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July 2015

Something ‘fishy’ this way comes…

By |2015-07-30T09:18:36+08:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: food, ipoh|



Our photographer found this dish at Wah Nam Coffee Shop. At RM 4.30, it was quite tasty. We’d like to know from the Fish Paste Noodle lovers out there….where is the best place to find YOUR favourite dish?

Scenes from the 1928 Floods in Ipoh

By |2015-09-17T08:45:38+08:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|Tags: , , |

OLOL Flood_0005source: Alexander

We received this photo from Alexandar, the curator of the Heritage Gallery of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL), in Silibin. According to an article from the Straits Times, heavy rain caused the banks of the Pari River (or Sungei Pari, as it’s more popularly known as) to overflow. The flood occurred on a Thursday back in 1928. Shown in the above photo is the old wooden structure of Our Lady of Lourdes’ Church (before the new brick building came into being).

For The Trumpet is Sounding, The Legacy Lives On!

By |2015-07-22T14:49:03+08:00July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Identify Photographs|

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Written by an alumni of the band, Master Tan Wei Shern is a book about the St. Michael’s Institution school band or popularly known as the Michaelian Military Band (MMB) which includes history of the band and more. The book also includes an array of photos from various years, you might just find a picture of yourself in the book.

Those who wish to order a copy of the book kindly e-mail: mmbhistorybook2014@gmail.com

HIJ Convent, Ipoh

By |2015-07-20T15:47:03+08:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|

CHIJ ipoh

We thank Marea Smith for this picture. She told us (via e-mail) that she was once a student of the HIJ Convent (now Main Convent) in Ipoh. Here’s a shout out to all the Convent Alumni – do you girls recognise this picture? What was the special occasion?

At the Airport

By |2015-07-13T17:12:31+08:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|

Marea at air port 1953

In the photo are Marea Smith (our donor) and C.A. Thurling. This was taken at the Ipoh Airport back in 1953.

We’d like to draw your attention to the wooden bracket around the racket in Marea’s hand. If I’m not mistaken, the racket was placed between the wooden brackets and the four screws at the corners were tightened to hold the racket in place. One of my uncles used to store his badminton rackets this way – before specialised sports bags were made.

Do any of you remember this old fashioned way of storing rackets? 🙂

Town Planning British Malaya, 1921-1929

By |2015-07-08T14:34:35+08:00July 6th, 2015|Categories: Books, history, Ipoh Town, People|Tags: |

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This book provides a fresh perspective and deepens previous studies of his [Charles Compton Reade] town planning ideas…..Charles Reade’s obscure and unattributed position in the history of Malayan town planning is now accorded its due recognition…a pioneer and founder of the town planning service in British Malaya (1921-1929).


Here’s a book by Kamalruddin Shamsudin (KLDIN) who was the Deputy Director General of the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning in Malaysia (2006-2014). Since the 1990s, he has both written and given talks about Reade’s contributions to Malaya during the British Administration.

Tentatively, the launch date for this book will be on 15th August. The book will be available after this date, but details will be confirmed later. We’ll keep you updated!


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