• Heritage:  An Idea over Lunch

    Heritage: An Idea Over Lunch

      By Ian Anderson In 1933 a group of prominent local tin miners met for lunch. There was probably nothing unusual about that, but out of this lunch came an Olympic size swim...read more

  • Heritage:  Ipoh's Green Lungs

    Heritage: Ipoh's Green Lungs

      By Ian Anderson Ipoh has changed dramatically over the last 20 years I have lived here. Wonderful old trees have been cut down and in most cases not replaced. The green ar...read more

  • Heritage: Chew Boon Juan, the Chew Family Patriarch

    Heritage: Chew Boon Juan, The Chew Family Patriarch

      By Ian Anderson Ipoh has a number of successful Chinese family’s well-known names like Foo, Lee, Yap, Lim, Yeoh and...read more

  • Heritage:  Ipoh's Heritage - Herbal Tea

    Heritage: Ipoh's Heritage - Herbal Tea

      By Ian Anderson The whole world knows about Ipoh White Coffee as with clever marketing the drink has become truly famous....read more

  • Heritage:  Where Have the Old Pubs Gone?

    Heritage: Where Have The Old Pubs Gone?

      By Ian Anderson Youngsters these days are a fickle lot, or so it seems, as every time a new pub, disco or restaurant open...read more

  • Heritage: Merdeka Heritage

    Heritage: Merdeka Heritage

      By Ian Anderson As the sixty-second Merdeka approaches, the commercial instinct to make money wherever possible has come to the fore as it does every year. For example, th...read more

  • B.M. Iverson Created Memories of Ipoh

    B.M. Iverson Created Memories Of Ipoh

      B.M. Iverson was tempted with an offer to explore the Far East by his elder brother Werner, who had been a planter in Mala...read more

  • Tin Alley Cultural Creative Awards 2019

    Tin Alley Cultural Creative Awards 2019

      Calling young entrepreneurs, time to put your ideas to the test in the Tin Alley Cultural Creative Awards 2019, now open...read more

  • Istana Billah

    Istana Billah

      Forgotten Buildings By Luqman Hakim Istana Billah or Billah Palace was built based on the Mandailing architectural concept. It is also known as the “Mandailing Ma...read more

  • 6-Ton House Relocated Manually

    6-Ton House Relocated Manually

    Over a hundred villagers and students from Universiti Teknologi Perak (UTP) and Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS) helped carry a house from its original location in Dataran Badan...read more

  • Spreading His Passion in Heritage

    Spreading His Passion In Heritage

    Recently appointed as adjunct lecturer to UTP, Ian Anderson, founder and Managing Director of ipohWorld gave his inaugural lecture...read more

  • Relocating a Mosque

    Relocating A Mosque

    A talk by Dr Mohd Jaki bin Mamat entitled, “Restoration Works of Kampung Teluk Memali Mosque” was held at Hotel Seri Malaysia, Ipoh on Saturday, March 17. It was record...read more

  • 22 Hale Street

    22 Hale Street

    Located in the heart of Old Town, 22 Hale Street, a project initiated by Puan Sri Dato’ Sandra Lee Wei Feng, is an upcoming heritage gallery that aims to tell the story of Ip...read more

  • Living Museum Close to Completion

    Living Museum Close To Completion

    Restoration and relocation of the 107-year-old Kampung Teluk Memali Mosque, which was featured in Ipoh Echo Issue 244, are now abo...read more

  • Cheong Lee Hup Kee Tinsmith

    Cheong Lee Hup Kee Tinsmith

    Being involved in tin mining at the age of 15, Wong Kong Sing has now taken over the business from his father. This family business, which is now in its third generation, was begun...read more

  • A Living Museum

    A Living Museum

    Located in Kampung Gajah, the 106-year-old Kampung Teluk Memali Mosque is reputed to be the oldest building in the village. Before being converted into a mosque in 1910 it was a no...read more

  • ipohWorld Marches on

    IpohWorld Marches On

    Treacher Street (Jalan Bijeh Timah) took on a 1930’s ambience recently. With its human-powered vintage vehicles, ipohWorld became the focus of the celebratory parade held in ...read more

  • Double Joy for Ho Yan Hor

    Double Joy For Ho Yan Hor

      It was double the happiness for Ho Yan Hor, the first and longest-standing product from Hovid Berhad, as it celebrated the official launch of its museum as well as the 75-y...read more

  • Museum Recaptures Spirit of Late Entrepreneur

    Museum Recaptures Spirit Of Late Entrepreneur

    The inspirational story of the late Dr Ho Kai Cheong unfolds like a good book at the pre-war heritage building along Jalan Bijeh T...read more

  • Keeping Malay Heritage Alive

    Keeping Malay Heritage Alive

    With its objectives to educate the public on the importance of keeping Malay heritage alive, Perak State Public Library held a talk about preserving Nadir books and Malay Manuscrip...read more

  • International Museum Day 2015

    International Museum Day 2015

    International Museum Day was founded in 1997 by the International Council of Museums. The aim is to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. ...read more

  • House that Foo Choong Yit Built

    House That Foo Choong Yit Built

    In the early 1950s, it was customary for those living in Menglembu who owned a car, to take a drive to Ipoh after dinner. Tambun R...read more

  • Taiping's Old Museum House

    Taiping's Old Museum House

    About 40 heritage lovers joined in the Taiping Heritage Society’s visit to the Old House Museum, located at Market Square recently. The facility is along Jalan Taming Sari ne...read more

  • Perak Man Returns to Lenggong

    Perak Man Returns To Lenggong

    The country’s oldest prehistoric man uncovered 24 years ago, Perak Man, finally returns home to Lenggong Valley, and was opened for public viewing effective Saturday, Februar...read more