….a nearby Shell Oil Depot was bombed by the Japanese. The depot was ablaze for 3 days. On that same day, an ammunition train near the Railway Station sidings was also bombed. The impact damaged this church (pictured above) and the vicarage. The explosion shattered the glass panes at the high altar; and a wheel from the locomotive hit the bell tower.
Of course, this picture was before the bombing. In fact, this picture dates back to 1912. I’m sure you know which church I’m talking about 🙂
Do you remember a trishaw procession in Ipoh, back in 2000? The procession, in aid of the Xim Phou Moon Welfare Society’s ‘Caring Day’, took place in Ipoh in the first week of January 2000 (we believe Sunday the 2nd). It was formed by the last 10 trishaws that still existed in Ipoh, nine of them representing an Asian country. Here’s one of the photographs from that event:
Do you recognise the street? If you’re one of those who witnessed the procession, we’d love to hear from you.
Dr Ngoh Lean Tuck made a significant contribution to the reform of Chinese society in Malaya in terms of education and culture. He was a Queen’s Scholar from Penang graduating with the highest honours in medicine from Cambridge University.
Besides medicine, the reform of the education of girls was also important to him. He promoted debate of such issues by speaking to Ipohites in 1904 at the launch of the Perak Literary and Debating Society at the Kinta Chinese Club.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t he? You’d probably know him by the Mandarin rendition of his name – Dr Wu Lien-Teh 🙂
The Battle of Kampar broke out on the night of 29 December 1941, the day after the Japanese occupied Ipoh. The British battalion, under the inspiring leadership of Lt.Col. Morrison, defended the town very well, inflicting heavy losses on the Japanese. When New Year was ushered in, many soldiers, both Japanese and British, had been killed or wounded.