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Panglima Lane

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October 18, 2008 9:57am

When we landed in malaya (as it was known then)in 1951 we shared a room with a person named Raju of rejina press in the first floor of a shop
We had to cook in the same room
Toilet was open type in the back in ground floor and shared by all members of the building
hope now it is improved
subbu
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October 18, 2008 6:20pm

hello Subbu, can you tell us more about life in Panglima Lane in the 1950s. I am sad to say nothing has been improved at that heritage lane. In fact, I don't think anything has been done since the time you stayed there. Your friend of the Regina Press probably just walked a few steps to go to work as his workplace was very near. Were there many Chinese gambling dens in the 1950s? Were there many trishaws (rickshaws) in that area? Here's a pic I took yesterday:-


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/pang10.jpg
susan s

Registered: October 2008
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October 18, 2008 6:24pm

Is the arrow on the banner pointing the correct direction? Curious just curious!!
kayes

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October 18, 2008 6:31pm

Good one Susan Smile I will find out for you next trip knowing that Panglima Lane is full of mystery and surprises.
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Registered: October 2008
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October 18, 2008 6:44pm

Can't wait!! Smile
susan s

Registered: October 2008
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October 18, 2008 9:29pm

By looking at the laundry hung out to dry and the TV aerials (even Astro Disk), I suppose there are still tennants occupying these shops (or houses). Shy to say I didn't know about this place or hear anything about this lane while I stayed in Ipoh (My routine or duty while in Ipoh were "From Home to School and School to Home". School holidays mean I had to be in outstation to be with parents). Maybe someone or someones out there can come forward to contribute to the script of another similar "Sepet" and "Gubra" as these two films were shot in Ipoh.
October 19, 2008 1:59am

Dear Kayes
I was 4 to 5 years old and couldnot recollect much.Was it a panglima street? Pl confirm
My memory says it was a wide road and at that time when dentistary was not much advanced, children used to tie a string to the faulty tooth go on pulling to get the same i knocked down
One more thing I remenber is that at chinese shops when one pays for it will be transported by thread and pullies to the cashier who may sit on different floor
Balance also will travel by same mode and balance returned to the customer
and chinese are specilist in calculating by special devices of multiple wodden beads on sticks ( I forgot the name)Unfortunately i do not have any photos and within 3 months we got shifted to sungaipari rd in bunthong
regards
Subramanian


Rejina press was located at Belfield street so it was all walkable
susan s

Registered: October 2008
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October 19, 2008 2:39am

Couldn't help but lol about the method of extracting tooth. Should I say thanks for the laugh or should I say sorry. Anyway, no offence please. Smile
kayes

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October 19, 2008 3:06am

hello Subra, those "wooden beads on sticks" was probably the abacus. And yes, in some Chinese shops, the cashier was on the first floor and so there was this basket with a string which they used to "transport" the money from the ground floor to the first floor. Cool. McDonald's should do that Smile
susan s

Registered: October 2008
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October 19, 2008 3:09am

The wooden device with beads for calculation is called ABACUS. It seems it works faster than modern day calculators but it's not easy to master. You have to memorise a set of time table and I doubt many people can handle this device.
October 19, 2008 7:11am

Dear All
thanks for replies and comments
Pl dont get hurt on my observation of tooth pulling
This was done by children who eat lot of ice balls with sweet syrups and the tooth are "milk tooth" ie first stage
no harm meant please
subra
kayes

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October 19, 2008 7:18am

Subra, no one is offended by what you said. It was interesting to read what you related about dental treatment and the way money was "transported" in the old days Smile If you remember any more such stories, please tell us.
October 19, 2008 10:23pm

Good morning Mr Kayes
In ur photo added can you tell me how wide the oher side is
I remember the building we stayed we had a chinese shop on a road at least 2.5 to 3 metrd wide
Was that called panglima street
subra



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