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May 2017

Cheers to our brave Fire-fighters!

By |2017-05-05T11:25:56+08:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, history, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |

In 1893, an actual Merryweather was ordered from London and delivered to Ipoh. Horse-drawn and manned by Sikhs (under Police supervision), it was capable of pumping up to 600 gallons of water per minute. It was also said to be the fastest vehicle (at that time) in the country!

What does a Merryweather look like? Well, here’s a toy model to give you an idea:



In case you didn’t know, yesterday – 4th May – was Hari Bomba (Fire-fighters’ Day). Kudos to all our Heroes!!

July 2012

There was a time….

By |2012-07-18T12:08:48+08:00July 18th, 2012|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories|Tags: , , , |

…when you could buy a Chevy in Ipoh 😉

As some of you may have guessed, the building on the far left – with the large ‘Chevrolet’ sign – is none other than Borneo Motors. Next to Borneo Motors is Ipoh Motors (formerly Cycle and Carriage Co, Ltd.) and across the road is the Brewster Road Fire Station.

Note that: Yik Foong Complex is NOT in the pictur; which means this was definately taken before the 1960s. Also observe that Brewster Road was still a two-way street (and almost FREE from traffic jams!). Could it have been the 1940s? Or earlier? You tell us 🙂

We thank Dr Ho Tak Ming for this picture.

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