How many of you remember this desk and chair from your school days? ;)
Ever visited a banana plantation? Well, these kids have :) If you're one of the kids in the photo, do you remember your time there? We'd love to hear from [...]
When was the last time you had a picnic with your family/friends? Well, why not take advantage of the upcoming public holidays? These children seem to have the right idea....
Imagine waiting in anticipation for your exam results - only to be told they've been delayed! Well, it happened back in 1954...
Anyone here a fan of spelunking? Hmm...maybe I've lost you guys for a minute ;) Spelunking is the exploration of caves, especially as a hobby. So, back to the question in [...]
Remember the time (back in school) when you received an award for excellent exam results? I remember getting an award for good PMR results (though I can't recall what the [...]
On this date, in 1948, the movie "The Boy with Green Hair" played at Ruby in Ipoh. Anyone watched this movie? Did Peter's hair turn back to its original colour? [...]
Here's a nice one from Charlie Choong. Beautiful car, isn't it? Did YOU ever try to get a nice car/motorcycle to impress your date? Don't be shy...I'm sure you may [...]
Well....not quite. But forget the circus for a while; do you remember the days when advertising was done via vehicles? Like this photograph below (from Hong Soon Kheong): Do you [...]
When The Falcons had to end due to their manager quitting, the band members, Joe Chin, Michael Ho, Christopher Choong and Thomas Ham decided to concentrate on their education, leaving [...]
courtesy of: Mohd Taib, Ipoh This play opened in 1938. Some of you may be too young to recall this...or were not even born yet. Then, there was [...]
Since we're still on the topic of famous names, how many of you remember Harold Jansz? And how many of you have seen him in action?
courtesy of: Hong Soon Keong In the 1960s, a magician by the name of John Calvert drove from the Ipoh Airport to Lido Cinema...blindfolded! No, I'm not kidding; [...]
....that Alfred Bird invented this product (pictured above) because his wife was allergic to eggs? Since this product has been around for quite a while, has anyone tried this? What does [...]
We've heard from the fans of model aeroplanes and model cars. Now we'd like to hear from those who played with model ships. Did you have your own fan club?
Special thanks to SK and Ooi Kean Chye for these photos. On the left is NTPS Pasir Puteh back in 1962, on the right is the same school today (2019). [...]
picture courtesy of SK Students from NTPS Jalan Pasir Puteh are probably grinning at the screen now. As for the former students...has the school changed much over the [...]
Ever had one of these in your home? This one shown above is of course for children; the adult-sized ones are larger. I do wonder if such an object [...]
If they ever came to life (like in those Disney cartoons), perhaps these vehicles would have been good friends ;) Here we have a bicycle, a car and a van; [...]
from: Ruth Iversen Rollitt Familiar area? Yes? No? Well, I don't blame you if you can't recognise this place. It is SO VERY DIFFERENT now. For those [...]
courtesy of: SK Let's hear from the Boy Scouts. What were your favourite memories back then? (Or, maybe you have an interesting campfire-tale or two to share?)
courtesy of Charlie Choong Thanks to our donor, we have an interesting photograph here. These boys (and their Teacher perhaps?) are in the middle of a cross-country run. [...]
picture courtesy of: Royal Perak Motor Club Do you remember the year these Alfa Romeo cars came to Malaysia? Perhaps the car-lovers might be able to tell us [...]
No, we're not being 'bitter' about it...but did anyone realise that this beautiful floral clock is no more? For those who've never had the chance to see it, here are [...]
picture from: Ann Kesselring Hamon Yes, the building in the background is none other than the Veterinary Research Institute at Tiger Lane. Our donor estimates that this photo [...]
Left image: Simee New Village, 1951 (from the Kinta Valley Book) Right image: Simee today (picture from the Star, 12th October 2018) How many of you out there [...]
courtesy of Ann Kesselring Hamon No, this was said to be the temporary building for the Anglo Chinese Girls' School, back in the 1950s. For those of you who [...]
We've all heard (and seen videos) of shopping-adventures (and misadventures too). For those of you who've been to Emporium Perak, do share some stories with us ;)
Where were YOU back in 1979? Did you witness the Castrol ASEAN Rally? Do you remember seeing this car (picture above) in action? Although the photo is not too clear, [...]
Come on, dancers...don't be shy! Tell us ALL about your 'fancy moves' ;)
from Gurpal Singh Bhuller (click to enlarge) We received this via email from SK (who sent it to us on behalf of the donor). According to SK, Gurpal [...]
We thank Lennie Brooks for these pictures. Her father once served in the 15/19 Hussars as their Company Sergeant Major Instructor. Back in 1955, they lived at No. 20, Chung [...]
courtesy of Charlie Choong Ms Monroe once sang about diamonds being a girl's best friend. From this photo, it seems like this lady loves the car (instead of [...]
Some of you remember your 'O' and 'A' Levels (and how HARD you worked to get good grades!) Then there are others who did the Government Examination for Chinese Schools [...]
When was the last time you saw / or even used this?
As a follow up to our previous blog post, we'd like to share something Ipoh Remembered sent us. This is a Cadbury advertisement printed in 1919!
Yes, this is indeed a Cadbury tin. Have you seen it before? If you have, do you remember how much these chocolates cost back then?
Could this have been a branch of Cold Storage? Or, perhaps Cold Storage's competitor? We don't know, so we're hoping someone out there could help us out. Our anonymous donor [...]
I was. What about YOU?
Yes, you read it right - Anglo-Chinese Girls' School. Maybe you're more familiar with its current name - Methodist Girls' School (MGS). Anyway, here is a nostalgic photograph taken during [...]
Anyone remember this comic/magazine? Was Roy named after a famous football star? If you were one of those who followed this series, did he make it to Mexico? [ Yes, [...]
Yes, another corny pun :) Remember this brand of detergent? What about the free gift that came with it? I'm sure there are some of you out there (yours truly included) [...]
No, we didn't make this word up ;) 'Sinalco' is said to be an abbreviation of the Latin sine alcohole, which means "without alcohol". Sinalco is the oldest soft drink brand in Europe [...]
Yes, there was once a cinema hall named Princess Theatre. No, not in Ipoh...but in Kampar. Remember what it looked like? Here's a picture (courtesy of Charlie Choong) to jog [...]
In this 1959 photograph, our donor (Charlie Choong) can be seen posing on the steps of the Birch Clock Tower. Note the bust in the background ;)
Calling all scouts out there! Do you remember this training booklet?
We once featured an old railway ticket. Today, we're showcasing a platform ticket. :) Yes, it cost 20 cents!
I remember picture cards, posters, and even the more modern audio/visual teaching aids. But I've not seen one like this (pictured below). This teaching aid was said to be used [...]
Recognise this drawing? Were you any good at it? Did you have 'flying' competitions with your friends? Ok, own up...how many of you played with paper planes? We'd also like [...]
Today's blog picture is from Sybil de Roquigny (via email). She tells us that this is the embankment (with a flight of steps) in front of her grandmother's house; if [...]
Before you ask, yes...we've checked on Google maps, and this shop doesn't seem to exist now. Perhaps it has been replaced by another business....or maybe it now goes by another [...]
Have you ever had a musical box? This one pictured here is a Music Box Teaching Clock, which plays the tune "Grandfather's Clock" while teaching the young ones how to [...]
Let's see if the Michaelians remember this one (see pictures below): Recognise the costumes? The actors? The title of the play? I only recognise Bro Pius Kelly, standing in the [...]
Is your teacher in this group? If yes, do point him/her out to us? The only one I recognise here is Bro Ultan Paul.
courtesy of: Michael Ho click to enlarge This photo was taken on 8th December 1954. It was taken during the Marian Year Pageant. Were you part of this [...]
click image to enlarge We thank SK for sharing these stickers with us. Familiar, aren't they? These stickers apparently came with MAD Magazine. Did you collect them? Were they part [...]
At one time, putting your long hair up in a bun was a popular style. Coloured pins, hair nets, fancy clips and alike were a rave. But have you ladies [...]
Here's something for our local football fans. This article is from Mingguan Malaysia, dated 9 April 1972. Perak and Selangor were set to meet at the Merdeka Stadium. Did anyone [...]
Yes, one look at this machine and all that comes to my mind is: a bowl of shaved ice, drenched in brown sugar syrup and topped with jelly (of various [...]
This is a photograph of a pure natural bristle toothbrush, made in England by Saxony. How many of you have seen such an artifact, eh?
We thank Thomas Lee for sharing this photograph with us. These happy children seem every excited about their lanterns. Did YOU own such a lantern when you were their age?
Heard of this brand? Yes? No? These matches are locally made. Don't believe me, check out the next picture. Yes, this brand is made in Teluk Intan.
As the story goes...... "in 1889 two brothers, Édouard Michelin and André Michelin, ran a rubber factory in Clermont-Ferrand, France. One day, a cyclist whose pneumatic tire needed repair turned up at the [...]
Have you heard of the Iskandar Shah School?
This photo is from Michael Ho's collection. Here we have a Form One class from St Michael's Institution, back in 1980. Michaelians, do you recognise yourselves?
This camera had 4 (yes, 4) lenses, and a built-in flash too. Yes, I'm talking about the Polaroid MiniPortrait 403. Did you have your portrait taken with one of these [...]
...you saw something like this? Some of you may already know what this is. Well, let me just say that our famed Star Barber once used this tool...
We thank Sybil for this class photograph, showing the students and teachers from the HIJ Convent (now SM Convent), Ipoh. Sybil managed to provide some names (click here); however, we [...]
This NST picture shows people collecting their rice rations from one of the 19 distribution points in Sungai Siput. The gentleman in the foreground is See Khoon Lim, the then chairman [...]
Does anyone recall there being a photo studio along Market Street, Ipoh?
Do you have a favourite birthday memory? We'd like to hear about it...just for nostalgia's sake. Here's a nice photo of Honey Lim, celebrating her 2nd birthday.
How many of you remember The Drifters? How many of you saw them perform at the Rex Cinema? How many of you remember the dragons on the walls, which 'watched [...]
Yes, you read it right! Don't these ladies look lovely? Special thanks to Ong Wei Mei for the above photograph, which was taken in 1966.
Back in the day, many of us were 'recycling' old tins and boxes. Like this W&R Jacob & Co biscuit tin - which was turned into a sewing kit. What [...]
Does anyone remember these lovely ladies and their hula hoops? Well, I'm sure some of you do. These ladies performed at the Lido Theatre; at one time, it was common [...]
I wonder how many of you remember this advertisement. We got this off the back back of an old exercise book. What other products were advertised on the back of [...]
Does this building look familiar? We'd like to know more about this kindergarten - especially when it began.
...a rotary dial phone? I remember having one at home....and I also remember how my small fingers kept getting stuck in those number holes :) Well, here's some nostalgia for [...]
Special thanks to Oon Eng Hock (and SK) for sharing the above photograph with us. Anderson Alumni might remember this special day...when the then Education Minister - En Mohd Khir [...]
courtesy of Mohamad Sharizan Here's something cute for you, hope it chases away your Monday blues!
Familiar? Yes, we did have a Capitol Cinema in Ipoh once. But not anymore. However, the cinema shown in this picture does not look like the one in Ipoh. But [...]
picture courtesy of: Mohamad Sharizan bin Mohd. Supian No, this isn't a scene from the movie Grease.....neither is this a very young version of John Travolta ;) We just thought of [...]
This steamboat is 'powered' by charcoal. Yes, I kid you not! This brass object is divided into the base, pot and lid. The soup is placed in the pot, which [...]
Ever wondered about the origins of your favourite laundry detergent / soap? Such soaps once came in bars, before the modern powdered and liquid form. Which is why I'd like [...]
No, not the dessert craved by chocolate-lovers....rather the type of camera - the Brownie No.2! This one here is a special edition model, made in conjunction with the Silver Jubilee [...]
How many of you remember this game? What about the rules? Care to give us a 'demonstration'?
Believe it or not, this model dates back to the late 1800s. No, we're NOT pulling your leg ;) Apart from the dust and rust, it's still functioning....even the little [...]
How many of you have heard of Cow & Gate? Apparently it was started by two brothers from Surrey, UK.
These bulbs could be used for torchlights, radio panels and bicycle lamps too. I do wonder; were they long-lasting bulbs?
We featured Van Houten some time ago, and many of you shared your thoughts on it. Today we'd like to know if any of you are familiar with Droste Cocoa [...]
Could this have been one of your well-loved toys as a child? Or, maybe you prefered model aeroplanes? I recall 'falling in love' with LEGO, as a child. Before that, [...]
click to enlarge We thank Steven Kan for the above photograph - showing Form 5 Science 3, of Anderson School, back in the mid 1970s. And just in case some [...]
We thank Ian for sharing these photos with us. Ian Sheldrick used to study at BACS Ipoh from October 1962 - October 1964. The photos he shared with us were [...]
No, I didn't make that up! Apparently (as stated in good 'ol Wikipedia), the 'HP' in this popular brand actually stands for Houses of Parliament! Just a show of hands [...]
...a collector of those Nestle labels? The one we have below had a simple recipe printed on the back. My aunt and I used to collect some of these back [...]
I'm sure everyone recognises the gentleman seated in the middle. :) Yes, he's none other than Rev Bro Vincent Corkery - of St Michael's Institution. The photograph was part of [...]
Looking at this picture (from Lay Jin Chew), I couldn't help but wonder how much Ipoh's landscape has changed over the years. Could that bridge (far left) be part of [...]
Have you seen such a uniquely shaped spoon? I wonder if that little piece jutting out is meant to rest on the rim of the tea cup...
How many of you remember this guide book? Was it a must-have among students back in the late 1950s / early 1960s?
We've heard from the car lovers, the food lovers, the history buffs too. Now, we'd like to hear from the music lovers...have you ever played the mandolin? The one shown [...]
The photo doesn't really show this once famous bakery, but you can see the sign on the wall (extreme right). I vaguely remember this bakery, which was a family-run business. [...]
We thought we'd tease you all today...with this little artifact. Do you know what this is? Apparently, it's a 'modesty cap' for little boys? Don't believe us, look at [...]
We took this off the 1977 edition of the AMCIAN - the Ave Maria Convent school magazine. This is an aerial view of the school building and the surroundings. We've [...]
This sundry shop was once at 40 Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, in Canning Garden. But that was back in the 1960s - 1970s. This shop was later taken over by [...]
Imagine this: you're travelling along a random road in Ipoh, and you encounter a car, a bullock-cart and bicycle moving one behind the other in the opposite lane! It might [...]
They say chocolate is comfort-food. Well, as a chocoholic myself I agree with that statement. It's either a few pieces broken off a big bar, or even good 'ol chocolate [...]
Some of you may recognise the street. It may or may not be Ipoh...but that's not important. What we would like to know is, do any of you remember the [...]
Have you used these to write? Perhaps not...maybe your parents or grandparents did? Anyhow, these were what I would call the 'early pencils'. And of course, you used them on slate [...]
...well, not really ;) But do YOU remember what your examination paper looked like when you were in school? Here's one from 1928, the English Grammar paper from Cambridge for [...]
Did you own a Brownie Reflex? Do you remember the very first camera you owned? If you're one of those who took up photography as a hobby, we'd love to [...]
The music fans have had quite an interesting discussion on our blog lately. So, we decided to put up this picture - just to see if it jogs any memories [...]
Here's a nice one of happy faces, taken at the Main Convent (HIJ Convent) back in the late 1940s. We thank Marea Smith for sharing this lovely photograph with us. [...]
Courtesy of: Darren Teh We thank Darren Teh for the above picture. He also shared the following with us via email: I was staying in Greentown then and used to [...]
...even before those smaller Nokias too, THIS was what a hand phone looked like! Yes, it was heavier than a bar of chocolate. No, it didn't have a tiny camera [...]
picture courtesy of: Ruth Iversen Rollitt How many of you remember Rowley Kindergarten? Was it a big school? Do you have pictures from those days? We'd love to hear more...
Convent Girls, do you recall what your classroom looked like? Well, this was a typical classroom at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (or Main Convent) back in the [...]
No, it's not another racket (or racquet, if you prefer). What do you think it is? STOP PRESS: We thank Ignatius Chiew for sending us these pictures - [...]
No, we're not kidding....these are actual wooden badminton rackets! Did any of you own one of them?
...about the Darkie evolution? How many of you were (and maybe still are?) faithful consumers of this Hawley & Hazel product?
picture from: Gogan Singh According to our donor, he and his friends were part of the few non-Chinese devotees who took part in the 9 Emperor Gods festival back in [...]
Here's something for the 'Milo babies' :)
picture from: Gogan Singh; click to enlarge We know old school photographs are rather popular on our blog. So here's another one. Were you one of these handsome young men? [...]
Remember these? How many of you recall those days at the barbers, while the Indian uncle patiently snipped at your hair?
....that Ovaltine was actually Ovomaltine? And that the name changed because it was spelt wrongly when the trademark was registered? Here's a extract from Wikipedia: Ovaltine was developed in [...]
From past blog posts, we've had Readers sharing their memories about some of the many smaller departmental stores in Ipoh. With the coming of hypermarkets and malls, these small businesses [...]
HIJ Convent girls, this one's for YOU! Do you remember this badge? Did you have trouble remembering the lyrics of the school song? Do you recall the motto? Come on, [...]
Sometimes, families make day trips / weekend trips during school holidays and such. I wonder if this how these children found themselves posing next to the canon (picture below). Do [...]
photo courtesy of: Duncan Paterson How many of you enjoyed a good game of tug-o-war? I loved the 'rush' of pulling the other team over the line...thus winning. The downside [...]
A few blogs ago, we featured some members of the St John's Ambulance brigade marching in front of some shop houses. Well, this time...the members seem to be assembling a [...]
We thank Duncan Paterson for the above photograph. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us where in Ipoh this place is? Do the buildings look [...]
These young men belong to the St John's Ambulance brigade. Do you recognise them? Or, can you identify the shop houses in the background?
click to enlarge Do you recognise this panorama? Can you guess which part of Ipoh this is? While you're trying to name the buildings and streets, can you also give [...]
Have you ever come across this brand? I've never heard of the brand, but the bull dog (in the logo) is similar to the one used by Guinness ;)
Anyone remember this store? According to the label, Hup Hing Shoe Store was along Laxamana Road. I wonder what happened to the place....
Yes, for those of you who didn't know.....flour actually came in linen bags in those days! Do you remember those linen flour bags? Did you keep those bags once they [...]
I'm sure everyone recognises this lady from Lat's comics! She's none other than Mrs Hew. Ever wondered what she looked like back in the day? Check out the picture below, [...]
Since it's Teacher's Day today, we decided to feature a very prominent figure in our education's history - Aminuddin Baki. Born in Chemor, he began his early schooling at Chemor [...]
What could one do with: an ice cream stick, a satay stick, a rubber seed and some string? Well, make a toy propeller of course! How many of you remember [...]
How many of you remember this comic book? It wasn't that long ago.....this edition also featured a picture of a WW2 aircraft - the Hawker Typhoon. So, can we hear [...]
Remember these fruit-flavoured sweets? I've never heard of this brand though...more familiar with Foxes and Sugus ;) If you were a fan of these sweets, do share some of your [...]
picture courtesy of Gary Lai (via SK) We received this photo and description from SK: This picture was send to me by Gary Lai from Anderson School, Ipoh. I have [...]
....there was the ever useful Mortar & Pestle! Yes, I'm sure you all remember pounding away those herbs and spices in these :)
I remember the first time I tried Cadbury's chocolate. At that time, it seemed like the most delicious snack for a 5 year old. I also remember eating more than [...]
Yes, this is what a Malayan Airways airline ticket looked like back then! :)
Has anyone tried this brand of butter? I wonder if this brand costs as much as Golden Churn. Or, perhaps this was a cheaper alternative to Golden Churn?
Remember this brand of oats? I never knew Uncles Tobys sold oats...I only remember their muesli bars :) Did anyone try this brand? Was it as good as Quaker oats?
I doubt this brand needs an introduction. How many of you remember these jujubes? Were they really effective for sore throats and such?
I've been living in Greentown all my life...but I have to admit, this building (picture below) does not ring any bells ;) Can our Greentown-experts help us out please?
Remember this brand of perfume? It's alcohol free. Does the brand ring a bell?
Any SMI Alumni remember this? Why were the buses parked in the compound? Were the students on their way to a field trip? Take a good look and give us [...]
Dear Ipoh-ites.....was there a hill named after Sir Hugh Low somewhere in Perak? We were wondering based on the picture below. picture from: Charlie Choong On that note, do you recognise [...]
We were told that this was the Form 3 Class of 1967 at Methodist English School (later known as Methodist High School or MHS). Our source also mentioned the teacher's [...]
picture courtesy of: Kalwant Singh Remember the milkman from days of old? Well, this milkman looks rather young...and here he is at his bicycle (the milk churn is hidden, on the [...]
Once a famous grooming product for men, Potter & Moore's Solidified Brilliantine is said to soften hair (including facial hair). Anyone remember this product?
Were you a fan of the famed cat eye lens glasses / sunglasses? (picture below) It is said that this style was made popular by stars like Marilyn Monroe and [...]
source = Charlie Choong Do the shops look familiar to you? Yes, this is none other than Brewster Road. Note that traffic was not as heavy as it is now....back [...]
How many of you 'swear' by this brand of polish? Is Brasso still in production?
Our donor (Lee Seong Yan) shared this little story with us: "Remember the '50s when you can get a bun with scraped coconut in brown sugar as fillings costing only [...]
Source: Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming Have YOU rode an elephant? I haven't...only been on a pony and an ostrich. We'd like to hear from you - Elephant Riders! :)
source: Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming This was probably taken at a school sports day - most likely the ACGS (Anglo Chinese Girls School) Sports Day! I do wonder is [...]
This is what our donor - KT Pillai - had to say about this photograph: Taken in year 1966 as the baby my Mum is carrying is my younger sister. I [...]
Our donor Marea Smith tells us that this was what Malim Nawar looked like in 1981. Been to Malim Nawar lately? Has the place changed much over the years...or is [...]
Here's another one from Janet Ferguson and Nellie Cumming - showing a school play. Recognise anyone?
Special thanks to our donors - Janet Ferguson & Nellie Cumming - for the following picture. Somewhere in the above photograph is Nellie Cumming, who was a student at [...]
At first, it seems like a game of Tag....but I suppose this is based on a similar concept. I'm talking about Kabaddi. How many of you played this outdoor game [...]
Any Yuk Kwan School alumni out there? Were you in the Form II B - 1 Class back in 1977?
Ipoh-ites reminiscing the good 'ol days when Jubilee Park was an entertainment hub - back in the 60s and 70s :)
We thank Marea Smith for this picture. She told us (via e-mail) that she was once a student of the HIJ Convent (now Main Convent) in Ipoh. Here's a shout [...]
In the photo are Marea Smith (our donor) and C.A. Thurling. This was taken at the Ipoh Airport back in 1953. We'd like to draw your attention to the wooden [...]
We thank Marea Smith for sharing this photograph with us. Incidentally, this view is from a car which was following an armed vehicle. Driving on Brewster Road back then seemed [...]
I do wonder why such a beautiful, serene place (above) was named Python Lagoon. Anyway, this 1948 picture (from Marea Smith) was taken at the Kuala Kampar Tin Fields. Marea [...]
courtesy of Charlie Choong Whenever the subject of cafes and coffee houses enter our blog-sphere, many of our Readers mention Green Fern. Well, here's an old receipt from Green Fern. [...]
picture from: Danial Doutriaux Some school canteens sold food which were a crowd favourite. Some were known for their cheerful hawkers. Food aside, some canteens became a 'meeting place' for [...]
Some call it Hopscotch; some call it Ketinting. Whatever it was called back then, I know some of you had HOURS of fun playing this game!
Since we had such an interesting discussion about The Nautilus Inn (our previous blog), we decided to put up another receipt from yet another cafe in Ipoh. How many of [...]
Bottle-caps or Ceper (as some call it) was quite a popular children's game back then. I don't know the actual rules of this game. But from what I do know, [...]
Xiangqi is played on a board nine lines wide and ten lines long. As in the game 'Go', the pieces are placed on the intersections, which are known as points. [...]
We believe this to be the family of Richard Saxey (our donor) and Wendy Lewis - in Malim Nawar. I'd like to draw your attention to the unique furniture... By [...]
Our donor Richard Saxey tells us that this was taken around 1959-1960. He also mentions his teacher Mrs Kumar. So today we'd like to ask the 'members of the Malim [...]
Picture from Ruth Iversen Rollitt "Rental was $60 a month, a bargain in the immediate post-war years with the shortage of housing. Each house had 3 bedrooms upstairs; and downstairs. [...]
Here's another blast from the past from Richard Saxey. He tells us that this is "the picture of the badminton team, showing my elder brother Mr. E.H.White (know as Mick), [...]
Thanks to Alan, we've managed to find out what those Mandarin words meant. This time, we don't have any words...but I'm sure there's a clue in those shop houses in [...]
Click to enlarge We thank Charlie Choong for this photograph. As written on the photo itself, the year is 1970. What we'd like to know is where this photo was [...]
picture from Mr & Mrs Rasiah Anakili - click to enlarge We recognise Bro Pius Kelly, who was the 9th Brother Director of St Michael's Institution, seated in the centre. [...]
picture from: Leong Kai Loong, Ipoh Did you own a Mobo horse when you were young? My cousins and I used to play on a Triang car - which was [...]
picture from: Leong Kai Loong, Ipoh This is the Sam Tet School Basketball Team. We're guessing the date to be somewhere in the 1960s. Were you one of the players? [...]
picture from: Ho Hoo Wan, Ipoh These lovely ladies are part of the Form V batch of 1958 - from Sultan Yussuf School, Batu Gajah. They were some of the [...]
Farewell Party for Fr Ciatti, April 1970 (click to enlarge) Christmas Party, Nazareth Kindergarten. Catholic Centre, Ipoh. 10th November 1970 (click to enlarge) These photographs were taken from Michael [...]
Are you a fan of comics? Perhaps even an avid collector - especially of vintage editions? Do you remember Beano (picture above)? I don't recall Beano, but I do remember [...]
Keith Nelson sent us these a couple of years ago. We thought we'd share them with you, since we're still in the season of Chinese New Year. We'd love to [...]
click to enlarge I'm guessing the year to be around 1960 (could be wrong, though). Can anyone put some names to these lovely faces?
click photo to enlarge Special thanks to Danial Doutriaux for this photograph. This the Staff of 1956 - of the St Bernadette's Convent, Batu Gajah. Dear Convent girls, do you [...]
Have you played 'Happy Families'? Well, this game used to be known as 'Jovial Families' a long time ago. Here's a picture to refresh your memory. From what we were [...]
picture courtesy of: Mano Mano sent us this a while ago. He also included the following words: "...a photo of the school prefects of NTPS Pasir Puteh in 1967. Standing [...]
We were told that Anderson School once put up this play. Well, so did St Michael's Institution. We present to you the cast of 'Lady Precious Stream' - back in [...]
There was a time when you needed a visiting card to enter the hot springs in Tambun. Besides the pool and egg boiling, apparently there was also a bowling alley! [...]
We all know Elvis Presley had his share of impersonators; some were almost as good as the 'King' himself - with the deep voice AND the gyrating hips! Frank Sinatra [...]
If you don't, let us refresh your memory! I wonder if any one of you kept the old ones as a keepsake ;)
Yes folks, THIS was how they made copies of keys in those days....
If this looks 'foreign' to you, then you're probably very young ;) Yes folks, this is indeed a train ticket! Whoever bought this was taking the train from Tanjong Malim [...]
Ever use one of these? Some of you might have. I for one have never come across such a flask; the ones I've used didn't have such a locking mechanism [...]
At one time, you could buy this for 42 cents......of course the coupon was only for ONE dance. However, it came in a booklet of five coupons. This sample here [...]
Just in case you didn't know, today is Boxing Day - nothing to do with the actual sport, but rather it's the day where gifts are exchanged and opened. In [...]
With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we'd share this picture (from Larry Sawyer) with all of you. This is a scene from Kampar - where Santa came to [...]
Don't know where to go during this long break? How about Kellie's Castle? No, we're not advertising for this place. Rather just showing you what this iconic landmark looked like [...]
We've had past comments about Beauty Supermarket, which was once a famous shopping centre in Ipoh. The picture below show a pair of anniversary souvenirs from Beauty. Any collectors remember [...]
It is said that the story of Horlicks began with James & William Horlick from Glouscestershire, who came up with the idea of a malt milk drink (as an artificial [...]
Our Facebook-fans have been going wild over our previous posts. So here's another well-known brand to tease you lot ;) This tinplate dates back to around 1950. Oh, WHO does [...]
advertisement taken from Times of Malaya, 6 August 1959 From what I found out, the Zam Buk company came into existence in the early 1900s - in Yorkshire. This balm [...]
This was taken off the souvenir programme of "Fiddler on the Roof", back in 1974. Wasn't that long ago...I wonder how many of you remember this :) Maybe some of [...]
Back then, some folks in Ipoh counted the cinema halls and the famous Ipoh Race Course as part of their usual hang-outs (of course this was before Parkson and Aeon/Jusco [...]
Nicholas Jennings sent us this - with the title Ipoh Swimming Club 1962 original. Could this really be the original club - before the renovations took place? Also, notice the [...]
picture from: Ruth Iversen Rollitt What I found interesting about this one is the local boy's clothing - a pair of long pants, pulled up to his stomach ;) This [...]
With technology advancing everyday, I wonder how many of us can actually claim to have used a good old fashioned typewriter! This advertisement (sent to us by Nicholas Jennings) is [...]
We received this from Daniel Doutriaux (part of a series of photographs from an album). These are the girls from Batu Gajah Convent - excited as they explore the new [...]
advertisement courtesy of: Nicholas Jennings Philco Radios were around as early as 1928. However, the company almost went bust and was later bought over by Ford Motor Company (in the [...]
Nicholas Jennings (our donor) tells us that: the boy standing on the running board is his uncle Nigel (the third son of J A S Jennings). At the wheel is [...]
We received the following email from Kong Khen: "Recently, I found a class photograph of my dad taken in 1940. I've identified it as the remedial class of English lesson, [...]
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 [...]
picture from: Larry Sawyer I don't remember this design on our Malaysian planes (long before my time anyway ;) ) but I'm sure some of you out there do remember [...]
picture courtesy of Ruth Iversen Rollitt Some of you Anderson School Alumni may remember this building. The younger ones may have seen it in their school magazine. Well, this was [...]
Wendy Lewis tells us that this holiday resort was in Pangkor Island. Back then (probably the 1950s) there was no air-condition - only fans and mosquito nets! I wonder if [...]
(courtesy of Larry Sawyer) All you Philatelists out there may remember this First Day Cover (or even have it in your collection!). Yes, this one came out back in 1957 [...]
I know we've featured this house before. But this photo (from Larry Sawyer) is a coloured version- yes, it's the same beautiful house which is now (sadly) abandoned along Tiger [...]
Ruth Iversen Rollitt (our donor) tells us that there was a time when F&N supplied swings and slides for birthday parties! I didn't know this, did YOU? Did F&N bring [...]
From what we were told by the donor of this photograph (Larry Sawyer), this man was something of a side-attraction at the Ipoh Swimming Club - way back then ;) [...]
This is NOT in Ipoh, but do take note of the shape of the building - reminds me of our Ipoh New Market! We believe this to be part of [...]
Ruth Iversen Rollitt sent us this some time ago. It shows part of a funeral procession near the Ipoh Club. It must have been a funeral of someone important - [...]
I wonder if anyone out there remembers this young man (first picture). These pictures were part of an article which appeared in the Star (26th July 2014); according to the [...]
I remember the first time I tried to ride a bicycle - and failed miserably :( My bicycle was a small red one, with an adjustable seat. I never quite [...]
(click to enlarge) Here's another group photograph - this time from Anderson School, Ipoh. This was taken back in 1955. Recognise yourself somewhere in the group, Anderson Alumni? Fortunately, we [...]
Since Hari Raya is almost here, some of you might be thinking about your Kampong - this photo (from Michael Ho) may not depict your actual kampong, but I'm sure [...]
Quite sure many of you know which park this is. But what we're curious to know is: what are those buildings in the background? picture courtesy of: Angie Yeow
According to our donor, Angie Yeow, these girls were in Form V back in 1960. Recognise any of them? Notice the old-style uniforms? ;)
We received this from Ruth Iversen Rollitt. Based on previous pictures, I'm guessing that the girl on extreme left is Ruth herself. The children seem to be playing with make-shift [...]
No, we're not talking about those jungle-cats...we're talking about the inflatable ones from Esso (see below). We also have a little story about this on our database - it's not [...]
The AJS 350cc was my dad's. This was taken back in 1956 and this time, the toddler is me! The photo was taken at the end of the block of [...]
Does anyone remember this? I was surprised myself when I saw it - the Planta Margarine I know always came in plastic tubs ;) Perhaps someone out there remembers this [...]
That's what we'd like to ask you experts out there - especially the St Michael's Institute Alumni. Was this the First School Badge? Take a closer look (picture below). So [...]
We thank Angie Yeow for this "blast from the past". This 1964 photo, taken at the Town Padang, shows Angie and Lee Hock Mee - the Municipal Sports champions for [...]
Our donor Mano told us that: "The three wheeler is the Piaggio Ape. Unfortunately, it's not a full picture of the scooter with the 'Ovaltine' as the subject was the [...]
Those of you who remember them, did you cheer for the B Team? Or, perhaps someone reading this was one of the members of the B Team ;) On that [...]
Chooi-Hoong Foong's father was one of the Volunteer Police back in the 1950s (see picture below). Do you recognise the handsome young men in the above photograph? Any former members [...]
This is one dessert Ipoh has long been famous for......Tau Foo Far for those feeling a little peckish, and Soya Bean Milk for those who want something cold on a [...]
Some of you may have met me before. Some of you may remember me 'singing' during the war. Some say my 'voice' made quite an impression on the young ones [...]
At first glance, it probably looks like a stool. But it's really an ice shaver - look closely and you can see the blade ;) An ice block is run [...]
YK Choong sent this to us. He'd like some help with 'When' and 'Where' this picture was taken. ps: YK Choong thinks it's 1966...so there's a little clue for you [...]
We were told by our donor (Angie Yeow) that she thought this was part of the Japanese Garden. But, when you take a closer look...it seems to be part of [...]
Take a good look the postcard below ;) Could this be the old Ipoh Market? I've never seen the old market, but I know some of you out there remember [...]
That's what our donor Graham Barton said in his description of this photo (see below). Well, what do YOU think? On that note, see the hill in background? Could that [...]
We were told by Ruth Iversen Rollitt that these houses were designed by her father B M Iversen. click to enlarge Yes folks, these houses are STILL THERE - at [...]
This photograph is from Ron Lee (from Australia), sent through SK - who then forwarded it to us. (click to enlarge) So, Cator Avenue boys...do you see yourself (and/or your [...]
Mano asked if we could start a food blog page and after discussing it we have decided to intersperse our traditional style heritage photos with some food photos and invite [...]
Anyone remember this parade? Can you guess WHO the children are waving at? I'm sure this was not too long ago... We thank Alison Caldwell for this photograph.
We thank Ruth Rollitt for sending us this photo of her and her brother Per. According to Ruth, this was taken in 1950. The siblings are wearing local national costumes. [...]
(click to enlarge) Yusof sent us these wonderful photos. From his email, we know that he lived in Greentown from 1969-1981. Yusof also had this to say: "The house is [...]
(click to enlarge) KC sent us this cute one via Facebook. We thought we'd share it with all of you - especially with the Cator Avenue Alumni :) KC shared [...]
Here's a cute one from Sally Everist. According to her, the Japanese lady is John Friedlander's nurse. Do you recognise anyone else in this photograph?
This was among the lot sent to us from Nick Band. His father Albert Roy Band was part of the Malay Tin Dredge Co. in Batu Gajah. He had two [...]
Ever come across an oval-shaped dining table? Well, this picture (from Sally Everist) shows the late John Allison's dining room. Unique isn't it - since most homes have either long, [...]
Here's a gem from Ruth Rollitt. The little boy is her son, all anxious about his new hair cut :)
Calling all Tarcisian Convent (Ipoh) Girls! Remember what your school library looked liked in the 1960s? Well, here's a little clue for you. I'm sure much of the interior has [...]
We thank Alison Caldwell for sharing these pictures with us. They were taken when she lived here in Perak in the 1950's. Has much change been made to the festival [...]
Remember these seats? All you movie buffs out there, especially those who visited the old cinemas (not the modern cineplexes), I'm sure you'll recall sitting on similar chairs.
(Picture 1: Run Run Shaw) (Picture 2: Runme Shaw) We pay tribute to Run Run Shaw, of the famed Shaw Brothers, who passed away in Hong Kong yesterday. The Shaw [...]
[ Warning: the picture below may cause some of you to drool excessively ;) ] We thank Alison Cotterill (nee Caldwell) for this one. To what we were told, this [...]
Here's something to put you in the Christmas mood! We thank Alison Cotterill (nee Caldwell) for this one. According to Alison, this was taken in 1962 at the Lower Perak [...]
Are you in this photo? Or, perhaps you knew some of the players in this soccer team. Did any of them end up in our national football league? If you [...]
I'm sure the NTPS boys will be excited about these (see below) It was back in 1964, according to our donor Zahar. Well, does anyone know who won the [...]
We received these from Vince Cooper. Taken in 1948, these are scenes from the Taiping Jungle Pool. Do any of you remember this place? We'd love to hear from you [...]
We got this from Charlie Choong some time ago. Was this a dance competition? Was it part of some school event? Well, if any of you can remember this, do [...]
I've played it before, although I rarely won (perhaps, there's a trick in throwing the dice in order to get the right number ;) ) Anyway, LUDO seemed like a [...]
Yes, this is indeed a beautiful pair of beaded slippers. So, ladies...do any of you own such a pair? Or perhaps, you know someone who (still) makes such pretty footwear? [...]
Ah yes, the once popular Rediffusion Loudspeaker! Some of you may have seen (or owned) one in your younger days. I confess that I haven't (probably born too late! ;) [...]
In our previous post, we had a reply from the brother of the pretty lady sitting on the sports car. We now know her as Joan Lau. After some searching, [...]
...there were the galvanized tubs! Remember them? We thank Shuen Huey Foo for this gem ;)
Yes, folks...this is none other than the Philips Mechanical Engineer Construction Set! Did you have one of these? Or, perhaps you saw it on display in the shops and wished [...]
Do you recall the days when you could by an ice-cream sandwich for "satu kupang" (10 cents)? It was big money then, but today you hardly get a handful of [...]
Foo Pak Khean (Standard 1 C) and Foo Leong Khean (Primary 2 A) built this model of the Shum Cheong Fook Circus. These students of ACS Ipoh built this as [...]
Don't know about you, but milk is one of my favourite beverages - I especially love Dutchlady's chocolate flavoured milk ;) I vaguely remember growing up on Dumex. Can't recall [...]
This photograph (from Charlie Choong) was taken in the early 1960s. We think it was at one of the car shows by the Triumph Car Owner's Club. Do you remember [...]
Remember this group photo? It was taken in 1972, when the Superior General visited St Michael's Institution. Do you recognise the smiling faces? We thank Charlie Choong for this photo. [...]
This picture is from Keith Nelson's collection. It's not Ipoh, but we thought we'd share it with you all the same. Perhaps, someone out there grew up in or visited [...]
...that there once was a cinema in Buntong? Don't believe me, then take a good look at the picture below ;) Does this bring back any memories? Can anyone guess [...]
Yes, folks...this seems to be the Standard 3 Class of Cator Avenue School. Do you see yourself in the photograph? Do you remember your class teacher's name? Was he a [...]
...St Bernadette's Convent (in Batu Gajah) had a charity event for the victims of the Turkish earthquake? Here's a photograph to jog your memory (see below) We were told that [...]
Have you been to the Perak Emporium? Was it one of those high-end places like Whiteaway Laidlaw? Did it have an escalator/elevator? We've had Readers talking about this place, now [...]
I was about 8 years old when I took part in a school concert (in the early 90s). The concert was for the Hari Anugerah (Prize Giving Day), and I [...]
Here's another one from Tony Ooi's batch of photographs. Well, NTPS boys.....this should keep you excited over the weekend ;) Anyone remember what game this was? How about who won [...]
According to Tony Ooi, this is the Std. 4 class from Cator Avenue School. Like we mentioned in the title of this post - where are there boys now? Any [...]
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 [...]
As can be seen in the photograph below, the Ipoh Boys are just as stylish! According to the donor of this photograph (Nick Coffil), these boys were apparently going home [...]
Here's another one from Stex Stev's collection of matchboxes. Your 'mission' (should you choose to accept it) is to tell us MORE about this place - Latin Quarter. Was it [...]
One look at this photograph and you will notice that not only were the Ipoh Girls pretty, they also dressed in style ;) If you look close enough, you can [...]
Sometime ago, someone mentioned the Green Fern Coffee House as one of the places Ipoh's (then) youngsters used to frequent. Here's a little 'advertisement' from Stex Stev. Anyone know what's [...]
According to our donor (Tony Ooi) this photograph shows the Form 4 Class of Anderson School. Anyone remember who the class teacher was? Was this the Science or Arts class?
We thank John McAuley - who was once part of the British Military serving in Malaya, back in the 1950s - for this photograph. Yes, folks it's none other than [...]
This is part of a matchbox collection emailed to us by 'Stex Stev'. Do you remember the Chicago Coffee House? I don't...perhaps it was gone by the time I was [...]
This is from Tony Ooi and according to him, this group is the Form 3 class from Sri Kepayang. Any Sri Kepayang boys out there? We'd like to know more [...]
Remember him....your friendly neighbourhood Postman? He used to go around on a bicycle with a large brown bag full of mail. Take note of his uniform too! What else do [...]
The photo may not be that clear, but I'm sure you notice the wire fence in front of the station. This is similar to the perimeter fencing which was a [...]
This photograph is from Ko-Chi Wai. Do you recognise the building in the background? At one glance, I'm guessing it's probably a school, but which school is it? And to [...]
Here's something for all you NTPS Pasir Puteh boys out there! Like most school badges, this one has its own special meaning - especially in the picture and motto. Well [...]
Our thanks goes out to Ruth Iversen Rollitt for this one. Yes, it's a barbeque party. And for those of you who can identify the venue, you've probably guessed it [...]
Ring any bells? According to Richard Lee, these were NTPS Prefects. Not really sure which year though. Maybe some of you out there might recognise yourself/your friends? We'd love to [...]
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 [...]
This isn't a hard one to guess. Yes, it's another photograph of Ipoh Motors Ltd. What I'm curious about is the street vendor - far right of this photograph (click [...]
This was Jubilee Park then....when they first started business. Later, the Shaw Brothers gave it a 'facelift' (see picture below). Today, a night club has opened at the corner of [...]
Richard Lee sent us this one via email. This was taken in 1965, during the Sports Day. Any idea what race these boys took part in? Maybe some of you [...]
According to Wendy Lewis (the donor of these photographs), her father Alfred Simon (left) was the Superintendent of the Perak Hydro Power Station in Malim Nawar. On his right is [...]
Whether they're quiet, noisy, cheeky, hyperactive, or even the book-worm types.....kids will always have a special place in our hearts ;) Today, we'd like to share this photograph with you. [...]
Here's a coloured picture of the Ipoh Swimming Club. I do wonder: was the taken before or after they renovated the pool? Our thanks goes out to Ruth Rollitt for [...]
On the far left is a provision shop. Across the road is a photography studio. Anyone know where in Ipoh these shops are? I admit I've never really seen this [...]
We've had posts where we've asked you to guess the street/event/person/ etc. This time, we'd like you to guess the movie ;) Yes, take a good look at the advertisement [...]
I know it's not even close to December yet...but all the same, I'd like to share Ruth Rollitt's photo with you. This was taken at St John's Hall back in [...]
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 [...]
Today's blog we're featuring a picture from Ruth Rollitt. According to her, this was part of the Batu Gajah hospital. Recognise it? Folks from Batu Gajah might be able to [...]
This is none other than the Grand Theater & Jubilee Park - before the Shaw Brothers renovated it. From the clues in the picture, some of you may be able [...]
Calling all alumni of Yuk Kwan Chinese School - especially those from 1977: Where are YOU in this happy group? :)
Sometimes we're so caught up with ourselves that we don't 'stop to smell the roses' ;) Here's a look at what used to be a common sight in Ipoh - [...]
Here's a nice one from a family album. We thank Alexander for this gem. According to him, the girl (standing) is his grandmother Madam Ursula. Behind her are her parents [...]
Looks like a fun fair. Or could it be a day at the Farmer's Market (Pasar Tani)? We don't know...but we're hoping someone out there might tell us. Maybe you're [...]
I'm making a rough guess and stating that this picture is from the 1960s (if I'm wrong, let me know). I found the designs of these cheongsams quite interesting. Personally, [...]
Remember these buses? Wonder what's become of them. What drew my attention were the unique signal lights - notice the left and right arrows below the windshield! I've not come [...]
In the background is none other than the Fraser & Neave Ltd Aerated Water building. At the bottom right, there are railway tracks leading towards the F&N building. We don't [...]
We've had quite a few readers on the blog talking about this school, hence today's blog post. This picture is from Nicholas Jennings' sister; and according to Nicholas, this building [...]
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you - this picture IS from 1928! In fact, ACS Kampar was founded back in 1903 by none other than Rev Horley [...]
Before the present wonder of CGI of today's movies, there was the 'Anamorphic Camera Lens'. The first movie shot with this lens is said to be Broken Lance (see poster [...]
The above photo, from Sybil, was taken in the front porch of No.8 Caldwell Road back in the late 60s (note the Mercedes on the left!). 4 or 5 years [...]
From what our donor (Ko-chi Wai) tells us, this is a "view from inside Choon Seng shop house along 156 Hugh Low Street, ground floor front. Shows the structure of [...]
Ko-chi Wai sent us this one - showing his aunt (back in 1964) posing with one of the mini rock pagodas at the Japanese Garden in Ipoh. Are these pagodas [...]
Ask me what SEAL is, and I'll relate it to the US Navy SEALs ;) But, here we have another type of SEAL - apparently this SEAL is a name [...]
The Grandchildren of Chong Soon Fan’s eldest daughter lived in the “old house” at Main Road, Menglembu. They were all studying in the English schools in Ipoh. At the [...]
Ko-chi Wai had this to say, when he sent us this picture: Ipoh Main Convent XI Hockey Team 1960 - Photo of the Main Convent hockey team which my aunt [...]
...such a scene (picture above) was a common sight around Ipoh Town. I never had a pair of striped pajamas, but I do remember (as a child) walking about in [...]
Since this fountain was erected, many Ipoh-ites have posed for pictures at this very roundabout. I suppose it was possible back then when there wasn't much traffic - imagine doing [...]
Yes, you read it right! The above picture, taken in 1973, shows a couple at D R Seenivasagam Park. Through email, Ko-Chi Wai tells us that: the rocks at the [...]
The girl in the picture seems overjoyed as she poses with her birthday cake and presents. Notice the presents on the table: biscuits, prunes and a mock iron. I vaguely [...]
After WW2, Carradino D'Ascanio - the designer for the Piaggio Company - came up with a "simple, sturdy, and economical vehicle" which was also comfortable. This elegant design was named [...]
This was sent to us by Keith Nelson. Are those government quarters in the background? If so, where is this place?
We have here a photograph from Chan Kok Keong. Anyone recognise the model of the motorbike? If you look closely, you can see the number plate - PK 57 - [...]
Ipoh was clearly more green back then. And there was less traffic too. Here we see a lone figure with two baskets balanced on a coolie pole, walking towards a [...]
Nicholas Jennings sent us these - showing Freda, the wife of J A S Jennings (Editor of Times of Malaya). Freda with her friends at the Ipoh Race Course Freda playing [...]
Here's the 4th installment in IpohBornKid's series. The picture (circa 1958) shows a little boy in brand new clothes - specially worn for Chinese New Year. In the background is the [...]
[click to enlarge] Familiar? Looks like a street near your neighbourhood? Could this place be outside Ipoh? You tell us. We thank Nicholas Jennings for sharing this photograph with us.
We've noticed that the past few blogs have prompted our fans to talk about the good food in Ipoh. Artistic angle aside, if you look at the above picture closely [...]
Being an alumni of the Main Convent, Ipoh, I was surprised to note that there was once a kindergarten within the premises. Do any of the Convent alumni remember it? [...]
As a kid, I remember the ice cream van driving around my neighbourhood on certain evenings. You know the ice cream man is coming just be keeping an ear out [...]
Our thanks goes out to Alan, for sharing this picture with us!
Remember him? He probably sold snacks and other odds & ends. I wonder where he is now? Perhaps he has a proper stall somewhere else in Ipoh? Hmm....maybe one of [...]
IpohBornKid shares his 3rd installment with us. Happy reading :) The picture showing the first 12 grandchildren of Chong Soon Fan was probably taken in 1957, during the Chinee New [...]
Nicholas Jennings sent us these pictures some time ago. They were said to be taken around the early 1960s. Nicholas (with Bintang, the family pet), together with his mother [...]
Is this place part of one of the famous parks in Ipoh? Do you know where it is? Is this place still there?
This picture is from Ralph Khaw, who was the drum major in the SMI Cadet Band. This was taken in 1970 at the Perak Stadium - the Ipoh Combined School [...]
Keith Nelson, a former British National serviceman, sent us this picture. This was taken in 1959. Do any of you recognise this coffee shop? Is it still around?
This photo was taken on 17 December, 1967 during SMJK Poi Lam's school visit to Nanyang Siang Pau office. The two lady teachers were dressed in their traditional Chinese cheongsam. [...]
Chapter 2: The Children of Chong Soon Fan - by IpohBornKid In a previous Ipoh World blog which I now called Chapter 1, (http://www.ipohworld.org/?p=3342), I wrote a short biography of [...]
This is Mano, with part of the cast from the movie 'Anna and the King'. (Mano played 'Moonshi' in the movie) This picture was taken on location, back in 1999, and we [...]
IpohBornKid would like to share something about the Cole Family, who lived in Ipoh in the early 1950s. Happy Reading! :) Left to Right: L/Corporal Cole; the members of the [...]
Dr Ho shared this picture with us, and we'd like to share it with you guys - especially the Alumni of the Main Convent! Convent Girls, do you recognise this [...]
We thank IpohBornKid for the above picture. In his email to us, he mentioned that this picture was from Brian Cole of Bath Spa (UK). The picture belonged to the [...]
While we're still on the topic of movie theatres/cinema halls, do you recognise the building in the background? Can also guess what year this picture was taken? If YOU are [...]
Do they look familiar to you? (Or, perhaps you may be one of the children in the picture?) This picture was said to be taken in Kampar. In the background [...]
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 [...]
In a previous blog, we featured an 'old' merry-go-round. Well, here is what a see-saw looked like back in the 50s. This picture (sent a long time ago) is from [...]
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 [...]
Here's another set of photographs from the Macduffs, taken in the 1950s (before they left Malaya). This one shows the boys' handicap race; Ian is said to be the boy [...]
These were sent to us by the Macduffs (Ian and Sheila), who also shared some memories of what the Ipoh Swimming Club was like back in the 50s. Sheila tells [...]
This was sent to us some time ago by Sybil de Roquigny-Iragne. I must say, those shop houses in the background seem familiar! Recognise them? On a different note, taking [...]
We have here Nigel Jennings, together with Cedric, Harold, his mother and aunt. What we'd like to draw your attention to are the toys at the bottom of this picture! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This picture (from Thomas Lee) needs no explanation. Steamboat restaurants have mushroomed around the place (there is one barely 1 km from my house!) and at a glance, these restaurants [...]
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 [...]
Remember these tiles and the hours of fun you could have with them? It is believed that this game originated in China, during the 12th Century. In the early 18th [...]
Lam Lai Meng sent us this 1967 picture of some MGS girls painting a 3-panel mosaic like mural, on the wall above the Principal's office. The mural is said to [...]
...that this was Pasir Puteh back in the 1960s? Yes, take a GOOD LOOK at the pictures below :) Shops with zinc roofs. Mercedes Benz Bus, Ipoh Omnibus Co. [...]
...pictures such as this one make your mouth water! ;) Yes, these people are 'paying tribute' to the King of Fruits in their very own kitchen. On a different note, [...]
Not too long ago, I received an e-mail which talked about the simple things in life. The e-mail ended with the phrase "Life was simple when Apple and Blackberry were [...]
We know him as Rocky Teoh - a Taiping-born lad who loved singing and entered many talent contests. Shown here is the front cover of his album, which features two [...]
This picture was taken back in the 1950s - around 1952/53. I wonder how many of our Readers out there remember this antique radio. Don't forget the cabinet which this [...]
This cute picture is from Shuen Huey Foo, of Ipoh. Recognise this place? The signboard in the background says "Taman Didekan Kanak2 Wesley, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh". I'm guessing this was [...]
The top picture is said to be Form 5 Science, back in 1967. The bottom one is the Anderson School Library Prefectorial Board, also from 1967. Do you see yourself [...]
We received these interesting pictures from Ralph Khaw (from Perth, Australia). He also emailed us a short explanation for the above pictures: "I can't remember the date of the singout [...]
Our donor Chooi Lau Fai had this to say, regarding these pictures: "Both photos were taken in either 1952 or 1953. The scout master was Mr Sohor. The first photo [...]
This one should bring back some memories :) Can any of you guess what year it is? What about those in the picture? Were they your teachers? (click to enlarge) [...]
This picture here was probably taken in the late 1960s or so. I'm just curious: did the clock (behind the little boy) actually work or was it just part of [...]
Yes, you read it right! These are the kiddies from the Sam Tet Kindergarten - back in 1980 :) See yourself in the group? Maybe you were one of the [...]
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 [...]
...seen the inside of the Projector-Room? Perhaps someone out there knows which cinema this is? If YOU are the gentleman in this picture, DO tell us about your experience! We [...]