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April 2014

Where’s Ipoh’s Best Satay?

By |2014-05-05T11:37:44+08:00April 30th, 2014|Categories: food|


These pictures (above) are said to be from a stall at Kopitiam Gui Lin, Jalan Perajurit in Ipoh Garden East. According to our photographer, the satay here is quite tasty.

What do you, dear Readers, think? Does anyone know the best place (in Ipoh) for satay? That is the question we’d like to ask all you Foodies out there!

The Passing of a Famous Local Historian

By |2014-04-28T09:06:55+08:00April 25th, 2014|Categories: history, People|Tags: , |


It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Chye Kooi Loong who left this world on Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Chye Kooi Loong, is a renowned war historian and former Home Guard warden during the Malayan Emergency. He is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), awarded by the Queen of England.

Mr Chye spent seven years researching and documenting the Battle of Kampar (30 December 1941 – 2 January 1942), an engagement of the Malayan Campaign during World War II involving British and Indian troops from the 11th Indian Infantry Division and the Japanese 5th Division.

He fought long and hard to turn the famous Green Ridge, Kampar into a memorial to remember the great and ultimate sacrifices made in the defence of Malaya.

He will be sorely missed.

We pass our condolences to his family in their loss.

May he rest in Peace.

The funeral will take place at the Kampar crematorium at 11.00am tomorrow, Saturday 26 April.

A Handy Gadget?

By |2014-04-25T16:02:04+08:00April 25th, 2014|Categories: childhood, food, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: |

At first glance, it probably looks like a stool. But it’s really an ice shaver – look closely and you can see the blade 😉


An ice block is run over the blade repeatedly while the shavings are collected into a bowl underneath. Have you seen your ABC / Cendol seller use this? Or, have YOU ever tried using this gadget before?

Were You a Proud Owner of a Ford Popular?

By |2014-04-23T11:05:40+08:00April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People|Tags: , |


Mr Wang Min-Hua is. This was taken in October 1981 on the day he retired. From what we know: The car a 1954 Ford Popular Saloon registered number AA 8835, was bought new by his father and first registered in Ipoh on 8 April 1954. It has received loving care from both father and son since then and is in ‘as new’ condition. The 1172cc vehicle carries the engine and chassis number C769674 demonstrating that all is original. (more can be found here)

I’m sure some of you Sam Tet Alumni remember him. Oh, and let’s not forget about his lovely car too 😉

Kaya Puff for Dessert?

By |2014-04-15T14:27:50+08:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, People|Tags: , |


I’m sure some of you have seen this shop….some of you may be regular customers too! This shop, located at Jalan Mustafa Al Bakri, is said to be famous for its Kaya Puff – a light and fluffy pastry with egg-jam filling.


Ideal for those with a sweet-tooth, don’t you think? Have you eaten one of these tasty treats? Or, perhaps you know of yet another place which serves this particular sweet.

We’d love to hear from you 🙂

Did you see the Merdeka Float Parade?

By |2014-04-09T15:57:22+08:00April 9th, 2014|Categories: Events, festivals/celebrations, history, Ipoh Town, Memories, tourism|Tags: , , |


From the pictures, we think that this float was one of the many at a Merdeka Parade back in 1967. Does anyone remember this parade? If you do, where was it held – at the Stadium, or along the main streets of the town?

Also notice the old Malay used in the description and the labels on the float.

Did you know…

By |2014-04-07T16:38:23+08:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: food, Memories|


…that pineapples were once grown under coconut and rubber trees? This 1920 postcard shows a bullock cart used in transporting pineapples. I do wonder how much a pineapple cost back then 😉

Could THIS be the famous Hugh Low Street Curry Mee?

By |2014-04-03T15:43:24+08:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: food, Memories, People, tourism|Tags: , , |

In previous blog posts, we’ve had Readers talk about the famous ‘Police Station Curry Mee’. I do wonder if this (Restoran Xin Quan Fang) is the place you guys were talking about.


If you answered yes to the above query, then perhaps you know these gentlemen. [And they in turn will know you as a ‘regular’ and probably also know your order 😉 ]

food2the ‘chef’ and his assistant

food3the final product!

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