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TNB Bungalow, Tanah Rata

kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 5, 2009 5:06pm

Hi
I lived in this house 1958-1961
CAn i get a good copy of the picture as it is very rare
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 6, 2009 3:13am

hi Neil and welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile I will check my archives to see if I have a high res copy. Were you with Perak Hydro?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 6, 2009 3:18am

I found another pic of this bungalow.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/tnb206.jpg
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 6, 2009 4:00am

Hi
My Father was working for the Central Electricity Board Through the Colombo Plan at the time.
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 6, 2009 4:13am

hi Neil, tell us a bit about your time in Camerons. It was a beautiful place during your time. Have you visited lately? Your father must have been involved with the dam in Ringlet.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 6, 2009 5:31am

Hi
Have never visited.
It was a dream come true for a 10 year old,like the Jungle Book.
My Father was there to look for potential hydro sites and spent a lot of time in the jungle.
There is a large dam in northern Malaya that he found the site for.
Neil
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 7, 2009 10:38am

Hi
Can I upload a picture or the same house about 1992 (how to?)
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 7, 2009 4:42pm

hi Neil, email the pic to me and I will put it up.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 8, 2009 5:36am

Here is a pic from Neil taken in 1992. His email says:-


"Hi, Here is the pic of the house, we think it was taken around 1992 from a family friends visit. When we lived there it was called Rumah Melaka. Neil".


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/neil206.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 8, 2009 5:47am

A lot has changed since 1958. About 100m on left of house is this block of apartments.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/neil207.jpg
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 8, 2009 9:59am

Hi
My mistake
We moved from Canada to CH January 1959
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 8, 2009 10:02am

Hi
Is there still a large two story house directly up the hill from the house.
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 9, 2009 2:43pm

Three more pics courtesy of Neil together with this accompanying email:-


"Hi Parat falls is friends and i fishing at parat falls. Cheefoo is students going by the gate to the house. dadwork is my father and co-workers (Note truckvan was my fathers office and was supposed to have bullit holes in it) Neil"


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/neilcam10.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/neilcam11.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/neilcam12.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 9, 2009 4:51pm

In the Camerons, Landrovers never die ... they just get continued heart transplants ..... often to Nissan engines. The Landrover shown in pic (BE 9274) is most likely still running around the highlands. I will look out for it next trip. And your father's office is most interesting. Looks like some kind of British Leyland truck to me. The office must have been shot at by those Communist terrorists.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 9, 2009 5:02pm

Hi
The family legend is that he was in it when it was shot at.
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 9, 2009 7:19pm

I think your father's office would have been given protection by light armoured vehicles as shown in this pic, courtesy Tom Eadie who was with the British Army. Pic taken circa 1955 on the way up Camerons. Pic was taken from the old Ipoh Talk Forum and here is what Tom said:-


""Kayes,


In response to your request for any old photos of Cameron Highlands area, Iím afraid the majority of my collection tend to be of posing soldiers with just a suggestion of the terrain in the background, however am sending a couple that may provide a basis for discussion on the Talk Forum. One shows the difference in the road conditions in 1955 when there was simply one military convoy a day and always provided a very anxious journey. The second is a studio produced group photo of the girls from Ipoh who worked in the Boh Estate factory and processed the tea at that time.


Regards, Tom Eadie"


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/eadie10.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 10, 2009 4:25am

A big Thank You to Neil and Tom Eadie for sharing those valuable pics. and interesting stories about our Cameron Highlands.


Wonder when did we first have colour pic. in Malaysia? Tom Eadie's black and white pic. was taken in the year 1955 and Neil's black and white class photo was in 1960.
kayes

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November 10, 2009 4:26pm

hi Neil, did you visit Ipoh when you lived in the Camerons?
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 11, 2009 2:52am

Thats top Bandit /Ambush country Tom.I am afraid I would be looking over my shoulder to much to take a pic
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 11, 2009 12:23pm

Hi
Yes visited Ipoh several times.
Remember shaved ice in a glass with syrup and nuts.
Hot.
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 11, 2009 7:07pm

Three more pics courtesy Neil and his email reads, "Hi Pics of old jail in Brinchang, another class picture from the convent school and fisherman on Pangkor island. Neil


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/pangkor (1).jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/jail (1).jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/convent2.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 11, 2009 9:25pm

Hi Neil,


Thanks for those precious black and white pics. We only get to see the scene "Fishermen on Pangkor Island" from our school concerts. Perhaps in future we can use your pic. as a guide. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 12, 2009 5:48am

Neil. the stuff you ate in Ipoh ("shaved ice in a glass with syrup and nuts") is called ice kacang Smile
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 12, 2009 9:31pm

Tom,if I may ask?"Were you in that Convoy?" further do I see,to the right of picture,where the road bends to the left,the insulators of a power pole,about 12 in number,white in colour?
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 12, 2009 9:36pm

Or Neil,if you know,
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 13, 2009 5:56am

Hi Jim
Am sending a pic taken from the front of our house towards the golf club looks similar with insulators on a pole.
The picture of the children on the road is about the same place.
Neil
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 13, 2009 7:01am

Here's the pic sent by Neil Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/viewneil.jpg
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 13, 2009 7:34am

Hi Jim
I think the pic of the convoy was taken looking downhill about 150m to the left of this pic and up hill and around the corner to the right of the children on the road in the other pic.
Neil
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 14, 2009 12:43am

Ironhead,this must have been a very quiet area or the Commander of the lead Scout Vehicle,a very brave man.If I remember correctly The Cameron Highlands were,in fact quite an active Bandit area,for a long time.I don,t pretend to have served in that area,during that time,but the stretch of road depicted in your photgraph would be a prime ambush area and for the Commander of the Lead Scout Vehicle,the term Joget Habis comes to mind.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 14, 2009 5:45pm

Hi Jim
At the time we were there the British military were in the Cameron Highlands in large numbers.
Our dog Rover was ex British military.
We felt very safe.
Neil
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 14, 2009 6:21pm

Hi Jim,


Is "Joget Habis" a code name, please?
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 15, 2009 10:24pm

No sorry Orange,I think Military Slang,rather like,in the Australian Military we say"Goodnight Nurse" the Italians will say"Finito La Musica". Habis,finish Mati.I apologise for having used slang it was rude of me to think that all would be aquainted with a term that is used amongst only a few
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 15, 2009 10:27pm

A very few
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
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November 15, 2009 10:36pm

Neil,Being ex-Brit Military,did Rover get pensioned off or was he Retired,Non-Effective
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
November 16, 2009 5:29am

I know that Rover was trained by the British military and was given to my family when the owner/handler? returned to the UK.
He had an evil reputation with the non European population an bit nine people while we had him.
When we returned to Canada we gave him to Slim school where he continued his evil ways with the locals.
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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January 25, 2013 5:06am

hello Neil, have you anymore old photos of Camerons?
kayes

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January 27, 2013 1:40am

hello Neil, thanks for sending the pic of Tanah Rata, Camerons. The pic shows the top view of the now known as TNB Bungalow where you used to live. You might have taken this pic from the Lutheran Mission Bungalow which you knew as "Happy Villa" or could it have been taken from the Lee Villa ....... I cannot be certain. The bungalows in that part of Camerons are Moonlight, Sunlight, Lee Villa, the Lutheran Mission Bungalow and the TNB Bungalow, in descending order. Can anyone help? And which bungalow is that in the background of pic ..... the highest one? Is it Wayfoong, one of the bungalows owned by HSBC Bank?


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

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
February 28, 2017 4:18am

Ironhead, I hope you are reading this. I tried to send you an email at neil_lynne@yahoo.ca but it bounced. I understand you want to send me some old pics of Camerons. My email is kayes777@yahoo.com


Best wishes,
kayes



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