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July 2021

“property watch”

By |2021-07-30T16:14:57+08:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Ipoh Town|

Fancy owning a bungalow near Fair Park? Or, perhaps one along Kampar Road? If you’re on a tight budget, maybe you could go for one of the “440 cheap dwelling houses” in Kepayang.

What really caught my eye was the last line: “You can buy and live in a comfortable home in the Cleanest Town of the Federation of Malaya under the instalment plan“.

‘finest milk chocolate’

By |2021-07-28T17:49:03+08:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: childhood, famous brands, food|

Here’s a virtual treat for you – Van Houten’s finest milk chocolate 🙂

While doing a little spring cleaning at home, I stumbled upon this tin (which my late grandmother used for her trinkets). I’m going to make a guess and say that this tin probably dates back to the 1970s. I could be wrong though…

RIP ‘Scorpio’

By |2021-07-21T10:52:07+08:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: orbituary|

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Datuk Dr Leong Chee Woh (former Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch Unit chief). Leong died on 18th July from a stroke. He was 92.

Leong Chee Woh was born in Taiping, Perak, on 11th November 1929. His first job after leaving school was as a Clerical Officer with the Town Council, but this was not to his liking and so after a short while applied and was accepted for a post as a clerical officer with the police. Based on his experience he was appointed Chief Clerk to Selama Police Station. This was his first introduction to the brutality of Communist Terrorists (CTs). Towards the end of 1950 after some persuasion from his superiors, Leong volunteered to join the police in an active role. His application was accepted and on 1st December 1950 he joined a batch of trainees at the Police Depot at Gurney Road, Kuala Lumpur, as a Probationary Inspector, for training. He then served with the police force for the next 34 years with promotions regularly taking place, before retiring as Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police 1 (equivalent to Brigadier in the army) and Deputy Director (Operations) Special Branch. (more of his story can be found here)

Who are they?

By |2021-07-19T15:02:11+08:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Memories, People|

Do you know them? Perhaps you may recognise some of these ladies. We welcome any information – especially if you can translate the caption for us 🙂

Was this the era when the “beehive” hairstyle was all a rage? 😉

The Other Side of Dong Hua Cave Temple

By |2021-07-05T11:55:36+08:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: Identify Photographs, Natural Heritage, nature|

A long long time ago, there was a wooden temple built onto the side of a limestone cliff. It had a zinc roof. Members of the Perak Heritage Society had visited the place in October 2007. It was located at a limestone hill halfway between Tambun town and Tanjung Rambutan.

This modern structure has since replaced the wooden one. We thank Charlie Choong for the pictures, as well as the short excerpt above. 

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