Behold, the Remington!

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!

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A Round of Golf anyone?

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?

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Cow & Gate?

How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK.

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Up Close and Personal....

....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 the club today! Click here for more information.

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Batu Gajah Court House

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 was shifted to Batu Gajah, the next landing stage.    

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