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kayes



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In this thread I am posting some old pics of Ipoh but with a new look Smile This particular photo was taken in 2009.
· Date: April 14, 2013 · Views: 11551 ·
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kayes

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April 14, 2013 2:45am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh11.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 4:01am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh12.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 4:13am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh13.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 8:07am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh14.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 8:24am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh15.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 8:28am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh16.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 10:19pm

Pic taken in 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh17.jpg
kayes

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April 14, 2013 10:28pm

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh18.jpg
kayes

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April 15, 2013 12:28am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldpicsipoh19.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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April 15, 2013 2:07am

4th pic. from bottom:


The shop with bamboo chick blinds is "Pelukis Iklan Dan Bidai" - "Pelukis" is artist or painter; "Iklan" is advertisment and "Bidai" is blinds or bamboo chick blinds.


With today's cyber age, wonder if any school leaver or fresh graduate interested to work as Pelukis Bidai"? Another twilight trade? ..... Their own faded bamboo chick blinds confirms it! Sad
Orange

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April 15, 2013 2:56am

6th pic. from bottom:


With clever camera tricks, Excelsior Hotel looking moldy! Seeing is believing - not all the time! Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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April 17, 2013 1:40am

Last pic. from bottom:


This red Kancil driver is very considerate! Smile The driver parked the Kancil right at the edge of the parking lot - allowing ample space for another Kancil to share the same parking lot..... Ipoh folks are always friendly and considerate!! Thumbs Up!
kayes

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April 17, 2013 4:12pm

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/oldipohpics50.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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April 17, 2013 4:23pm

Clarity and colours are sharply captured! Thumbs Up! Face art of this clown is brilliantly done but clown is supposed to entertain ..... Sad


The scary look of this particular clown is candidly shot! Well done!!
al22

Registered: September 2010
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April 24, 2013 4:47am

Very a nice touch you did to the photos. I can even see into my house now. My old house photo no 7 (April 14, 2013 8:28am) - oops I can even notice that whoever last left my house did not even bother to fully shut my bedroom (room on the right)door
kayes

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April 25, 2013 7:14am

hi al22, long time no see Smile I did some HDR editing on the pic of your house and it brought out details that weren't there in the earlier photo. I was hoping to see an old singlet hanging in your room! Are you in UK or Australia?
kayes

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April 25, 2013 7:28am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics100.jpg
kayes

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April 25, 2013 7:34am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics101.jpg
kayes

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April 25, 2013 7:42am

Pic taken 2009.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics102.jpg
kayes

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April 25, 2013 7:55am

Pic taken 2007.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics103.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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April 25, 2013 5:12pm

Been to one of these upstairs rooms once as my mum's friend stayed there with her daughter. The room was very simple, only one light bulb hanging from the beam and nothing else. They slept on the wooden floor - not sure if there was any mattress. All their folded clothes were kept near their sleeping place. The thing I admire the most is the closeness and harmony the tenants shared as there were more than ten rooms on the same floor and definitely there was only one washroom. Nowadays, we have more washrooms in our house (some houses with more than five washrooms) and yet fighting among siblings is rampant! Sad
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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April 28, 2013 10:49am

Last pic. from the bottom:


The left corner shop is Sin Chuan Heong Hup Kee coffee shop but the embossed signage on the vertical pillar is Sin Chuan Heong Coffee Shop. "Hup Kee" is partnership or joint venture. The bamboo chick blinds was fixed much later - after the formation of the partnership or joint venture. From what is printed on the bamboo chick blinds, they are agent for curry powder and butter. Very vague - no specific brand names are being advertised. Sad Sad to the faded print on the blinds and sadder to see they just roll a coat of paint over the beautiful embossed signage on the vertical pillar. Same with the embossed signage next door. Sad Sad


Embossed signage on vertical pillar is very unique. With modern advertising technologies, perhaps they should consider using different materials for the embossed lettering - just in case there is any change in the company's name or change of tenant.
kayes

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April 30, 2013 7:57am

Pic taken 2007.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics200.jpg
kayes

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April 30, 2013 8:02am

Pic taken 2006.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics201.jpg
kayes

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April 30, 2013 8:09am

Pic taken 2005. The famous "thong sui lane" between Cockman Street and Anderson Road.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics202.jpg
kayes

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April 30, 2013 8:14am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics203.jpg
kayes

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April 30, 2013 8:21am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics204.jpg
Orange

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April 30, 2013 9:21pm

Love the last pic. from bottom. It's so beautiful! Thanks Kayes for sharing!!


High ceiling with fans, huge folding doors and big windows which are opened most of the time to allow fresh air to come in ..... remind me of estate living. Garden was well-maintained by gardeners. All furniture, curtains and crockery were all provided except decorated items like photo-frames in the hall or bedrooms.


Spacious living with lot of fresh air. Beautiful sunrise and sunset brought much enjoyment as limited entertainments were available. Every night before bedtime, it took great courage for a pre-school child to walk through the long corridor to reach her bedroom. Not forgetting those huge visitors which are very frequent - SNAKES!!


As someone who has retired said: "Going back to stay in the estate - not very likely! The only benefit we get is to live few years longer because of the fresh air ....."


After retiring, many estate managers have become consultants. Salary for a consultant is about RM30,000 per month with company cars like BMW or Land Rover plus driver allowance RM3000 per month. It takes less than RM3000 a month to employ a driver at this present time. Many do away with drivers and prefer to drive on their own. These luxurious cars are rented by the conglomerate from car companies for about RM5000 per month with free maintenance. The perks are no doubt very attractive but one has to deliver to enjoy these and they are on contract basis.
kayes

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May 1, 2013 2:15am

hi Orange, that pic was taken at Ipoh Club. In the 70s and 80s I was there regularly, often staying in the chambers available there. The area shown in pic is called Palm Court and in the mornings it is very cool and airy. In fact the smell of the dew and grass from the Ipoh Padang floats up to there. Perfect place to have breakfast. In the evenings, it is still cool but you get the occasional wandering mosquito Smile
kayes

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May 1, 2013 2:44am

Pic taken 2004.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipoholdpics205.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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May 1, 2013 5:00am

Thanks Kayes for the interesting infor. Since this club is right in the city, it sure is a lovely place to have breakfast when the air is cool and with dew on the grass from across the padang. Always love the smell of freshly cut grass. Smile


In the estate, mosquito screens were fixed on all windows esp. those in the bedrooms to prevent mosquitoes from entering. Morning dew, sunrise and sunset are always beautiful but during raining days, children would get bored and if you didn't have any sibling with you, you felt so alone and isolated as everyone had to stay indoor and no one was allowed to come out to play ..... Sad
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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May 1, 2013 7:04am

Pic. with Singer Shop - fifth pic. from bottom:


There is a small yellow box around the hydrant. We don't have this type of indication in KL. Many a time, we are issued with a '3 mun' (3 million Smile or saman) for parking in front of a hydrant. With this clear marking, there is no excuse to do so. Wise move indeed! Thumbs Up!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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May 1, 2013 7:38am

6th pic. from bottom with KUB Building on the left:


Cyclist on the street of Ipoh and the year was 2007! Not only this cyclist was cycling against the traffic, in fact she (based on the outfit Smile) was pedaling right on the reverse arrow and was timely shot by Kayes! Smile No amount of water from "Hwang Her or Yellow River" could wash off this evidence! Ha ha
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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May 3, 2013 11:25pm

Third pic. from bottom - Lorong Panglima:


This tiny lane was most probably built during the era when cars were few or non-existence at all! It is so narrow that not only the neighbours could smell what you have for lunch but for those living right across, they could even see how many bowls of rice you refill. Smile


Notice the crack on the wall. Crack or no crack, business must go on! A roaring one for that ..... as there are altogether 30 restaurant tables - 28 tables placed under the crack and 2 more placed in front the house diagonally across this shop. Smile Crack wall means low rental. Low rental yields high profit - multiply folds are for sure!!
Orange

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May 5, 2013 10:04pm

Last pic. from bottom:


Drove past this row of shops few weeks ago, they look pretty much the same - the windows, pillars, five-foot way ..... after all these years! Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
May 7, 2013 7:45am

This shop Har Choy Seng faces the road. I am very sure of it because my school bas passed by this area everyday after school. Feng Shui believers say it's inauspicious to have houses or shops facing any road. But Har Choy Seng has been at this same spot for ages! With Har Choy Seng's nature of business, they know better than any of us about this believe! In fact, whenever any of my relatives needs to choose an auspicious date for renovation, moving house or starting a new business, the first place they go to is Har Choy Seng to seek their help to read the "Tong Seng". From the "Tong Seng", we know the auspicious direction to face and auspicious time (exact hour) whenever we need to start something new like moving house or starting a new venture. It takes someone who is very well versed to read a "Tong Seng".


Still wondering why "Har Choy Seng" chooses a shop that faces the road?


A Christian friend of ours refuses to believe this taboo about houses or shops facing a T-junction, instead he says he prefers to buy or rent a house faces the road as the rent or price is always cheaper ..... One man's meat is another's poison!! Smile



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