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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow
  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia

    This rest-house was situated up on a hill near the village and afforded a good view of the Kinta Valley. Completed in 1901 by the Public Works Department, it was the second rest-house in Gopeng, the first one having been taken down to make way for it.

    About the postcard: I see in database entry 8467 that it was posted in 1907, which is consistent. The entry continues:

    the rough idea of what was written by James to George in England was to confirm a date which was the 11th of May and not the 18th or 20th of May.

    Not quite. What the writer said is that the card was “posted today” (the 11th of April, 1907) and that it “should arrive on 11th May, or perhaps not till 18th or 20th” — which is a useful reminder of how long postcards took to travel from Singapore to London in those days: 4-5 weeks.

  2. Ipoh Remembered says:

    One other thing:

    Wonder if [this rest-house is] still there in Gopeng…

    Not only is the rest-house no longer there, neither is the hill upon which it used to sit.

    (Some details are available in database items 498, 946, 1087, and 1088.)

    • Ipoh Remembered says:

      Dear sk … It’s possible that you were looking for database item 1088 at the same time as it was taken off line for editing. If you look for it again now you will likely see it. (I checked a few moments ago and it was there.)

  3. Ipoh Remembered says:

    I still see it there, sk.

    Title is “Aerial View of Gopeng Town from the South.”

    (Via e-mail I’ve sent you an image of the entry.)

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