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March 2021

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By |2021-03-29T17:11:55+08:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Some of you may have already guessed which building this is. For those who are still wondering, we’ll give you a tiny clue: this picture was taken in 1932 (according to our donor), and it was designed by the same person who designed Lido Cinema 🙂

Celebrating Women!

By |2021-03-08T15:55:10+08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: festivals/celebrations, Identify Photographs, Memories, Sports|

Today being International Women’s Day, we’d like to extend our wishes to all the amazing women – both in and around Ipoh, as well as the rest of the planet. Our featured post today is about women in sports:


Here is S P Seenivasagam, presenting trophies to Yeow Phaik Poh and Doreen Seow. This photo was taken around 1964. (picture courtesy of Angie Yeow, Ipoh)



Pearly Tan (right) and M. Thinaah (photo courtesy of Star Online). These ladies won the Swiss Open title yesterday. 

Have you heard of the White Tiger Festival?

By |2021-03-05T14:53:47+08:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Apparently, devotees visit the Paloh Koo Miu Temple in what was once known as the People’s Park, Ipoh,  to pray and make offerings on the White Tiger Festival which falls on 5 or 6 March every year. The day is also known as “The day the White Tiger Opens its Mouth” and is celebrated by Taoists who pray to ward off evil and bad luck. Have you heard of this festival?

A Wedding to Remember

By |2021-03-01T15:26:20+08:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

This completed application form, to be part of the second Perak Hakka (Khek) Association mass wedding, records that the wedding took place on 28th March 1954 at 12pm. This was the third application to be submitted for this date and it is believed that their were thirteen couples that took part in the ceremony. The applicants on this form were Chen Jiu (Male) aged 32 and Zheng Kui Lian (female) aged 21.

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