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Hume Street

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Phoebe
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Registered: July 2008
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July 24, 2008 1:07pm

A stone's throw away from this junction used to be a very popular restaurant, "Toong Sing Restaurant", that sold bau's in the '60s and '70s. You name it, they had it. Char-siu-bau, dai-bau, dow-sa-bau, lin-yoong-bau, gai-bau, yoke-bau, siu-loong-bau, dai-loong-bau, yeh-ji-bau, jai-bau, sang-sook-bau, etc.


And, a little further along on the opposite side of the road where it meets Chamberlain Road was Ng Brothers Motors which sold Peugeot cars. On its premises was also its subsidiary, Ng Brothers Esso Gas. My first full-time job after schooling was as a cashier/clerk for Ng Brothers Esso Gas. Oh, if walls could talk ... Wink
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July 24, 2008 7:29pm

Thanks for ringing another bell. Like the name says, it was owned by the Ng Brothers and one of the brothers was Ng Chee Keong, a lawyer. I also know one of the sons who was lecturing at the USM, Penang but I am not sure whether he is still there. I think the premises is a bank now or at least it was in 1994. I sold a car to a used car dealer and that chap paid me in cash at that bank.


I also remember Toong Sing Restaurant now. I last ate there in the early 70s and like you say they had a big variety of paus. You could sit in the open air section at that place ... right?
Phoebe
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July 26, 2008 10:03pm

Yep, you could dine el fresco there. I also forgot to mention their super yummy hor-yip-farn (parcels of glutinous rice).
Ken Chan

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August 28, 2008 8:35pm

Somewhere behind these shops, there was a toddy shop and drinkers used to gather for a quickie at all hours of the day. Sometimes they can be so intoxicated that they sprawl on the roadside or sidewalks and simply doze off without a care in the world.
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November 25, 2015 5:39pm

This pic taken early November 2015 shows that the Paloh Total Casket Services is no longer housed in that corner building. Maybe they moved to bigger premises elsewhere or maybe Ipoh people are living much longer and caskets are not so much in demand. Somehow "Hume" Street makes me wonder whether the name is derived from "Exhume" Smile


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