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August 2014

A Different Type of Pancake?

By |2014-08-28T15:54:59+08:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: food|


I was told by our photographer that this dessert is known as Dai Gao Meen. Some people call it Apam-Balik. What ever YOU call it, what matters is that itΒ  tastes GOOD, right? Crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside…with a little crunch from the peanuts. Dear Foodies, do any of you know how this dessert came about?

Birthday Present from F&N?

By |2014-08-20T17:20:31+08:00August 20th, 2014|Categories: childhood, festivals/celebrations, games, Memories|

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Ruth Iversen Rollitt (our donor) tells us that there was a time when F&N supplied swings and slides for birthday parties! I didn’t know this, did YOU? Did F&N bring such joy to your birthday parties? We’d like to know your favourite F&N memory πŸ˜‰

If Ruth is reading this, do tell us more about this story.

Tea-time Snacks?

By |2014-08-14T11:44:30+08:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, tourism|Tags: , |


Fellow Foodies will be very familiar with this restaurant. On our food blog today, we’d like to feature an all-time favourite snack – the tasty, crispy Yau Char Koay (or Chinese crullers, as some may call it). Yes, for those who didn’t already know…there is a stall in New Hollywood which sells Yau Char Koay, along with Ham Chim Paeng (salty doughnut) and horse-shoe doughnut.


I personally enjoy Yau Char Koay with some porridge. How do YOU enjoy your Yau Char Koay?

On that note: Does anyone know the origins of these well-loved snacks?

Another view of the Kuala Kangsar Floods

By |2014-08-11T16:10:56+08:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|


Larry Sawyer sent us this – showing part of Kuala Kangsar under water due to the floods. From similar photographs we have in our database, I’m guessing that this was taken around 1967. In the far end seems to be the famous clock tower, which is near the Kuala Kangsar Post Office.

[I can’t believe how high the water level is!]

Once Upon A Time in Pangkor

By |2014-08-08T15:34:40+08:00August 8th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories, nature|Tags: , , , , |


Larry Sawyer tells us:Pangkor was our choice of holiday spots. This photo shows the boat landing at the island. The road across the other side was mud. The waterfront was reputed to have been a opium haven.”

Well, anyone from that side of Perak care to tell us more? I’m sure the jetty looks different now….don’t know if these old boats are still in use though πŸ˜‰

Thum’s Burger

By |2014-08-07T14:27:26+08:00August 7th, 2014|Categories: childhood, food, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|Tags: , , |


I wonder if anyone out there remembers this young man (first picture). These pictures were part of an article which appeared in the Star (26th July 2014); according to the writer, this white van (second picture) was usually parked under a tree (around Canning Garden) while the many customers waited in line to be served. I’ve not come across Thum’s Burger (as advertised on the van) – perhaps it was before my time? πŸ˜‰

Could anyone shed some light on this? We’re curious to know more about this mobile burger stall.

Going Back in Time!

By |2014-08-06T15:56:56+08:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, movies, Restoration|Tags: |


This is not an “artist’s impression”…it is the real thing πŸ˜‰ This is indeed the Ruby Cinema – all done up for a recent advertisement by Petronas. For those of you who didn’t know, this is what the Ruby Cinema used to look like once upon a time. Also take note of the old movie posters along the side of the building.

The Penthouse Lounge

By |2014-08-01T15:55:17+08:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, tourism|


Imagine my surprise when I saw this matchbox….I never knew there was such a place in Kampong Simee. According to the address, it used to be opposite the Perak Stadium. Does anyone remember this place? I don’t remember ever seeing Penthouse Lounge.

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