Imagine waiting in anticipation for your exam results - only to be told they've been delayed! Well, it happened back in 1954...
Do you remember this meeting? It was back in 1971. Perhaps someone out there attended the event. We'd love to know more. Oh! Here's a photograph to help jog your [...]
Where were you in May 1974? Do you remember an incident, whereby a hundred members of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) guerillas gathered and planted explosives which blew up [...]
Heard about the Ipoh Food Festival? Check out the posters below: Here's a message from the organisers: We have many exciting workshops and experience for tourist to sign up. Some [...]
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; [...]
click to enlarge Don't know what to do the coming long weekend? Well, why don't you head on out to Ipoh Old Town. Lots of exciting [...]
In June 1957, there was the Perak Derby. Here are some photos (from Nick Band) which were taken at the Perak Turf Club. Anyone remember the Perak Derby?
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 [...]
Many of you may have seen the Kuomintang Parade photos on our database. Here's another one, from Ann Kesselring Hamon's collection. What's so special about this, you ask? Well, it's [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong (click to enlarge) We believe these musicians were part of the Perak Hui Zhou association. While we try to find out more about this, [...]
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, [...]
Here's a sample of sports medals from the 1970s. Have you seen similar ones? Have you won such medals before?
"Fancy travelling down the memory lanes in Ipoh? Commander Ian Anderson would bring you through the tourist trails of Old Ipoh, to allow you to relive the good old glorious [...]
Ever wondered what happened to the building that housed the first Post & Telegraph office back in 1883? Yes, I'm talking about that building in Jalan Stesen, Taiping. Well, it [...]
Following your enthusiastic comments on an old blog post, we decided to put up something else from the Triumph Owners Club (Perak) Magazine. These are from the Driving Tests at [...]
picture courtesy of: Haji Musa & family Yes, those in the leading car in this parade were the Perak State Table Tennis Team. Incidentally, the team won the [...]
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, [...]
Synopsis In the best of philosophical tradition, the speaker is not an academic philosopher, and he is not in academia. He is, however, a philosopher in the sense that he [...]
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 [...]
courtesy of: Charlie Choong, Ipoh This was not taken in Ipoh, but we thought of sharing this rare find with all of you. These photos were part [...]
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 [...]
Thanks to SK, we have the following photograph - which was taken at the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2017. From left to right: Foo Lai Loon (MS 70+ ); [...]
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.
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 [...]
According to the caption of this photo, the man being rammed by a tree trunk (right) is Khoo Way Poon. Perhaps this was a martial-arts demonstration. Do you remember the [...]
In 1893, an actual Merryweather was ordered from London and delivered to Ipoh. Horse-drawn and manned by Sikhs (under Police supervision), it was capable of pumping up to 600 gallons of [...]
We thank Ruth Iversen Rollitt for the photograph (below). She told us that her late husband Donald Baxter was rather fond of the game of golf. We believe that the [...]
"Hassan Abd. Muthalib, Toko Seni and Bapa Animasi, was with SW last August,and he agreed to come back and conduct a workshop on movies in Ipoh. This is also [...]
....when the Royal Ipoh Club celebrated its 100 year anniversary? It wasn't that long ago - 1995 to be exact. I'm sure some of you members out there remember something....
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 [...]
Of late, Ipoh old town has been getting increasingly popular — it’s great, but everyone also goes to the same spaces for the same experiences.We know there is plenty to [...]
This was taken during the 4th AGM of Shaw Organisation's Employees Welfare Association (Ipoh branch). Do you recognise anyone in the photograph? Were you once part of the Shaw 'cinema [...]
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 [...]
Mark this date - 20th August 2016 - in your calendars. Be at the Old Andersonian's Club from 2-5pm to meet the Godfather of the Malaysian film industry!
Kultar’s Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater, and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre organized in the wake [...]
On the morning of 30th April 2016, Treacher Street was all abuzz with activity. That day marked the grand opening of the Ho Yan Hor Museum - a museum which [...]
source: NSTP Back row, L-R: T.John, Foong Kam Choy, Ahmad NazariCentre row, L-R: Chan Tuck Choy, R. Anthony, Wong Kim SengFront row, L-R: Liew Fee Yuen, Loh Kam Fook, Ramadas [...]
Sometime last year we gave all of you hints about a project of ours - at No. 1 Treacher Street (Jalan Bijih Timah) in Old Town. Yes, the blue building [...]
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We thank SK (one of our Readers) for sharing this with us. The gentleman in the tracksuit is Chan Wan Seong - who won the Bronze Medal in Men's Singles [...]
Fancy watching a musical about Siddhartha? Then contact 05-2820224 / 013-4846625 for tickets and more information. Incidentally, this Filipino group has performed in several countries around the world. Click this [...]
If you look closely, you'd notice the pipeline on the far left of the picture. That should clue you in on the location. The men running belong to the [...]
Left picture source = ipohWorld; Right picture source = Star Publication From what we were told, there used be street processions in Ipoh during the 9-Emperor Gods Festival! Today, we're [...]
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 [...]
The 1st Sharpened Word Literary Matinee will be held at the Sepaloh Art Centre (Hugh Low Street / Jalan Sultan Iskandar) this Saturday 17th October 2015, from 2 pm [...]
ONE NIGHT ONLY!Tapestry performs for the first time in Ipoh at the Event Hall of the Sarang Paloh Heritage Hotel. Come experience an evening of songs in this beautiful [...]
Rally control in 1957 Mobilgas Economy Run. Collin Dowset extreme right. Loris Goring (donor of photograph) co driver with folder checking in at one of the control Any motor sports [...]
I'm sure many of you recognise the gentleman in white (with a walking stick). Yes, it's none other than Bro Vincent Corkery! He recently celebrated his 70th anniversary as a [...]
All are welcome to Tenby's Open Day , which happens this Saturday 11th July 2015. Further information can be found at their website - www.tenby.edu.my You can also call them [...]
click to enlarge The above is a programme (sent via email) from LeanMS. As you can see, the ACS Alumni have many events scheduled for the next few months. [...]
Want to know MORE about Cheah Cheng Lim? Get his book now! This book will be launched at the Flemington Hotel, in Taiping, on 15th May 2015. Admission is free; [...]
We at Ipoh World convey our heartiest congratulations to HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, on being crowned the 35th Sultan of Perak.
click poster to enlarge For those of you who have been waiting patiently, well keep this Sunday 22nd March 2015 free! The Iversen book is finally out and will [...]
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 [...]
These photographs are from Martin Allen. They were taken around 1938, during the funeral of the Sultan of Perak. Martin's mother incidentally worked as a saleswoman at Whiteaway Laidlaw.
For those interested, do come for this talk by Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat, on 28th February 2015. The talk is at 4.00pm, and will be held at: Perak Academy [...]
As the caption states, the late P. Ramlee was in Ipoh back in 1965 for a fund raising show. Were any one of you lucky enough to meet him? Did [...]
To all our fans, thank you for being so patient with us :) Here we have the e-flyer of our latest project - ipohWorld @ Han Chin Pet Soo! [...]
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 [...]
"Speech contests are an important part of Toastmasters education program. They provide an opportunity for Toastmasters to gain speaking experience as well as an opportunity for other Toastmasters and [...]
picture courtesy of: Alison Cotterill (nee Caldwell) This picture is from the Caldwell family album - showing the Caldwells at a local wedding. Does anyone recognise the newly weds?
Much has been said about preserving our heritage buildings in and around the Kinta Valley. But alas, profit always seem to over ride conservation efforts. The following photos (taken this [...]
The history-buffs out there would know this fact: that King Edward VIII ascended the throne of England in January 1936, after his father George V passed away. However, in November [...]
We at ipohWorld are proud to announce our latest photographic exhibition - at 12, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Ipoh (opposite Secret Garden). This is part of the Family History Week [...]
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 [...]
This photo is from Angie Yeow. This was taken at a function held at St John's Ambulance Hall, in Ipoh. Can you recognise the people in the photograph? If you [...]
picture from Larry Sawyer Here's another one from the same donor who sent us those Malim Nawar photos. Looks like these men (and women too!) are in the midst of [...]
In the early 1900s, floods in Ipoh were rather common - possibly due to the silting of rivers because of mining. Later, plans were made to straighten the sharp bends [...]
Larry Sawyer sent this to us. It looks like the inside of that famous power plant (which caught everyone's attention on the blog!). What we don't know is: Who are [...]
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 - [...]
(click to enlarge) Attention all Philatelists! There will be a Perak Stamp Fair & Exhibition from 20th - 22nd June 2014 at UTC (former Super Kinta), Ipoh. Opening hours are [...]
From the pictures, we think that this float was one of the many at a Merdeka Parade back in 1967. Does anyone remember this parade? If you do, where was [...]
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.
This barge won the 3rd prize in the competition. To what we know, this barge was decorated by the Royal Engineers. Do you remember this lake carnival?
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 [...]
We're hoping some alumni from Sam Tet, Ipoh, would be able to help us out with this photograph (see below). This was taken from the 90th Anniversary Magazine of St [...]
This one is a mystery to us. This was found at the famed Falim House (before the present developing company took over) some time ago. We're wondering WHO are the [...]
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 thank Sally Everist for this rare gem. Although it is a low-resolution photograph, you can see most of the Planter's Bungalow in the background. The man sitting in the [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Fret not, the Toastmasters Club is here to help you! Those interested, please contact the following: YMCA of Ipoh Toastmasters Club; We meet every 2nd. & 4th. Wednesday at 7:45 [...]
To all music lovers out there, keep 16th November 2013 free. Be at Tandoor Grill before 8pm because Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) presents: For further information, please contact [...]
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 [...]
...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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Remember this visit? From what we know, this was back in the early 1970s. Does anyone recall Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's visit? Were you one of the fortunate individuals [...]
Here's a sample of some of the new things featured in our exhibition. For those of you who haven't been to Falim, don't let this opportunity pass you by ;) [...]
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 [...]
Perak Academy and Areca Books invite you to keep 5th July free, for there will be a book launch at No. 41, Lapangan Symphony Business Park. My Days in the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here's an opportunity to meet Krushna Prabaskar - who is 'no ordinary speaker'. Being visually impaired has not stopped him from living his life to the fullest, as he 'was [...]