We thank Ann Kesselring Hamon for this photo – taken at an alumni gathering of ACS boys. The gentleman in the centre is none other than Ralph Kesselring! According to Ann, this photograph was taken in 1956. Do you recognise some of the faces?
The next time you’re on Jalan Tun Perak (formerly Conolly Road) and you’re heading to Buntong via Jalan Sungai Pari, keep an eye out for this long-ish building after the turn. This particular building believed to be more than a century old was once the quarters for staff members of the ‘Public Works Department’ or […]
Photograph courtesy of Richard Saxey This was taken in the 1960s when the new turbines and controls were installed at the Malim Nawar Power Station. Do you recognize these men?
I’m sure you’ve heard of Robin Hotel. Do you know the history behind this place? Looking forward to reading your comments 🙂
Believe it or not, this model dates back to the late 1800s. No, we’re NOT pulling your leg 😉 Apart from the dust and rust, it’s still functioning….even the little bell rings clearly!
We thank Ruth Iversen Rollitt for the photograph (below). She told us that her late husband Donald Baxter was rather fond of the game of golf. We believe that the gentleman posing with the golf club is Donald. Now, does anyone recognise the others in the group?
How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK.
….with a tin mine in Tambun! According to our picture-source (Heritage Asia, Feb-Apr 2008), the above mine was opened by Leong Fee in 1902. Leong Fee of course was also the founder of Han Chin Villa (Han Chin Pet Soo). Pssst…despite Han Chin Pet Soo being a gentlemen’s club back then, you can actually visit […]
picture source: Heritage Asia magazine, January-March 2007 The first headquarters of the British in Kinta was Kota Bharu, the lowest landing stage on the Kinta River, and also the river port for the important mining centre of Gopeng. However, Kota Bharu was so malarial that it had to be abandoned, and in 1884 the capital […]
“Have you ever seen a pot the size of a fist!?”. Wait a minute. I didn’t get that quite right, let’s try that again, “Have you ever seen a fist the size of a pot!?” is a Cantonese phrase often used by actors like Stephen Chow in movies when trying to scare someone into not […]
Dear all, we are saddened by the passing of Lee Siew San better known as Mrs. Hew, one of Dato’ Lat’s iconic characters in his Kampung Boy series. A wake will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Church’s (Ipoh Garden) Funeral Parlour and her funeral will take place […]
This picture was taken off Heritage Asia magazine, back in 2004. The description reads as: Perak, as in many parts of Malaysia, has a large number of pre-war and colonial shop-houses. Distinctive in their decorative sturdy look with sculpted openings and large columns guarding the shaded five-foot ways, they were the mainstay of retail business […]
“Hassan Abd. Muthalib, Toko Seni and Bapa Animasi, was with SW last August,and he agreed to come back and conduct a workshop on movies in Ipoh. This is also the first workshop conducted by SW and if the response is good,Pak Hassan has agreed to conduct five more, as an extension to the first […]
These bulbs could be used for torchlights, radio panels and bicycle lamps too. I do wonder; were they long-lasting bulbs?
Anyone remembers Kwong Sang Tailors or had been a patron of the business in the past? We’d like to hear from you if you do or were a patron. =)
We haven’t had a guessing-game in a while. Does anyone recognise this object? If you do, then perhaps you could also tell us what it was used for…