A ‘Walk in the Park’? Is this place part of one of the famous parks in Ipoh? Do you know where it is? Is this place still there? Related posts: Teaching In and Around Ipoh – Episode 3 Memories from the 1960s Tilapia Fishes at D R Park? Lorong Said Tauphy, Greentown By felicia|2012-08-27T15:23:34+08:00August 27th, 2012|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, nature|19 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life “The Greatest Show on Earth” Gallery “The Greatest Show on Earth” Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 19 Comments Khuan Mun August 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply In the 60’s and 70’s, the park is converted into a car park at night especially in the weekends. Val August 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply I think I remember this park; is it somewhere along Gopeng Road, at a junction with another road, the name of which I cannot recall. Khuan Mun August 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply At the junction betweeen Gopeng Road and Kampar Road. Now replaced by a flyover. Ismail August 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply Taman ini selang 2 buah rumah dari rumah saya…dulu ditengah-tengah antara jalan gopeng dan jalan kampar..Dalam Tahun 90an..di ubahsuai jadi taman TNB..Masa taman TNB ada air terjun tiruan dan rumah Perak(kutai)serta lampu-lampu berwarna warni..Sekarang tinggal bahagian hujung sahaja sebagai kenangan…:) mah kin fatt August 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm - Reply maybe its called polo ground, nearby the chinese graveyard ,if i”m not mistaken. hwUS August 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm - Reply This was where Jalan Gopeng (Hugh Low Street) and Jalan Kampar meet up to be the highway to Kampar and points south and beyond (if I am not mistaken.) It used to be frequented by courting couples at night. Across the road on the right hand side ( as you look at the picture) was a Chinese cemetery. So sad to note that it has been sacrificed for “progress.” Just another case of Ipoh’s ignorant council members’ mentality. rosebud August 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply The road infront leads to the big fountain & the one on the left is Kampar Rd leading towards MGS. Lat in one of his cartoons has ever drawn this place to be full of ‘kereta rosak’ at night. Mano August 28, 2012 at 6:13 am - Reply This is the park my dad used to bring my sister and I on our drives when we were in New Pasir Puteh which would have been not later than 1963. I remember distinctly climbing up those alphabets! On the left (not in picture) at the junction of Kampar and Gopeng road used to be the NEB substation building. Back then it was either the Perak River Hydro or Kinta Electric Distributors. felicia August 28, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply WOW!! you guys really know Ipoh 🙂 I didn’t even know there was once a park at the Gopeng-Kampar junction…… Mano August 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply Yes, Felicia, we certainly do know Ipoh. That’s why it hurts so much to see the damage being done to our beloved town! Sybil August 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply The Ng family (Kwan Loong Medicated Oil) used to live just across the park before they moved to Tambun Road and I remembered going there with the their daughter to play on the see-saws and swings in the park. In those days when one came from the airport, once would pass Tiger Lane on the left before coming to this fork, where one side of the road becomes Gopeng Road and the other side Kampar Road. Charlie August 30, 2012 at 1:10 am - Reply A bit of the “Park” still remains, but the rest had to give way for the construction of the FMS junction. Several attempts were made to landscape and green the parts underneath the flyover, but it seems not to have been done very well. Anyway one cannot visit this “Park” anymore as the traffic around this area is non stop and there are no parking areas. Lam Lai Meng September 18, 2012 at 12:02 am - Reply Yes, I remember this park. It was at the fork of Gopeng Road and kampar Road. My siblings and neighbourhood friends living in the Cavendish Lane area nearby used to frequent it. We loved running up and down those huge letters of the alphabet. There was a wooden bridge over a tiny stream that drained into the Pinji River. This stream ran under Kampar Road, with the TNB substation nearby. We kids used to catch fish and tadpoles in this stream. Opposite the park, off Gopeng Road, was the Salvation Army kindergarten which I attended and a shelter for underprivileged kids. The kindergarten teachers would bring us to play in the park occasionally. There were swings,see saws, monkey bars and a climbing frame right in the centre. Alan y September 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm - Reply Hi llm, re 13. Used to meet a friend at this exact same spot in mid n early 60’s. Rather coincidental that his last name was also Lam (the late Major john lam, ex rangers battalion). At that time he was at fmc, n when he balik kampung, this was a ideal mtg area. His family lived near the well known Chong sam(?) tin mine offices, off kampar road and I was living in canning. Sad that I did not keep in touch with him, but happy that this article brought back good memories! Ipohgirl61 September 21, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply My parents used to bring me there in the Sixties in the evenings since I was a toddler. I would run barefooted in the lovely grass or crash down the slope with IPOH across. These were the first alphabets I learnt. I remember rolling down the slope, squealing in delight as my mom told me off! The pretty stream and casuarinas, the monkey bars and swings. The pines from the casuarinas poked my feet, and I can still remember the sensation to this day. Everytime I return to Ipoh, I would take a good look at this playground of my childhood, and lament the transformation. Thanks for the photo, it brings back so many memories. Ipohgirl61 September 21, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply I forgot to mention the row of lovely jacaranda trees at both sides of Gopeng Road. These provided not just shade, but turned Gopeng Road a vivid purple when they flowered. The tree with the Y shape trunk next to the metal road barrier is one, I do remmber picking the flowers and seeds to play. Further down the road towards Gunung Rapat and the Mercedes sign at the iconic limestone crop, the road was lined with giant angsanas and yellow flowered trees whose flowers would carpet the road twice a year. I rememebr the scent of the angsana flowers as I cycled through Gopeng Road. ALL the trees are gone now…….does anybody have any shots of Gopeng Road from the fountain in town to the junction to the airport? felicia September 24, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply Ipohgirl61, welcome to the blog. that’s a good suggestion you brought up. anyone with the pictures Ipohgal61 mentioned, do share them with us. you can send your 600dpi scans to email@example.com diana_ivy November 12, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply this park is like an island park between two main roads. across the road is a chinese cemetary. I used to admire the park when I passed it but never stopped because don’t know where to park. David T December 6, 2013 at 6:06 am - Reply We lived in Cavindish avenue from 1962 to 1965. Our neighbours where the Goughs. We were forever playing games. Used to visit the park, and roll downtown that slope. School was SMI. What lovely memories. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!