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September 2022

Lions Club Souvenir

By |2022-09-30T16:58:26+08:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Have you heard of the Lions Club? From what we know:

The first Lions Club in Malaysia, the Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur (Host), was opened on the 18th of February 1959. District 308 of the Lions and Leo Club encompasses 3 countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. Within the district itself, there are 4 sub-districts – 308 A1 (Singapore), 308A2 (East Malaysia and Brunei), 308 B1 (Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur) and 308 B2 (Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and 2 clubs in Cameron Highlands, Pahang). (read more here)

QSL Cards?

By |2022-09-28T15:28:57+08:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|

During the early days of radio broadcasting, the ability for a radio set to receive distant signals was a source of pride for many consumers and hobbyists. Listeners would mail “reception reports” to radio broadcasting stations in hopes of getting a written letter to officially verify they had heard a distant station. As the volume of reception reports increased, stations took to sending post cards containing a brief form that acknowledged reception. Collecting these cards became popular with radio listeners in the 1920s and 1930s, and reception reports were often used by early broadcasters to gauge the effectiveness of their transmissions.

The concept of sending a post card to verify reception of a station (and later two-way contact between them) may have been independently invented several times. The earliest reference seems to be a card sent in 1916 from 8VX in Buffalo, New York to 3TQ in Philadelphia, (in those days ITU prefixes were not used). The standardized card with callsign, freqPennsylvania uency, date, etc. may have been developed in 1919 by C.D. Hoffman, 8UX, in Akron, Ohio. In Europe, W.E.F. “Bill” Corsham, 2UV, first used a QSL when operating from Harlesden, England in 1922. [Wikipedia]


This card was produced by Sergeant Leese to mark the 300th anniversary of his regiment which was celebrated in Ipoh. A member of the Malayan Amateur Radio Transmitters Society the card records his contact with call-sign MP4BDC at 2000 on 1st October 1961.

An Old Passport

By |2022-10-03T16:05:18+08:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Remember what your old passports looked like, back in the 1960s and 70s?

Now that international borders have been opened, many of you would want to travel. Make sure your passport is up to date…

‘makan’ time

By |2022-09-21T10:33:50+08:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories|

I’m going to go out on a limb, and say that this picture probably dates back to the 1950s? Could be later, though.

We’d love to hear your thoughts – especially if you can translate the caption 🙂

248, Brewster Road

By |2022-09-02T16:13:15+08:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Identify Photographs|

Here’s a receipt from Looi Teik Lan Service Station. The address is given as 248 Brewster Road, Ipoh.

A quick search on Google Maps showed that the above address is now the Petron petrol station. Does anyone know if the premise still belongs to the same owner (of Looi Teik Lan service station)? Or, perhaps the ownership changed hands?


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