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kayes



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Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, South Australia
Posts: 102
September 7, 2008 7:48am

Strange isn't it? This street changed to Sultan Iskandar Shah some 30 years ago maybe longer and we still all call it Hugh Low street. I lived in Thompson road in the early 80s and was informed by the Post office that the name had changed to Jalan Tun Dr Ismail. I duly informed my relatives and a couple of weeks later a letter addressed to me arrived correctly addressed to Jalan Tun Dr Ismail except the post office in Ipoh had crossed out the Tun Dr Ismail and written Thompson road over the top!!!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 7, 2008 8:04am

Hi Mike, it must be old age but I find it difficult to remember the new road names and so, I just stay with the old ones. I like what you wrote about your Thompson Road address Smile In the 60s and 70s, there was a big vacant space along Thompson Road which was a favourite dating spot at night. And there was this particular hole at that place ..... actually the size of a crater .... many cars have come to grief there. This story is not from personal experience. I heard about it from friends Smile
September 8, 2008 3:20am

Kayes, it is "child play" compared to Elizabeth Walk. One can rent a mat for S$4 at the entrace. If you prefer, you can always bring one and get "well prepared" - just like all good Boy Scouts do!! Ha ha ha. Smile


P.S. Elizabeth Walk?? I will check it out from the Atlas and let you know A.S.A.P. He he he. Wink
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 8, 2008 3:35am

Susan, as a child I spent quite a lot of time at Elizabeth Walk in Singapore. I had an aunt who lived at Tanjong Pagar and most school holidays, I would be in Singapore. Elizabeth Walk was only a couple of bus stops away from my aunt's flat. If I didn't take the bus, I would cycle there with my cousins. I have not been there since the 70s and I have no idea this beautiful seaside promenade has been turned into a lovers' haunt. When I was studying at uni in Singapore, the popular places were, of course, in the campus grounds or if you have a car, head for Mount Faber or drive to Changi's seaside.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 8, 2008 6:34am

hello Mike & Susan, some time ago, I have made a couple of videos on Ipoh and one of them is the "Pasir Putih Tour". It is on YouTube and you can view it here:-


www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Gccft4qgA


The other is a mini tour of New Town and Old Town. It is here:-


www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoPmDxw2SeU
September 8, 2008 10:18am

It brought tears to my eyes as soon as I viewed the Pasir Putih video. Throughout the video tour, it brought back memories someone very close to me - how I drove along this particular road (sometimes late at night after arriving from KL)just to visit her; the times when I brought her out for breakfast or lunch; and when running errands for her using this road. (She stayed in one of the housing estates in Pasir Putih.) She left us last November. We passed by this road when sending her off.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, South Australia
Posts: 102
September 9, 2008 3:30am

Am I correct in remembering that there used to be (1980s) a famous seafood restaurant on this road that served the huge freshwater prawn grown in Tanjong Tualang?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 9, 2008 8:51am

Susan, it is indeed sad to lose someone dear to you. And sickness takes a lot out of anyone. I know, I have been through it.
September 9, 2008 9:27am

She was a caring, understanding lady. Love and miss her a lot.


Thanks for the comforting words, Kayes.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 10, 2008 5:44am

Does anyone know the name of the small housing estate that was off Jalan Pasir Puteh. From the direction of Ipoh town, you turn left at a road which is after the police station. After turning left there was a church on the right hand side of the road. That housing estate was somewhere inside that area. I had a good friend who lived there and during my last trip to Ipoh, I tried to find the place but I couldn't even find that church!
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
September 10, 2008 8:03am

Kayes,
Not sure which police station you are referring to. Try installing Google Earth and look at Ipoh from above, perhaps you can post the co-ordinates once you have located the general location, then it will be easier for someone to advise the name of the small housing estate. Someone has put the street names on Google Earth but some are wrongly named.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 10, 2008 5:13pm

hello Hokin, I did try Google Earth but that particular church which I remember is not marked on the map. The police station I mean is the Pasir Puteh Police Station. From my reckoning, my friend's house should be in the vicinity of these coordinates: 434'14"N 1014'52"E
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
September 10, 2008 9:04pm

As far as I can remember, Boon Park is a small housing estate that is located to the left of Jalan Pasir Puteh if one is traveling from the direction of Ipoh. Further along Jalan Pasir Puteh, there is another housing development project called Shatin Park, which is bigger than Boon Park. Kayes, I am not sure if these are the projects you are looking for. I have been away from Ipoh for too long and that part of the city must have undergone drastic changes.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 10, 2008 10:12pm

Ken, what you remember of that area will be valuable to me because I am talking about the period 1971 to 1975. Whenever I drove to that friend's house I knew I will pass the Pasir Puteh Police Station which is on the right side of the road. From there I knew I had to turn left 3 or 4 roads away. These 3 or 4 roads were quite tricky because they all looked the same from the main road. If I had made the correct left turn, I would be able to see a church on my right and to get to my friend's house, I turned right again after passing the church. I just can't remember the name of that small housing estate but they were all single storey terrace houses built in a circle.
September 10, 2008 10:23pm

Kayes, as far as I know there is no church in Pasir Putih. If we turn left after Police Station, there is one Chinese temple. Around that area, houses that are either semi-d or terrace houses. I do not know the name of the housing estate (it is a quite old housing estate) but will try to find out for you.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 10, 2008 10:33pm

Hi Susan, you are right about the Chinese Temple which is opposite the police station. That road to my friend's house is about 3 or 4 roads away on the left. The first 2 roads or so consist of more expensive houses and are newer. There is a possibility of the church having moved to some other place but I doubt it. Don't worry too much about this. I recently heard that my friend's mother still lives there alone and I thought I would pay her a visit.
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
September 11, 2008 5:49am

Kayes
The only possible church within a 3-5 km on the same side of the Pasir Puteh police station I could think of is the 7 days adventist [if I remembered correctly] church at the entrance of Kwan Woh Yuen along Jalan Bendahara. Turning onto the side road where the police station and temple is located, you have to turn right to the junction and then turn left and right again then left onto Persiaran Nasaruddin Rias [Happy Garden] and at the end of this road is Jalan Bendahara and you turn left here and you will see the church on the right about 300-400 yds from that junction. The co-ordinates are 4 degrees 34' 33.44" N 101 degrees 04' 33.44" E. Hope I am not giving you a wild goose chase!!
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
September 11, 2008 6:07am

Kayes
I have done a google earth using your co-ordinates and the location you provided is on the other side of the road @ Persiaran Evergreen. Is this correct? The police station I am refering to is located @ 4 deg 34'28" N 101 deg 104'49.5".
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 11, 2008 6:18am

Hokin, my friend's house is on the opposite side of the road from the police station but I just can't remember which left turn to take .... possibly the 3rd or 4th. The last time I tried to look for the house, I didn't have much time to really search for it but next trip I will get down from the car and ask. In the early 70s, I drove there so often but 30 years later, the memory doesn't work so well anymore. Thanks for your help Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 13, 2008 8:33pm

I FOUND IT! On Friday (12 September 2008) I decided to try again. At first I remembered it as the 3rd or 4th left turn but actually it is the 6th left turn. After turning into the correct road, I stopped at a big house where I thought the church was formerly at and asked a lady at the gate. And she confirmed that a church used to rent the old house standing on that piece of land in the 70s. The church had moved and the previous owner sold the land to the new owner who tore down the old house and built a new one. With this confirmation, I knew I was on the right track. So I turned right and saw many new houses but through a small lane I saw a very familiar area. Drove into the lane and viola .... there it was! To cut a long story short, from Jalan Pasir Puteh, I turned into Persiaran Evergreen and the road which I wanted is Jalan Yong Sau Nam. Nothing much has changed except that that place is now surrounded by newer houses.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/yong10.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/yong11.jpg
September 14, 2008 11:02am

Kayes, I am very sure you have more pics. than these during your 12th/13th Sept. 2008 trip to Ipoh. I CAN waiiiiiit!!!! Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 14, 2008 4:06pm

Hi Susan, I posted more than 40 new pics of Ipoh from my last week's trip. One way to find out what are the new pics I posted is to look at the calendar on the top left of the front page. If the days in the calendar are highlighted, it means I have posted pics on that day. Just click on the highlighted day and you can see the pics I posted that day.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/screen4.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
September 14, 2008 4:41pm

Another way to view new pics is to use the "Recent Photos" function on the top right hand side of the front page. Click on "1 day" or "7 days" etc to view pics of a particular period.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/screen5.jpg



However, please note that those two functions I have described will not bring up the photos which I posted when replying to an existing thread. Such photos can only be seen when you read my comments. One more way to find pics is to use the Search function which is also on the top right hand side of the front page. For example, type in a street name and it will locate for you all those pics I have posted of that street.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
September 19, 2008 5:14pm

Someone just emailed me to say she thinks the area in Pasir Puteh I was looking for, is actually called Mayfair Park. I can't recall the name at all ..... I just knew how to get there.
September 21, 2008 2:29pm

Kayes, glad you have found out the name of the housing estate. Sometimes, without signboards, we are lost! Just like the other day, it took me more than an hour just to locate one address in a new commercial centre after Mutiara Damansara; the whole business centre consists of less than ten roads. All the road signs were missing (thanks to the high price of metal). Getting out of the car to ask is impossible due to the traffic. Even if you manage to park and ask around. The answer is not the one you desire to get. Sigh.......
chfu

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 8
November 11, 2008 8:53am

Kayes, you could be talking about Mayfair Park?
chfu

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 8
November 11, 2008 8:54am

oops! I didnt see that post which you found the name.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 11, 2008 8:56am

hey CH, you gave me a fright by popping up here Smile! Yes, it is Mayfair Park. I found the house at last!
knowbead

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 20
February 8, 2009 12:39am

Kayes, the church you are referring to could be the Pasir Pinji Methodist Church. It used to be a wooden building but it is now a concrete one.


The area you showed is the boundary of Pasir Pinji and Pasir Putih. Kelab Kilat is some where near by, right?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
February 8, 2009 12:53am

hello Knowbead, the church was not the Pasir Pinji Methodist Church. It was some other denomination but I can't remember what now. The church rented that particular bungalow (concrete) during that time but has now moved. I think the Pasir Pinji Methodist Church has always been at the same location even when they rebuilt from being a wooden structure to concrete.



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