Do you remember this meeting? It was back in 1971. Perhaps someone out there attended the event. We'd love to know more. Oh! Here's a photograph to help jog your [...]
No, we're not talking about the movie ;) We're actually dedicating today's post to a well-known and well-loved educator. I'm sure most of you will recognise him from the photograph. [...]
Some forged $1 notes were found in Perak back in 1960. Do you remember that incident?
On this date, in 1948, the movie "The Boy with Green Hair" played at Ruby in Ipoh. Anyone watched this movie? Did Peter's hair turn back to its original colour? [...]
courtesy of: Chan Kok Keong Back in 1969, we bid farewell to a political giant - D R Seenivasagam. Here's a picture showing part of the funeral procession. [...]
Where were you in May 1974? Do you remember an incident, whereby a hundred members of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) guerillas gathered and planted explosives which blew up [...]
Heard about the Ipoh Food Festival? Check out the posters below: Here's a message from the organisers: We have many exciting workshops and experience for tourist to sign up. Some [...]
Here's a nice one from Charlie Choong. Beautiful car, isn't it? Did YOU ever try to get a nice car/motorcycle to impress your date? Don't be shy...I'm sure you may [...]
Here is Percival Moss, with his 'faithful ride'. Moss was a tailor who sewed uniforms for the Malay States Guides and other military organisations, back in the early 1900s. We [...]
This is a souvenir programme from 1938 - the year Ruby Theatre was opened. What's so special about the Ruby Theatre? Well besides being built by Lau Ek Ching, it [...]
Well....not quite. But forget the circus for a while; do you remember the days when advertising was done via vehicles? Like this photograph below (from Hong Soon Kheong): Do you [...]
When The Falcons had to end due to their manager quitting, the band members, Joe Chin, Michael Ho, Christopher Choong and Thomas Ham decided to concentrate on their education, leaving [...]
Audiences said what set her apart was her complete immersion into the emotion of her songs. Most of her songs are sentimental love ballads, wistful, nostalgic melodies, and her entire [...]
Continuing our 'Then & Now' series, here we have a comparison of two movie posters. Both were action/adventure films from different years. On the left (courtesy of Edwin Seibel) is [...]
On the left (courtesy of Ruth Iversen Rollitt) is a 1st Class ticket stub from Sun Cinema, from 1958. On the right is a Google image of a Gold Class [...]
"16 mm refers to the width of the film; other common film gauges include 8 and 35mm. It is generally used for non-theatrical (e.g., industrial, educational) film-making, or for low-budget [...]
courtesy of: Mohd Taib, Ipoh This play opened in 1938. Some of you may be too young to recall this...or were not even born yet. Then, there was [...]
Since we're still on the topic of famous names, how many of you remember Harold Jansz? And how many of you have seen him in action?
courtesy of: Hong Soon Keong In the 1960s, a magician by the name of John Calvert drove from the Ipoh Airport to Lido Cinema...blindfolded! No, I'm not kidding; [...]
When was the last time you saw these objects in action? This was before those fancy coffee-making machines became popular, of course. However, some local coffee shops still stick by [...]
The above menu was chosen for Mr & Mrs Michael Lim's Golden Anniversary. Judging from the list of dishes, I dare to say no one went home hungry that night [...]
I'm sure some of you already know what the above picture is. Yes, this is a kuih bahulu mould. Anyone wants to share a good kuih bahulu recipe here? :)
This picture needs no introduction. If anyone of you has ever tried cooking in one of these clay pots, do share your experience with us (and maybe some recipes too?).
courtesy of Ipoh Remembered Some of you may be able to guess WHERE this place is. So don't keep those guesses to yourselves. On another note, what [...]
....that Alfred Bird invented this product (pictured above) because his wife was allergic to eggs? Since this product has been around for quite a while, has anyone tried this? What does [...]
from Nick Band How sharp are your eyes? Can you identify some of the familiar/popular buildings in this aerial view photograph? Some of you experts out there may [...]
from Ipoh Remembered Could it be Gopeng Road? Tapah? Batu Gajah? Or...nowhere near Ipoh? You tell us :)
Does this place look familiar? We have no idea where it could be, and we're hoping someone could tell us. Notice the Esso sign (extreme right). It was probably part [...]
Thanks to Ipoh Remembered, we have the above photo to keep you entertained this weekend. Some of you may have already guessed WHERE this place is. Can you also guess [...]
click to enlarge Don't know what to do the coming long weekend? Well, why don't you head on out to Ipoh Old Town. Lots of exciting [...]
In June 1957, there was the Perak Derby. Here are some photos (from Nick Band) which were taken at the Perak Turf Club. Anyone remember the Perak Derby?
"..Besides their intended use, they could be used for cleaning equipment, polishing shoes, cleaning hands and face, signalling for attention, as a sweat band, neckerchief, as protection from dust inhalation, [...]
We've heard from the fans of model aeroplanes and model cars. Now we'd like to hear from those who played with model ships. Did you have your own fan club?
We were told that this photo was taken at Jubilee Park. Could it be so? You tell us :) In the meanwhile...does anyone know WHO this pretty lady is?
Special thanks to SK and Ooi Kean Chye for these photos. On the left is NTPS Pasir Puteh back in 1962, on the right is the same school today (2019). [...]
picture courtesy of SK Students from NTPS Jalan Pasir Puteh are probably grinning at the screen now. As for the former students...has the school changed much over the [...]
Ever had one of these in your home? This one shown above is of course for children; the adult-sized ones are larger. I do wonder if such an object [...]
If they ever came to life (like in those Disney cartoons), perhaps these vehicles would have been good friends ;) Here we have a bicycle, a car and a van; [...]
Believe it or not, Mercantile Bank existed in Taiping too :) Does anyone know if this bank is still in business? Or...maybe it goes by another name now? courtesy [...]
From: Ruth Iversen Rollitt Many of you managed to 'solve' our Monday puzzle. Let's see how many of your can guess THIS one. Ruth, if you are reading [...]
from: Ruth Iversen Rollitt Familiar area? Yes? No? Well, I don't blame you if you can't recognise this place. It is SO VERY DIFFERENT now. For those [...]
courtesy of: SK Let's hear from the Boy Scouts. What were your favourite memories back then? (Or, maybe you have an interesting campfire-tale or two to share?)
courtesy of Charlie Choong Thanks to our donor, we have an interesting photograph here. These boys (and their Teacher perhaps?) are in the middle of a cross-country run. [...]
Some of you may already recognise this person. For those who don't, here are some fun facts about him: he was an architect and developer he once worked for the [...]
picture courtesy of: Royal Perak Motor Club Do you remember the year these Alfa Romeo cars came to Malaysia? Perhaps the car-lovers might be able to tell us [...]
...in Taiping. These were taken by Percival Moss, a tailor who sewed uniforms for the Malay States Guides and other military organisations. We thank his grandson Bernard for sharing them [...]
No, we're not being 'bitter' about it...but did anyone realise that this beautiful floral clock is no more? For those who've never had the chance to see it, here are [...]
courtesy of: Ann Kesselring Hamon Remember this memorial? Any idea where in Ipoh Town it stood? Or...maybe you might know WHO built it?
Ever wondered what was at the back of the Ipoh Railway Station? Well, here's a late 1930s view (picture courtesy of Winson Saw):
Anglo Chinese Girls School? Well, if you didn't know what the ACGS building looked like here's an old photo. courtesy of: Ang Eng Looks like the Methodist Girls [...]
picture from: Ann Kesselring Hamon Yes, the building in the background is none other than the Veterinary Research Institute at Tiger Lane. Our donor estimates that this photo [...]
courtesy of Ann Kesselring Hamon Yes, folks...believe it or not, this is what the YMCA building looked like back in 1954. Pity the beautiful garden is no longer there [...]
Left image: Simee New Village, 1951 (from the Kinta Valley Book) Right image: Simee today (picture from the Star, 12th October 2018) How many of you out there [...]
courtesy of Ann Kesselring Hamon No, this was said to be the temporary building for the Anglo Chinese Girls' School, back in the 1950s. For those of you who [...]
We've all heard (and seen videos) of shopping-adventures (and misadventures too). For those of you who've been to Emporium Perak, do share some stories with us ;)
courtesy of: Ann Kesselring Hamon, USA Perhaps this was once a familiar sight in Ipoh town - dulang washers walking through the town, either going towards or coming [...]
Many of you may have seen the Kuomintang Parade photos on our database. Here's another one, from Ann Kesselring Hamon's collection. What's so special about this, you ask? Well, it's [...]
Hypothetical scenario: Imagine you've just inherited a LOT of money...and you've decided to build a beautiful mansion. Well, let us 'help' you with some interior decoration ideas :D We have [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong (click to enlarge) We believe these musicians were part of the Perak Hui Zhou association. While we try to find out more about this, [...]
Where were YOU back in 1979? Did you witness the Castrol ASEAN Rally? Do you remember seeing this car (picture above) in action? Although the photo is not too clear, [...]
Some of you may recognise it. Some of you are still scratching your heads. Worry not, this is in fact the ruins of a brick bungalow built by none other [...]
from: Ipoh Remembered Yes, you read it right. This is the old Town Hall...in Taiping :) We think this photograph was taken in the early 1900s (we could [...]
courtesy of Ipoh Remembered In the back row, right, is a gentleman by the name of Charles Green. History-buffs may tell you that 'Greentown' was named after him. [...]
Come on, dancers...don't be shy! Tell us ALL about your 'fancy moves' ;)
courtesy of: Charlie Choong What's so rare about this one? If you look closely, you can see the words "Chan Sam Lock Photo Service" on the blinds (below [...]
from Gurpal Singh Bhuller (click to enlarge) We received this via email from SK (who sent it to us on behalf of the donor). According to SK, Gurpal [...]
Yes, "Visit Malaya" posters existed back in 1961! Here's one which some of you may have seen... (you can read more about this poster here).
Chettiar (or Chetty) is a title used by various mercantile castes and social levels in South India - especially in the state of Tamil Nadu. They claim a legendary relationship [...]
"Fancy travelling down the memory lanes in Ipoh? Commander Ian Anderson would bring you through the tourist trails of Old Ipoh, to allow you to relive the good old glorious [...]
We thank Lennie Brooks for these pictures. Her father once served in the 15/19 Hussars as their Company Sergeant Major Instructor. Back in 1955, they lived at No. 20, Chung [...]
courtesy of Charlie Choong Ms Monroe once sang about diamonds being a girl's best friend. From this photo, it seems like this lady loves the car (instead of [...]
According to the writing on the back, this postcard dates back to 1930. Quite a view, eh?
Some of you may remember Fung Lum Restaurant - at 118 Brewster Road, Ipoh (they also had a branch KL). But what about Maple Leaf Coffee Court? Have you [...]
Some of you remember your 'O' and 'A' Levels (and how HARD you worked to get good grades!) Then there are others who did the Government Examination for Chinese Schools [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong Here's a photo taken in Kampar. Recognise the car? By the way, the lady leaning against the car is our donor's mother.
Here's a picture of the FMSR Locomotiv Class G. The locomotive was built by R. Stephenson. It was placed in Perak Railway with the name FMSR 47 in July 1901. [...]
When was the last time you saw / or even used this?
Ever wondered what happened to the building that housed the first Post & Telegraph office back in 1883? Yes, I'm talking about that building in Jalan Stesen, Taiping. Well, it [...]
Did it always come in 32 lb cylinders? How much did they cost? Was it delivered to your house, or did you have to get it from a supplier?
As a follow up to our previous blog post, we'd like to share something Ipoh Remembered sent us. This is a Cadbury advertisement printed in 1919!
Yes, this is indeed a Cadbury tin. Have you seen it before? If you have, do you remember how much these chocolates cost back then?
Could this have been a branch of Cold Storage? Or, perhaps Cold Storage's competitor? We don't know, so we're hoping someone out there could help us out. Our anonymous donor [...]
I was. What about YOU?
According to the article, many of the wooden houses in Greentown would have to make way for development. About 16 houses would be demolished and the area would then house [...]
Following your enthusiastic comments on an old blog post, we decided to put up something else from the Triumph Owners Club (Perak) Magazine. These are from the Driving Tests at [...]
...you saw a Malayan Money Order stub? Bring back memories? We'd like to hear about it :)
Here's another one from the Yeoh Family album. I know...it's a funeral procession (no, we're not feeling morbid today). What caught my eye was the signboard on the extreme right [...]
picture courtesy of: Haji Musa & family Yes, those in the leading car in this parade were the Perak State Table Tennis Team. Incidentally, the team won the [...]
Yes, you read it right - Anglo-Chinese Girls' School. Maybe you're more familiar with its current name - Methodist Girls' School (MGS). Anyway, here is a nostalgic photograph taken during [...]
Anyone remember this comic/magazine? Was Roy named after a famous football star? If you were one of those who followed this series, did he make it to Mexico? [ Yes, [...]
Yes, there was such a place called Perak Club. It was founded in Taiping, in 1880. Thanks to Bernard Moss, we have some pictures of it on our database. Here's one [...]
I'm sure you've seen this before. The question is, have you seen one with the words "E II R"?
No, we didn't make this word up ;) 'Sinalco' is said to be an abbreviation of the Latin sine alcohole, which means "without alcohol". Sinalco is the oldest soft drink brand in Europe [...]
No, we're not trying to scare you ;) Although not strictly a Psychological Warfare tool, like the air-dropped leaflets, this brochure certainly formed an early part of the psychological fight [...]
Yes, pun intended ;) How many of you remember THIS product?
This picture was taken from a postcard, which was sent in 1936. Of course, this may not be the exact year the picture was taken. What drew my attention to [...]
Here's another Kaulfuss postcard for you. Do you recognise the building in the background? Wonder if it's still there in Gopeng...
No, we're not predicting the coming election results ;) This is an article from 1963, from the Straits Times, which reported that PPP (People's Progressive Party) retained Ipoh.
Not quite. This picture was taken at an actual event, which was held at the Lido Theatre in Ipoh! Does anyone remember this event? If you are this 12 year old [...]
Yes, there was once a cinema hall named Princess Theatre. No, not in Ipoh...but in Kampar. Remember what it looked like? Here's a picture (courtesy of Charlie Choong) to jog [...]
In this 1959 photograph, our donor (Charlie Choong) can be seen posing on the steps of the Birch Clock Tower. Note the bust in the background ;)
Back in the day, if you didn't know what to eat on a Saturday night you could just head to the Station Hotel. Their dinner menu on 15th October 1955 [...]
Anyone remember this parade? Special thanks to Charlie Choong for these photographs.
Toolbox? Not quite...it's actually a set of instruments used by draughtsmen. Yes, before computers took over, building plans and such were drawn by hand! This Rotring set is boxed in a [...]
We once featured an old railway ticket. Today, we're showcasing a platform ticket. :) Yes, it cost 20 cents!
Yes, that's what it says on this advertisement! Have you come across similar advertisements in the past?
courtesy of Nicholas Jennings We believe that this was the Ipoh Federal Building on Club Road (now Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang). Would anyone happen to know more about [...]
courtesy of: The Sinniah Family Our donors told us that this was taken in the 1950s, outside the Perak Education Department offices. Seated 4th from the left is Sinniah [...]
Yes, we've featured calendars with pretty women before. No, we're not selling this particular calendar. What we'd like to know is: have any of you seen this calendar, which was [...]
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I remember picture cards, posters, and even the more modern audio/visual teaching aids. But I've not seen one like this (pictured below). This teaching aid was said to be used [...]
Recognise this drawing? Were you any good at it? Did you have 'flying' competitions with your friends? Ok, own up...how many of you played with paper planes? We'd also like [...]
I'm sure many of you can guess what this is :) Yes, these are cake pans used to make the famous Nian Gao - which is made from glutinous rice. While it [...]
Here's another photo from Michael Ho's collection. This one was taken on 14th July 1966, during a dinner held in honour of Rev Bro Assistant Superior General. We think this was [...]
Enjoy this nostalgic photo from 1957. Happy Thaipusam from all of us at:
Today's blog picture is from Sybil de Roquigny (via email). She tells us that this is the embankment (with a flight of steps) in front of her grandmother's house; if [...]
No, not another Royal...not the King of Rock & Roll either. We're talking about the King of Fruits! Yes...the DURIAN! courtesy of Ngai This photograph was taken in [...]
Have you ever had a musical box? This one pictured here is a Music Box Teaching Clock, which plays the tune "Grandfather's Clock" while teaching the young ones how to [...]
special thanks to Anonymous Do you know these VIPs? Ok, we'll make it easier for you ;) Seated on the extreme right is none other than S [...]
Let's see if the Michaelians remember this one (see pictures below): Recognise the costumes? The actors? The title of the play? I only recognise Bro Pius Kelly, standing in the [...]
Is your teacher in this group? If yes, do point him/her out to us? The only one I recognise here is Bro Ultan Paul.
Yes, that's what I'd like to ask our local coffee drinkers out there. How come this particular bag of coffee came in 11 kilos? I always thought such goods were packed [...]
This was not a posed photograph. In fact, this was a common scene during the Second World War - when expatriates stopped at the Ipoh Railway Station, on their way [...]
courtesy of: Michael Ho click to enlarge This photo was taken on 8th December 1954. It was taken during the Marian Year Pageant. Were you part of this [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong, Ipoh This was not taken in Ipoh, but we thought of sharing this rare find with all of you. These photos were part [...]
A rechargeable battery, storage battery, secondary cell, or accumulator is a type of electrical battery which can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which [...]
That's what I used to call this 'gadget'. Have you used something like this for presentations? This was BEFORE everyone mastered MS PowerPoint ;)
click image to enlarge We thank SK for sharing these stickers with us. Familiar, aren't they? These stickers apparently came with MAD Magazine. Did you collect them? Were they part [...]
Looks like the grand opening of a store in Ipoh. The back of these photographs say it's the Premier Store, Ipoh (dated 11 Jan 1968). Any idea where in Ipoh [...]
picture courtesy of: Vivien Lian We're talking about the lady on the left (in the glittery outfit). Recognise her? She's none other than Sakura Teng - the Go-go [...]
At one time, putting your long hair up in a bun was a popular style. Coloured pins, hair nets, fancy clips and alike were a rave. But have you ladies [...]
Here's something for our local football fans. This article is from Mingguan Malaysia, dated 9 April 1972. Perak and Selangor were set to meet at the Merdeka Stadium. Did anyone [...]
The photo on the left was taken back in the 1940s, showing St Joseph School in Batu Gajah. The one on the right was taken from the Star Metro (dated [...]
Yes, one look at this machine and all that comes to my mind is: a bowl of shaved ice, drenched in brown sugar syrup and topped with jelly (of various [...]
The year was 20 June 1962, when King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit arrived in Kuala Lumpur. This was part of their state long visit. On 24 June, the Royal couple [...]
That's what the caption of the photograph said. This is a rather interesting view of the Kinta River, with the houses on both sides of the bank. If you [...]
This is a photograph of a pure natural bristle toothbrush, made in England by Saxony. How many of you have seen such an artifact, eh?
We thank Thomas Lee for sharing this photograph with us. These happy children seem every excited about their lanterns. Did YOU own such a lantern when you were their age?
This postcard, from the J. J. Series, shows Selibui Road in Ipoh. We believe the postcards from this series ranged from 1905 - 1910. From what we found out from [...]
Heard of this brand? Yes? No? These matches are locally made. Don't believe me, check out the next picture. Yes, this brand is made in Teluk Intan.
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. [...]
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 [...]
When was the last time YOU saw such a suitcase? I do wonder how much one could put in one of these...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here's a picture (from Mohd Taib) of Hugh Low Street, back in August 1957, all decorated for the occasion. wishes all of you Happy Merdeka! Can you believe it's been [...]
Have you seen the Federation Flag? Do you remember what it looked like? We have one in our collection (see below) Notice the difference between this flag and our present [...]
...you saw something like this? Some of you may already know what this is. Well, let me just say that our famed Star Barber once used this tool...
courtesy of: Mrs Alagan Have you heard of the Perak Institute of Electronics (PIE)? We're hoping someone out there can help us out with this little mystery...
We thank Sybil for this class photograph, showing the students and teachers from the HIJ Convent (now SM Convent), Ipoh. Sybil managed to provide some names (click here); however, we [...]
Here's another NST picture, showing the 'hello girls' (as they were called). These girls worked at the Ipoh Telephone Exchange once upon a time. Dewi (wearing a checkered dress), and [...]
This NST picture shows people collecting their rice rations from one of the 19 distribution points in Sungai Siput. The gentleman in the foreground is See Khoon Lim, the then chairman [...]
Do you have a favourite birthday memory? We'd like to hear about it...just for nostalgia's sake. Here's a nice photo of Honey Lim, celebrating her 2nd birthday.
How many of you remember The Drifters? How many of you saw them perform at the Rex Cinema? How many of you remember the dragons on the walls, which 'watched [...]
When I visit the local kopitiam, I can't help but stop and stare at such hawkers (like in the above photo). It's fascinating to watch them cut up the meat [...]
Yes, you read it right! Don't these ladies look lovely? Special thanks to Ong Wei Mei for the above photograph, which was taken in 1966.
Back in the day, many of us were 'recycling' old tins and boxes. Like this W&R Jacob & Co biscuit tin - which was turned into a sewing kit. What [...]
Does anyone remember these lovely ladies and their hula hoops? Well, I'm sure some of you do. These ladies performed at the Lido Theatre; at one time, it was common [...]
Not a fashion-buff, but perhaps Kian Fatt was one of those modern-day clothing stores back then. Does anyone remember this place?
Have you heard of 'Bullock Park'. No, I'm not making it up...this is what it says on the back of this photograph.
I wonder how many of you remember this advertisement. We got this off the back back of an old exercise book. What other products were advertised on the back of [...]
...a rotary dial phone? I remember having one at home....and I also remember how my small fingers kept getting stuck in those number holes :) Well, here's some nostalgia for [...]
Today, if you want to know the schedule at your local cinema all you need is the Internet ;) Yes, everything is available online now - you can even buy [...]
PS: Those of you heading back to your home town, drive safely...
Special thanks to Oon Eng Hock (and SK) for sharing the above photograph with us. Anderson Alumni might remember this special day...when the then Education Minister - En Mohd Khir [...]
courtesy of Mohamad Sharizan Here's something cute for you, hope it chases away your Monday blues!
We thank Graham Barton for sharing this picture with us. He was once part of the 12th Infantry Regiment Workshop REME, at Gunung Panjang, Ipoh. Is that a 'Beetle' in [...]
Familiar? Yes, we did have a Capitol Cinema in Ipoh once. But not anymore. However, the cinema shown in this picture does not look like the one in Ipoh. But [...]
When was the last time you saw THIS thing? Those who do remember are probably eager to share a comment or two...
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 [...]
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 [...]
No, not the dessert craved by chocolate-lovers....rather the type of camera - the Brownie No.2! This one here is a special edition model, made in conjunction with the Silver Jubilee [...]
Calling all you nimble-feet folk! How many of you remember the Celestial Dance Bar?
Ever seen something like this? It's a collage made from Japanese Occupation stamps! We thank Ruth Iversen Rollitt for sharing this with us. Incidentally, this souvenir was made by one [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK.
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 [...]
We featured Van Houten some time ago, and many of you shared your thoughts on it. Today we'd like to know if any of you are familiar with Droste Cocoa [...]
I'm sure many of you are familiar with this gadget...
Ian Horgan is trying to reconnect with a long lost mate, whom he shared a room with back in 1979/1980 in England. Here's what he wrote: I am writing to [...]
Could this have been one of your well-loved toys as a child? Or, maybe you prefered model aeroplanes? I recall 'falling in love' with LEGO, as a child. Before that, [...]
We thank Ian for sharing these photos with us. Ian Sheldrick used to study at BACS Ipoh from October 1962 - October 1964. The photos he shared with us were [...]
No, I didn't make that up! Apparently (as stated in good 'ol Wikipedia), the 'HP' in this popular brand actually stands for Houses of Parliament! Just a show of hands [...]
"Commonly made of bamboo, plastic, wood or stainless steel, Chopsticks were first used by the Chinese. This later spread to various parts of the world through cultural influence or through [...]
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This photograph - from Sybil de ROQUIGNY-IRAGNE - was taken at Kam Loong Restaurant, back in the 1960s. They were celebrating a relative's 60th birthday! Yes, the Year of the [...]
...a collector of those Nestle labels? The one we have below had a simple recipe printed on the back. My aunt and I used to collect some of these back [...]
We thank Pat Price (from Sydney) for this picture. Price was formerly an engineer with Anglo-Oriental. This dredge was said to be in Kampong Gajah, Perak. Perhaps you're wondering why [...]
...that the YMCA Ipoh building used to be along Cockman Street? Check out the pictures below :) Apparently, this premise later became the home for Lido Cinema. Does anyone [...]
I'm sure everyone recognises the gentleman seated in the middle. :) Yes, he's none other than Rev Bro Vincent Corkery - of St Michael's Institution. The photograph was part of [...]
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Looking at this picture (from Lay Jin Chew), I couldn't help but wonder how much Ipoh's landscape has changed over the years. Could that bridge (far left) be part of [...]
...when many a shop used doors like these (picture above). Remember them? Reminds me of those saloons in Western movies. ;)
Rather BIG for an egg beater, don't you think? Or, maybe just to fold egg-whites into the batter..in really large bowls! But I haven't seen pastry/cake shops use these. What [...]
How many of you remember this guide book? Was it a must-have among students back in the late 1950s / early 1960s?
We've heard from the car lovers, the food lovers, the history buffs too. Now, we'd like to hear from the music lovers...have you ever played the mandolin? The one shown [...]
Of late, Ipoh old town has been getting increasingly popular — it’s great, but everyone also goes to the same spaces for the same experiences.We know there is plenty to [...]
We took this off the 1977 edition of the AMCIAN - the Ave Maria Convent school magazine. This is an aerial view of the school building and the surroundings. We've [...]
On the occasion of HRH's birthday, DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah from all of us at:
This sundry shop was once at 40 Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, in Canning Garden. But that was back in the 1960s - 1970s. This shop was later taken over by [...]
May the joy, cheer, mirth and merriment of this divine festival surround you forever. May the happiness, which this Deepavali season brings lasts forever. From all of us at: [...]
Texas Instruments made a line of laptops called "Travel Mate". The 4000E meets the system requirements for DOS, Windows 3.x and 95, but not Windows 98. According to the manual, [...]
Imagine this: you're travelling along a random road in Ipoh, and you encounter a car, a bullock-cart and bicycle moving one behind the other in the opposite lane! It might [...]
They say chocolate is comfort-food. Well, as a chocoholic myself I agree with that statement. It's either a few pieces broken off a big bar, or even good 'ol chocolate [...]
Some of you may recognise the street. It may or may not be Ipoh...but that's not important. What we would like to know is, do any of you remember the [...]
Feeling tired? Need a pick-me-up? Take Yeast-Vite! From what we found out, these tablets contained not only caffeine but also Vitamin B1 and B2. Looks like they had Vit.B supplements [...]
These look familiar, don't they? You can always find them during the Nine Emperor Gods festival. What I'd like to know is, what do those Chinese characters printed on the [...]
No, we're not selling these! But do any of you remember the time when such souvenirs were popular? I once saw a souvenir plate / saucer (somewhere in my grandfather's [...]
I've heard of Maggi and Knorr chicken flavoured stock cubes, but I've not heard of Oxo cubes. Have you? What did they taste like? We would like to share [...]
...well, not really ;) But do YOU remember what your examination paper looked like when you were in school? Here's one from 1928, the English Grammar paper from Cambridge for [...]
Did you own a Brownie Reflex? Do you remember the very first camera you owned? If you're one of those who took up photography as a hobby, we'd love to [...]
Everyone had a favourite hairstyle that they stuck to when they were younger....what look did YOU prefer? On that note, do any of you remember Hoong Ying Hair-Waving Saloon?
...a wooden tiffin carrier? Something rare, isn't it? I wonder what one could put inside...candy perhaps?
The music fans have had quite an interesting discussion on our blog lately. So, we decided to put up this picture - just to see if it jogs any memories [...]
Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-59!
Here's a nice one of happy faces, taken at the Main Convent (HIJ Convent) back in the late 1940s. We thank Marea Smith for sharing this lovely photograph with us. [...]
Courtesy of: Darren Teh We thank Darren Teh for the above picture. He also shared the following with us via email: I was staying in Greentown then and used to [...]
...even before those smaller Nokias too, THIS was what a hand phone looked like! Yes, it was heavier than a bar of chocolate. No, it didn't have a tiny camera [...]
I don't know if any of you remember this, but back in 1955 we had a visit from a famous Olympian - Jesse Owen! picture courtesy of: Dato Pu [...]
Convent Girls, do you recall what your classroom looked like? Well, this was a typical classroom at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (or Main Convent) back in the [...]
picture from: Rosemary Palmer Remember the Home Guards? Here we have troop-in-training. The gentleman in white shorts is our donor's father - M L Bernacchi. I'm sure some of you [...]
picture from: Gogan Singh According to our donor, he and his friends were part of the few non-Chinese devotees who took part in the 9 Emperor Gods festival back in [...]
Here's something for the 'Milo babies' :)
picture from: Gogan Singh; click to enlarge We know old school photographs are rather popular on our blog. So here's another one. Were you one of these handsome young men? [...]
Remember these? How many of you recall those days at the barbers, while the Indian uncle patiently snipped at your hair?
Does anyone remember Hung Wang Restaurant? The address says it was along Leong Sin Nam Street...but for the life of me, I can't seem to place where exactly it was! [...]
....that Ovaltine was actually Ovomaltine? And that the name changed because it was spelt wrongly when the trademark was registered? Here's a extract from Wikipedia: Ovaltine was developed in [...]
HIJ Convent girls, this one's for YOU! Do you remember this badge? Did you have trouble remembering the lyrics of the school song? Do you recall the motto? Come on, [...]
picture courtesy of: Star Online Lemang Kelamai is said to have originated from Pagar Ruyung, Indonesia. What gives it this lovely shade of brown? Gula Melaka, of course! The other extra [...]
Here's wishing all our followers a joyous and peaceful Raya; Maaf Zahir & Batin! from us at:
picture courtesy of: Duncan Paterson Look carefully...THIS is how you feed a baby elephant! :) We thought we'd share this cute picture with all of you this Monday, just to [...]
Sometimes, families make day trips / weekend trips during school holidays and such. I wonder if this how these children found themselves posing next to the canon (picture below). Do [...]
We know you like puzzles and mysteries. So, this picture should intrigue you further. Can you guess the name of the street shown in the picture?
This is said to be the original building of the Batu Gajah Police Station. Our donor, Daljit Singh Guram, told us that his late grandfather is in this very [...]
photo courtesy of: Duncan Paterson How many of you enjoyed a good game of tug-o-war? I loved the 'rush' of pulling the other team over the line...thus winning. The downside [...]
A few blogs ago, we featured some members of the St John's Ambulance brigade marching in front of some shop houses. Well, this time...the members seem to be assembling a [...]
This was sent to us via email from Ann & Mano. According to them, the owner of this driver's license was an RAAF personnel, and would have worked on aircrafts [...]
click to enlarge Do you recognise this panorama? Can you guess which part of Ipoh this is? While you're trying to name the buildings and streets, can you also give [...]
Have you ever come across this brand? I've never heard of the brand, but the bull dog (in the logo) is similar to the one used by Guinness ;)
picture courtesy of: Ruth Iversen Rollitt Remember these shop houses? Yes, this was Fair Park back in 1938. These shops were Iversen's designs nonetheless. Sadly, they're no more :(
Yes, for those of you who didn't know.....flour actually came in linen bags in those days! Do you remember those linen flour bags? Did you keep those bags once they [...]
I'm sure everyone recognises this lady from Lat's comics! She's none other than Mrs Hew. Ever wondered what she looked like back in the day? Check out the picture below, [...]
Since it's Teacher's Day today, we decided to feature a very prominent figure in our education's history - Aminuddin Baki. Born in Chemor, he began his early schooling at Chemor [...]
What could one do with: an ice cream stick, a satay stick, a rubber seed and some string? Well, make a toy propeller of course! How many of you remember [...]
Kultar’s Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater, and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre organized in the wake [...]
How many of you remember this comic book? It wasn't that long ago.....this edition also featured a picture of a WW2 aircraft - the Hawker Typhoon. So, can we hear [...]
picture courtesy of Gary Lai (via SK) We received this photo and description from SK: This picture was send to me by Gary Lai from Anderson School, Ipoh. I have [...]
....there was the ever useful Mortar & Pestle! Yes, I'm sure you all remember pounding away those herbs and spices in these :)
click to enlarge We mentioned the Bougainvillea Parade a long time ago on our blog. Here are MORE photos from that same parade, back in 2004. I don't recall ever [...]
Our photographer recently visited Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain, in Bercham, where he sampled the above dish. The dish is none other than Claypot Glass Noodles with Crab. Have any of [...]
I remember the first time I tried Cadbury's chocolate. At that time, it seemed like the most delicious snack for a 5 year old. I also remember eating more than [...]
Yes, this is what a Malayan Airways airline ticket looked like back then! :)
The last time I went to the mall, I noticed that such purses / clutches / handbags with beads and sequins are back in fashion. And they don't come cheap [...]
Has anyone tried this brand of butter? I wonder if this brand costs as much as Golden Churn. Or, perhaps this was a cheaper alternative to Golden Churn?
Remember this brand of oats? I never knew Uncles Tobys sold oats...I only remember their muesli bars :) Did anyone try this brand? Was it as good as Quaker oats?
I doubt this brand needs an introduction. How many of you remember these jujubes? Were they really effective for sore throats and such?
Some go for sweets, some go for salty snacks. Yet there are others who crave something like this (picture above) - Dry Curry Noodles! Our photographer had this (at [...]
Ever tried Pan Mee? The one our photographer tried contained the usual egg noodles, sayur manis (those green leaves), fried anchovies, wood-ear mushroom, and meat. Our photographer told us that [...]
Remember this brand of perfume? It's alcohol free. Does the brand ring a bell?
Dear Ipoh-ites.....was there a hill named after Sir Hugh Low somewhere in Perak? We were wondering based on the picture below. picture from: Charlie Choong On that note, do you recognise [...]
It was a solemn and heart-wrenching occasion, as the people of Ipoh (and even from others towns in Perak) came to pay their last respects to D R Seenivasagam. Some [...]
We were told that this was the Form 3 Class of 1967 at Methodist English School (later known as Methodist High School or MHS). Our source also mentioned the teacher's [...]
Wishing all of you a prosperous Year of the Monkey. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
picture courtesy of: Kalwant Singh Remember the milkman from days of old? Well, this milkman looks rather young...and here he is at his bicycle (the milk churn is hidden, on the [...]
Once a famous grooming product for men, Potter & Moore's Solidified Brilliantine is said to soften hair (including facial hair). Anyone remember this product?
source: NSTP Back row, L-R: T.John, Foong Kam Choy, Ahmad NazariCentre row, L-R: Chan Tuck Choy, R. Anthony, Wong Kim SengFront row, L-R: Liew Fee Yuen, Loh Kam Fook, Ramadas [...]
Sometime last year we gave all of you hints about a project of ours - at No. 1 Treacher Street (Jalan Bijih Timah) in Old Town. Yes, the blue building [...]
source: Road to Nationhood, NSTP In September 1955, the Malayan Traffic Policemen rode on new 120mph motorcycles. Here we have a group of them at the Ipoh Railway Station. Talk [...]
Were you a fan of the famed cat eye lens glasses / sunglasses? (picture below) It is said that this style was made popular by stars like Marilyn Monroe and [...]
source: NSTP Sometime ago, the NST featured the Taiping Central Market - which was built between 1884 & 1885. Yes, the market is 130 years old! The above picture [...]
source = Charlie Choong Do the shops look familiar to you? Yes, this is none other than Brewster Road. Note that traffic was not as heavy as it is now....back [...]
Kung Fu Hor - that's what this dish is called. Have you eaten this at your local eatery? Do tell us if you liked it....
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Our donor (Lee Seong Yan) shared this little story with us: "Remember the '50s when you can get a bun with scraped coconut in brown sugar as fillings costing only [...]
We at wish you peace and joy this Deepavali!
Our photographer tasted this at Wing Kee - yes, it's the ever popular dry curry chicken noodles. This serving (above) costs RM 4.50 Where do YOU think is the [...]
Fancy watching a musical about Siddhartha? Then contact 05-2820224 / 013-4846625 for tickets and more information. Incidentally, this Filipino group has performed in several countries around the world. Click this [...]
If you look closely, you'd notice the pipeline on the far left of the picture. That should clue you in on the location. The men running belong to the [...]
Source: Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming Have YOU rode an elephant? I haven't...only been on a pony and an ostrich. We'd like to hear from you - Elephant Riders! :)
Left picture source = ipohWorld; Right picture source = Star Publication From what we were told, there used be street processions in Ipoh during the 9-Emperor Gods Festival! Today, we're [...]
Breakfast, tea time, supper...no matter what time of the day (or night) there's nothing like a couple of warm curry puffs to accompany your tea/coffee. The one shown above [...]
Extract from: New Straits Times, 2-10-2015 We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the late Tan Sri Dato Seri Yuen Yuet Leng - a true hero [...]
This is what our donor - KT Pillai - had to say about this photograph: Taken in year 1966 as the baby my Mum is carrying is my younger sister. I [...]
ONE NIGHT ONLY!Tapestry performs for the first time in Ipoh at the Event Hall of the Sarang Paloh Heritage Hotel. Come experience an evening of songs in this beautiful [...]
We're all very familiar with the sweet and tasty ang ku. The one shown above comes red AND green - giving it a more interesting taste to compliment the green-pea filling. [...]
Our donor Marea Smith tells us that this was what Malim Nawar looked like in 1981. Been to Malim Nawar lately? Has the place changed much over the years...or is [...]
Here's another one from Janet Ferguson and Nellie Cumming - showing a school play. Recognise anyone?
Special thanks to our donors - Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming - for the following picture. Somewhere in the above photograph is Nellie Cumming, who was a student at [...]
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Rally control in 1957 Mobilgas Economy Run. Collin Dowset extreme right. Loris Goring (donor of photograph) co driver with folder checking in at one of the control Any motor sports [...]
At first, it seems like a game of Tag....but I suppose this is based on a similar concept. I'm talking about Kabaddi. How many of you played this outdoor game [...]
Any Yuk Kwan School alumni out there? Were you in the Form II B - 1 Class back in 1977?
Our photographer found this dish at Wah Nam Coffee Shop. At RM 4.30, it was quite tasty. We'd like to know from the Fish Paste Noodle lovers out there....where [...]
source: Alexander We received this photo from Alexandar, the curator of the Heritage Gallery of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL), in Silibin. According to an article from [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong I'm not familiar with the restaurant names along Kampar Road, so I wouldn't know where Golden Jubilee Restaurant is. Is it still there? Or, perhaps [...]
Ipoh-ites reminiscing the good 'ol days when Jubilee Park was an entertainment hub - back in the 60s and 70s :)
We thank Marea Smith for this picture. She told us (via e-mail) that she was once a student of the HIJ Convent (now Main Convent) in Ipoh. Here's a shout [...]
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In the photo are Marea Smith (our donor) and C.A. Thurling. This was taken at the Ipoh Airport back in 1953. We'd like to draw your attention to the wooden [...]
Yau Char Koay Chee Cheong Fun - yes, that's what this dish is called! Unique isn't it? For those who want to give it a try, you can find it [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong Does anyone remember Olympic Inn? Could it have been the old name of 'Tambun Inn'? Or, was it at another building along Tambun Road?
We thank SK for sharing this with us. I know some of you recognise the leaves and the white substance ;) Well, we'd like to know how many of you [...]
As you can guess from the above photograph, something is definitely happening at No. 1 Treacher Street (Jalan Bijih Timah). Look out for updates on our website / blog / [...]
Since we live in the tropics, mosquitoes have always been a menace. Here's a good old fashioned mosquito coil - the Angel Fish Brand Mosquito Destroyer! Has anyone used this [...]
I do wonder why such a beautiful, serene place (above) was named Python Lagoon. Anyway, this 1948 picture (from Marea Smith) was taken at the Kuala Kampar Tin Fields. Marea [...]
We thank Marea Smith (from Australia) for sending us this rare close up of a tin dredge. This photograph was taken at Kuala Kampar Tin fields, Malim Nawar.
Since we missed our food blog yesterday, we decided to feature a rather popular dish - the famed Chicken Rice! Apparently, this simple yet delicious dish comes in many varieties. [...]
receipt from Charlie Choong The last I checked, Tambun Inn seemed to be undergoing renovations...perhaps a new management has taken over? Well, we hope someone out there can tell us [...]
courtesy of Charlie Choong Whenever the subject of cafes and coffee houses enter our blog-sphere, many of our Readers mention Green Fern. Well, here's an old receipt from Green Fern. [...]
picture courtesy of: Ruth Iversen Rollitt Some time back, our Readers mentioned the Lido Cinema in Taiping. We have here a 1937 picture of the aforementioned cinema. For those of [...]
click to enlarge The above is a programme (sent via email) from LeanMS. As you can see, the ACS Alumni have many events scheduled for the next few months. [...]
picture from: Danial Doutriaux Some school canteens sold food which were a crowd favourite. Some were known for their cheerful hawkers. Food aside, some canteens became a 'meeting place' for [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong We were told that these are gambling cards. Does anyone know the proper name for this pack of cards? Furthermore, how do you use these cards [...]
Well, I certainly do......(But my weakness lies in anything containing chocolate!) This delectable dish comes from Thean Chun restaurant (in Old Town, Ipoh). Our photographer paid RM 2.60 for this [...]
For those of you who remember, we featured this photo in our Falim Exhibition two years ago. What's fascinating about this hawker on wheels, in that he's determined to peddle [...]
This dish is from Kedai Kopi Enam Belas (near Eu Yan Sang in Old Town). Our photographer had this char siew and prawn combination for Rm 3.50. Usually, Chee Cheong [...]
Since we had such an interesting discussion about The Nautilus Inn (our previous blog), we decided to put up another receipt from yet another cafe in Ipoh. How many of [...]
receipt courtesy of: Charlie Choong Back in the 1980s, there was a place called The Nautilus Inn along Leong Sin Nam Street. As shown in the receipt (above), a [...]
After a rather long hiatus, our Food Blog is back with a feature-of-the-week! For those of you who don't recognise the photo, this is pulut kaya - sticky rice with [...]
Bottle-caps or Ceper (as some call it) was quite a popular children's game back then. I don't know the actual rules of this game. But from what I do know, [...]
We at Ipoh World convey our heartiest congratulations to HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, on being crowned the 35th Sultan of Perak.
We believe this to be the family of Richard Saxey (our donor) and Wendy Lewis - in Malim Nawar. I'd like to draw your attention to the unique furniture... By [...]
Wayang kulit is a unique form of theatre employing light and shadow. The puppets are crafted from buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. When held up behind a piece [...]
We thank Ruth Iversen Rollitt for this photograph. It was taken in 1947, showing her father B M Iversen at Fair Gardens? Does anyone know WHERE Fair Gardens is?
Our donor Richard Saxey tells us that this was taken around 1959-1960. He also mentions his teacher Mrs Kumar. So today we'd like to ask the 'members of the Malim [...]
artifact donor: Jamal Hashim The William Mitchell heritage in making pen nibs began whilst working with his brother John Mitchell in the early 1820s. William Mitchell established his own business [...]
Picture from Ruth Iversen Rollitt "Rental was $60 a month, a bargain in the immediate post-war years with the shortage of housing. Each house had 3 bedrooms upstairs; and downstairs. [...]
Here's another blast from the past from Richard Saxey. He tells us that this is "the picture of the badminton team, showing my elder brother Mr. E.H.White (know as Mick), [...]
Thanks to Alan, we've managed to find out what those Mandarin words meant. This time, we don't have any words...but I'm sure there's a clue in those shop houses in [...]
This is the inside of the projection room of Glory Cinema. The boys in 'action' are Bakar and Sangiva. I'm sure many of our local cinemas had similar projection rooms. [...]
picture from Mr & Mrs Rasiah Anakili - click to enlarge We recognise Bro Pius Kelly, who was the 9th Brother Director of St Michael's Institution, seated in the centre. [...]
We've had such an overwhelming response on our previous posts about the Perak Hydro Plant at Malim Nawar, which led us to uploading this photo (see below). click to enlarge [...]
click poster to enlarge For those of you who have been waiting patiently, well keep this Sunday 22nd March 2015 free! The Iversen book is finally out and will [...]
picture taken by Christopher Nothing like an ice cream float on a scorching day, eh? Well, this thirst-quenching float was bought at Loke Wooi Kee Cafe (@RM3.10), along Jalan Mustapha [...]
"Through the centuries Chinese women have had to struggle under a load of injustices - denial of education, ineligibility to sit the civil service examinations and hold official posts, female [...]
picture from: Leong Kai Loong, Ipoh Did you own a Mobo horse when you were young? My cousins and I used to play on a Triang car - which was [...]
Once an exclusive place meant only for the higher class tin miners and triad members, the Han Chin Pet Soo (Han Chin Villa) at Jalan Bijeh Timah in Ipoh is [...]
picture from: Leong Kai Loong, Ipoh This is the Sam Tet School Basketball Team. We're guessing the date to be somewhere in the 1960s. Were you one of the players? [...]
picture from: Ho Hoo Wan, Ipoh These lovely ladies are part of the Form V batch of 1958 - from Sultan Yussuf School, Batu Gajah. They were some of the [...]
Our donor Martin Allen tells us that this road is near Ipoh. I'm sure the experts out there know where this is - especially with those iconic hills in the [...]
Farewell Party for Fr Ciatti, April 1970 (click to enlarge) Christmas Party, Nazareth Kindergarten. Catholic Centre, Ipoh. 10th November 1970 (click to enlarge) These photographs were taken from Michael [...]
We're not pulling your legs, but the ladies in the photo are none other than the first flight attendants for Malayan Airways. We believe this to be the first successful [...]
Are you a fan of comics? Perhaps even an avid collector - especially of vintage editions? Do you remember Beano (picture above)? I don't recall Beano, but I do remember [...]
Keith Nelson sent us these a couple of years ago. We thought we'd share them with you, since we're still in the season of Chinese New Year. We'd love to [...]
For those of you who don't know what's on the plate, it is none other than the famed Chinese New Year dish Yee Sang - a Teochew style raw fish [...]
We'd like to thank Chin Choon Yau - one of the Instructors at Perak Institute of Art (PIA) - who painted this souvenir for us. Incidentally, PIA did the murals [...]
I remember eating at this place. I loved the interior decoration - which was made to resemble the inside of a mine (complete with dim lighting too!) It's gone now, [...]
This is not part of our food-column....rather, we're just curious to know more about Hoong Tho Restaurant (see picture below). picture courtesy of: Yuen Chie Onn This picture was taken [...]
As the caption states, the late P. Ramlee was in Ipoh back in 1965 for a fund raising show. Were any one of you lucky enough to meet him? Did [...]
Have you played 'Happy Families'? Well, this game used to be known as 'Jovial Families' a long time ago. Here's a picture to refresh your memory. From what we were [...]
picture courtesy of: Mano Mano sent us this a while ago. He also included the following words: "...a photo of the school prefects of NTPS Pasir Puteh in 1967. Standing [...]
To all our fans, thank you for being so patient with us :) Here we have the e-flyer of our latest project - ipohWorld @ Han Chin Pet Soo! [...]
We were told that Anderson School once put up this play. Well, so did St Michael's Institution. We present to you the cast of 'Lady Precious Stream' - back in [...]
There was a time when you needed a visiting card to enter the hot springs in Tambun. Besides the pool and egg boiling, apparently there was also a bowling alley! [...]
We all know Elvis Presley had his share of impersonators; some were almost as good as the 'King' himself - with the deep voice AND the gyrating hips! Frank Sinatra [...]
'As Indians prepare for Ponggal, which falls today, earthen pots were snapped up at Little India in Jalan Lahat recently.' Shoppers had the choice to either buy the plain pots [...]
If you don't, let us refresh your memory! I wonder if any one of you kept the old ones as a keepsake ;)
Yes folks, THIS was how they made copies of keys in those days....
If this looks 'foreign' to you, then you're probably very young ;) Yes folks, this is indeed a train ticket! Whoever bought this was taking the train from Tanjong Malim [...]
Ever use one of these? Some of you might have. I for one have never come across such a flask; the ones I've used didn't have such a locking mechanism [...]
Yes, believe it or not.....this is the Lahat Roundabout, taken from the junction of Jalan Datoh. Can you spot any familiar landmarks? (click picture to enlarge)
At one time, you could buy this for 42 cents......of course the coupon was only for ONE dance. However, it came in a booklet of five coupons. This sample here [...]
Not all car-enthusiasts are men.....I'm sure there are some women out there who also appreciate both the fast sports cars and vintage cars too. Which brings me to this advertisement [...]
Just in case you didn't know, today is Boxing Day - nothing to do with the actual sport, but rather it's the day where gifts are exchanged and opened. In [...]
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With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we'd share this picture (from Larry Sawyer) with all of you. This is a scene from Kampar - where Santa came to [...]
Imagine having a picnic at such a place! No rubbish about, no unpleasant odour from the river, clean and clear running water...etc. Blissful isn't it? This is none other than [...]
picture courtesy of: Alison Cotterill (nee Caldwell) This picture is from the Caldwell family album - showing the Caldwells at a local wedding. Does anyone recognise the newly weds?
Don't know where to go during this long break? How about Kellie's Castle? No, we're not advertising for this place. Rather just showing you what this iconic landmark looked like [...]
The history-buffs out there would know this fact: that King Edward VIII ascended the throne of England in January 1936, after his father George V passed away. However, in November [...]
We at ipohWorld are proud to announce our latest photographic exhibition - at 12, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Ipoh (opposite Secret Garden). This is part of the Family History Week [...]
We've had past comments about Beauty Supermarket, which was once a famous shopping centre in Ipoh. The picture below show a pair of anniversary souvenirs from Beauty. Any collectors remember [...]
It is said that the story of Horlicks began with James & William Horlick from Glouscestershire, who came up with the idea of a malt milk drink (as an artificial [...]
Our Facebook-fans have been going wild over our previous posts. So here's another well-known brand to tease you lot ;) This tinplate dates back to around 1950. Oh, WHO does [...]
The 'experts in the kitchen' are definitely familiar with Lyle's Golden Syrup :) It all started out in 1881, when Abram Lyle set up a sugar refinery on the banks [...]
advertisement taken from Times of Malaya, 6 August 1959 From what I found out, the Zam Buk company came into existence in the early 1900s - in Yorkshire. This balm [...]
This was taken off the souvenir programme of "Fiddler on the Roof", back in 1974. Wasn't that long ago...I wonder how many of you remember this :) Maybe some of [...]
This photo is from Angie Yeow. This was taken at a function held at St John's Ambulance Hall, in Ipoh. Can you recognise the people in the photograph? If you [...]
picture from Larry Sawyer Here's another one from the same donor who sent us those Malim Nawar photos. Looks like these men (and women too!) are in the midst of [...]
Back then, some folks in Ipoh counted the cinema halls and the famous Ipoh Race Course as part of their usual hang-outs (of course this was before Parkson and Aeon/Jusco [...]
In the early 1900s, floods in Ipoh were rather common - possibly due to the silting of rivers because of mining. Later, plans were made to straighten the sharp bends [...]
We're glad to know that so many of you out there have been reconnecting with lost friends through our blog - especially on THIS topic about the Malim Nawar power [...]
picture from: Ruth Iversen Rollitt This 1953 photo shows John and B M Iversen (the famed Danish architect). I'm guessing the house in the background was probably designed by Iversen [...]
picture from: Ruth Iversen Rollitt What I found interesting about this one is the local boy's clothing - a pair of long pants, pulled up to his stomach ;) This [...]
With technology advancing everyday, I wonder how many of us can actually claim to have used a good old fashioned typewriter! This advertisement (sent to us by Nicholas Jennings) is [...]
We received this from Daniel Doutriaux (part of a series of photographs from an album). These are the girls from Batu Gajah Convent - excited as they explore the new [...]
advertisement courtesy of: Nicholas Jennings Philco Radios were around as early as 1928. However, the company almost went bust and was later bought over by Ford Motor Company (in the [...]
Nicholas Jennings (our donor) tells us that: the boy standing on the running board is his uncle Nigel (the third son of J A S Jennings). At the wheel is [...]