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October 2013

What to buy for ‘Satu Kupang’?

By |2013-10-23T16:54:20+08:00October 23rd, 2013|Categories: childhood, Memories, People|Tags: , , |


Do you recall the days when you could by an ice-cream sandwich for “satu kupang” (10 cents)? It was big money then, but today you hardly get a handful of sweets for that price.  The donor of this photograph says that the location is somewhere up north – Was “kupang” a common phrase used for money in Ipoh?

We thank Taj Firdaus for this photograph 🙂

Were you a ‘Lactogen’ kid?

By |2013-10-18T15:51:09+08:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Memories|Tags: , , |


Don’t know about you, but milk is one of my favourite beverages – I especially love Dutchlady’s chocolate flavoured milk 😉

I vaguely remember growing up on Dumex. Can’t recall if there were any other famous milk brands in the 80s. From what I’ve heard, Lactogen was quite popular some years ago. Is this brand still around? What brand of milk did YOU enjoy as a kid?

Sri Perak Darul Ridzuan

By |2013-10-11T14:25:48+08:00October 11th, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, Restoration|Tags: , |


I remember passing this building quite often on my way to St Michael’s Institution. But I never really paid attention to what it was. All I know is that this is the Sri Perak building. Any idea what’s inside? Was it one of those government offices? Or, was it like the present UTC (former Super Kinta)?

We thank Hasbi for this picture-postcard.

Something for the Car Lovers

By |2014-05-22T15:52:15+08:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Events, history, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |

car_show This photograph (from Charlie Choong) was taken in the early 1960s. We think it was at one of the car shows by the Triumph Car Owner’s Club. Do you remember the car show? Do YOU own a Triumph? photo This is the Triumph that  Dr Jeya was referring to. We are not normally into car sales at ipohWorld but we make an exception in this case as it suits the blog comments. If you are interested in the vehicle we can pot you in touch with the owner.

It is a very rare classic Triumph 2000 Mk1 :)

The Mail Train, early 1900s

By |2013-10-04T16:38:13+08:00October 4th, 2013|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|Tags: |


It looks a bit grainy, but you can see without a doubt that this is the famous mail train. This is an early 1900s photo taken from the book ‘Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya’. Of course, now we are privileged to have LRTs and Monorails. Still, nothing like a little nostalgia now and again.

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