Scenes from the 1928 Floods in Ipoh

By |2015-09-17T08:45:38+08:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories|Tags: , , |

OLOL Flood_0005source: Alexander

We received this photo from Alexandar, the curator of the Heritage Gallery of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL), in Silibin. According to an article from the Straits Times, heavy rain caused the banks of the Pari River (or Sungei Pari, as it’s more popularly known as) to overflow. The flood occurred on a Thursday back in 1928. Shown in the above photo is the old wooden structure of Our Lady of Lourdes’ Church (before the new brick building came into being).