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The Author

Ian Anderson

A retired Royal Naval Commander and Permanent Resident of Malaysia, has lived in-country since 1989. A heritage enthusiast, born in 1939, he is the man behind ipohWorld, (www.ipohworld.org) Ipoh’s not-for-profit heritage company sponsored by Kinta Properties. A world-wide traveller who has visited more than 70 countries and who owned his own museum for more than 20 years, has a wealth of experience in heritage and history. Accomplished author and speaker, he edited, compiled and sponsored the popular book, ‘Ipoh, My Home Town’. He has a Malaysian Chinese wife.


These short articles are written for the Ipoh Echo as part of an effort to bring awareness and appreciation to Ipoh’s Glorious Past.

*Latest

1/6/2019
History – A Char Kway Teow Stall in Fair Park

Nostalgia – Remembering New Pasir Puteh

Nostalgia – Here Comes The Milo Man

16/5/2019
Nostalgia – Ipoh(s) Beef Noodles

Nostalgia – Mobile Hawkers, Accessible and Affordable

1/5/2019
Nostalgia – The Foochows Of Sitiawan

16/4/2019
Nostalgia – Kledang Hill In The 1950s

1/4/2019
Heritage – A mansion, motherhood and a murder

Nostalgia – Lau Ek Ching, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

16/3/2019
Nostalgia – Some Famous Ipoh Indians

1/3/2019
Cover Story – Everybody’s Nephew

Nostalgia – Bangsawan, the malay opera

16/2/2019
Nostalgia – Dr Wu Lien Teh

1/2/2019
Nostalgia – Ipoh is a Chinese Town

16/1/2019
Nostalgia – Sikhs and the Perak Police Force

16/12/2018
Nostalgia – Christmas Comes but Once A YearNostalgia – Is FMS really opening

Nostalgia – Is FMS really opening

1/12/2018
Heritage – A Death Knell for Ipoh’s Heritage

16/11/2018
Cover Story – The Ipoh Renaissance, Old Town Out of Control

1/11/2018
Nostalgia – Missing Memorials, Malaysians have short memories

16/10/2018
Heritage – 14 years on the heritage trail


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