Today's celebrity was born in 1880 in Fuzhou (Fujian Province, China). Considered to be one of the elite Chinese in Ipoh, he became the Secretary and Attorney of Towkay Foo [...]
Picture courtesy of Michael Ho This was taken outside the Chartered Bank in January of 1985 back when Jalan Dato' Maharaja Lela was still known as Station Road / Jalan [...]
Kindly click on picture to enlarge. Some of you may recognize this bridge, most of you pass it driving up North. With the caption Sg. Perak Bridge, July 1984, we [...]
When was the last time you saw THIS thing? Those who do remember are probably eager to share a comment or two...
...a British Army Field Phone, dating back to WW II? Well, feast your eyes on these pictures below!
According to the caption of this photo, the man being rammed by a tree trunk (right) is Khoo Way Poon. Perhaps this was a martial-arts demonstration. Do you remember the [...]
courtesy of Mohamad Sharizan Car-lovers, can you guess what type of car this is?
Any Alumni from the Malayan Teachers' College - Brinsford Lodge out there? If you're reading this, do you recognise these gentlemen? We thank Mohamad Sharizan for the above photograph.
picture courtesy of: Mohamad Sharizan bin Mohd. Supian No, this isn't a scene from the movie Grease.....neither is this a very young version of John Travolta ;) We just thought of [...]
Our featured Celebrity was born in Wuhua, Guandong, China. He began as an apprentice in the Menglembu Tin Mines. His hard work eventually paid off when he could afford [...]
I've visited a few of the cave temples in Ipoh...but I must say I'm stumped with this postcard. Do you recognise which temple it is?
In 1893, an actual Merryweather was ordered from London and delivered to Ipoh. Horse-drawn and manned by Sikhs (under Police supervision), it was capable of pumping up to 600 gallons of [...]
This steamboat is 'powered' by charcoal. Yes, I kid you not! This brass object is divided into the base, pot and lid. The soup is placed in the pot, which [...]
Ever wondered about the origins of your favourite laundry detergent / soap? Such soaps once came in bars, before the modern powdered and liquid form. Which is why I'd like [...]