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 2016

And So It Begins…

By |2016-01-27T17:11:40+08:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

blog aIt’s beginning to look like Chinese New Year, everywhere you go. You hear songs of prosperity, at every mall that you go, its the cheerful kind that sets your hearts aglow. With Chinese New Year being less than two weeks away, preparations for the auspicious celebration would have started for most. Traditional cookies like “Kuih Kapit” are often served to guests on the day of the celebrations. What’s your favourite type of traditional cookie served during Chinese New Year? blog c  blog b

Students At An Open Cast Tin Mine

By |2016-01-25T14:50:51+08:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

nellie open cast mine Picture courtesy of Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming

Field trips are usually educational and fun. Visiting an open cast tin mine? Couldn’t have been more educational and fun could it? A picture of Nellie and her classmates on a field trip to one of the open cast tin mines (unnamed). Where have you been for your field trips? Do share with us…

Fancy A Ride?

By |2016-01-24T12:58:22+08:00January 24th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Ar0YwOEYXH-6ye1uZ-oJV6IAJ41M1xsx2WyoYKlgBK2tIt was definitely a pleasant surprise to have the boy and gals from the Ipoh Classic Car Club in Old Town this morning. They parked their beauties at the corner of the Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea museum which is of course right next to our very own Han Chin Pet Soo. Guess I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves, enjoy. 😉


Team Perak XI, 1957

By |2016-02-15T11:24:07+08:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: history, ipoh, Memories, People, Sports|

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Back row, L-R: T.John, Foong Kam Choy, Ahmad Nazari
Centre row, L-R: Chan Tuck Choy, R. Anthony, Wong Kim Seng
Front row, L-R: Liew Fee Yuen, Loh Kam Fook, Ramadas Rao, Wong Kong Leong and Cheong Weng Leong

Remember these young men? It was October 5th 1957 when this team – Perak XI – defeated Kelantan 6-1, before entering the finals of the Malaya Cup!

The Finished Product!

By |2016-01-15T16:15:47+08:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, Exhibitions, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, Restoration|Tags: , , |

Sometime last year we gave all of you hints about a project of ours – at No. 1 Treacher Street (Jalan Bijih Timah) in Old Town. Yes, the blue building next door to Han Chin Pet Soo.


The story is in today’s Star Metro (15/1/2016) – “Telling A Tale Of Tea”. This new exhibit will be fully open to the public by Chinese New Year. Stay tuned for more updates!

Sharpened Word is back!

By |2016-01-12T15:06:13+08:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

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Interested in connecting with aspiring writers? Sharpened Word is back and they are meeting at the Sepaloh Art Gallery on the 16th of January at 2:30pm. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sharpenedword.kinta

Taiping’s 130-year-old Market!

By |2016-01-05T14:27:48+08:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, Natural Heritage|

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Sometime ago, the NST featured the Taiping Central Market – which was built between 1884 & 1885. Yes, the market is 130 years old! The above picture shows the wood and cast iron latticed structure which is a prominent feature of this landmark.

Taiping folks, we want to hear YOUR stories / adventures about this market 🙂


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