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September 2015

My ‘Mixed Rojak’ Family

By |2015-09-30T16:30:14+08:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: childhood, Memories, People|Tags: |


This is what our donor – KT Pillai – had to say about this photograph:

Taken in year 1966 as the baby my Mum is carrying is my younger sister. I am the third from left standing at the front row….sort of a frowning face kid. My eldest sister is beside me followd by my two younger brothers all standing together.
In Year 1967, my youngest brother was born. The other Chinese family are my 3 Uncles/ 1 Aunty.
This photo was taken in the front compound of my father’s house in Bruas, Perak. He was an estate owner and during this photo shot, he was away in India on a business trip.
My maternal grandma is from China and passed away in 1969.


Preserving heritage buildings…a burden?

By |2015-09-25T18:44:49+08:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, Restoration, tourism|

metp_my_2509_pg2_yvonneleemy_9picture courtesy of Star Publications

We admit that it was not easy, but through much hard work and determination we managed to restore the Han Chin Villa (Han Chin Pet Soo) and turn it into a museum. As can be seen in the above picture, the restored Villa stands proudly amidst the other shops. Our up-and-coming project is the blue building next to it (a secret we shall reveal in the near future, so stay tuned!).

From what today’s Star newspaper says, restoring / maintaining such buildings can be a burden to the owner(s). What do YOU think? We’d like to hear your views on the matter.

You can read the full Star article here.

Tapestry at Sarang Paloh, Ipoh

By |2015-09-22T16:43:22+08:00September 22nd, 2015|Categories: concerts, Events, Ipoh Town, tourism|Tags: , |





Tapestry performs for the first time in Ipoh at the Event Hall of the Sarang Paloh Heritage Hotel. Come experience an evening of songs in this beautiful and striking heritage space.

Friday, 9 October 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Tickets are priced at RM35 (free seating), and can be purchased from Sarang Paloh, and also from our website:


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Ipoh’s not short of desserts…

By |2015-09-17T15:40:26+08:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: food, ipoh|


We’re all very familiar with the sweet and tasty ang kuThe one shown above comes red AND green – giving it a more interesting taste to compliment the green-pea filling. It costs anywhere between 60-80 cents a piece (if you can get it cheaper, let us know!).

Fire Along Hume Street

By |2015-09-15T09:59:31+08:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Burnt shoplots

About a month ago, a mysterious fire broke out at the shop lot behind the former Rex Cinema and razed the two vacant lots (top picture). The lot across the street was also razed by another fire, 3 years prior. This lot has since faced major re-development and the first picture at the bottom left shows how the lot looks like today.

The third and final picture on the bottom right is one taken along Anderson Road (Jalan Raja Musa Aziz) where another major re-development is taking place after the pre-war shop houses were knocked down and according to comments from one of our readers, a fire broke out at one of the lots prior to it being knocked down.

Could we be seeing another major re-development of these lots behind the former Rex Cinema?

Malim Nawar, 1981

By |2015-09-14T11:03:48+08:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: childhood, Memories|


Our donor Marea Smith tells us that this was what Malim Nawar looked like in 1981. Been to Malim Nawar lately? Has the place changed much over the years…or is it still the same?

Hot or Cold, how do you like yours?

By |2015-09-03T15:40:02+08:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Hot or Cold

Coffee is an essential part of breakfast for most people and no, this isn’t the famous Ipoh White Coffee if that’s what you’re thinking. Our photographer had this at Wah Nam Coffee Shop this morning. All you coffee lovers out there, where would you recommend that serves the best coffee?

P/s. not White Coffee but just normal Coffee

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