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June 2016

A WIN for heritage!

By |2016-06-29T14:33:34+08:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, Restoration|


We featured the above picture in a previous blog. Do you know what this looks like today? The pictures below are courtesy of Charlie Choong.




Here’s more proof…that with a little hard work and determination (and love for heritage as well!), historical buildings like these CAN be restored (instead of being demolished).

The ORIGINAL Batu Gajah Police Station!

By |2016-06-21T15:02:59+08:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, Natural Heritage, Restoration|Tags: , |



This is said to be the original building of the Batu Gajah Police Station. Our donor, Daljit Singh Guram, told us that his late grandfather is in this very photograph (back row, 11th from the left). Daljit’s late grandfather – Gurcharan Singh Guram – was in the Malaysian Police Force from 1920 to 1945.

More Mysteries For You!

By |2016-06-13T16:07:10+08:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|Tags: , , |


This was sent to us via email from Ann & Mano. According to them, the owner of this driver’s license was an RAAF personnel, and would have worked on aircrafts almost daily. The Singapore-issued license (1955) is the picture on the left. The picture on the right, however, is a photo of a particular airplane attached to his driving license. Therein lies the mystery!

Was this a common feature for such licenses issued back then? Anyone care to shed some light on this?

Festival Of The Fifth Month A.K.A The Dumpling Festival…

By |2016-06-09T10:26:58+08:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Blogpost 9.6.16


The festival of the Fifth month which is also known as the Dragon Boat Festival or commonly known as the Dumpling Festival which is held on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese calendar is said to have originated from dragon worship according to Wen Yiduo, a Chinese poet and scholar. Dumplings may have originally represented an offering to the dragon king.

What is your version of the history of this festival?

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