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November 2014

Family Outing

By |2014-11-11T15:23:32+08:00November 11th, 2014|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Ipoh Town, Memories, People|Tags: , , |

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Back then, some folks in Ipoh counted the cinema halls and the famous Ipoh Race Course as part of their usual hang-outs (of course this was before Parkson and Aeon/Jusco came about!). What I found interesting about the above photo – of the race course nonetheless – is the outside of the Grand Stand. Note the potted plants along the steps. I wonder if the Grand Stand looks the same now. Anyone been to the race course lately?

I believe the little girl in the photo is none other than our donor Ruth Iversen Rollitt. ๐Ÿ™‚

November 2012

Ipoh’s Uniquely Designed Fountain

By |2012-11-09T15:11:58+08:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: childhood, history, Ipoh Town, Memories, Natural Heritage, nature, tourism|Tags: , , , |

Since this fountain was erected, many Ipoh-ites have posed for pictures at this very roundabout. I suppose it was possible back then when there wasn’t much traffic – imagine doing photo shoots here in this day and age!

And what about those buildings in the background? Any idea what they are?

August 2012

May 2012

More from Ipoh’s ‘Novena Church’…

By |2012-05-24T09:21:38+08:00May 2nd, 2012|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories, Natural Heritage|Tags: , , |

This is the house that was taken over by the church from the mining company French Tekka on Tambun Road for the original Novena. Designed by my father pre-war. It was demolished and a hotel stands where it once graced Tambun Road.

Such were the words of Ruth Iversen Rollitt (daughter of the famous Danish architech B M Iversen) in a recent email. The above picture was said to be taken sometime in the late 1930s (I’m making a rough guess, say 1938 perhaps?). Those of you who remember this building BEFORE it was demolished, do tell us more ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re proud to annouce that we have another picture of this church, courtesy of generous parishioner ๐Ÿ™‚

Seems like this picture was taken during the church’s annual Feast Day. Can anyone guess the year?

February 2012

That Famous ‘Garden’……

By |2012-02-01T15:17:55+08:00February 1st, 2012|Categories: childhood, ipoh, Memories, Natural Heritage, nature|Tags: , , |

This picture here was probably taken in the late 1960s or so. I’m just curious: did the clock (behind the little boy) actually work or was it just part of the garden’s landscape? If it did run, is it still there now?

Anyone been to the Japanese Garden lately? Do let us know ๐Ÿ™‚

December 2010

Here’s a Little Mystery for YOU!

By |2010-12-15T09:56:50+08:00December 15th, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Natural Heritage, Restoration|Tags: , , , |

This myterious bungalow was supposedly built during British rule in the early 20th Century. It was once the home of a rubber estate Manager. Later, a Chinese Miner bought it. Since 1 January 1960, the Perak Local Defense Force used it as its base. Now, this bungalow has become the HQ for the Markas Rejimen 503 (Regiment 503ย of the local Armed Forces).

Where is this place? The main entrance is along Tambun Road, just before the Ipoh Specialist Hospital. Of course, they don’t let anyone enter the army base – hence this picture was taken from a nearby high rise building.

Does anyone know MORE about this bungalow? Who owned it BEFORE the armed forces took over?

March 2010

‘…Mama, don’t I look cute? ‘

By |2010-03-17T04:19:29+08:00March 17th, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Ipoh Town, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

This little girl is standing by the famous Sultan Yussuf Fountain. This fountain is at a roundabout; which connects Brewster Road, Tambun Road, Gopeng Road and Hugh Low Street. The fountain was donated by the Turf Club, as part of their attempts to beautify Ipoh. The Turf Club also came up with the Japanese Garden – which is along Tambun Road.

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