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November 2017

Opening of the Premier Store

By |2017-12-02T11:15:06+08:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People|

Looks like the grand opening of a store in Ipoh. The back of these photographs say it’s the Premier Store, Ipoh (dated 11 Jan 1968). Any idea where in Ipoh this place was?



The gentleman cutting the ribbon is none other than Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah, and the lady beside him is his consort YTM Che Puan Negara Aminah. We thank our anonymous donor  for sharing these photographs with us. 

The Red Cross Society

By |2017-11-15T17:15:43+08:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Identify Photographs|Tags: , , |


After the Second World War and the Japanese occupation, parts of Malaya were devastated and the need for a similar organisation spawned the introduction of the British Red Cross into Malaya. The earliest Branches were set up in Sabah (then North Borneo ) in 1948. The first Red Cross Branch in Peninsular Malaysia was established in Penang in 1950. By the end of 1952, Branches had been formed in Perak, Terengganu, Selangor, Malacca, Johore and Pahang…(read more here)

 ps: Any Red Cross / Red Crescent members out there? We’d like to hear from you 🙂

Then and Now – St Joseph School, Batu Gajah

By |2017-11-06T16:38:38+08:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories|


The photo on the left was taken back in the 1940s, showing St Joseph School in Batu Gajah. The one on the right was taken from the Star Metro (dated 4 November 2017). This building was built as early as 1928, believe it or not. According to Star Metro, efforts are underway to restore this place…and hopefully gain Heritage Status! (Read the article here).

Do you know them?

By |2017-11-02T10:42:26+08:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Identify Photographs, People|

We’d like to thank Vivien Lian for this photograph. She found it at an abandoned building along Tambun Road (a stone’s throw away from Sekolah Raja Perempuan Taayah).

Do you recognise the people in it? Or, perhaps you recognise the building in the background? We’d like to hear your thoughts…


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