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May 2013

My Favourite Group

By |2013-05-31T23:42:33+08:00May 31st, 2013|Categories: Events, Exhibitions, history, ipoh, Memories|Tags: |

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No, it is not the Beatles nor is it the Famous Falcons.

It is actually 3 generations of one family visiting our exhibition. These are truly my favourite as Grandpa tells the grandchildren all his old stories and the children listen and learn. And that is what we strive for, the children to learn a little history while having fun in the family unit.

So why not bring your 3 generations and put a big smile on my face as well as theirs!

The old man and his wares

By |2013-05-29T08:22:29+08:00May 29th, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, People|


Here we have a cigarette vendor somewhere around the Ipoh Market. This photo was taken back in 1972 by Cheang Kum Seng, ARPS, a local professional photographer who has kindly allowed us to publish it. Do you recognise this man? Perhaps someone out there has seen him back in the 70s. I wonder what’s become of him now….

“Be Alive! Unleash the Magic in You” – A Motivational Talk

By |2013-05-28T12:22:19+08:00May 28th, 2013|Categories: Events, People|

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Here’s an opportunity to meet Krushna Prabaskar – who is ‘no ordinary speaker’. Being visually impaired has not stopped him from living his life to the fullest, as he ‘was determined to use his handicap as a springboard for action’. Krushna will be sharing his ‘memorable experiences’ at a motivational talk, which will be held at the Tower Regency Hotel on 15th June 2013. The talk is from 9am-12 noon and entrance fee is RM 34. Come and be inspired by Krushna as he is said to have a remarkable way of connecting with the audience ‘through practical incidents’ and a ‘fine sense of humour’.

For reservations, do contact Ms Nandhini (016-3626225 / 017-2393847) or email her at info@globaleducationvillage.com

You may also register online at www.globaleducationvillage.com


Play Time!

By |2013-05-27T08:42:06+08:00May 27th, 2013|Categories: childhood, games, history, Memories, People|Tags: , |

Whether they’re quiet, noisy, cheeky, hyperactive, or even the book-worm types…..kids will always have a special place in our hearts 😉

Today, we’d like to share this photograph with you. We don’t know what these boys were up to when this was taken, but I would like to guess that they were probably playing hide-and-seek (note that both kids are behind a pillar). Notice what they’re wearing? Have children’s clothes changed much over the years. I’d say definitely…what say you?

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We thank John McAuley for this lovely photograph!

A Day of Smiles at Falim House

By |2013-05-26T19:55:30+08:00May 26th, 2013|Categories: About Us|

Today, Sunday 26 May 2013 really was a day of smiles 885 of them! Yes 885 people registered at ipohworld’s exhibition mounted at Falim House and good humour was the order of the day.

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Have you been to Falim yet? You really should as it is ipohworld’s best show yet.

Different View of Ipoh Town

By |2013-05-22T15:28:05+08:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: About Us, childhood, history|

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On the far left is a provision shop. Across the road is a photography studio. Anyone know where in Ipoh these shops are? I admit I’ve never really seen this side of Ipoh before…

We thank John McAuley for this photograph, which was probably taken somewhere in 1956/57.

Do you know your movies?

By |2013-05-20T11:40:42+08:00May 20th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Memories, movies|Tags: , |

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We’ve had posts where we’ve asked you to guess the street/event/person/ etc. This time, we’d like you to guess the movie 😉

Yes, take a good look at the advertisement on the outside of the cinema – do YOU know this movie? If you do, don’t be shy about leaving us a comment or two. Better yet, if you’ve seen it do tell us about your favourite scene in the movie.

A special thanks going out to John McAuley – the donor of this photograph.

ACS, Ipoh – Alumni Gathering

By |2013-05-16T14:29:32+08:00May 16th, 2013|Categories: About Us|Tags: , |

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Calling all Alumni of ACS Ipoh! Keep the 3rd of August 2013 free…..for a “an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and friendship”. This get-together will be held at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel, from 6.30pm-12am. Those interested can contact:

Ms Lim (05-2532882); Mr Looi (012-5151116); Mr Hum (012-3360770); Mr Lau (017-8820608); OR book online at http://goo.gl/XENKL


The Christmas Concert

By |2013-05-13T09:06:58+08:00May 13th, 2013|Categories: childhood, concerts, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|Tags: , , , , |

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I know it’s not even close to December yet…but all the same, I’d like to share Ruth Rollitt’s photo with you. This was taken at St John’s Hall back in 1958. According to the programme, those on stage were probably from the Ipoh Musical Society. The singers were accompanied by the band from the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (QMO) and the Perak Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert was in aid of the Federation of Malaya Red Cross Society.

Were you one of the performers? Or perhaps you recognise someone in this photo? Do share your thoughts with us!

Fancy a pint?

By |2013-05-10T16:26:43+08:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh|Tags: , |

Not that I’m suggesting anything (from the title), but this picture may just tickle the interest of some of our fans. We’ve had some mention about certain cinemas having an open bar, where patrons hung out before the show or during the intermission.

Take a closer look at this one…

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Know where this is place is? Well, YOU tell us!

Special thanks to John McAuley for this one.

Rare Sightings…

By |2013-05-08T14:56:26+08:00May 8th, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, Natural Heritage|

…no, we’re not talking about UFOs! Look closely at the shop house in the middle. Yes, the shop that says ‘Chop Thong Heng’…

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Are those petrol pumps? I’ve never come across such a scene before. Does anyone remember these? On another note, does anyone recognise the row of shop houses or the street?

This was taken back in 1956/57 by John McAuley, a former British serviceman.

Falim House Exhibition – Update 2

By |2013-05-16T21:39:23+08:00May 6th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Exhibitions, history, ipoh, Memories|Tags: , , |

IMG_1404 blogThis photo was taken about two weeks ago and it is one very small corner of the whole exhibition. Today, now that the remedial work is done to this particular display it is a great place to record your visit to this famous house. It is just one such photo-spot of many. Found in Falim, this tricycle used to ply the local roads of Ipoh and Menglembu selling Coca Cola. Does anyone remember it? Did you buy the ice-cold Coke from it?

The exhibition opens at 10.00am on Sunday 12 May, as published and will close at 6.00pm (last entry 5.00pm). It will remain open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 6.oopm,  until finally closing at 6.00pm Sunday 11th August.

The show will be opened by Y Bhg Dato’ Haji Roshidi Bin Haji Hashim, Ipoh Datuk Bandar and there will be no admission before the formal opening. Some 400 guests will be invited but you are also welcome to attend.

There will be three vintage cars on display for the opening. If you would like to bring yours along please do so.

There will be a free shuttle bus service run by Tenby Schools Ipoh to bring visitors to and from Ipoh Train Station and Falim House during the weekends. The bus will depart from the train station at 10.45 am, 1.45 pm and 2.45 pm, and take passengers from Falim House to the train station at 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 4.15pm and 5.15 pm.

As there are many loose items on display we do not allow shopping bags or similar into the house. Please leave all bags and baskets in the car (ladies’ handbags excepted).

One final point about cameras, phones and videos. We have deliberately set this exhibition up for you to have fun and take your souvenir photos with the artifacts and models, but we do not allow deliberate copying of photographs or the film. Take as many general shots as you like but if you cannot follow these simple rules you will be asked to leave the exhibition.

We hope to see you there.

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And here is Steve Oh (left), the Malaysian author from Australia in the exhibition.

The Unknown Restaurant

By |2013-05-03T15:26:26+08:00May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, tourism|Tags: , , |

We’re pleased to have received a nice set of photographs from John McAuley – who served with the British Army in Ipoh from 1956-57. The picture below is from his collection. Take a good, long look at it and tell us if you recognise this place. The only clue John gave us was that many a Saturday night was spent at this restaurant, enjoying Nasi Goreng and Tiger Beer! 🙂 Happy guessing!

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Polls and Predictions! (Part 3 of the July 1955 series)

By |2013-05-01T14:23:37+08:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: elections, history, Memories|Tags: , , |

According to Tom Turnbull (our donor), “the impending ballot did not interfere with the work of this Bomoh who with his sheep’s head and other paraphernalia of his trade is keeping the crowd in suspense.”  This picture was taken in Pasir Salak, close to the Birch Memorial – way back in 1955, when Malaya was holding her very first Elections. We never found out his prediction of who would win.:)


We wonder what the Bomoh’s forecast would be today!

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