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April 2021

A 1929 Invoice

By |2021-04-30T11:15:10+08:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

This is an invoice addressed to Towkay Chew Chooi Kooi of Teluk Anson (Teluk Intan), showing a rough quotation for a cement foundation. Included also are charges for cement and piling. This invoice is dated 6th May 1929. Also note the unique stationery it was written on…

The Songkok

By |2021-04-27T09:49:25+08:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

It is called “songkok” in the Ethnic Malay cultural sphere in the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, and coastal Borneo. However in Java it is called “kopiah” or “kopeah”. In Indonesia it also known nationwide as “peci”. The name “peci” was probably derived from the Dutch word petje means “small hat”. Whatever the name they are all the same shape and style. (read more here)

While we’re on the topic of songkoks, here’s an article of interest.

‘keeping tabs’

By |2021-04-21T15:16:29+08:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Ever since the corona virus hit our shores, there’s been a constant need to keep a check on our movements; for our own safety, of course. However, this is not the first instance where movements were monitored. Here’s a sample of a record for movement of persons, from 1956. This record was necessary to control the movement of people because of the Malayan Emergency.

Endowment Fund Receipt

By |2021-04-16T15:54:31+08:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

This is a receipt issued by University of Malaya Endowment Fund on 11th October 1949, for the amount $1. The fund was in support of the construction of one of the first buildings in the University of Malaya. Donations were made by “buying” a building brick for the cost of $1. (read more here)

Meeting Royalty

By |2021-04-12T17:13:05+08:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: history, orbituary|

This picture was taken four months after Malaya won the Thomas Cup, in 1949

This is a tribute to the late HH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – who is on the extreme left, shaking hands with the badminton heroes Chan Kon Leong, Yeoh Teck Chye and Teoh Seng Khoon. 

An Interesting find…

By |2021-04-08T12:10:12+08:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

This letter was sent from S.Seenivasagam, Advocates and Solicitors Ipoh to S.A.A.Lathif, Proprietor of the Lathif Store in Batu Gajah on the 24th April 1930. 

Of course, we all dread receiving a lawyer’s letter…but this particular letter was from a very famous law firm 😉

Have you paid your taxes?

By |2021-04-05T16:24:40+08:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Don’t worry. We’re not reporting you to the Inland Revenue Board 😉

Instead, here’s an income tax receipt from 1959. I wonder if they still issue such receipts, now that everything is done electronically…

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