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Who’s in Han Chin Pet Soo – Towkay Ah Lee (Episode 1)

By Ian Anderson

Towkay Ah Lee

The streets and lanes of Ipoh are empty. There are no visitors to the museum but, behind the closed doors the miners’ follow their everyday entertainment, gambling, opium and girls. If you have not visited the museum, you should meet some of the characters here.

This is Ah Lee. You would nor wish to meet him VM on a dark night. Owner of many tin mines, Triad member with a vicious temper, he is rich.

Learn more about him in the next instalment.

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Ian Anderson

A retired Royal Naval Commander and Permanent Resident of Malaysia, has lived in-country since 1989. A heritage enthusiast, born in 1939, he is the man behind ipohWorld, (http://www.ipohworld.org) Ipoh’s not-for-profit heritage company sponsored by Kinta Properties. A world-wide traveller who has visited more than 70 countries and who owned his own museum for more than 20 years, has a wealth of experience in heritage and history. An accomplished author and speaker, he edited, compiled and sponsored the popular book, ‘Ipoh, My Home Town’.

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