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February 2013

The Kampar Factory

By |2013-02-21T14:55:12+08:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Identify Photographs, Restoration|Tags: , |

Some time back, we featured a family photo with a factory in the background. This is a close up of the said factory – the Weng Heng Aerated Water Factory in Kampar.

aerated water

We thank Lam Yuen Li for this photo. Those from Kampar, do you have any idea if this factory is still in operation? If not, as it been taken over by another company?

July 2012

Who Are They?

By |2012-07-06T16:02:50+08:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: childhood, history, Identify Photographs, People|Tags: , |

Do they look familiar to you? (Or, perhaps you may be one of the children in the picture?)

This picture was said to be taken in Kampar. In the background is Weng Heng Aerated Water Factory. Is the factory still there, maybe under a different name? Or, has the premises been bought over by another company?

What do you Kampar folks think? We’d like to hear from you 🙂

December 2011

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October 2010

The Family Car!

By |2010-10-01T09:53:44+08:00October 1st, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |

Here we have pictures of a family car, taken in the late 1950s in Kampar. These pictures are from Charlie’s personal collection – yes, this beauty (car shown above) was Charlie’s FAMILY CAR!

This one shows the same car…with the hood down.

Oh, what a treat it would be…….to ride in such a car in this modern age!

What was YOUR family car?

October 2009

At Last it’s Legal, but Where was it?

By |2009-10-27T10:03:28+08:00October 27th, 2009|Categories: Identify Photographs|Tags: , , |

This old picture turned up in Kampar amidst a whole lot of other local photographs originally belonging to a friend’s father. Of course it is not a Perak registration and may not even be in Perak, but being the eternal optimists we are posting it in case it is recognised.

The guests seem to be mainly European although there could be some Chinese on the left. The simple ribbon decoration on the car is also very typical of the British. The Syce is of course very smartly turned out for the occasion.

We look forward to your comments.

District Officer and the Kampung Committee

By |2009-10-13T01:22:40+08:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Identify Photographs|Tags: , |

This picture was taken by New Good Friend Studio & Frame Makers, of No.7 Theatre Street, Ipoh. It is believed to show the British District Officer wearing shorts in the centre, with a visiting Government Officer and the Village Council Members.

Behind the group there appears to be an open building with a tiled roof, and on the left an attap roof kampung house. Could this be the opening of the new communal building for use of the people in the village?

If anybody has any clues about the origins of this photograph, said to be in the Kampar District, we will be very pleased to hear from you.

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