Just thought some of you would like to click Han Chin Pet Soo on Facebook and see what our visitors have been up to lately. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/Han-Chin-Pet-Soo-389066454583533/
Over many weeks Larry has sent us a host of photographs. So many that they will be a great addition to our database recording his childhood life and times with [...]
Yes, you really never know what you might find to surprise you on our heritage trail. This delight was more than a little surprising just after we passed Concubine Lane [...]
Some years ago this site held two of the original Panglima Lane homes from 1893. Then one literally fell down into a pile of bricks. Fortunately no one was [...]
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah passed away today at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur. Raja Permaisuri [...]
It's Party time again! ~ Come & CELEBRATE! our fun & wonderful years of Life & Friendship Together! - *Saturday, August 2nd, 2014* *@ Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites, Ipoh.* [...]
The Ipoh Railway station forecourt underwent a major renovation recently and one of the first things the tourist sees when he arrives is a large round fountain area surrounded by [...]
Situated at 2A Market Square, Taiping, this is the project of Tan Kok Siew (Kapitan Antiques) who has leased this old house and filled two floors with antiques and collectables [...]
27 April to 25 May at 16 Jalan Sultan Iskandar (Hugh Low Street) - next to Lim Kopi. Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Closed om Mondays. Entrance is FREE
It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Chye Kooi Loong who left this world on Wednesday 23 April 2014. Chye Kooi Loong, is a renowned war historian and former [...]
Just look at this grand old postcard from the 1920's. Recognise the place? Well I guess most of you will not be able to pin this down, but as the [...]
This great old photo came with the following message: "Picture of me with the team 4x100m relay Cator Avenue school ipoh 1968. Hope my old friends in the picture [...]
Here is a bit of nostalgia if ever there was one! Sent in by Mano it is a photo taken on a bus on the way to Penang from [...]
Yes, they are back! To avoid disappointment, please make your bookings at the PSPA office or contact them at : PSPA : 05-5487814 Witzi Leong : 012-5088818 ******** Emails [...]
A couple of days ago I happened by chance to meet up with a group of KL tour guides in Old Town. They were with a Perak member of [...]
Yes here it is having just passed over the Hugh Low Bridge. Proceeding at a steady, somewhat leisurely, pace, the Trichair turned left and looked as if it was going [...]
Yes, here is the latest attraction to arrive at Falim House Exhibition "A Tin Mining Family". It is the Mobo Pony Express, a dual purpose toy that can be used [...]
No, it is not the Beatles nor is it the Famous Falcons. It is actually 3 generations of one family visiting our exhibition. These are truly my favourite as Grandpa [...]
Today, Sunday 26 May 2013 really was a day of smiles 885 of them! Yes 885 people registered at ipohworld's exhibition mounted at Falim House and good humour was the [...]
This photo was taken about two weeks ago and it is one very small corner of the whole exhibition. Today, now that the remedial work is done to this particular [...]
Dur to the selected date of the long awaited GE13 we have decided to delay the opening of our exhibition at Falim House (pictured) until Sunday 12 May. It [...]
Attention to ALL EX Rpsians (Teachers & Students 60s/70s/80s/90s/20..) Hope all of u will join this event -Date & Time 18/5/2013 at 2.00 p.m.Venue SMK Raja Perempuan, Ipoh (Jln Batu [...]
We are currently planning to run an exhibition called "A Mining Family" at Falim House. This is not about one family, but an amalgam of more than 200 photographs and [...]
Despite Ipoh’s long romance with all things food-related and the abundance of hotels, restaurants and clubs in town, Ipoh has never before taken part in the international tradition of [...]
Well folkjs they were promised for the New Year and here they are, the last brush strokes being co,pleted just a few hours ago. They may be found between Hugh [...]
I have chosen to feature this photo today to honout the owner, Mr. Lim of the Lim Kopi kopitiam in Hugh Low Street, who has done an outstanding restoration job on [...]
Noting the concern of some of ipohworld's loyal followers about the apparent near-death state of the famous Ipoh Tree in the Station gardens(!) I contacted the Ipoh Echo with a request [...]
A (Medieval) Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols International choir CANTUS MUSICUS and Jusz Kidz Children's Choir will present an Advent service of THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS [...]
Do book now as seats are very limited and Julian is a great speaker.
The below received from Tony Pun. Congratulations to ACS Alumni from ipohWorld..
May this coming year bring all our worldwide friends blessings in abundance.
Yes, let us all share in this Deepavali no matter what race, religion or creed you are. We all need some light in our lives don't we?
In response to the below appeal we have unusually agreed to publish this. Please help if you can but remember - pets are not toys to be discarded when you [...]
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"A Countess from Hong Kong" - a story about Natascha, a White Russian countess, who stows away on a luxury liner at Hong Kong, determined to seek a new life [...]
We have received the following message and wondered if anyone could help please. :Name: Carmel Donnellan & Pip Tudgay E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Message: Good Day I am a relative of [...]
With this photograph of another Hari Raya Celebration just 100 years ago the staff at ipohWorld wish all our Muslim readers, friends and families across the world, "Selamat Hari Raya." [...]
This is a special announcement from Dato Datin Seri Dr Yim Poh Wah - the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian MENSA Society (MMS). The aims of Mensa is to foster [...]
Warned that something was "up" in Gopeng Road I dropped by this afternoon. But nothing was "up" however - quite the opposite - No 62 was on the way "down". [...]
Nostalgic flash back in Ipoh ACS - The little park in the site of the current Carpentry Shed 1953 by IpohBornKid Prior to the erection of the Carpentry Shed, there [...]
Iris Cheng posted on our FB timeline this very sad picture of the Art Deco Majestic Theatre in the throes of demolition. We heard about it on Saturday but honestly [...]
Please Click on pictures to enlage the flyers. Art Exhibition @ Garden Villa, No.5 Jalan Dr Nazrin Shah, Ipoh July 6.to 8, 2012 Contact: Su Ming Ng (email:email@example.com) Please [...]
The Americans termed it "The Witches Hat" by IpohBornKid Introductory quote from:http://tstbob.blogspot.com.au/2009/12/walk-down-memory-lane-to-dangerous.html "No; I'm not talking about those sterile plastic lysol-sprayed hunks of crap nestled in a bed of rubbery [...]
In 1999 the Perak State Government published a very nice heritage trail map of Ipoh. It was produced by our good friends from Penang, Lubis and Salma. One of the [...]
One thing I do not understand about Ipoh is that here we have a beautiful hotel building used as an electrical store while so many entrepreneurs are knocking up ugly [...]
Well there was one man at least in Ipoh who was very much into it, particularly 'Kung Fu Karato'. He was known as Leong Fu and he lived at 119 [...]
Here we have a picture of Nigel Jennings on the verandah of Rose Cottage in the Cameron Highlands. He is wearing a green blazer and cap both sporting a school [...]
Ruth Rollitt updated us about the moving of the golf club from Golf Club Road to Tiger Lane in a previous blog http://www.ipohworld.org/?p=3056. She also sent the following photographs. Her [...]
Y K Choong sent us this photo in October last year and it went on the the pile called "Must do site visit". Well this morning I actually got out [...]
I received the following picture and message by enail. I know many of you tried to help Nicholas find his grandfather's grave. Well done everybody particularlu Law Siak Hong who [...]
The Konkey Game played in Ipoh & Surrounds By IpohBornKid Introduction: When the X generation was growing up, they did not have affluent parents who would buy them toys, hi-fi [...]
As we do not have any photos of Ipoh youngsters playing marbles to illustrate the following text from ipohbornkid, I have used this one courtesy of wwwyeohongeng.blogspot.com. Perhaps some [...]
Scorpio on the Dragon’s Demise – The True Stories of the Special Branch During the Second “Emergency”
This, the fifth book in the Scorpio Series covers the period of the second Malaysian "Emergency" from 1970 to 1990 and Special Branch operations that not many people are aware [...]
Mark, of Kinta Heritage Group took these two photographs that I failed to get earlier in the week. He first posted them on Facebook, but I am sure he will [...]
I had a brief ride around Old Town this morning to see what was happening. I couldn't get any photo or update on the Railway Station Gardens as they are [...]
Just look what happened yesterday! I passed by in the morning and only the top half was painted but by the time I got around to going back with my [...]
But can anyone tell us when they will open again please. The world misses this famous hostelry which has been closed for restoration since 1 March 2008 - almost 4 [...]
Yes those were the days when popping round the corner to buy a few groceries was a pleasure for there was always a friendly face behind the counter with time to [...]
SK drew our attention to this book a few days ago and I have managed to obtain one and thought you might like to get an idea of what it [...]
What is so special about the GLCM that it deserves a write up? Well, among the Christian churches in Ipoh, the Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and other denominations all have [...]
A while ago we featured the Main Convent Primary School (http://www.ipohworld.org/?p=1618) which was housed in Leeton House and under renovation. Today I dropped in to see what had happened to the [...]
1030am at No 5 Gopeng Road. Admission is FREE. The refreshments are FREE! There are books on sale. See you there!
We received the following by email. Click photo to enlarge. A Grateful Participant of the ipohWorld Blog Cmdr Ian Anderson has brought out the best of every Ipoh person who [...]
First an SMI Sports Team, but who, which team and when? And next another SMI Class but that is all we know. What we really need here on ipohWorld is [...]
Although we would not normally republish an article from a newspaper for reasons of copyright, in this case we have been asked to do so by local residents who are [...]
Photograph G And Photograph H Please, anything you can tell us about these will be helpful. Thanks.
Photograph E. Yes, we need help again please, but this one is quite different, a sports team and trophies but who, when and where? Photograph F. And now another class [...]
These two photographs were taken on the 60th birthday of Chow Yoon Soo at Kam Loong Restaurant, Ipoh in 1962. Chow Yoon Soo is featured on our database at http://www.ipohworld.org/search8/result.asp?strid=4334. [...]
Here we have two contrasting Ipoh photographs from Sophie. The first she calls "Dressing for the 1940's to 1950's. It is no wonder that Ipoh got the name for having all the [...]
Here are two more school photos with almost no information. Again we seek your help please: Which School, Which Class and What Date? Photograph C. THis one said to be [...]
We recently received a batch of 10 school photographs with almost no information. In order to add them to our database archive we really need your help. If anyone out [...]
A selection of car grille badges were donated to ipohWorld anonymously, with the message that they should be sold to the highest bidder and the money spent on purchasing rare [...]
The next session of Northern Writers takes place at No5 Gopeng Road at 1030, Saturday 5th November. New books, new readers and a little food. Do come along. It's very [...]
We have seen a number of Ipoh's young ladies recently and here we step back a generation or two. It is before the war came to Malaya, Hitler is causing [...]
This photo was provided by the Cheong family for use in "Ipoh, My Home Town" but it was not used as there were much more appropriate images to use for [...]
What a treat for a youngster to have an icecream on a hot Ipoh day. Just look at the small boy's face. But here is another clue to the location. And [...]
We are often surprised by what drops on to our desk at ipohWorld. These two photographs came from UK and are said to be current proposals to refurbish/upgrade the historic [...]
Yes, these are girls from Ipoh and Raja Perempuan School. It is 1973 and this is the Community Service Club. It was kindly sent in to us by Helen Philip [...]
Yes, at last Ipoh, My Home Town has gone to the printers. As you may know, I have been working on a new book for the past 20 months or [...]
We did not do very well for Yip Chee Whye who is seeking his SMI friends from Form IV in 1954 ( see http://www.ipohworld.org/?p=3460) and so we thought that, thanks to [...]
MI You may have noticed two comments and a Chatterbox entry from a new reader Yip Chee Whye (Chee Whye Yip) who is looking to find his old school friends [...]
This new book is now available in all the usual bookshops at around RM80 to RM100. This book of interviews with Professor Wang Gungwu, published to felicitate him on his [...]
We seem to be getting quite a few old photographs to identify recently and therefore decided to give you all a treat today with an extra Tuesday blog. This well-worn photograph [...]
You, our smart readers from across the world have so far managed to identify almost anything we have thrown at you. Now we are becoming so well known that we [...]
Recently published, this new heritage map comes from the same stable as the two Ipoh Heritage walking trails. It is available now, FREE, from the Ipoh Tourism Office and leading hotels [...]
And that is just about all we know about this picture which we are led to believe was taken in the 1960s. So come on guys and girls, stop looking [...]
The inaugural Northern Writers was a great success. Why not come along to this second session and meet the writers. See you there? It's Free.
Taking place as yet another event of the Perak Performing Arts Festival on 1st and 2nd July 2011 this is a dance extravaganza brought to you by PSPA that should not be [...]
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Win that job interview? Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become more confident [...]
PSPA's Brand New Musical Show, "Shiny Black Gold" depicts the life of an imaginary coolie who came to Ipoh from China to make his fortune from tin mining. In order to support the show, ipohWorld [...]
This, the latest Kinta Nature Park flyer, has contact details and guide information, top right. As the text is a little small, a click on the picture will take you [...]
This item was used by an Ipoh based, Kinta Valley surveyor in the 1950s. What is it? Sadly we have no budget for prizes - indeed, very little budget for anything, [...]
This was Tapah Road Railway Station in 1980. Old fashioned, rustic and clearly a leftover from the Colonial days that Malaysia seems to be so ashamed of. But those who feel this way won't have [...]
Courtesy of Jerry de Witt, this photograph taken from a MAS aircraft in 1975 clearly shows the Kinta River winding its leisurely way across the valley on its way to [...]
Last week I had a meeting in The Cameron Highlands and took time out to visit a rather special place called "Time Tunnel". Branded as "The Local Museum" this attraction [...]
Ruth Rollitt was so incensed by the multicoloured Cathay that we featured, she sent us this photograph of how the Theatre looked when it first opened in those days of [...]
Here it is, the long awaited Episode 6 by UV. He describes the photo thus: The photo of the Methodist Youth Felllowship of Ipoh Wesley Church is made up [...]
"Tin Mining in Malaysia: the Osborne & Chappel Story" was launched today by YB Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism Malaysia, in conjunction with the opening of [...]
We received the following email and pictures this morning and thought that we should share it with all you heritage supporters out there. No doubt you will be as lost [...]
At Garden Vill, No. 5 Gopeng Road, Ipoh. 20 to 28 February, 1030 to 6.00pm.
What a nice touch this was for on the back is a flyer for the next Chinese movie showing at the Rex. Dpoes anyone out there have any info or [...]
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Dato’ K. K. Lim on Thursday last as he has been a great friend and supporter to me [...]
Now this is one event you really must take your children to. Many of the people you will see practising their skills are the last of the line as nobody [...]
11 November 2011 PRESS RELEASE The 22nd Joint Conference of the Sun Yat Sen and Soong Ching Ling Memorials In conjunction with the International Centennial Celebrations of [...]
But as you probably guessed this was Sam Poh back in the 1960's, not long after the big renovation of the 50's. No doubt many of you would have been dragged [...]
Now here's a sight for sore eyes! It is 1963 and the boys and girls (boys in drag!) of Pasir Puteh are putting on "Old King Cole". Which one is you? Do [...]
Wery well known and a beauty from young, when I came across the picture I could not resist putting it up. Who is she and what can you tell us [...]
With all the recent blogs about beauty contestants and pretty girls I thought we ought to have a look at some! This photo was very kindly sent in by our [...]
Yes here it is and I am sure that the Hong family were overwhelmed when it was officially opened by Michelle Yeoh just recently for I know how much Hong [...]
Running this blog and database is a very interesting thing and sometimes the coincidences that take place are nothing short of amazing. The very same day that I said that [...]
Not a very difficult question for you on this bright Monday morning, but of all the grand old buildings in Ipoh that have been torn down, I think this is [...]
This exhibition entitled "Ribbon of Life" will open at Garden Villa, No 5 Gopeng Road at 11.00am on 16th October 2010 and run daily from 11.am to 7.00pm until 26th [...]
On Thursday 7 October 2010, Nanyang Siang Pau dedicated almost its complete front page of the Perak Edition to an article (shown above) with the headline "Making Gopeng a Tourist Attraction" . [...]
This is an invitation for you all to the opening of a solo art exhibition in the Garden Villa No 5 Gopeng Road Sunday 3rd October at 11am. The exhibition is [...]
This series of four books has just been reprinted and they are now available direct from the author singly or as a set of four. They cover, in fascinating detail, the [...]
Suddenly one day last week we could hardly believe our ears. Was that really a scissor sharpener's call just outside our gate? As we rushed outside there he was, riding away [...]
Yes it is John De Lucy and his twin brother having fun in their garden pool under the supervision of their Amah, but of course this was during the [...]
We received the following email and a number of family photographs recently from a lady named Judy and, as we usually do, would very much like to help with this [...]
We featured this building in http://www.ipohworld.org/?p=1712 where we showed the original mansion that belonged to Dato Seri Lau Pak Kuan OBE JP and what the owners of the Coliseum Club had done [...]
There is no doubt that some of the 3,631 individuals that visited ipoWorld during the month of June would remember gates such as these with mixed feelings for this was [...]
This blog is published at the request of Kinta Heritage Group PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE PASSED TO MR RAJA, +6012 524 2357 Ipoh Heritage Walk (Old [...]
Recently the subject of Perak's vehicle registrations cropped up and as we have a great photo that demonstrates the situation perfectly I thought it was worth putting up to dispell [...]
Yes ladies and gentlemen the exterior restoration of the Lam Looking building is complete, and it really is looking good. But before you feast your eyes on the wonderful building [...]
Ladies and Gentlemen, Above is the first draft cover of a new book that will be published as soon as we can fill the blank pages with your reminiscences of growing [...]
At last Perak State has made a bold and positive step in the UNESCO direction by declaring that Perak is preparing the nomination dossier for five locations to be presented [...]
The Ipoh Echo recently reported that Ipoh's Little India is to be spruced up. The work is to be completed before Merdeka Day on August 31. The area being spruced up [...]
Nephew of FMS fame was not only the well loved barman of the FMS, but he was friend and confidente of literally thousands of people from all over the globe [...]
"Oh No!" I can hear you say, "Not the clock tower AGAIN!", but please be patient because this postcard sent to us as a scan was bought here in Ipoh [...]
Hi, The Ipohworld's World blog is wonderful. I tried to find in your posts information about one building which is located near the roundabout at Gopeng Road and [...]
Just behind this wall which is across the road from Chung Thye Phin's mansion (now the Kinta Medical Centre) is a wonderful old mansion which we hope is under massive restoration [...]
If you are eager to know about early Ipoh and Perak then this is a must-buy for you. "A Grandfather Story" telling of the life of Leong Sin Nam is [...]
Heartiest Congratulations Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzudin Shah Ghafarullahu-lah D.K., D.K.M., D.M.N., D.K.A. Sultan, Yang Di-Pertuan Dan Raja Pemerintah Negeri [...]
The International Day for Monuments and Sites (informally known as the World Heritage Day) was created on 18th April, 1982, by ICOMOS and later approved at the 22nd UNESCO General [...]
In the month of June 2010, the Warriors' Association, Kinta , Perak is organising a number of events in remembrance of those heroes who fell in defence of freedom and democracy. In chronological [...]
Andrew Lin, a new supporter of ipohWorld recently submitted an article for inclusion on the blog. However it is really too long to put here and so we have entered [...]
The Qing Ming Festival, the Clear Bright Festival, Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the first day of the fifth solar term. [...]
The picture, taken in 1964 by an official photographer shows the then Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Shah II (1963-1984), when he visited Fort Tapong. He is in discussion with [...]
Othman Sabrin kindly sent in this photo for publication. Thank you Sir! He said: "This is a picture of Persatuan Kedet Bersatu Malaysia from Anderson School, Ipoh in 1975. I studied [...]
A wander around Kampung Kuchai in the heart of Ipoh certainly gives the photographer something to concentrate on. We have featured the area before with the old house, the Beetle [...]
Over the past few days there have been several comments about our last post that featured the FMS Bar and so while in Old Town searching for the MG logo [...]
Our earlier post about the old MG in Kampung Kuchai (put up specially for antiquelad) led to Raz alerting us to this MG logo set in the 5 foot way [...]
This picture was taken by Jon L Tan at the 2004 inaugural Ipoh Bougainvillea Parade. He kindly gave us permission to use it. He wrote the following about the picture: [...]
Yes, just a few metres from the Beetle lies this grand old vehicle. If you don't recognise it then have a look at this: It is of course an MG [...]
Many people do not understand the difference between renovation and restoration, but in simple terms restoration means to return something to its original state (as near as possible) while renovation [...]
As you can see from the above the Gopeng Museum is currently holding a one month Clock Exhibition until 16 March 2010. There are more than 185 old (antique!) clocks [...]
Nobody could tell us about an earlier Ipoh band - The Red Crane, but this might be easier. Known as "Unit 6-2" they are from left to right, Richard, Aziz, [...]
With no comments on the Beetle and still on holiday I could not resist showing you this great old photo of the Post and Telegraphs Office, Grik. A wooden building [...]
Just a stone's throw from the very centre of Ipoh City lies this classic old VW Beetle. It is amazing that such junk can lie about in our city, but [...]
This photograph was taken by an Ipoh resident, Richard, Leong, in the early 1960's not long after it had been erected by the Perak Turf Club as a gift to [...]
This very attractive picture was taken in a studio in Ipoh in 1966. She was just two years old and definitely enjoying posing for the camera. We dedicate this to [...]
In 1956/57 there was a great deal of student unrest relating to the communist insurgents and the forthcoming Merdeka. Surprisingly, this even spread to laid back old Ipoh. The situation was described by [...]
The photograph shows the view from the gate of the Matang Historical Complex which was originally Ngah Ibrahim’s fort built in 1865. It was initially simply a home for Ngah Ibrahim, [...]
This picture was taken today at one end of the northenmost bridge that spans Temenggor Lake in North Perak. There is an identical one at the other end. Could this [...]
This model of a full size elephant and handlers stands in the entrance to a building in Perak. Legend has it that one day he ran amok into the jungle [...]
It is some time since ipohWorld's world took a virtual trip to Sitiawan, home of the Foochows and so that is where we go today - to the building of [...]
Local artist Khor Seow Hooi is presenting an exhibition of his paintings of Old Ipoh Town in the Syuen Hotel, first floor, from today 24 January 2010 until 31 january from [...]
This information is taken from the latest post on the Ipoh Echo blog at http://ipohecho.com.my/v2/2010/01/22/state-government-to-keep-the-dredge/. This striking decision was made public by Dato’ Hamidah Osman the Senior State Executive Councilor [...]
I must confess that until about two weeks ago I had never heard of the Taiping Peace Initiative. I was therefore surprised to be invited to their 10th Aniversary on [...]
Perak has plenty of heritage buildings, many of which seem to be ignored by their owners or the government. But here is a wonderful heritage building for although not more than 100 [...]
In the entrance to the same building as the wash hand basin below hangs this electric light fitting. As electricity did not properly come to Ipoh until 1930, courtesy of [...]
For most items the definition of a true antique is more than 100 years old, although there are special arrangements made for items like paintings. Here we have a real [...]
What a nice surprise I had yesterday when I dropped in to Panglima Lane to see the latest state of that fast disappearing site of Ipoh's heritage. There was a wonderful sight, [...]
It was time to have another look at the restoration/renovation of Lam Looking Bazaar, so I popped down there this afternoon. What a great transformation met my eyes for as [...]
This very delightful house has combined two very distict styles, that to my eye actually compliment each other, into one structure and as such seems to me to be quite unusual. Clearly [...]
As we start the new year of 2010 (can I really be that old?), it is traditional to greet each other with best wishes for the year ahead and we at [...]
Traditional trades are fast disappearing and although the cobbler is perhaps not in the same heritage league as the tinsmith, the silversmith, the blacksmith, the chick blind maker, the sign [...]
Yes the Bumper issue No 88 hit the newstands and free outlets today. The biggest paper they have produced so far it is full of local interest: from making a movie [...]
Yes there really is another new heritage trail map for Ipoh, this one taking in both Old and New Town streets and 60 heritage buildings as well as giving a brief history [...]
Not only did our owner of the missing house care for the building itself, but just look at these photographs. He carefully saved everything that was there and after restoring his [...]
As you can see from the picture there is a set of traditional steps leading to the front of a Kampung House that is not there! Then at the back [...]
Above each of the windows inside the Old Teluk Anson Courthouse there are plaster mouldings which alternate around the building. One like this and .......... .........one like this. Please excuse [...]
This old photograph shows the first courthouse in Teluk Anson (Teluk Intan), built in the late 1870's or very early 1880's. It also doubled up on a Sunday as the [...]
This photo was taken in 2006 on a visit Teluk Intan originally called Teluk Mak Intan, after a well-to-do Mandailing woman who is believed to have been in trading across [...]
This was found among a whole lot of scans sent to us. All the others were of Perak in modern times, but this one is clearly not modern. But the [...]
This little environmentally friendly Soya sauce factory lies just behind the police station in Gopeng. Here the elderly couple have been producing thick and thin sauce and fermented bean paste for [...]
This photograph hangs on the wall in a Gopeng Association House. It is of course of Capitan Chung Ah Kwee. Chung Ah Kwee was born as a Chen Sang Hakka [...]
I am sure that all Kinta Valley readers will recognise this bit of heritage that has become a potential horror so close to the Ipoh - Gopeng Trunk Road. Yes, [...]
This picture was taken a little over a year ago and shows the original accommodation for the tin mining coolies, known as the "Coolie Lines". Here the coolies would eat [...]
A member of 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment recorded a night out in the jungle thus: "Leeches that sucked the blood and covered the body were so prevalent one eventually [...]
This is Ipoh's Cathay Theatre which still stands to day, but no longer as a cinema having been overtaken by Metroplexes and the like. It was once a beautiful single-screen theatre, built [...]
Perak Heritage Society NOTICE (restricted) BRIEFING ON THE TT5 - THE LAST OLD DREDGE OF KINTA why: theStar today highlights the dangerous tilt of the dredge TT5 in Tanjong [...]
Well he would be in danger if he was to try and take the same photograph today as he was standing in the centre of the Birch Bridge in Brewster Road, but [...]
This old picture turned up in Kampar amidst a whole lot of other local photographs originally belonging to a friend's father. Of course it is not a Perak registration and [...]
This photograph was one of literally hundreds that the famous German photographer took around 1900. August Kaulfuss was born and educated in Rohnstock, Silesia. He served in the German Navy [...]
Although not a new publication (it was first published in 1982 and reprinted in 1984) it is out of print but sometimes still available on the Internet. It forms a very handy introduction [...]
On this auspicious day We take this opportunity to wish all our Hindu Readers Happy Diwali May the forthcoming year bring light into all your lives From the staff of [...]
B M Iversen: the Danish Architect of Ipoh an illustrated talk by Ruth Iversen Rollitt Royal Ipoh Club Friday, 23 October 2009 5:30 – 7:00 pm Registration and [...]
This picture was taken by New Good Friend Studio & Frame Makers, of No.7 Theatre Street, Ipoh. It is believed to show the British District Officer wearing shorts in the [...]
Here we have an old photograph said to be Tin Miners out for a spin in their new motor car. Clearly they were the "Haves" of Malaya at the time, [...]
This picture was taken as we were walking to the cave where the skeleton of Perak Man was found. It is a short walk from the Lenggong museum, but very [...]
This picture was taken inside an SMI classroom in 1966. It's clearly marked Standard 5. Also pencilled faintly on the back is David Yee and Soon Yit Tan. We believe [...]
This is a picture of a three-lane, 1960s mining Palong constructed at Kampong Gajah, Perak. As can be seen this is a major structure all made from timber which was [...]
This photograph, courtesy of Peter Smith, an Australian miner who was employed in Kampong Gajah in the 1960s, was taken with a 16mm camera - two pictures on one 35mm transparency (slide) frame. [...]
This old picture came from the same source as the one below. When did you last see so many trishaws in a Perak Street? But what street is it? There [...]
This photo came to us via a soldier (who took it) and a policeman (who saved it), both of whom served here during the Malayan Emergency. The picture really needs no [...]
Putting up great old photos is always a pleasure and this one is no exception! Taken in Ipoh and probably dating around the 1930s this is a lesson in fashions [...]
Perak, with its limestone hills has many beautiful waterfalls. Indeed it is suggested that there may well be several not yet discovered in the more remote parts of the state, [...]
You might wonder why these three men are pushing their boat up the Perak River towards Kuala Sepetang, originally known as Port Weld, the site of the first railway in Malaya [...]
This house in Hume Street, New Town, Ipoh is often admired by visitors and locals alike. It has appeared several times on other blogs and it would be a serious [...]
We would like to take the opportunity on this special day to wish all our Muslim readers "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri" from all the staff at ipohWorld
At one time Ipoh sported two Birch Memorials, the clock tower in memory of J W W Birch and this beautiful marble fountain in Belfield Street to honour his son [...]
This photograph taken by Wang Shaoming just a few months ago shows the row of 1930's shophouses at what I like to think of as the far end of Fair [...]
As I have just returned from a bone-dry part of Africa which is suffering a serious drought, with grazing animals dying from ingesting dust and nothing but dry brown stalks [...]
This photograph dates from the end of the war / January 1946 and was taken by a member of 656 squadron stationed at Ipoh aerodrome. It is of course the [...]
Some time ago Jeya mentioned that it is still possible to visit a bucket dredge some 10Km from Batu Gajah on the Tanjung Tualang Road. This is dredge number TT5 [...]
While many will argue that this is not heritage that depends a lot on one's point of view. Here we have the logo brightening up a really dull steel shutter [...]
This little group of buildings in Belfield Street, Old Town, Ipoh is very reminiscent of the days when budding entrepreneurs bought a single plot of land and had their own [...]
Most tourists that traverse Old Town make a point of photographing the Birch Memorial Clock Tower, just as this photographer has done in the past. But searching for a different [...]
Sunday is a good day to follow the published heritage walk around Old Town, Ipoh as there is not too much traffic and very few cars parked to obstruct the [...]
If you walk past the front of Lam Looking building, nothing much seems to be happening, but pause a moment and you will hear the mighty hammering of hacking tools and when [...]
Ipoh has many of these shop-sign pillars lining the 5-foot way, more we believe than any of the other Malaysian cities, but it is very unusual to see them in any [...]
It is very sad to see that the recent renovation of this building has included enclosing the 5 foot walkway that was designed to provide shelter for passing pedestrians from the [...]
One of our supporters was having a walk around Old Town with his camera last Sunday. He stopped by the Birch Clock Tower to admire the beautiful paintwork on the [...]
This little wooden hut, still standing a few metres off the Changkat Batu Gajah Road is the last in a row of similar huts where the married police officers lived [...]
This postcard dates from around 1935 and shows the Hugh Low Bridge as most people still call it today. At one time when Hugh Low, as a British Colonial, was out [...]
This genuine Kinta Town Board notice from 1956 or thereabouts is nothing less than bizarre. What on earth did one do with sticks and stones? However 5 cents for a [...]
Just a set of bones, but a very important set at that! For this is Perak man. The oldest skeleton found in the Peninsula so far. He is believed to [...]
Most people remember 1948 as the start of the Emergency, but this envelope from Ipoh's Station Hotel reminds us about something else. We were under British Colonial Rule; The British [...]
This grand old picture dates from 1894 when a bull elephant gallantly refused to move off the rail tracks, close to Teluk Anson (now Teluk Intan) in defence of his herd against what [...]
Although this meeting in Beijing is not directly related to Perak, it is a fact that it was Perak in particular that continued to suffer from the communists for several [...]
This photograph came with the caption "An important street in Ipoh in 1950". However we cannot name it nor decide why it is said to be important. Can you? Don't [...]
This divided back, unused, card from Airfoto is centred on the Perak State Mosque with the Railway Station clearly visible between it and the limestone hills which form the backdrop against [...]
Something we want bring to your attention. The following is an extract from a notice posted by the MPOA. ....the Malaysian Palm Oil Association - Perak have decided to construct [...]
How Others See Us. Below is a true copy of Lonely Planet's latest report on Ipoh. Check it out if you don't believe me. We simply added the red highlighting. For [...]
Although so far nobody has commented on our earlier blog about the disgraceful state of Panglima Lane today, I thought that you might like to see what it should look [...]
This picture shows three "young at heart" Europeans enjoying the slide into the top pool of three that made up the Taiping Club's swimming pool in the 1950s. It is [...]
For those of you interested in what's happening in your local Ipoh community and if you'd like to receive the Ipoh Echo in your email inbox, you can now do [...]
Click on picture to enlarge With the God's Little Acre Remembrance ceremony taking place last month in Batu Gajah a number of people have asked who was actually buried there [...]
Just a stone's throw from the river beautification project and in one of the most interesting parts of Old Town is Market Street and this eyesore. What can one say? Do we [...]
In December last year there was a revelation by the Datuk Bandar, Ipoh, that the legendary tunnel under the Ipoh Town Hall, which is said to join the Railway Station to [...]
We are grateful to Ramesh who has lent us this photograph so that we may share it with you. The photograph shows Chamberlain Road, Ipoh with Jalan Bendahara at the [...]
Mangrove forests are one of the Earth’s most rapidly disappearing ecosystems. These coastal forests, with trees adapted to growing in salty soil and water, protect coastlines from erosion and are [...]
High on an abrupt limestone cliff near Ipoh, a whole series of rock paintings drawn with haematite paint were discovered in 1959 and are estimated to be between 5,000 to [...]
This advertisement shows the first Times of Malaya Building in Ipoh, where it was adjacent to the Birch Memorial Clock Tower. The Times of Malaya: Planters and Miners Gazette was [...]
During the Malayan Emergency from 1948 to 1960 Communist attacks on roads and railways were a regular part of living in Malaya, particularly where transfer of cash was concerned. Consequently [...]
When the Japanese invaded Malaya in the Second World War, John Davis’s service in that country could have ended. Determined to help the land he had come to love, however, [...]
The photographs, taken by a Japanese tourist, show Ipoh’s famous Beef Noodle Stall in operation in Theatre Street in 1968 where it served the people of Ipoh for more than [...]
This photograph taken by Kamy Studio, Ipoh has Chinese characters on the back which read: "To Ms Chai Kwai Ying, The Red Crane Band, 22-12-70." If any one can tell [...]
On 14 June 2009 both the China Press and Oriental Daily kindly featured the launch of ipohWorld's new database archive and blog. The photographs show guests viewing the photographic exhibition, "Snapshots [...]
As an introduction to the launch of ipohWorld's new website, database archive and blog at the Royal Ipoh Club on 13 June 2009, the Star Newspaper kindly featured us on [...]
There is nothing to add to my previous comments except to ask "Doesn't anyone care?"
Our last Gopeng post related to the new museum there and also remarked that parts of the town were falling down. For those of you who do not know the [...]
Upgrade and renovation of fine building need to be tastefully done (architecturally) example the Ipoh High Court, Extension to St Michael school. Tent structure extension to the Ipoh railway station [...]
Following on from my two previous posts about the Foochows of Sitiawan, here is the promised image of the book referred to. Written by Shih Toong Siong, a descendant of [...]
In my last post I featured the Sitiawan Settlement Museum within the Kampong Koh Memorial Garden. Now, you may not know about this aspect of Sitiawan, which actually has an [...]
Sometime ago we made an afternoon visit to the Settlement Museum within the Kampong Koh Memorial Garden. Opened in September 2003 and sited in the 70 year-old house of the [...]
The virtually unspoilt town of Beruas is well off the beaten track for most of us, but I actually made the effort and got there last year. The museum is [...]
by Sir George Maxwell, KBE, CMG. When Sir George first travelled from Taiping to Batu Gajah by gharry, sampan and pony in 1891 most of the Kinta Valley was under [...]
Click on Picture to Enlarge For those of you who do not get the Star Northern Edition or the Ipoh Echo, here are some glimpses of Gopeng's Own Hometown Museum. [...]
A friend visited the Birch Memorial Clock Tower and brought us back these pictures. The top two are at the top of the steps as you approach the tower from [...]
Most people know about FMS, the oldest bar in Malaysia which is currently under renovation. Indeed many people fear that it will never open again. However it certainly looks hopeful. [...]
Known by Perakians young and old as The Old Post Office, and despite being connected to the Town Hall the building has been empty since the early 1990s and been derelict for [...]
Lam Looking building in Laxamana Road, Ipoh was destroyed by fire. Heritage buffs rejoiced when they heard that the bazaar had a new owner who was to restore it. Sure [...]
From time to time (but with monotonous regularity) Ipoh suffers a mysterious fire in one or other of the old buildings in Old or New Town. This one in Brewster [...]
Does anyone know anything about this club please. The badge is small (4cm diameter) and self adhesive. It is made from metal.
British Police Lieutenants Street and Allmond were posted to Kuala Selangor within days of their first arrival in Malaya. They reached that town without incident and spent the night there. [...]
No doubt you have heard of dairy farms, vegetable farms and the like, but what about "Gambling Farms"? The term Gambling Farms (so-called because they were run by representatives of syndicates [...]
At the start of the 20th century, the above title certainly belonged to Foo Choo Choon. Prior to him the mantle of the Richest Man in the FMS changed hands [...]
POLICE LIEUTENANT M R LIVINGSTONE KILLED IN AMBUSH IN TEMENGGOR 25 DECEMBER, 1950 At approx 10.00 a.m. on the 25th December, 1950, a party of seven police constables of the [...]
Does anyone recognise this family and their car, registration AA3. The photo came with some others from the albums of the Lau Ek Ching family of Ipoh and Pasir Pinji.
These Malayan Railway railcars designed by the Brtish and named the Wickham Armoured Railcar, were used during the Malayan Emergency 1948-1960 to carry bullion and other valuables to protect them [...]
Just published, this book includes a history of the school, recollections of years gone by and some thoughts on the way ahead for the next century. It is available from [...]
Published by Media Masters, Singapore and Authored by Sybil Kathigasu, Chin Peng and Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor, Faces of Courage stands as the first in-depth study of Malaya’s legendary [...]
Jerry Francis is a former Journalist with the New Straits Times and was Regional Editor based in Ipoh for a good many years. Travelling with his photographer Thomas Wong Tuck [...]
This newly published book tells stories about Ipoh around 1957 and Merdeka when Malaya was in a time of change with the British on their way out and Malayans ruling [...]
In 1920, Wong Jee Seong (Wong), an immigrant from China, was employed as a bank clerk in Ipoh, earning the princely sum of $28 per month. In those days this [...]
"A good storyteller never lets the facts get in the way.” Dave Allen, Comedian. Before the Japanese invasion in 1941, there was plenty of entertainment for Ipoh people although many [...]
This Story is translated from the book by Mr. Choo Choong Yin's Book on Ipoh and its stories, written in Chinese. The year was 1986. There was a coffeeshop [...]
The stylish modernity of Ipoh owes it to some landmark buildings by B M Iversen, a Danish architect who came to Malaya in 1928 and started his own practice in [...]
In response to a request herewith our version of the history of ACS Ipoh. If you believe we have made any mistakes please let us know. "The Anglo-Chinese Boys School [...]
Tan Sri Dato Seri Yuen Yuet Leng, a Perakian and Police Officer extraordinary. Author of Operation Ginger and Nation Before Self, both being compulsive reading. We recommend them.
But can you name them all please?
But when was it and what were they celebrating?
But can anyone name them for us please?
Definitely Ipoh, but who are they? We would dearly love to know.
This small photo just two inches wide is marked on the back as above plus Standard IIIA. It is written by the same hand as the other ACS Senior Cambridge [...]
This interesting looking group posing for their photograph on and around bags marked Toong Hing (at least I think that is what they say) are completely unknown to us. The [...]
Again found in a heap of photos in Ipoh, could this be a very early Police pilot taking off from Ipoh? We would love to know more if anyone [...]
I have studied the dictionary but cannot make any sense of the office function. What did they do? The nearest I can get to is that they were inspectors or [...]
Picked up among a pile of Ipoh Photos this is clearly labelled on the back as above. If you know anyone from that era and school please tell them about [...]
This is a photograph taken at Ipoh Airport. It is a large group and in the centre the two men dressed in suits are presumably important enough to draw the [...]
This is a 1969 calendar produced by Kinta Traders, at 43 Treacher Street, Ipoh. They claimed to provide the latest fashion wear. It is a 6 page calendar (2 months per page) [...]
This is a rare photograph of a Kopitiam hawker cutting roast pork from a joint hanging above his chopping board, on which there is already a hearty portion of cut meat. [...]
This is said to be a Chinese Chess set and is made from paper. Each strip has two Chinese characters on it. If anyone knows how to play this game, [...]
This came with a batch of SMI photos. but without any information. Where is the pool? Who are the boys and who is the European lady with their trainer? Can [...]
In the great days of Perak mining when Kinta Valley was the world’s biggest producer of tin, gambling was one of the main evils (alongside opium, women, alchohol and the Secret [...]
"To eat durian is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience.” Alfred Russell Wallace, The Malay Archipelago. Despite being written almost 150 years ago, that is [...]
As part of our objective of saving the history of the Kinta Valley for future generations we try to gather original memories about days past. Here is one about Rickshaws. [...]
Proud parents and grandparents maybe, pose for the graduation photo. Can anyone tell us who they are please?
Taken in Ipoh this is believed to be a birthday party, but does anyone recognise the group? There are several generations there. Please click on photo to enlarge.
This young man looks like the lone swimmer and scout pictured in December that it is suggested could be Dr. Lim Cho Luan. Does anyone have a contact for him or [...]
Surely there must be someone out there who knows about the old SMI scouts! Please help if you can.
This came in the same batch of pics as a lot of SMI. Where did they go camping and who can you recognise please?
Another SMI group, but I don't think we have seen this Brother in earlier photos, or have we? Again there are some Scouts here, but so far we have not managed [...]
This photo has suffered badly from mishandling, probably by a young child as it has crayon scribbles all over the reverse. Nonetheless it is still clear enough for someone out [...]
This little photo is originally just 2 inches square. The girls costumes (or were they called 'bathing suits' in those days) are very interesting. Would today's young ladies like the [...]
Written on the back of this is "That's my guitar, Victor". Who are they and Victor who?
We believe that Sheares Hall, Dunearn Road Hostel was used by University of Malaya. Is this correct and can anyone recognise some of the party people here please?
On the reverse of this photo taken by Tahlu Studio Ipoh is written 3-11-'57. But who is she? Her name and any other information would be great!
Could someone please confirm the location of this pool and if possible when the photo was taken and who is in the picture?
Now we are back in trouble with only the trees as background and no date, group title or names. I know someone out there can help. Please do.
Again not too much of a test as all we need is the names!
This is an easy one as we know where and when, but how about the names? Brothers, Masters or students would all be welcome.
I think we are now quite clear that this is at Tanjung Rambutan, but when was it and who are they? Could they be Scouts from SMI? Please try and recognise [...]
I have just noticed that pencilled lightly on the back of this one is July 1963. Sitting to the left of the brother (as we look at it) with glasses is [...]
Again we would love to know when this photo was taken, the class or group and the names of the brother, the teachers and any of the students please.
Written in pencil on the reverse is 'Debating Society 1956'. Is this the Main Convent? Can any of the girls be recognised and named please?
Marked on the reverse of the photograph as in the title, this is a good start, but who are they and where? Does anyone recognise the initials MJC? Please help [...]
Does anyone recognise these buildings. We are sure they are Ipoh and very early. If you can help, please do by commenting below.
We have no information about this shop other than we are assured it was in Ipoh. If anyone can identify the type of business, the location or the people in the shop we shall [...]
The girls are out for a walk but where, when and who? Please let us have any help you can. Thanks.
At least we know which school and when, but can anyone identify the teacher or any of the students please?
Does anyone know where and when this was taken and who is in the picture? Maybe the building behind or the shape of the school badge might help. Please leave [...]
Originally known as the Convent of the the Holy Infant Jesus, the school was founded by Mother St. Victoire, supported by Mother St. Anatoli, Assistant General to the Priests' Assembly [...]
Nothing is known about this picture of the Colonial Dispensary, although we are assured it is from Ipoh. There is the tail end of a car to the left of [...]
Another SMI Group, but when, what and who? Please help by letting us know about any details you may have about this picture.
Here we have girls and boys at the river, but which river, when was it and who are they? If you know anything about this picture please let us know.
Gathered around the table they are, but who are they and when and where was the photo taken? It looks like a school canteen, but which school? Please let us [...]
Probably from SMI, like the others below, this young man poses for his photograph. But who is he and when was the picture taken? If you know the answer, please [...]
This is an interesting line-up. Does anyone know who they are or the story of the hats please? Can anyone tell us the date the photo was taken?
Does anyone recognise this car or the young man in the photograph please. We really would like to know where and when the photo was taken and who he is.
Again we have an unknown photograph, this time of a mixed group enjoying the cool of the river. Does anyone know who they are, which river are they in and what [...]
If we guess correctly this is a student from SMI swimming team and a very successful one too! But who is he and when was this taken. Someone out there [...]
But who are they and when was the photo taken? Can anyone help us fill in these details please?
Another SMI photo we need help with. Can you tell us when this was and who is in the picture please?
Here is a group photo from St Michael's Institution. Does any one recognise the people and can you date it for us please?
This photo is one of a large number donated to us recently. Unfortunately no information came with them. This is going to be very difficult, but it is only a [...]
This book recently published by Dato Seri himself is written in 5 distinct parts. It covers his developing years at King Edward VII school in Taiping, his memories of the [...]
We are looking for a limited number of authors who would like to create their own original blogs on this site, about heritage topics in Perak. To us heritage is important and [...]