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December 2016

Around The Town Hall We Go!

By |2016-12-28T13:50:17+08:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|


The picture above was taken from a postcard, on the back are the words “Enclosure surrounding Town Hall”. Our guess is that this was taken in the early 1900’s, before the railway station was built. What do you think photo detectives?

Fancy A Cup Of Coffee On Boxing Day?

By |2016-12-26T14:17:01+08:00December 26th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|


Located in Kroh (known as Pengkalan Hulu today), a town in the northern district of Perak bordering Thailand is Cheun Fong, a coffee shop where this cup and saucer originated from. With that said, has anyone been to this particular coffee shop or Kroh lately?

I Owe You First Ah…

By |2016-12-21T19:10:20+08:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|


I’m sure many of you are still engrossed with the picture in our previous post but here’s something to give your detective minds a break. The iconic 555 notebook, we know this small little notebook was used for a lot of things but what did you use this notebook for back in the day?

Here’s Something For You Mr. Holmes…

By |2016-12-19T15:22:02+08:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Here’s something to start-up your week. The building in this particular picture is said to be a hotel in Ipoh, Federated Malay States (FMS). Anyone recognizes the building or knows where this hotel might have been?

P. S. We’re not too sure of the name of the hotel or where this building was located.

The way it used to be…

By |2016-12-16T10:44:50+08:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, Natural Heritage|Tags: , |


Looking at this picture (from Lay Jin Chew), I couldn’t help but wonder how much Ipoh’s landscape has changed over the years. Could that bridge (far left) be part of the Hugh Low Bridge, or part of the Birch Bridge? I would also like to draw your attention to the area on the left of the shop houses (other side of the bridge). Any idea what that building is?

Yet Another Ipoh Scene

By |2016-12-14T10:13:29+08:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh|


Here’s another postcard picture from the early 1900s. Does anyone recognise the bridge? I also see rickshaws in a distance, but no other clues as to WHERE this place is. Could it be the outskirts of Ipoh, if not the town itself?

Paraffin Gauze?

By |2016-12-05T16:01:22+08:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Identify Photographs|


I’ve never heard of such a thing, but apparently it did exist once. I’m talking about paraffin gauze. Any First-Aid experts out there? Perhaps you could share more details about this product. From what I found out, the paraffin prevents the gauze from sticking to the open wound…

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