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Jalan Ali Pitchay

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Pic taken during my 12th/13th September 2008 trip to Ipoh.
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kayes

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September 17, 2008 7:26am

Was this the former Winner Hotel? Now called Hotel Gold Wanwa.
kayes

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September 17, 2008 7:29am

Or was Winner Hotel formerly at this building? The two buildings shown in the two pics on this thread are opposite each other on the same side of the road i.e. Jalan Ali Pitchay.


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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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September 17, 2008 5:19pm

The Hotel Gold Wanwa is the former Winner Hotel. Back in the 60s, they used to have Tea Dances on the top floor. They have changed hands a few times before becoming hotel Wanwa. As for the other building opposite, I remember the Imperial Restaurant on the first floor. It served very good Chinese cuisine. Wonder what happended to them.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
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September 17, 2008 9:46pm

Yes Joe, the Imperial Room across from Winner Hotel was indeed a great restaurant that served classic chinese food. The gorgeous waitresses were clad in cheongsam and at one time, the captain was a woman who was a terrific drinker. For a while, I use to eat there quite frequently, but like many other restaurants in Ipoh, they fade away into oblivion in due course.
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September 18, 2008 5:28am

Ken, you keep on ringing bells! Now that you have mentioned it, I do remember that "lady captain". Wow, she could sink brandy like coca cola and I have witnessed it at least twice. She had a preference to Hennessey XO though. I am not sure about this but she later went over to Oversea Restaurant?
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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September 18, 2008 8:03am

Wow, she could drink like a fish. I remember that lady captain there too. There was another guy there who was a supervisor or captain too. His name is Ah Choy. He did move over to Oversea restaurant. Very experienced guy.



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