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April 2019

Socony Petrol Pump?

By |2019-04-29T15:29:11+08:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh|

Does the name ring a bell? I’ve never heard of Socony…perhaps some of you out there may know this brand. On the back of this photo are the words “RP Co Ltd, Ipoh”. Any idea where (in Ipoh) such a petrol pump may have been?

Ipoh Food Festival

By |2019-04-25T15:45:57+08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, festivals/celebrations, food, Ipoh Town, tourism|

Heard about the Ipoh Food Festival? Check out the posters below:

Here’s a message from the organisers:

We have many exciting workshops and experience for tourist to sign up. Some are also free.

1) Dine in the Dark (rm15 per pax)
Register via WhatsApp name > 012-4128038

Rattan Basket Weaving Workshop [1 seat left]
27 Apr | 4:30pm (2 hours)

Fruit and Vegetables Bouquet Workshop [8 seat left]
27 Apr | 7pm (2 hours)

Cultural Dining Experience – Malay | Chinese | Indian [28 seat left]
28 Apr | 6pm (1.5 hours)

Ipoh Echo Food & Heritage Trial with Vivien Lian (Halal and Non Halal) [13 seat left]
28 Apr | 7:30am (5 hours)

Liberica White Coffee Roasting Workshop [8 seat left]
4 May | 4:30pm or 8:30pm (1 hour)

Malaysia Local Coffee Roasting Workshop [9 seat left]
4 May | 4:30pm or 8:30pm (1 hour)

Bees Wax Wrap Workshop by A Bit Less Bulk Store [7 seat left]
4 May | 4:30pm (2 hours)

Coffee Scrub Workshop [10 seat left]
4 May | 7pm (2 hours)

Ipoh White Coffee Story & Heritage Tour [57 seat left]
4 May | 8am or 4pm (2 hours) | English & Chinese session

More info is at Ipoh Food Fest Facebook page


Well, what are you waiting for? Come join in the fun 🙂

‘strange’ object…

By |2019-04-22T16:37:32+08:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs|

What’s this you ask? Well, it’s a cast iron cycle stand. This stand holds the cycle off the floor, with the pedal hub resting on the support. The front wheel goes between the two prongs while the main frame clamped in the mount. This stand pictured here is an original model, and is also in good working condition!

Driver’s Ed….

By |2019-04-16T09:24:00+08:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs|

I remember when I took driving lessons, I practiced on a small Kancil ( with no power-steering….oh how my arms ached :O ). This picture here shows a Morris Minor with an “L” sign. How many of you out there learnt driving on such a classic car? 🙂

An 80th To Remember…

By |2019-04-10T23:47:42+08:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs|

On the 6th of April, we celebrated the 80th Birthday of our founder, Commander Ian Keith Anderson at the Dome in Meru. With the theme “80 Years of Undetected Crime”, the birthday was definitely one to remember as guests wore cowboy checks and prisoner stripes in matching the theme of the party.

Mr. Anderson being led to the dock by two county officers

Under lock & key

The “accused” and his family 

Once again we’d like to wish you a very happy 80th birthday Mr. Anderson! 

*photographs are courtesy of Tan Mei Kuan 

Private Ferry?

By |2019-04-08T16:27:10+08:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|Tags: |

We’ve heard of private planes, private yachts…what about private ferries?

There was once an article (back in 1960s) which talked about a road trip. It is said that while passing through Slim River (before heading towards Kampar), there is a branch road at Teluk Anson (not Teluk Intan). About 3 km upon taking this branch road, you would notice a sign which says “Tronoh Mines“. A private road would then lead you to the famous mines leased by none other than Towkay Foo Choo Choon. This private road eventually brings you to a small stream with a ferry – as seen in the picture below. (read more about this ferry here).

“I want to ride my bicycle”

By |2019-04-05T15:14:24+08:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, People|

Here is Percival Moss, with his ‘faithful ride’. Moss was a tailor who sewed uniforms for the Malay States Guides and other military organisations, back in the early 1900s. We thank his grandson Bernard for sharing this photograph (along with many others of the Moss family, who once lived in Taiping). 

Any guesses as to what type of bicycle he’s riding?

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