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‘finest milk chocolate’

By |2021-07-28T17:49:03+08:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: childhood, famous brands, food|

Here’s a virtual treat for you – Van Houten’s finest milk chocolate 🙂

While doing a little spring cleaning at home, I stumbled upon this tin (which my late grandmother used for her trinkets). I’m going to make a guess and say that this tin probably dates back to the 1970s. I could be wrong though…

March 2020

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A Unique Letterhead

By |2019-09-23T16:05:57+08:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: famous brands, Identify Photographs|

Letterheads usually have the company name and address; maybe even the logo / slogan. This letterhead (picture below) is rather unique, don’t you think? We were told it dates back to the 1920s.

Just curious: are those former Cycle & Carriage buildings still around? I know the Ipoh building is still there (but it’s not Cycle & Carriage anymore).

June 2019

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December 2018

Three ‘friends’ at Old Town

By |2018-12-19T15:04:11+08:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: childhood, famous brands, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories|

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; all three of them ‘worked’ for Ho Yan Hor.

We’d like to hear from the car-lovers out there – can you identify the type of car shown in this picture?

August 2018

Rare photo

By |2018-08-27T16:24:28+08:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: famous brands, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: |


courtesy of: Charlie Choong

What’s so rare about this one? If you look closely, you can see the words “Chan Sam Lock Photo Service” on the blinds (below the large Chun Mee signboard). Yes, Chan Sam Lock started out as a half-shop along Brewster Road once upon a time….

July 2018

Cathay Cold Creameries?

By |2018-07-09T16:07:55+08:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: childhood, famous brands, food, Identify Photographs, ipoh|Tags: , , |


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 didn’t say much about this photograph (and unfortunately, we are no longer in contact with this person). I’m sure someone out there visited 47 Cockman Street at some point in their life…

June 2018

ANY Gift House?

By |2018-06-22T15:56:58+08:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: famous brands, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: , , |


Here’s another one from the Yeoh Family album. I know…it’s a funeral procession (no, we’re not feeling morbid today). What caught my eye was the signboard on the extreme right – ANY Co Gift House. I’ve certainly never heard of it (perhaps too young to remember… 😉 ). Do any of YOU remember this shop?

May 2018

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