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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow

courtesy of: Ang Eng

Remember the Times of Malaya? Well, here’s a photo of their second building; probably around the 1930s (we could be wrong though). Last we heard, this building was rented out to the Yayasan Perak company.

  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia

    a photo of their second building; probably around the 1930s (we could be wrong though)

    Actually, your estimate cannot be wrong because it was only in the 1930s that the Times occupied the building: from 1930 until 1938.

    Incidentally, the building was designed for Jack Jennings by Keys & Dowdeswell. It was the firm’s first big project in Ipoh and Major Keys himself was involved. Construction was handled by the Ipoh office of United Engineers.

    And while the building was, indeed, the second one owned by the paper, it was the paper’s third location in Ipoh: the first office was in rented space.

    ——

    I close with a big “Thank You” to your donor, Ang Eng.

  2. Ipoh Remembered says:

    I wondered if someone would ask. Yes, the existence of the empty plot tells us that the photograph was likely taken in 1930, when the Times building was brand-new — before construction of the Cheng Bok building began on that empty plot.

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