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kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Pic courtesy of Michael Tan. Comments on pic by Peter Chen (Michael's brother) :-


"The following comments may be interesting to put things in perspective:


(a) The photo would have been taken from the Padang and there was at one time a low white fence fronting the Padang.


(b) Along the "five-foot way" on the right side of the building (visible
behind the No-Entry sign board), was a hawker who sold Teochew porridge. I recall his "stall" consisted of two large baskets. My father used to sometimes buy his lunch from him. My father's office was located at the right end of the building, with the Teochew porridge "stall" just outside his office window - so to speak.


(c) To the right of the building, separated by a narrow lane, stood and
still stands the famous FMS Hotel (and restaurant). It is not visible in
the picture. It had the best fried rice in town - rich (and oily), but
topped with fresh crab meat. It was such a treat when my father ordered fried rice from FMS and we had it in his office. It is truly regrettable that the tradition of good food at the FMS is no longer.
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
October 15, 2009 8:10pm

Here is a pic of the Hokkien Association in Taiping which is still standing along Kota Road. There seems to be some resemblance in the architecture of these two buildings.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/hokkientaiping.jpg
Michael Tan

Registered: October 2009
Location: US and Japan
Posts: 12
October 15, 2009 9:03pm

Kayes,Cool!
I also have a photo of Hokkien Association of Kampa Perak ,24 miles south of Ipoh. I vsited Kampar 5-7 years ago , Its at the end of the roll of street houses .it was still there. I will send you the photo by email .Kampar is a much smaller town , so the association is small , but the building dated pre war .Like many Hokkien clans all over Malaysia , they establish Chinese schools .The one in Ipoh is Poi Nam , and the onein Kampa is called Poi Yuan Chinese school . My uncle was the priciple there in the 1900s (1917 for sure) .
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 15, 2009 10:48pm

Hi Michael Tan and Peter Chen,


Thank you very much for the black and white pic. and the interesting comments. Shy to say even I was born in Ipoh but there is so little I know about Ipoh. Thanks for the history about Poi Nam school. There is one private independent Poi Nam school in Pengkalan - mid way between after Simpang Pulai toll exit and New Pasir Putih. Wonder if this private school is belonged to this same group of learning institution.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
October 16, 2009 4:50am

And here's a pic of the Hokkien Association in Kampar taken in 1993, courtesy Michael Tan.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/mtanhok2.jpg
Michael Tan

Registered: October 2009
Location: US and Japan
Posts: 12
October 17, 2009 5:37am

On the subject of PoiNam High School near Pulai subject, yes, it is the Poinam school . There are two Poinam school in Ipoh , one in Kuala Kansar road which was THE school, then the school split up into two schools ,the government school remained in Kual kansa Road , and private school moved to Pulai in 1973 when the new building was built . Kuala Kansar road is the only name I know , don't know if itr has been changed to Jalan some thing ??? I left Ipoh 50 years ago .
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 17, 2009 5:43am

hello Michael, it is still Kuala Kangsar Road and the name has not been changed. Before Expressways came into being, Kuala Kangsar Road was the most direct road that took you to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar and the north.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 17, 2009 6:33am

Hi Kayes and Michael Tan,


Thanks for the pic. of Kampar Hokkien Association and for mentioning the year the pic. was taken i.e. 1993. At first I thought the pic. was taken some 30 years before 1993. I hope Kampar has since became a new and fast town with the new UTAR campus located in Kampar just like Tanjung Malim. Ever since IPSIS became UPSIS and with the new Proton City, the roads in Tanjung Malim are wider; there are many new housing estates and new shops. The old Tanjung Malim town where those long distance Ipoh/Kuala Lumpur taxis used to stop for food and toilets was still slow though.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 17, 2009 4:14pm

Hi Michael Tan,


Thanks for confirming about the Poi Nam Private Secondary School in Pengkalan.


My family donated some money (not much) to this Poi Nam Private Secondary School. Their school band came to our Ipoh house and played some songs just before the funeral procession of someone close in our family years ago.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
November 5, 2009 6:38pm

The new Hokkien (Hock Kean) Association building along Belfield Street.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/hokkien206.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 13, 2009 12:56am

This pic was taken on 11 December 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/restorefms226.jpg
nsubbu135
nsubbu135

Registered: July 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 17
April 3, 2011 7:41pm

Dear Mr Kayes
All best since we are in touch after a long time for which I apologize
During 50s there was a pres called Regina Press and perhaps Alli and sons
Any news on them as of now
subbu
nsubbu135
nsubbu135

Registered: July 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 17
April 3, 2011 7:47pm

Mr Kayes Can you shoot all famous in Jalang Sungai pari
Hindu mari amman Temple
Govt School at Jalan Madras OFF Jalang Sungai pari
Famous B ridge on the river very near to the Hindu temple
Subbu
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 4, 2011 3:25pm

subbu, I will try but I am not sure when I will be in Ipoh next Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
April 5, 2011 5:07am

Hi Subbu
I read your post and would like to help if I can. I am not familiar with the area you wrote about but one of these days I'll take a drive and try to locate the Hindu temple and school. If I succeed I will send kayes the pics.



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