Not to be confused with the German composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner, this souvenir is from Wagner Piano – a local company set up by A C Hoe and his wife. Now, the mystery: if you look at the picture closely, you’ll notice the words “established since 1920”. But according to the Wagner Piano story, this […]
As the story goes…… “in 1889 two brothers, Édouard Michelin and André Michelin, ran a rubber factory in Clermont-Ferrand, France. One day, a cyclist whose pneumatic tire needed repair turned up at the factory. The tire was glued to the rim, and it took over three hours to remove and repair the tire, which then needed to be […]
When was the last time YOU saw such a suitcase? I do wonder how much one could put in one of these…
…the Ipoh Trade School? It was founded in 1930, to what we know. The initial intake was 25 young men of which 23 were Malays with 1 Chinese and 1 Indian. The Chief Instructor was transferred from the Federated Malay States Railways Central Workshops and his assistant from the Kuala Lumpur Trade School. The students’ […]
Thanks to SK, we have the following photograph – which was taken at the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2017. From left to right: Foo Lai Loon (MS 70+ ); Chan Wan Seong (MS60+); Loo Ah Hooi & Ching Kon Kong (MD70+) SK also shared the following message from Chan Wan Seong: BWF World […]
Have you heard of the Iskandar Shah School?
No, we’re not joking. This delicacy can be found right here in Ipoh – at Restoran Nasi Lemak Ayam Kampung, Jalan Ali Pitchay. Have any of you tried this? Do tell us about your culinary adventure!
Photograph courtesy of Irene John Have you ever heard of the Jubilee Transport Company or rode on their buses before? The company was running a bus service from Lumut to Ipoh from 1932 to 1935. Incidentally, an article from The Straits Times dated 24th of July 1937 read “Ipoh To Have New Bus Service. If […]
This photo is from Michael Ho’s collection. Here we have a Form One class from St Michael’s Institution, back in 1980. Michaelians, do you recognise yourselves?
This camera had 4 (yes, 4) lenses, and a built-in flash too. Yes, I’m talking about the Polaroid MiniPortrait 403. Did you have your portrait taken with one of these cameras?
We’re not encouraging you to take up smoking; we’re just curious to know if any of you remember Lucky Strike Filters 😉 Could you buy these tins off the rack at your local grocery store? Or were they sold by the man who rode on a cigarette tricycle? Should you wish to see a real cigarette […]
Come visit us at Sarang Paloh. Our exhibition will be from today 5th Sept till 10th Sept 2017, 5pm – 9pm. This exhibition is part of the festivities of The Other Festival, organised by Kakiseni. ps: bring along your cameras 😉
Wishing all our Muslim followers a ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha’!