Han Chin Pet Soo is open! Book now at www.ipohworld.org/reservation
Han Chin Pet Soo is open! Book now at www.ipohworld.org/reservation

January 2015

Presenting – ipohWorld@Han Chin Pet Soo!

By |2015-01-30T12:00:37+08:00January 30th, 2015|Categories: Events, Exhibitions, ipoh, Natural Heritage, tourism|Tags: , |


To all our fans, thank you for being so patient with us ๐Ÿ™‚


Here we have the e-flyer of our latest project – ipohWorld @ Han Chin Pet Soo!

This private exhibition opens on Thursday 5th February, by appointment only. Reservations may be

made at www.ipohworld.org/reservation


We look forward to welcoming you to this fascinating exhibition. Entry is FREE, but we welcome

donations – which will go towards the upkeep of this unique building.


Book NOW to avoid disappointment!

The Kesselring Methodist Girls’ School

By |2015-01-28T16:32:20+08:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: history, ipoh|Tags: , |


Yes, this was once known as Kesselring Methodist Girls’ School – dedicated in memory of Ralph Kesselring, on the 10th of April 1968. It later became Methodist High School (MHS). It is now the home of Wesley Methodist School.

We’ve had ACS, Anderson, Convent, and other Alumni dropping us a line now and then….how about we here from some MHS Alumni?

A Famous Ipoh Icon?

By |2015-01-23T15:30:31+08:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Restoration|

20080407-032picture courtesy of: Harold Sevanesam

No prizes for guessing WHERE this place is, but I’m sure some of you out there are grinning widely ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I found rather interesting is the shape of the of the roof. Anyone know the architect who designed this?

Winners of the Singing Contest

By |2015-01-16T16:39:46+08:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: childhood, concerts, Events, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, People|Tags: , |

We all know Elvis Presley had his share of impersonators; some were almost as good as the ‘King’ himselfย  – with the deep voice AND the gyrating hips!

Frank Sinatra (or Ol’ Blue Eyes, as some know him) had his share of impersonators too. Speaking of which, does anyone remember the Frank Sinatra singing contest back in 1959? It was held at the Lido Theatre…perhaps this picture might refresh your memory!


If you’re one of those in the photograph, do share with us your memories!

Happy Ponggal!

By |2015-01-15T16:49:35+08:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: festivals/celebrations, greetings, Ipoh Town, tourism|

All kinds of everything: Shoppers buying items for the Ponggal fest at  Jalan Lahat.

‘As Indians prepare for Ponggal, which falls today, earthen pots were snapped up at Little India in Jalan Lahat recently.’

Shoppers had the choice to either buy the plain pots or those with colourful designs.

Besides the pots, other essential items for the harvest festival that shoppers bought were sugarcane, milk, brown sugar, firewood, cashew nuts, raisins and Indian traditional sweets.

Wooden spatulas to cook the sweet rice were also in demand.

Ponggal, which is celebrated over three days, is a harvest festival marked by Indians all over the world.

The festival is to mark the auspicious month of Thai in the Tamil calendar.

It is held to mark the harvest of crops and also as a special thanksgiving to God, the sun, the earth and the cow that produces milk.

More can be found here.

International Speech and Table Topics Contest 2015

By |2015-01-08T09:29:25+08:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Events, ipoh|Tags: , |

Contest 2015 version

Speech contests are an important part of Toastmasters education program.

ย  They provide an opportunity for Toastmasters to gain speaking experience as well as an opportunity for

other Toastmasters and Guests to learn by observing proficient speakers.”

Venue : YMCA Ipoh ,No 221 Jalan Raja Aziz

Time: 7.45 pm

Day /Date : Wednesday 14 January 2015

Contact : Pak Peter –ย  H/P 019 – 574’3572

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