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March 2020

First Stop was a Green Lung in Ipoh, but Which One?

By |2020-03-31T11:16:58+08:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Identify Photographs|

It was a pleasant Saturday morning as they set off for their trip as there was no Saturday school in those days! The group was made up by boys and girls from SMI and the HIJ Convent, with one or two cousins joining in. After a short ride it was time to stop at a park where there was a toilet. Can you guess where that was? 

Can You Still Ride a Bike

By |2020-03-30T13:53:14+08:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Identify Photographs|

There was a time when boys and girls got together for around Ipoh bicycle rides. It was a great way to spend healthy times with your friends. This picture was given to us by Ong Su-ming. It is a Saturday morning in 1953. The outing started right here in Gopeng Road.

If you can join us over the next 4 days, you will see where they went. In the meantime do you have any biking stories to tell us?

Perak Mentri Besar gets a promotion!

By |2020-03-23T10:19:53+08:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: history, ipoh, Memories, People|

Remember Mohamed Ghazali bin Haji Jawi? He took over as Mentri Besar of Perak back in August 1957 (after Dato Panglima Bukit Gantang resigned). 

This newspaper cutting was taken from The Straits Times dated Tuesday, 1st of March 1960. According to the article, Mohamed Ghazali was appointed Malaya’s Ambassador to the UAE.

“Gone but never forgotten”

By |2020-03-20T11:27:47+08:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, history, Ipoh Town, Memories, orbituary, People|Tags: |

No, we’re not in a morbid mood this Friday. In fact, tomorrow (21st March) will mark 71 years since the burial of WW II heroine Sybil Kathigasu (nee Daly).

We have here a photograph taken at St Michael’s Church, way back in 1949. The hearse can be seen arriving at the tree-lined Church Road. Also note the crowds of well-wishers and altar boys lined up on both sides of the road.

‘Men in War’

By |2020-03-06T15:44:22+08:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, movies|

Lieutenant Benson’s platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can’t stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It’s a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Starring Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray and Robert Keith.

It’s alright if you’ve not seen this movie. What we’d like to know is…can you recognise WHERE this large billboard may have been? 😉

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