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March 2021

Celebrating Women!

By |2021-03-08T15:55:10+08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: festivals/celebrations, Identify Photographs, Memories, Sports|

Today being International Women’s Day, we’d like to extend our wishes to all the amazing women – both in and around Ipoh, as well as the rest of the planet. Our featured post today is about women in sports:

 

Here is S P Seenivasagam, presenting trophies to Yeow Phaik Poh and Doreen Seow. This photo was taken around 1964. (picture courtesy of Angie Yeow, Ipoh)

 

 

Pearly Tan (right) and M. Thinaah (photo courtesy of Star Online). These ladies won the Swiss Open title yesterday. 

January 2021

August 2019

Merdeka Tournaments

By |2019-08-08T15:37:23+08:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Sports|

These are the Champions and the Runners-up, the Yoke Hong Blue and Yellow teams, of the Perak Table Tennis Merdeka Trophy Tournament. The photo was taken on 22nd September 1957. Were there other such tournaments held in conjunction with Malaysia’s Independence Day?

March 2019

January 2019

September 2018

June 2018

Sports Day, at the Anglo-Chinese Girls’ School

By |2018-06-11T15:25:12+08:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: childhood, history, Identify Photographs, Memories, People, Sports|Tags: , , |

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 the sports day. The guest of honour is none other than Mrs Florence Kesselring.

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photo courtesy of: Ann Hamon (nee Kesselring)

November 2017

September 2017

Come meet the badminton heroes!

By |2017-09-21T09:36:53+08:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: celebrities, games, ipoh, People, Sports|Tags: , |

Thanks to SK, we have the following photograph – which was taken at the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2017.

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From left to right: Foo Lai Loon (MS 70+ ); Chan Wan Seong (MS60+);  Loo Ah Hooi & Ching Kon Kong (MD70+)
 

SK also shared the following message from Chan Wan Seong:

BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2017 ‚Äď List of Malaysian Medalists :

In MD50+, Sarawakian Ting Wei Ping ( not from BU Dragons group) & Indonesian Bobby Ertanto ( 1982 Indonesia Thomas Cup Partner of Liem Swie King) won Gold Medal.

In MD40+, Kah Kok Cheong & Lum Chee Meng ( not from our BU Dragons group) won Silver Medal.

In MS60+, Chan Wan Seong, and Ong Then Lin ( Ong is under MBA Group) won Bronze Medal.

In MS70+, Foo Lai Loon won Bronze Medal.

In MD70+, defending champions Ching Kon Kong & Loo Ah Hooi won Bronze Medal.

So Malaysia has won a total of 6 medals :
1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze .

He added:
“This is the official BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2017 held once every 2 yrs.
In the 2015 edition, he won a Bronze Medal in MS60+ and in 2017, he won another Bronze Medal despite being 2 yrs older now and facing younger opponents who have migrated to the 60-64 years age category.”

In the 2015 edition, Malaysia won only one Gold in MD70+ through Ching Kon Kong/ Loo Ah Hooi, and one Bronze in MS60+ through Chan Wan Seong.

 
 

SK would also like to extend an invitation to ALL the Andersonians

Date: 23 Sept 2017 , Saturday

Time : 12.00 pm to 4.30 p.m. Hi Tea

Venue :  Swez  Brasserie East In Hotel Petaling Jaya

Cost: About RM 63 for Seniors Discount.

Contact Person: Darren Teh –¬†[email protected]

 

ps: You’ll also have a chance to meet our badminton stars¬†Chan Wan Seong and Loo Ah Hooi – both former Andersonians – in the flesh!

March 2017

A Round of Golf anyone?

By |2017-03-20T16:42:44+08:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: People, Sports|

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 gentleman posing with the golf club is Donald. Now, does anyone recognise the others in the group?

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February 2017

January 2016

Team Perak XI, 1957

By |2016-02-15T11:24:07+08:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: history, ipoh, Memories, People, Sports|

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Back row, L-R: T.John, Foong Kam Choy, Ahmad Nazari
Centre row, L-R: Chan Tuck Choy, R. Anthony, Wong Kim Seng
Front row, L-R: Liew Fee Yuen, Loh Kam Fook, Ramadas Rao, Wong Kong Leong and Cheong Weng Leong

Remember these young men? It was October 5th 1957 when this team – Perak XI – defeated Kelantan 6-1, before entering the finals of the Malaya Cup!

November 2015

A Memorable Photograph

By |2015-11-12T12:24:26+08:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Events, People, Sports|Tags: , , , |

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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 60+ category at the recent BWF World Senior Badminton Championship held in Helsingborg, Sweden. Posing with Chan is the BWF President Poul-Eric Hoyer Larsen (himself badminton legend!).

SK also shared this video link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1hhMSyvKMI&feature=em-share_video_user

According to SK:

Chan Wan Seong won a Silver in the combine MD 120+ category partnering  Ong Sin Oong  in Changsa  Hunan China. Chan WS also  won a Gold  medal in MS 60+ category in Changsa, Hunan, China held from 29/10/2015 to  1/11/15.
Right now, Chan Wan Seong is in Pattaya competing in the MS60+ category in the Pattaya Sawasdee Cup from 13/11/2015 to 15/11/2015.

 

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