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January 2013

‘Behind the scenes’

By |2013-01-30T13:42:12+08:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories|

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We thought about sharing this classic with you – Bet some of you didn’t know what a sluice box was (or looked like)!

Well, here’s a picture taken from one of the mining sheds. We don’t know the year nor the location of the mine. Notice the hand tools and the large buckets 😉


PS: For those who are awaiting the results of our photo-contest, keep watching this space 🙂

A Night of Music

By |2013-01-23T10:11:48+08:00January 23rd, 2013|Categories: concerts, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People|Tags: , , , |

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Could this be part of the Perak Chinese Amateur Dramatists Association (PCADA) building? To what we know, the top floor of the building used to be a hall.

With that in mind, we believe that the gentlemen in the front row (all in white shirts and narrow, black ties) are part of the PCADA String Orchestra. If you look closely at the bottom part of the photo, you can probably see some of the instruments too.

However, we could be wrong though. So if anyone has other suggestions, do feel free to leave your comments.

The ‘FARGO’ Bus

By |2013-01-21T16:59:02+08:00January 21st, 2013|Categories: childhood, history, Memories, tourism|

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Remember these buses? Wonder what’s become of them. What drew my attention were the unique signal lights – notice the left and right arrows below the windshield! I’ve not come across such a sight before…. 😉

For those of you who rode such buses around town, how much was the fare?

Cycling Around Ipoh…

By |2013-01-18T13:59:50+08:00January 18th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Memories, Natural Heritage, People|Tags: , , , |


In the background is none other than the Fraser & Neave Ltd Aerated Water building. At the bottom right, there are railway tracks leading towards the F&N building. We don’t know who the gentleman on the bicycle is…neither do we know the date this photograph was taken.

We look forward to your comments – especially if YOU are the gentleman on the bicycle! 🙂

IpohWorld Blog Contest: Do You Know Her?

By |2013-01-16T09:23:52+08:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, People|Tags: , |


We’re pleased to announce that today’s blog is part of a contest!

Yes, folks…..all you have to do is guess WHO this lovely lady is. This contest will run for two weeks from the date of publication of theis blog. All you have to do is tell us this Ipoh beauty’s full name and you’ll stand a chance to win a signed copy of the book “Ipoh My Home Town” – delivered personally to YOU! If we have more than one correct answer, the winner will be decided via drawing a name from a hat.

Sorry, but close members of the young lady’s family will not be considered for the prize.

So, put those thinking-caps on and get cracking! 🙂

Where was the Hollywood Hotel?

By |2013-01-14T13:34:29+08:00January 14th, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh|


Nicholas Jennings sent us this 1962 picture of a random street scene in Ipoh. From what we managed to find out, the sign at the top of the three-storey building reads as “Hollywood Hotel”. So, where was this hotel? Is it still around?

…Miss who?

By |2013-01-09T11:19:33+08:00January 9th, 2013|Categories: About Us|Tags: , |

Anyone know who’s the pretty lady in the picture? I’m guessing she’s a contestant from a beauty contest (note the sash) and perhaps this was one of those promotional photo shoots. Was this taken at a park in Ipoh? Well, you tell us! And, if the lucky gentleman who posed with this lady is reading this….DO share your story with us!

The British Army Children’s School

By |2013-01-04T16:33:26+08:00January 4th, 2013|Categories: childhood, history, Identify Photographs, Memories|

We’ve had quite a few readers on the blog talking about this school, hence today’s blog post. This picture is from Nicholas Jennings’ sister; and according to Nicholas, this building was “one of the two (or more) barrack-like structures” which were used as class rooms for this school. From the descriptions we’ve been given, this school was somewhere along Ashby Road. We could be wrong though. Does anyone remember the EXACT location? Could the barracks still be there…or perhaps, the place is now part of a housing area?

Note: The sign above the door is difficult to read (even on the original 600dpi scan), but we’re guessing it reads as “British Army Children’s School, Ipoh”.

Staff Quarters Along Tiger Lane

By |2013-01-02T16:30:09+08:00January 2nd, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Museums, Restoration|Tags: , |

This came to us via Ruth Rollitt – showing what we believe to be the living quarters for the staff who worked at the Geological Museum along Tiger Lane.

The house was either down the road from the museum or behind it. Not sure if this place is still there today. What say you, dear Readers?

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