Perak Ladies’ Rifle Association
A Carnival in Ipoh?
The 1st School Badge?
SMI’s badge had an excess of symbols: the Fleur di Lis of France, the Irish Shamrock, the British crown, the lamp of learning, a monogram of the school’s name, a Malaysian sunrise and the star is repeated. (read more here)
SMI students, past and present, we’d like to hear your thoughts! 🙂
Memories – the ‘Great Singout’
Yes, back in 1968 there was a choral performance organised by Methodist Girls’ School. It was a charity event in aid of the school’s building fund. You can find some of the audio clips from this concert here.
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?
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?
The days of old…
A Wedding to Remember
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.