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July 2014

The 4 Ipoh-Born “kids”

By |2014-08-01T10:48:38+08:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|


When we talk about meeting up with old friends, more often than not we end up at a local cafe/restaurant. Can’t help it, we Ipoh folks love our food, don’t we? 😉 Hence, we at ipohWorld also decided to start a little ‘food-section’…to highlight some all-time favourites which are both tasty and affordable.

We’ve decided to do something different for our food-blog today. Here’s a photograph of Ruth Iversen Rollitt (wearing a light blue top) having a meal with 3 other Ipoh ‘natives’, namely: Daniel Choo (an architect in Luxemburg), Mariam Mokhtar (a well known writer) and Ming. According to Ruth, they met up at Rasa Sayang (a Malaysian restaurant along Macclesfield Street, London). Ruth also mentions that the food at Rasa Sayang is quite authentic.

Here’s a thought for you Ipoh-natives around the globe: have you been lucky enough to sample good Malaysian food in a foreign country?

“I want to ride my bicycle”

By |2014-07-30T16:53:41+08:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: childhood, Memories|

I remember the first time I tried to ride a bicycle – and failed miserably 🙁 My bicycle was a small red one, with an adjustable seat. I never quite managed to ‘master’ not falling off while riding the bike….sadly, I gave up. (so today, I still don’t know HOW to ride a bicycle…which is rather embarrassing!)

Anyways, here we have a receipt from a bicycle shop in Pusing.

Pusing Cycle Co

I wonder if this shop is still there. Anyone care to tell us? On another note, what was it like when YOU first learnt to ride a bicycle? Do you remember how much your first bicycle cost?

Time for some Bubur Cha-Cha!

By |2014-07-24T17:42:47+08:00July 24th, 2014|Categories: food, Ipoh Town|

This stall is along Cowan Street….some of you may be familiar with this place.


It’s known for their desserts – or thong sui, as the locals call it. One of them is the famous Bubur Cha-cha (pictured below). Our photographer paid RM 1.70 for this 🙂


Have You Seen This Truck Before?

By |2014-07-22T10:37:27+08:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Identify Photographs|


The only ‘Cathay’ I know is the former cinema hall along Cockman Street. Did YOU know this other business of theirs?

ipohWorld does not own this image. Many months ago we wrote to the owner requesting permission to use it, but no longer have the correspondence. If the owner would like to contact us we shall be happy to credit him by name. Our apologies for this oversight.

Wonton Noodles, in Buntong

By |2014-07-17T17:29:26+08:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: food, ipoh|

Some of the Foodies out there may have heard of Cheong Kee, in Buntong. We’ve also had Blog Readers mention it. This is a family firm that has been running for many more years; and as family members have passed away, the children simply step up one position in the production line to keep the show on the road. You can see them in action (below).



Ian and his wife visited this place recently. If any of you do intend to eat there, you can choose to sit either inside or outside the shop (al fresco style?). There are two areas to eat, outside under an awning or inside. The white plate with one and a half noodles and the orange with single. Both bowls contain 10 Wonton each. The white plate with double Wonton cost RM7.60. The Winter Melon drink was RM1.50.

A Bit of Nostalgia

By |2014-07-14T17:06:12+08:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: childhood, history, Identify Photographs|


Since Hari Raya is almost here, some of you might be thinking about your Kampong – this photo (from Michael Ho) may not depict your actual kampong, but I’m sure it may bring back some fond memories of life back then. For those of you non-city folks, what was life like back then in your little village?

‘Licence to Drive’

By |2014-07-11T16:17:02+08:00July 11th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|

licensepicture courtesy of Alison Cotterill (nee Caldwell)


Yes, this is a driver’s licence, issued by the Federation of Malaya Government (back then). I wonder when it changed from this little booklet to the present card we have today. Maybe some of you history-buffs could share your knowledge with us 😉

“Friend” or “Foe” ?

By |2014-07-10T15:39:15+08:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, People, tourism|Tags: |


Love it or hate it, this beauty is regarded the King of Fruits in this part of the world. The durian may have a strong odour which puts people off, but once you get past the smell to taste the creamy flesh – well, need I say more? 😉

Leong (our photographer) managed to capture this man in action. He usually sets up his stall along Jalan Canning Estate. Incidentally, Osbourne Street was once known as ‘Durian Street‘; do they still sell durians there? I haven’t seen any stalls there lately….

The Kuala Kangsar Post Office

By |2014-07-08T11:14:01+08:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, Natural Heritage|Tags: , |


We hope those familiar with Kuala Kangsar can help us out with this – is this a past or present depiction of the Kuala Kangsar Post Office?

This was taken off a souvenir postcard, issued by the local post office. We also have a 1967 picture of this building (on our database) to compare with, but we’re still wondering. Could anyone help us out please?

Craving for Nasi Kandar?

By |2014-07-03T17:12:29+08:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: food, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: , |


According to our photographer (Leong), this place is near the Birch Memorial Clock Tower. Judging by the crowd, I’d say this is a very popular stall 🙂

Could this be the same Nasi Kandar stall which once started out under a shady tree in the same vicinity? We’ve heard stories about the old stall; one tale states that a former judge from the nearby court house was a regular patron – often sending a ‘runner’ to pack some lunch for him.

Sam Tet Group Photo

By |2014-07-02T15:52:39+08:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|

I’m just making a guess here – I think this picture was taken in the 1950s, but I could be wrong. Date aside, what we’d like to know is who are these people in the picture. If anyone can translate the words at the bottom, we’d love to hear from you.

sam tetclick to enlarge

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