photo courtesy of Mike Wild The photograph in this post was likely taken in 1956 at the wedding of James (Jim) Gardner, a rubber planter and Joan Marjorie Joseph (3rd [...]
photo source: Robin Tan Some like to drive, while others like to glide :) We'd like to hear from those who were part of the Perak Flying Club....
On the 6th of April, we celebrated the 80th Birthday of our founder, Commander Ian Keith Anderson at the Dome in Meru. With the theme "80 Years of Undetected Crime", [...]
Ah Rick: "Come on, I'll race you to the end of the street, loser spends afternoon tea!" Ah Shaw: "You're on!" Remember these scenes?
15 Clarke Street is looking for someone to set up: 1. Food & Beverage counter and 2. Marketplace for Social Goods. We charge very low space rental or even zero [...]
2018's come and gone within a few blinks of the eye. We may have experienced the good, the bad, and perhaps the ugly in the last 12 months but here [...]
It's the day after Christmas or as its better known in the west, Boxing Day. After going through our presents this year, we found this interesting set which didn't come [...]
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year ahead! May this Christmas bring a good end to the year 2018 and a fresh challenge ahead for the [...]
Said to have originally belonged to a Village Chief (Penghulu), this particular spear has a simple forged blade about 10 inches long with a wooden shaft. Overall it is around [...]
Wishing all our readers and followers a very Happy Deepavali!!! From all of us at P.s. Don't forget to save us some murukku & achi murukku yea...hehe
Merafak Sembah Setinggi-tinggi Tahniah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah Sultan, Yang Di-Pertuan dan Raja [...]
Wishing all our fellow readers and followers a very Happy Malaysia Day! From all of us at
1948 to 1960 proved to be troubling times as Malaya had to experience attacks within its borders in the form of Communist insurgents. The brave men in the photograph above did [...]
Taken at the Birch clock tower in the late 60s, the two boys added a third member into their group by posing with the bust of J. W. W. Birch...
The donor of the photograph above attended continuation classes at ACS in 1946 and graduated in 1948. The principal, Mr. Wong Wai Lam is seated (4th from left). How many [...]
61 years ago, the Union Jack was lowered signalling the end of the British administration in what was then Malaya, 61 years ago, a new flag was raised and a [...]
The photographs above was taken on the opening of the Fatimah hospital which was officiated by the Late Sultan of Perak, DYMM Sultan Idris Shah on the 6th of December [...]
This photograph was courtesy of Lian Kim Keong, whose father (2nd from left) was a practicing chinese physician Held at the town hall, this photograph was taken on the 50th [...]
Wishing all our muslim followers and readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, maaf zahir & batin. Be safe on the roads to all travelling back to your kampung this weekend! Don't [...]
After a history-making election, here's a throwback to the first general election that took place in 1955. The photograph above is that of a Bomoh in Pasir Salak, who with his [...]
Manufactured by Shibata Industrial Co. Ltd and distributed by Taiwo Trading (Penang) likely before Independence, this manual paddy treadle thresher definitely requires a bit of effort or footwork to say [...]
A book written by Lee Weng Onn and published in 2006 is the story of Nephew and the FMS Bar & Restaurant. To all those who used to frequent the [...]
A custom printed envelope from P. S. Jamnadass & Co. who were at 15 & 17, Market Street. Do you know of any other tailors whose businesses were at Market Street back [...]
The form above is that of a Hire and Purchase Agreement issued by the Eu Tong Sen Finance (Malaya) Ltd. for the purchase of an Austin 7 Super Saloon in [...]
For those who are still wondering, her name is Lin Dai. Here she is featured on a Shaw Brothers Calendar - for the month of January, 1963. What we'd like [...]
Our donor Alan Steel shared the following story with us: "Xmas day, we entertained the children from the local Dr. Barnados home. Staff Battersby turned this jeep into a train [...]
Wishing all our readers and followers a very Happy and Merry Christmas from all of us at
We're all familiar with Christmas cards (paper and e-cards too!). Have you received a handwritten Christmas greeting in Chinese, complete with hand-painted bamboo motives and a poem? This is indeed [...]
Our featured celebrity was educated at ACS, Ipoh. He studied medicine in Singapore and subsequently spent his entire working life in Ipoh. In recognition for his contributions to the medical [...]
Oops, I guess the decor in the malls must have gotten me in the Christmas mood early this year. This here is a photograph taken in 1956 of the soldiers [...]
Photo courtesy of the late Bro. Vincent Corkery After the Japanese surrendered in 1945 many Victory Parades were held, in Malaya as well as other parts of the world, to [...]
Merafak Sembah Setinggi-tinggi Tahniah Selamat Menyambut Ulang Tahun Keputeraan Tahun 2017 from all of us at
This is the Meikai EL, a camera introduced in 1963 by Togodo, a minor japanese camera manufacturer. This simple and cheap camera was targeted at a young audience and was [...]
Photograph courtesy of Irene John Have you ever heard of the Jubilee Transport Company or rode on their buses before? The company was running a bus service from Lumut to [...]
Wishing all our Muslim followers a 'Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha'!
Measuring at 55 centimetres tall, this kerosene lamp was manufactured by Drawing Petrol Lamps. How many of you have seen or had this at home?
This particular enamel sign was likely hung in the premises of a 'Rubber Dealer', anyone remember any rubber dealers that were in town?
Who needs an aircond when you have your own personal fan?! But since Ipoh has been 'Crazy Hot' for the past couple of months, I take that back. Hehe... These are [...]
Picture courtesy of Michael Ho This was taken outside the Chartered Bank in January of 1985 back when Jalan Dato' Maharaja Lela was still known as Station Road / Jalan [...]
Kindly click on picture to enlarge. Some of you may recognize this bridge, most of you pass it driving up North. With the caption Sg. Perak Bridge, July 1984, we [...]
Ais krim potong anybody? The weather in Ipoh has just been crazy for the past few weeks, scorching hot in the afternoon, heavy thunderstorms in the evening. We remember [...]
No, this is not a treasure chest that you'd find in a cave. This is an ice box that the ice man would load on his bicycle where he'd then go round [...]
The next time you're on Jalan Tun Perak (formerly Conolly Road) and you're heading to Buntong via Jalan Sungai Pari, keep an eye out for this long-ish building after the [...]
Photograph courtesy of Richard Saxey This was taken in the 1960s when the new turbines and controls were installed at the Malim Nawar Power Station. Do you recognize these men?
"Have you ever seen a pot the size of a fist!?". Wait a minute. I didn't get that quite right, let's try that again, "Have you ever seen a fist [...]
Dear all, we are saddened by the passing of Lee Siew San better known as Mrs. Hew, one of Dato' Lat's iconic characters in his Kampung Boy series. A wake [...]
Anyone remembers Kwong Sang Tailors or had been a patron of the business in the past? We'd like to hear from you if you do or were a patron. =) [...]
Photograph courtesy of Tom Eadie This was taken in 1955 as the 'A' Troop rolled out of the Old Convent (Taiping) and was headed for the Cameron Highlands via Tapah. [...]
An old Dunlop sign with the man himself John Boyd Dunlop at the bottom of the sign. We think its from the 50's, have you all seen this sign with [...]
Some say chicken, some say fish, some say other things. From the design, we think this rattan basket was used to transport fish. What say you?
The picture above was taken from a postcard, on the back are the words "Enclosure surrounding Town Hall". Our guess is that this was taken in the early 1900's, before [...]
Located in Kroh (known as Pengkalan Hulu today), a town in the northern district of Perak bordering Thailand is Cheun Fong, a coffee shop where this cup and saucer originated [...]
Photo courtesy of Duncan Paterson, taken at a fancy dress party in the Ipoh Club (1940) Wishing all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in [...]
I'm sure many of you are still engrossed with the picture in our previous post but here's something to give your detective minds a break. The iconic 555 notebook, we know [...]
Here's something to start-up your week. The building in this particular picture is said to be a hotel in Ipoh, Federated Malay States (FMS). Anyone recognizes the building or knows [...]
Ever wondered how people back then managed to fill up tin bags without spilling the contents? Believe it or not, this simple looking funnel played a key role in keeping the [...]
The photograph above is part of a set of Leong Fu's, 'The Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado)' which was generously donated to us by Dato' Lim Si Boon. The entire set consists of a [...]
The photographs in this blog post are from the collection of photographs that were generously donated to us by Tom Eadie, who served throughout 1955 to 1956 in Malaya. The "A [...]
Yes! Tripadvisor travellers worldwide have voted Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo into the Top 1% of Attractions Worldwide. Ipoh's Number 1 attraction since April 2015 continues to go from strength [...]
The majestic view of the railway station has often left many of us in awe over the years and even more so today after the landscaping of the garden. Around the [...]
Picture courtesy of Tom Eadie Here's something to start your Monday engines, this is a picture of a sort of busy street taken in 1955. Take a wild guess where [...]
The festival of the Fifth month which is also known as the Dragon Boat Festival or commonly known as the Dumpling Festival which is held on the 5th day [...]
Anyone remembers this handy stationary? Despite being more than 60 years old and less glossy than its modern day counterpart, this machine marked The "Hazel" still packs a "Punch" or [...]
Tania Gotzes (nee Fairnington) whose family once lived at Godwin Close and Canning Gardens back in the 60s is trying to locate the amah who took care of her when [...]
A familiar sight once upon a time, a forgotten memory over time. The building in the picture above, consists of 4 residential units linked together. It is located on [...]
Picture taken from Tin Phil Sinnappan's Facebook Post Dato' Brother Vincent Corkery passed away peacefully today at 12:18pm. Wake services tonight, 22nd of March and tomorrow night, 23rd March is [...]
This here is a fragrance manufactured by Firmenich, a Swiss fragrance and flavor manufacturer founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1895. We were wondering if any of you could help us [...]
Brooklax Chocolate Laxative, something that you would probably be looking for in an emergency. Have you ever encountered other brands of laxatives back in the day?
We'll just let you all have a fun time guessing what this is....and do leave us some interesting stories too! :)
Above is a type of Vehicle lubricant manufactured by Shell but we are not too sure which category it falls under. From the design of the logo, we believe that [...]
A simple altar with offerings to the Jade Emperor Hokkien New Year is celebrated every year on the Ninth Day of Chinese New Year. Some may wonder, why the ninth day, [...]
Not much longer now til the sound of fire crackers fill the skies marking a New Year in the Chinese Calender. Reunion dinners are where most families are at on [...]
It's beginning to look like Chinese New Year, everywhere you go. You hear songs of prosperity, at every mall that you go, its the cheerful kind that sets your hearts [...]
Picture courtesy of Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming Field trips are usually educational and fun. Visiting an open cast tin mine? Couldn't have been more educational and fun could it? A picture [...]
It was definitely a pleasant surprise to have the boy and gals from the Ipoh Classic Car Club in Old Town this morning. They parked their beauties at the corner [...]
A photo of a Military Band in Ipoh taken in 1951, we believe this is the Chamberlain Road round-about but are not 100 percent sure if it is. Anyone recognizes [...]
A picture possibly depicting a policeman or a home guard patrolling a street in Chemor in the 1950s after the declaration of the Malayan Emergency two years earlier.
Interested in connecting with aspiring writers? Sharpened Word is back and they are meeting at the Sepaloh Art Gallery on the 16th of January at 2:30pm. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sharpenedword.kinta
Wishing our followers a very happy 2016 from all of us here at Ipoh World! May the year 2016 be a great one for all.
On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me sweet Christmas treats! Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas like we did.
Picture courtesy of Ganesh C. A photo of the second batch of committee members of The Perak Cheng Clan Association (Persatuan Puak Cheng Perak) to be voted into office in [...]
Picture courtesy of Mr. Au On a hot and scorching day, who wouldn't love a dip in the pool. As pictured above with waist-deep waters was one of the floods that [...]
Season's greetings from all of us at Ipohworld! Wishing all our followers and readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Two days away from Christmas, anyone up for a Pre-Christmas party? We believe that this photo was taken during a sketch that took place at a Christmas party that was held [...]
Picture courtesy of Marea Smith A picture of the dredge in Tanjung Tualang taken in the 70s. You can still see this 'Monster of the Mines', Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. [...]
Curious onlookers surrounding the "Ting-ting Man's" bicycle The man and his "Ting-Ting" As I was on my way for an appointment, a sound that would have been very familiar to [...]
Picture courtesy of Poh Choo Lim Thanks to Ipoh World, our plan for organizing a reunion with our primary school teachers has finally materialized. From the few postings in their [...]
Ipoh has so many places we can go to for breakfast that we sometimes miss out the good stuff. Sin Kong Meng, a coffee shop along Jalan Bandar Timah is often [...]
A familiar street which Ipoh-ites would definitely recognize. If you do know, don't tell us where but tell us what was your best memory of the street?
*Hurry! Hurry! Seats are running out, due to overwhelming support. Seats will only be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Old Boys / Girls of NTPS, Jalan Pasir [...]
The program book for 'The Other Festival 2015' The Other Festival, a festival of Arts, History and Food organized by Kakiseni kicked off in Ipoh on the 22nd of October [...]
Happy 52nd Birthday Malaysia! from all of us at
About a month ago, a mysterious fire broke out at the shop lot behind the former Rex Cinema and razed the two vacant lots (top picture). The lot across the [...]
Coffee is an essential part of breakfast for most people and no, this isn't the famous Ipoh White Coffee if that's what you're thinking. Our photographer had this at Wah [...]
The statue of Saint John Baptist De La Salle on the gable of St. Michael's Institution A reporter from The Star newspaper, Christina Koh wrote about the story of how [...]
A box of these could light up 10 of your childs' nights according to the print on the box. Price's Childs' Night Lights, does the box bring back memories [...]
Written by an alumni of the band, Master Tan Wei Shern is a book about the St. Michael's Institution school band or popularly known as the Michaelian Military Band (MMB) [...]
After featuring mostly Chinese dishes in our previous blog posts, we thought of doing something different this time by featuring the 'Garlic Naan Set' which usually comes with a huge [...]
courtesy of Ruth Iversen Rollitt Here's another angle of a once famous hotel. I'm sure most of you recognise this building (and Iversen-design, if I'm not mistaken). Does anyone know [...]
Picture courtesy of Yeoh Lam Swee Here's something to kick-off your week, can anyone guess the location of bungalow in this picture is? I'll give you a hint, it's a place [...]
donated by Lim Soo Ken Did you know that the character in the picture above does not exist in the Chinese dictionary? The character 'Ngai' which means 'Me' in Hakka. The [...]
photo from: Michael Ho By looking at the background, you'll probably guess that this was taken in St. Michael's Institution and the man in white is none other than Brother Ultan [...]