All About Ipoh

November 16, 2020 in History, Ipoh

The Story of Great Grandfather Chin Choon Sam and a Mosque

There is a road in the Greentown area of Ipoh, Malaysia, which is named after my maternal great grandfather Chin Choon Sam.
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November 16, 2020 in History, Ipoh

History of Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK)

The existence of MCKK is an icon and pride to Kuala Kangsar.
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October 27, 2020 in History, Ipoh

The Territorial Army Founder Lines From Lambor Kiri

Colonel Dato’ Yeop Mahidin was born on 20 February 1918 in Kampung Labor Kiri, Perak.
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October 5, 2020 in Culture, Ipoh

Kilang kopi Antong masih menggunakan kaedah tradisional untuk pengeluaran kopinya

TAIPING: Bagi pemint kopi mungkin tidak tahu bahawa di Malaysia terdapat kilang pengeluar kopi yang tertua dan ianya masih lagi wujud. Letaknya di Assam Kumbang, Taiping Perak.
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September 28, 2020 in Environment, Ipoh

Taiping – The Old Capital of Perak

"What is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
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September 21, 2020 in History, Ipoh

10 Malaysian football legends we need to remember

In the light of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that is happening this 14 June, we have compiled a list of Malaysian legends who once took our country to great heights…
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September 5, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

The royal town of Kuala Kangsar

THE North South Highway is a speedy conduit for vehicles moving through Malaysia from Singapore in the south to Thailand in the north. The highway snakes its way through Peninsular…
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September 5, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Who is Long Jaafar?

About 1840, a Perak-born Malay Che Long Jaafar, son of a minor chief whose brother had married a daughter of the Panglima Bukit Gantang settled near the present township of…
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September 3, 2020 in History, Ipoh

History Of Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands was found in 1885 by William Cameron which was eventually have the area named in his honour. William Cameron, a British colonial government surveyor, accompanied by his companion,…
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August 27, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Forgotten Perak town was backdrop of Sybil Kathigasu’s heroism

SYBIL Kathigasu’s story of courage and sacrifice is set against the backdrop of Perak’s forgotten town of Papan.
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July 14, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Town that grew from a tin tycoon’s mansion

Falim House was owned by prominent miner, the late Foo Nyit See, who built his version of a self-contained township around the mansion in the 1920s.
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July 13, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

7 Hollywood Movies Filmed in Malaysia

Malaysia’s scenery of the modern and traditional, the West and the East, has caught the attention of Hollywood directors in several instances.
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July 5, 2020 in Food, Ipoh

Ipoh’s Concubine Lane draws foodies and tourists

IPOH - For decades, the Panglima Lane here, better known as Concubine Lane, is courting visitors charmed by its shady past. This long weekend is no exception. This long weekend…
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July 4, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

There’s a small, charming town near Ipoh that’s rich in biodiversity

Ever wondered what it is like to go on an adventure in the stillness of the predawn hours? Some 35km from Ipoh lies a hidden gem of unparalleled beauty, a…
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July 4, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

Hakka Villa To Reveal Revelational Past

It has an impressive facade, standing tall, standing proud and standing out from the rest of the dilapidated shop houses on Jalan Bijeh Timah (Treacher Street). It has withstood the…
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July 4, 2020 in Food, Ipoh

Ipoh Echo Readers’ Choice: Top 5 Ipoh Curry Mee

These are the places which are repeatedly nominated by our readers online
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July 4, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

Royal Belum Welcomes 10 Different Hornbill Species

The Royal Belum Forest Reserve is an important biological resource for the country as well as a valuable natural breeding ground for plants and animals.
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July 4, 2020 in Food, Ipoh

Ipoh Echo Reader’s Choice: Top 5 Kai Si Hor Fun In Ipoh

Ipoh Echo has received various responses from our readers online, these are the places which are repeatedly nominated.
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July 4, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Nostalgia: One Man’s Rubbish Is Another Man’s Collectable

The British first arrived in India in 1758, as the British East India Company. In 1858, the British Raj (British India) was formed by the Government of India Act. This…
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June 17, 2020 in Ipoh, Tourism

Han Chin Pet Soo

Han Chin Pet Soo (闲真别墅) is Malaysia's first Hakka tin mining museum managed by Ipoh World Sdn. Bhd. Located on the edge of Ipoh's Old Town, close to the Kinta River. Within walking distance of the well-known Panglima…
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June 17, 2020 in History, Ipoh

10 things about: Ruth Iversen Rollitt, an Ipoh girl at heart

GEORGE TOWN, March 29 — Although born in Batu Gajah in 1938, Ruth Iversen Rollitt does not live in Malaysia any more but Ipoh will always be in her heart.
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June 17, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Nostalgia: Yeoh Ghim Khoon, Transport Entrepreneur

There was a time when Ipoh was said to be the town with more Mercedes cars than anywhere else in Malaya.
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June 17, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Berthel Michael Iversen

Berthel Michael Iversen (Danish pronunciation: , 1906–76) aka B.M. Iversen, was a Danish architect active in Malaysia, and the founder of Iversen, van Sitteren & Partners. Most of his works were in Malaya…
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June 17, 2020 in Ipoh, Other

‘Ipoh Echo’: A community newspaper that has lasted 12 years and counting

When the story of Ipoh is told, it would be strange if at least one chapter is not dedicated to the Ipoh Echo. Since its first edition 12 years ago, the…
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June 15, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Arlene Terrace

The Restoration of Arlene Terrace (Formerly known as Towkay Leong Kin shop-house and operated as Heng Woh Shoe Shop)
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June 15, 2020 in History, Ipoh

Arlene House (Chung Thye Phin Building)

The conservation, preservation and restoration of Arlene House - 1905 (Also known as Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Building and Phin Kee Chan), located at No 18, Jalan Dato Maharaja Lela…
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