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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow

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. :)

  1. C K Leong says:

    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?

  2. AHLAI says:

    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.

  3. T Toh says:

    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.

  4. T Toh says:

    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?

  5. TT says:

    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.

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