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February 2017

Visiting the ‘Silver State’…

By |2017-02-17T16:17:27+08:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: ipoh, Natural Heritage, tourism|Tags: , , |


It’s obvious that the writer of the above article had a good time in Perak recently. We’re glad he and his friends enjoyed themselves. We’re also glad that they visited our Hakka Museum (ref. to  the area highlighted in blue).

ps: Have YOU visited the Hakka Museum lately? If not, what are you waiting for?

January 2016

The Finished Product!

By |2016-01-15T16:15:47+08:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, Exhibitions, Ipoh Town, Natural Heritage, Restoration|Tags: , , |

Sometime last year we gave all of you hints about a project of ours – at No. 1 Treacher Street (Jalan Bijih Timah) in Old Town. Yes, the blue building next door to Han Chin Pet Soo.


The story is in today’s Star Metro (15/1/2016) – “Telling A Tale Of Tea”. This new exhibit will be fully open to the public by Chinese New Year. Stay tuned for more updates!

July 2010

Ipoh’s ‘leong char’…..

By |2010-07-07T11:45:21+08:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In the 1950s, a newly married herbalist rented a room in a shophouse – No.1, Treacher Street, Ipoh – where he sold his ‘cooling tea’ or leong char as the locals knew it.

This man was none other than Ho Kai Cheong; and till today his tea is still popular – “Ho Yan Hor”, as it is called! The picture above shows an advertisement of “Ho Yan Hor”; the van (owned by Ho Kai Cheong himself) was fixed with loud speakers, which promoted the ‘cooling tea’.

Anyone remember the van or the advertisement? I’m sure some of you out there have tried this ‘cooling tea’….

Incidentally, Ho Kai Cheong’s son David Ho went on to major in Pharmacy – this same David Ho founded Hovid Berhad, which now manufactures and markets more than 300 different types of pharmaceutical products.

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