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Anderson School

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 9, 2008 7:06pm

Thanks Kayes, for the picture of my alma mater. The sight of the clock tower and palm trees open up the flood gates and a torrent of school day memories overwhelmed my senses. Apparently, the main building is well-maintained and the school's field is so lush and green. Seeing the school again, I can't help but quote a verse from our school song:
"Each palm tree waves us on
The golden sands rejoice
We seek until we find
With one united voice"


Way to go Kayes, this Andersonian from a distant land appreciates your thoughtful gesture,
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 9, 2008 7:49pm

Hi Ken. Lovely shot of your alma mater isn't it? This is how I always picture Anderson school- the palms and the clock tower. No other school in Ipoh, except for STAR perhaps, has a field as large as yours. It is not surprising then that your school to this day produce good rugby players.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
October 10, 2008 1:44am

Ken, is this the school tuckshop? Any food there worth remembering?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/anderson87.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 10, 2008 1:47am

Is this the staff room?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/anderson88.jpg
kayes

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October 10, 2008 1:51am

Scout den?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/anderson89.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 10, 2008 1:54am

Remember 8 February 2009.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 10, 2008 1:57am

Blue Grass says the food is good here Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/anderson98.jpg
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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October 10, 2008 6:06am

Kayes, the pictures were extraordinary! I have not seen some of those images for more than 35 years. That is indeed the school's tuck shop or canteen, and it was an equal opportunity purveyor of cheap eats. I remember chowing down curry mee, fried mee, roti canai and nasi lemak. As for beverages, there was the rose-flavored, syrupy ice water and when the going was good, we splashed on Magnolia brand bottled drinks. Obviously, the mass and hastily produced food was not of restaurant quality but as growing teens, we devour anything that was edible with great fervor, The main consideration at that time was cost and the food was affordable to most of us. The furnishing looks different too. In those days, there was a collection of metal and wood tables which were not covered with raggedy table cloth. That is not the staff room. The staff room was known as the Common Room at that time and it is located on the 2nd floor of the main building. Instead, that picture shows the covered walkway that leads to the science labs. Anderson School does have sprawling grounds and the scout den is located further away by the feeder road that leads to Cator Avenue Primary School. The houses shown in that picture are the quarters for the janitors and ground keepers. The main gate and perimeter fence is new and it lends a cosmetic touch to the school's appearance. In my time, the school was enclosed by a rough and ready chain-link fence. I have no idea where the old Andersonians Club is located at. In fact, I have not been back to the school for a real visit for many years because my trips to Ipoh are usually short, and time is of the essence. Nevertheless, I still have very vivid memories of those schoolboy days and can even picture the beloved 'uncle' (Ung Khek Cheow) who was always dressed in white, striding hurriedly to class, in between the change of periods. Once again, thanks for being the catalyst that stoke my recollection of those bygone days.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 10, 2008 6:27am

Ken, I think they moved the Scout Den to nearer the main building Smile


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 10, 2008 6:33am

The tennis and basketball courts were always here? Tennis court is very close to Kinta River. Many balls must have floated away Smile


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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 10, 2008 11:23pm

Kayes, you are right about the Scout Den. It was probably relocated so that it is nearer to the main school building. Undoubtedly, the school must have undergone many changes since I left its hallowed grounds. There were no tennis courts during my time. Since the courts are located near the banks of Sungai Kinta, I believe it could be situated near the hostels. Another unique feature was 'Hyde Park" corner, which was a section of the school's compound that was set aside for students to polish their oratory skills. Many aspiring student leaders seize the opportunity to show off their public speaking abilities there.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 11, 2008 9:16am

Blue grass, Anderson School did produce some good rugby players, and as you have mentioned in an earlier posting, the late Ung Khek Cheow himself was an outstanding rugby player. However, in the later years, I was told that Anderson became a hockey powerhouse. Their hockey team has won the national championship before and they usually rank among the top school teams in the country.
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
November 30, 2008 5:57am

Is this school this standing? I was studying in Cator Avenue Primary School in the early 1960's. I think this school must have gone by now, as I don't see any pictures of it. I remembered it's opposite Anderson School near a river. Then, I used to live in Kampar Road. I cannot recognize any of the pictures posted.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 30, 2008 8:00am

hello Alcapone, the Cator Avenue School is still there and looking very pretty after a new coat of paint. When I took the Anderson School pics, I had wanted to go over to the Cator Avenue School and take some but I ran out of time. Next trip Smile
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
November 30, 2008 5:38pm

Thanks Kayes. How often do you visit Ipoh? I haven't been there since I left the town in 1964 when I was 10 yrs old, and I cannot recollect any memories.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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December 1, 2008 6:07am

Alcapone, I am in Ipoh often. Love the town that tin built and can't help but drive back frequently. Also got some unfinished business to attend to there. Where are you located now?
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
December 1, 2008 6:30am

Hi Kayes, I am a Singaporean by birth. In 1962 and 1963, I studied in Cator Avenue Primary School. My father travelled frequently between the Malayan states for work, and chose Ipoh as our residency. Our family moved back to Singapore in 1964, when I was 10 yrs old then.

I remembered I lived in one of those houses along Kampar Road (with lots of Rambutan trees), opposite a beautiful garden/park with the big wording of IPOH on a slope. So, I guess this could be the start of Ipoh town. Are you familiar with Kampar Road? I can't locate this in Goggle Map.
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
December 1, 2008 7:28am

I have just google earth and it appears that Kampar Rd is now called Jalan Tuanku Bainun. The start of Kampar Rd where I think the words 'Ipoh' used to be is located is 4 degree 34 min 53 sec N 101 degree 6 min 8 sec E. Hope this helps.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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December 1, 2008 3:59pm

Alcapone, I can remember the "IPOH sign" you are talking about. The sign was actually along Gopeng Road and you must have lived at/near the junction of Gopeng Road/Kampar Road. There were several old bungalows in that area and some are now used by 2nd hand car dealers.
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 447
December 1, 2008 4:47pm

Hi, Alcapone, Hokin and Kayes.


The "IPOH" sign was on the knoll at the junction of Kampar Road (now known as Jalan Tuanku Bainun) and Gopeng Road (now known as Jalan Raja Dr Nasrin Shah).
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
December 1, 2008 8:42pm

Thank you very much for the information all of you provided. You guys are really wonderful. Yes, I can now remember, I lived in one of those bungalow houses near the juction of Kampar Road and Gopeng Road. Yes, it's near the start of Kampar Road, and if I can remember correctly, the house number could be 283. I wonder if the house is still there, or used by 2nd hand car dealers.
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
December 2, 2008 4:34am

Ha Ha, I viewed it with Goggle Earth. I know it's near the junction of Kampar Road and Gopeng Road; I cannot be wrong, but I cannot recognize which house. It could be the one with many cars, but not very sure about it. I think it had a roundabout and a garden outside the house main door, and there were many rambutan trees at the main gate. There's one road called Lebuh Cavendish. I cannot even remember whether it was there the last time I lived there.


I also remembered there was another house on the left, but I ain't sure whether there was another house on the right.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
December 3, 2008 3:42am

By the look of the table coverings in the school canteen,some of them Old Andersontonians,did in fact devour all in sight
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
December 5, 2008 5:30pm

Alcapone, I took this pic yesterday morning. Your old school is now called the Cator Avenue Technical School but the buildings and grounds are exactly the same.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/catorave10.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
December 5, 2008 5:36pm

More pics.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/catorave11.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/catorave12.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
December 5, 2008 5:40pm

Two more.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/catorave14.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/catorave15.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
December 6, 2008 5:07am

hello Alcapone, yesterday I shot a video of Kampar Road which should show the area you once lived in. It is near the flyover. I actually started from Chung Thye Pin Road, then Jalan Ali Pitchay and Jalan Yang Kalsom and then Kampar Road. I am too lazy to edit the video so you have to put up with those few minutes when I stopped to take photos. The video is at YouTube:-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5E_NkLB3QU


susan s

Registered: October 2008
Posts: 289
December 6, 2008 12:10pm

Hi Kayes, thank you very much for the video. Those are the roads I frequently used while I stayed in Ipoh. I have few personal instances to relate...... I think I will do it some other days.
Alcapone

Registered: November 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 10
December 31, 2008 8:17am

Hi Kayes, season greetings to you and your family, and thank you very much for all the effort. The pictures are awesome, and the video is great too. Sorry, I couldn't respond to you earlier, as I was busy with my brother-in-law and his family from OZ, and played a few rounds of golf with friends here in Singapore and in Johor. I hope to visit Ipoh before I retire to OZ, and play golf there too. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.....Cheers.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
January 1, 2009 8:01pm

hey Al, thank you for the greetings! Same to you and your family. Ipoh is very near to Singapore and so make sure you make a trip back real soon.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
January 2, 2009 10:32pm

Hi Kayes,


Thanks for the video. What a coincidence, I was searching on the web for Khong Brothers Travels and also Keris Travels. They were both in your video. By the way, Happy New to you and your family.


ACS77
Emonix

Registered: February 2009
Location: NYC, New York
Posts: 4
February 10, 2009 1:58am

Hey all, I just joined the forum. Found it after googling some places in Ipoh.


Kayes, I believe the school you took pictures of is "Sekolah Menengah Teknik Lebuh Cator", a high school located across from Anderson School's field. Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Cator Avenue is different than Sekolah Menengah Teknik Lebuh Cator. SRK Cator Avenue is located on Lebuh Raya Cator and Jalan Hospital near the General Hospital.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
February 10, 2009 2:15am

hello Emonix and welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile Thanks for telling me about Cator Avenue Primary School. Will check on it next trip to Ipoh. Meanwhile please note that the Google Map link you posted is too long and it is disrupting the format of my board. Can you find a way to shorten it? If not, it will have to be deleted.
Emonix

Registered: February 2009
Location: NYC, New York
Posts: 4
February 10, 2009 2:47am

Yea ... didn't really notice that. I guess if you google "SRK Cator Avenue", it should show up. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
February 10, 2009 2:57am

Emonix, I will do a Google Map search and I am sure I can find the school. If not I will just cruise around that area when I am in Ipoh Smile
PC

Registered: October 2009
Posts: 1
October 2, 2009 9:40am

Hi folks! I found this site by accident: but I am glad that I did. Comments brought back a heck of a lot of old memories. I went to Cator Ave Standard Type Primary School (as it used to be known) from 55-60. There was the Main block on one side of the road and two sheds (yes, atap ones!)across the road at two ends of the school padang. At recess we all ran to the canteen where great mee curry was sold:10cents and in a chipped enamel plate. After school we waited to be picked up by our parents and there was this chap with a contraption that shaved ice which then was made into an ice kapai: 5cents.
Moving on then I find that the park at the junction of Kampar road and Gopeng road is still there! Used to play there as a child since at the time we lived in the Kampar Road Housing Estate.
I have been living all over the world since then but one day I am going to visit Ipoh again and get a picture taken of me by the old clock tower outside the GPO!
PC
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
October 2, 2009 5:10pm

hello PC & welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile May you find many happy memories on this site!



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