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Daulat Tuanku!

By |2023-06-02T15:11:19+08:00June 4th, 2023|Categories: festivals/celebrations, greetings|

In conjunction with the birthday of His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Daulat Tuanku!

May 2023

Happy Labour Day!

By |2023-04-28T16:45:10+08:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: greetings|

Here’s a shoutout to ALL our friends in the workforce. If you’ve already left the workforce, don’t worry…this day is for you too 🙂

April 2023

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November 2022

Dirgahayu Tuanku

By |2022-11-03T16:08:41+08:00November 4th, 2022|Categories: greetings|


On the occasion of the birthday of HM Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah.

Dirgahayu Tuanku!

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April 2020

A Grand Birthday…

By |2020-04-20T11:09:32+08:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, greetings, history, Ipoh Town|Tags: , |

Here we have a ceremony at the Ipoh Town Hall, to observe the Japanese Emperor’s birthday. It is said that Emperor Showa (better known as Hirohito) was born on 29 April 1901; and the Emperor’s Birthday celebrations are always carried out on the actual day of birth. We estimate this photograph was taken in the early 1940s.

On that note, we’d like to extend birthday greetings to all of you out there who are turning a year ‘younger’ this month of April 🙂

February 2020

Happy Thaipusam

By |2020-02-07T11:09:41+08:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: festivals/celebrations, greetings, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, tourism|

The word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the Tamil month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

We at IpohWorld would like to wish everyone a Happy Thaipusam 🙂

We thank Keith Nelson for the above photographs.

January 2020

Wedding Invitation?

By |2020-01-06T16:20:16+08:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: greetings, ipoh, Memories|

That’s what I thought at first. But actually, this is a greeting card for Christmas and New Year – from The Season Store Ltd.

We thank Wendy Dowell (nee Harley), from the UK, for sharing this with us.

October 2019

May 2019

“To Sir with Love”

By |2019-05-17T16:46:39+08:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: greetings, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|Tags: , , , |

No, we’re not talking about the movie 😉 We’re actually dedicating today’s post to a well-known and well-loved educator. I’m sure most of you will recognise him from the photograph. 

Happy belated Teacher’s Day…to ALL those dedicated men and women who made us who we are today!

February 2019

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January 2015

Happy Ponggal!

By |2015-01-15T16:49:35+08:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: festivals/celebrations, greetings, Ipoh Town, tourism|

All kinds of everything: Shoppers buying items for the Ponggal fest at  Jalan Lahat.

‘As Indians prepare for Ponggal, which falls today, earthen pots were snapped up at Little India in Jalan Lahat recently.’

Shoppers had the choice to either buy the plain pots or those with colourful designs.

Besides the pots, other essential items for the harvest festival that shoppers bought were sugarcane, milk, brown sugar, firewood, cashew nuts, raisins and Indian traditional sweets.

Wooden spatulas to cook the sweet rice were also in demand.

Ponggal, which is celebrated over three days, is a harvest festival marked by Indians all over the world.

The festival is to mark the auspicious month of Thai in the Tamil calendar.

It is held to mark the harvest of crops and also as a special thanksgiving to God, the sun, the earth and the cow that produces milk.

More can be found here.

December 2014

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August 2014

July 2014

January 2014

Thaipusam Greetings

By |2014-01-17T08:20:32+08:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: childhood, greetings|


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 since then?

On that note, how was Thaipusam celebrated in YOUR part of town?

December 2013

November 2013

September 2013

Remember that time when…

By |2013-09-16T08:42:38+08:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Events, festivals/celebrations, greetings, history, Identify Photographs, Memories, People|Tags: |

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 replica of the Malaysian flag was made entirely of JELLY! Can anyone tell us more about this event? Do you recognise the official cutting the jelly?


Happy Malaysia Day, Dear Readers! 🙂

August 2013

February 2013

November 2012

October 2012

“It’s My Birthday!”

By |2012-10-31T11:50:08+08:00October 31st, 2012|Categories: childhood, festivals/celebrations, greetings, Memories|

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 recall posing for similar pictures during my early birthdays. I didn’t receive biscuits….instead I had dolls, a large LEGO set (which I still have and treasure dearly!) and story books.

What were YOUR birthday presents like? These days, many kids would rather have an Ipod instead of a good book…..

We thank Sybil for sharing this picture with us 🙂

August 2012

Merdeka Greetings

By |2012-08-30T16:36:33+08:00August 30th, 2012|Categories: greetings, history, ipoh, Memories, People|Tags: , , |

Here’s to all of our fans out there – regardless of the trials and tribulations we’ve faced as a nation, we’ve pulled through and have come out stronger! Happy Merdeka 🙂

The above picture is from Alan Wanless. This was taken at the Ipoh Padang back in 1957 (about the same time Tunku made his declaration at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur).

January 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

By |2012-01-22T12:28:27+08:00January 22nd, 2012|Categories: greetings|Tags: , |

Tonight’s the night. The Reunion Dinner.

And Chinese or not, we wish all our readers Health, Wealth and Happiness in the forthcoming Year of the Water Dragon.

December 2011

October 2011

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