Guess The Street Name! We know you like puzzles and mysteries. So, this picture should intrigue you further. Can you guess the name of the street shown in the picture? Related posts: Back in the 1980s….. Two Memorable Reunions Congratulations to the happy couple! 1960, Ipoh Town By felicia|2016-06-27T14:09:56+08:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: festivals/celebrations, Identify Photographs|33 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 ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol 33 Comments sk June 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply Just a wild guess. Could this be the road leading into the Ipoh Railway Station ? Thunderchild June 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply SK, you may be right. I was trying to crack my brains, figuring where I’ve seen those Palm trees on the right if the photo. Of course, it was outside the Railway Station. NCK June 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm - Reply It seems that the lawn on the right was a roundabout and the building on the left belonged to a governmental institution. The road might be one inside or beside an institution or a garden. sk June 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply Thanks Thunderchild for concurring with me. That means the street is Jalan Sultan Iskandar or Hugh Low Street. However, I have another map that says Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab 30000 Ipoh, Perak or Club Road. So which is which. Ipohworld readers – need your input. Thanks. Chuah TC June 28, 2016 at 7:38 am - Reply Left side of the picture is where the General Post Office is now – if this is at the Ipoh railway station. sk June 28, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply Yes, you are right, Chuah TC, Post Office is now on the left. Horror of Horrors. Yesterday a friend send me a 360 view of The Ipoh Clock Tower. The Old Post office was gone !. Why did they demolished a Heritage Buliding ? The Mamak Restaurant also gone!What was left standing were the multi storey car park, straits trading building, labrooy house, the State Mosque & the clock tower. Charlie July 1, 2016 at 1:18 am - Reply The old post office is still there. In fact it was restored some years back and was suppose to be turned into an Art Gallery, but nothing happened. Most probably you will miss it as in has been boarded up due to the work being carried out to the hawker center. The old stalls have been demolished and a new structure is built between the clock tower and the multi storey carpark. See latest report: http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/06/28/food-court-opening-after-raya-rm31mil-upgrading-works-completed-and-keys-handed-over-to-food-operato/ sk July 1, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply Thanks, Charlie for the info. Yes most probably hidden by the hoardings. Didnt know there is a New Food Court there.As per Star, it will open after Hari Raya & Selamat Hari Raya Adil Fitri to all our Muslim Readers & Friends. sk June 28, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply If I can recall, there was also a “Bo” tree infront of the post office. It was also chopped off. Was this the “Bo” tree where Ipoh got its name ? There was also another “Bo” tree in front of the Ipoh Railway Station. Hope they keep it there . Mano June 29, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply The view is at the very junction of the road to the Ipoh Railway Station from what was known then as Club Road. Club Road is now Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. I don’t mean any disrespect to the personality this road is now named after but it is a mouthful. Club Road was practical. You hail a taxi and as you slide onto the rear seat, you simply said,”Club Road”! But now, you got to be careful even writing it on an envelope or you’ll run out of space! Back to the subject. I have this vague feeling that the Immigration Dept., was housed at that building on the left before it got shifted to Jalan Sultan (now, that’s a street name!). Could someone confirm please? felicia June 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply Hi Mano. Yes, the Immigration Dept has shifted (if I’m not mistaken, it’s in Jelapang now). As for the building you’re referring to, I think it’s now part of the Session’s Court / Mahkamah Sesyen. Mano June 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply Still, credit goes to Sk for guessing where this picture was taken first. sk June 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply Mano, All team effort. Credit goes to all of you, too. NCK June 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply It doesn’t seem to me that the road was a main road. I guess the arch was at the entrance of a compound. The words on the arch would probably have shed light on the identity and location of the arch if they had been legible. Cy June 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm - Reply The road where the cyclist coming out looks to me it’s the junction of Jln Panglima Bkt Gantang Wahab (Club Road) going into the Post Office. (1) The palm trees and the tall electric lamp posts certainly look like those I had seen around that location in the old days (may have been replaced now); (2) 2nd line of the arch from the 2nd word “… Yang Di Pertuan Agong …..”, probably put up for Agong’s birthday parade, which used to be held on this road in the old days. (3) The mountain visible in the background looks like the Kledang Hill viewed in the direction of Lahat Road/Menglembu from that location. If this is the case the building on the left would be in the premises of the current police station which may be demolished now. S.Sundralingam July 1, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply Very interesting views, I think this picture must have snapped taken in 1957. Mano July 3, 2016 at 6:34 am - Reply When S.Sundralingam suggested that the picture was taken in 1957, I took a closer look at the vehicle under the arch. Surprisingly, it was not a Land Rover that I thought it was all this while. It’s an Austin A40 Coupe Utility. These were built in Australia, where the idea of a traditionally passenger car with a integrated cargo tray was born. This could have been anytime between 1950-1960. sk July 4, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply Mano, looks like you are an expert on vintage cars & motorcycles. Do you own any in your outback? My father owned one Austin Cambridge. Very durable old horse. If the engine could not start, not to worry. You could crank the engine in front with a crank bar. At one time , my father hurt his hand when the crank bar kicked back, just like a horse that back kicked!The Austin Cambridge did not have indicator lights for turning left or right. It had a lighted device that flipped open at the left or right side on the top of the middle section just after the back portion of the each front doors. The switch was located on top of horn at the steering wheel. The car had a thick paint work & lustre shine. Coming back to the picture, when I enlarged it, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, looks like a time traveller was sitting on top of the roof with a helmet & sunglasses on! But this Austin A40 Coupe Utility did carry something. Ha3. Take a look. sk July 4, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply RE: Indicator Lights. If the lights could not flip open, no problem. Hand signal comes to play.Turning right with outstretch arm with open palm at 90 degrees facing front ^& turning left with palm moving at anti clockwise motion. I was wondering if this hand signal is still a Road Test criteria to pass a driving test. How about overseas on a right right dive. What hand signal do you use ? sk July 4, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply Sorry – Overseas with Left Hand Drive? Mano July 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply SK, the indicator ‘device’ on your dad’s Austin Cambridge is known as a ‘trafficator’. It wasn’t confined to just the British makes. The early VWs had them too. There was also a lever within the cabin to advance or retard the timing of the engine manually. When hand cranking the engine, one must ensure that the timing was set on retard. Otherwise, with an advance setting, the engine could start into a reverse cycle. Hence, the kick back! As for hand signals, they’ve gone the way of the trafficators. It’s too dangerous to stick your hand out of the window these days! Cy July 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply My family first had a Morris Minor, and after that a Morris Oxford (they named cars after famous university towns) and even later, a Morris 1100 and Morris Marina, spreading over 50s – 70s. In the early cars you often have to pull the choke to start the engine in the morning. Those were the days before Toyota and Datsun (now Nissan). Mano July 7, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply Here’s a bit of automobilia trivia. The Morris Minor and the ground breaking Mini Minor were designed by the same man, Sir Alec Issigonis who said,”It is much easier to drive without having an accident”! Ngai C O July 7, 2016 at 8:01 am - Reply Hi Mano, Years ago, my brother in law told me that the front wheel of the Morris had a tendency to come off due to a weakness to the trunnion attached to it (direct Cantonese translation ‘Monk’s head’). I got queasy each time I drove my father in law’s Morris. Nevertheless I believed him until now when you just mentioned the Morris. I googled and found there was a similar story going round but no solid evidence apart from owners commenting that people were jealous of them. At a maximum speed of 60 mph, it would cause a lot of frustration to today’s drivers. Mano July 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply Hi Nagi CO, I’ve actually seen it happen. It was a rainy night when this Morris Minor, negotiating the roundabout next to the Ipoh bus station, had one front wheel come off with a loud thud as that end of the car hit the road. No, it’s not an inherent weakness in the design or build. It’s simply a case of periodic inspection for wear and tear and in those days, apart from the dampers (or shock absorbers), the rest of the suspension was left to fend for itself! I have several times taken a Minor to it’s max speed and I’m still here to tell you about it:) Mano July 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply SK, try as I may with a magnifying glass, I could not see the ‘time traveler’ nor that something the Austin A40 Ute is carrying. Please enlighten us:) sk July 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply Mano, your description of setting to ‘Retard’ or “Advance” mode in cranking the engine escaped me. I googled Austin Cambridge Dashboard but could not find the setting. Where was it located as my father didnt mentioned it. Cy mentioned choke. Yes, that I remembered as that has to be pulled so that more petrol could flow into the carburetor. I also remembered the highlight switch was a foot switch located at the left side of the clutch pedal. Cy July 8, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply The gear lever is not floor mounted (don’t talk about automatic transmission) but is attached to the steering column like today’s windscreen wiper control, but it’s a much larger piece shape like a KFC drumstick. Every now and then you have to remove the spark plugs to clean them. The contact breaker also needs cleaning with sand paper. The valves are worked by pushrods. Then advancement of automotive technology brought on overhead cam, DOHC became the advertising catch word, much later electronic ignition and fuel injection eliminated problems with the carburettor. Ngai C O July 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply Hi, The Ipoh Club that was the main watering hole for the Colonial expats is on this road as well if I am not mistaken. The backside or front of it of it faces the Ipoh Padang, where they played cricket. Next to the Ipoh Club was the main Ipoh Library where I enjoyed visiting during weekends. It was a rich source of material and usually very crowded. Later it moved to a new building across the road nearby. On googling, these two buildings are still there. At one time, there were Aziz’s and Magistrates’s courts. These were located on the left entrance to the Railway Station. These buildings were pulled down a long time ago; the changes to these court names also happened around the time or thereafter. I mentioned petition writers somewhere. There were plenty outside these courts. Because there were so many activities around this area and its vicinity, it was a rather busy place to be in during the day. The demise of the tin mining industry and the relocation of many activities elsewhere have dramatically changed the landscape. When I last visited a few years back, the area looked more like a desert void of much human presence as compared to the sixties and seventies. sk July 9, 2016 at 7:37 am - Reply Ngai CO. Wah, You are the lucky one that have gone to Ipoh Club. Coming to think of it, I have not stepped inside Ipoh Club as the place is synonymous to the rich & the famous. Ya, maybe one day I shall drop in provided they dont throw me out ! Ngai C O July 9, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply Hi sk, Correction!!! It was not the Ipoh Club that I had been into. It was the Ipoh library next door, which had nothing to do with the club. Many locals perceived the Ipoh Club as exclusive to the rich and famous. Whilst it was true to a point, it was more of a class thing, the them and us divide. Equally, some of the rich obtained their original wealth from seedy connections. sk July 9, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply Ha3, Cy. You are right on the hand gear.1st gear pulled up & downward shift, Reverse Pulled up & upward shift, Drop down one level for upward shift for 2nd gear & downward shift for 3rd gear. Cant remember if there was a 4th gear. If there was, it would be drop another level down & downward shift. All these stepping on the clutch with each changes. Cy described as ‘drumstick, Ha3. One day, my father could not engaged as the clutch pedal was not functioning. sk July 9, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply Sorry, Mano. Didnt read your query on the “time Traveller”. Fortunate I scrolled backward & spotted it. When I googled Austin A40, it showed a half truck so when I enlarged it to 500% and with another magnifying glass, I saw the Austin A40 was carrying something on its roof. If you look at the top of the driver’s side, there was a man with a white helmet with a sunglass. Look like the policeman on the movie ‘ The Terminator “. Mano, if you cant spot it, it was just my wild imagination Dont worry. Sorry to trouble you. 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!