1960, Ipoh Town source = Charlie Choong Do the shops look familiar to you? Yes, this is none other than Brewster Road. Note that traffic was not as heavy as it is now….back then you could still have parades and processions on the streets! Related posts: Can you spot them? Carnival Ride! Dressing ‘Ipoh’ Style? A Malay Funeral By felicia|2015-12-18T09:37:06+08:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: childhood, festivals/celebrations, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, People|Tags: Brewster Road|6 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life 6 Comments Katherine Wong December 18, 2015 at 11:32 pm - Reply I am thrill when I saw the photograph. I saw my family looking at the procession. We stayed in a townhouse. My father does business downstairs. I used to walk to school Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus along Brewster Road. The school is very near my house. The cars used to park along the front of the shop houses without charge. The traffic was few in the 60s. Thanks for the happy memory the photograph brought me. Ruth Rollit December 19, 2015 at 12:34 am - Reply I was there! And stood with my cine camera and took a film! Gone are those wonderful days – but I still long for Ipoh! i wish you all a Meery Christmas and peace in 2016! I’ll be visiting in March and hope to see many of you. Ngai C. O. December 21, 2015 at 5:33 am - Reply Hi, For me, the picture certainly brings back fond and really happy memories of the Ipoh of old and I suppose more significantly so for those who were growing up at the time. If I am not mistaken, the Jublee Park with its games arcade and cabarat, the Odeon Cinema and Kwong Chow Restaurent, which I mentioned in another post were situated on the opposite of the road. I certainly spent a lot of time at the Jublee Park amusement stalls with friends. In terms of traffic, bicycles and rickshaws outnumbered motor vehicles. Many funeral processions passed through either Hugh Low Street or Brewster Road on the journey to the final resting place. The Nine Gods Temple procession would make its way from Hugh Low Street to Brewster Road before returning to the temple. It was entertainment and believers taking part for many folks. Life was leisurely at snail’s pace with plenty of time to contemplate compared to today’s often stressful pace. For many it was bread and butter issues. Ipoh Remembered June 23, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply It occurs to me that Nang Fong Piano deserves some sort of award for longevity: the same business, even in the same location, for decades. Someone — I think this means you, felicia — should interview them. Ngai C O June 23, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply Hi Ipoh Remembered, This one slipped through the net because everyone was looking for tin and its underlings. HaHaHa. Your eyesight was good this time. Who knows, it might improve with a few more doses of IpohWorld. Well, Nang Fong was founded in 1944 and has 7 full time staff, according to company records. I think it is still very much in the family. Perhaps, it is contented just ticking along rather than greed and expansion that has ensured its survival. It was and is a niche market with little competition but the demand is sufficient to support a small company if it is to do with pianos and similar musical instruments. After all the instruments require regular tuning. It looks like your To do List for felicia is increasing daily. Ipoh Remembered June 23, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply Dear Ngai C O … Yes, it’s precisely because they will soon celebrate their 75th anniversary in the same location that I think someone ought to go talk to them. Not only would it be a mark of respect, it might also be a good opportunity to record their experience before it vanishes into the maw of oblivion. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!