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kinta in ipoh


That’s what the caption of the photograph said. This is a rather interesting view of the Kinta River, with the houses on both sides of the bank. If you squint, you can see the bridge too. Which bridge this is, your guess is as good as mine 😉 Special thanks to the National Archives, UK, for this photograph.


UPDATE: We believe that the bridge in the background was the once wooden structure of the Hugh Low Bridge; therefore the village shown was most likely Kampong Laxamana.

  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia, that’s an early version of what is now called the Hugh Low Street bridge. Above the river bank on the left side of the picture is Kampong Laxamana.

    The photograph is one of the earliest ever taken of Ipoh.

  2. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia … In the post above it is suggested that you have no idea which bridge is shown in the photograph; whereas I just noticed in the database that the same photograph is identified thus:

    shows what we believe to be Kampong Laxamana. The bridge in the background is most likely the wooden Hugh Low Bridge.

  3. felicia says:

    Sharp as ever, Ipoh Remembered 🙂

    From what I was told, the Hugh Low Bridge started out as a wooden structure. Then, there is also what you wrote on the blog. Hence, both bits of information was combined for the database entry.
    What I wrote in the database was after what I had put up this picture on the blog….perhaps I should make an amendment to the blog post…

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