Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!