• Ipoh Lass Making a Splash

    Ipoh Lass Making A Splash

      By Tan Mei Kuan In 2012, Bobo Foo took a leap of faith by leaving her corporate job to become the founder of the kids’ active swimwear brand, Cheekaaboo and the more

  • Personality:  Handmade Smoking Pipe

    Personality: Handmade Smoking Pipe

      By Rosli Mansor Zulkarnain Mohd Saidin, who has 28 years of experience as a photographer for a local newspaper, decided more

  • Noami Soldiers On

    Noami Soldiers On

      “You are never too old to lend a helping hand,” these are the words that keep Noami Indromah, 55, going. Born and raised in Kinta District, Noami received her more

  • An Exceptional Mechanic

    An Exceptional Mechanic

      “To lead a normal human life, having sufficient food and clothes are enough. There’s no necessity for a luxurious lifestyle.” These words were uttered more

  • Happy Birthday Dato' Seri Selvamany

    Happy Birthday Dato' Seri Selvamany

      Former students of Dato’ Seri Selvamany (Tokoh Guru Kebangsaan 1996) from Anderson School Arts 66/67 gathered on more

  • Personalities: Ipoh-born Flower Affair

    Personalities: Ipoh-born Flower Affair

        Ipoh Echo speaks to brilliant duo Nureen and Yus who are florists and co-owner of Maryamflwrs (pronounced as more

  • Live Life to Serve

    Live Life To Serve

    Dr Shan Narayanan credits a near-death experience, widely known as an NDE, as the motivating factor that drives him to keep the punishing schedule that he maintains today.

  • Adam Jalaludin

    Adam Jalaludin

    PeaceBeUponYou (PBUY) is a known local streetwear brand among local and international fans but who is the brilliant mind behind this minimalistic brand? Mohd Adam Jalaludin was more

  • Hafizudin Nasarudin

    Hafizudin Nasarudin

    As the saying goes, “Do what you love and the rest will follow”, Hafizudin Nasarudin decided to leave the corporate world and his stable job for the sake of fighting more

  • Asir, Ipoh-born Olympian

    Asir, Ipoh-born Olympian

    Ipoh Echo had a one-on-one with Ipoh-born athlete, Dato’ Asir Victor who ran the 400m sprint in three Olympics namely, Tokyo (1964), Mexico (1968) and Munich (1972). To more

  • Unstoppable Syuhaida

    Unstoppable Syuhaida

    “Disability isn't a hindrance, but a blessing to drive us to work harder to succeed,” said owner of SCW Cakes, who has been suffering from scoliosis and Tarlov cysts more

  • Vimala: The Hardworking Single Mother

    Vimala: The Hardworking Single Mother

    It takes a lot for parents these days to provide for their family. It is twice as hard for Vimala Dedi, 54, as she is a single more

  • Personality: Shahirah Mohd Nasir

    Personality: Shahirah Mohd Nasir

    She may look like your typical girl next door, but make no mistake. Thanks to her accidental meeting with Projek Rabak 5 years more

  • Nur Amisha, A Muay Thai Boxer

    Nur Amisha, A Muay Thai Boxer

    Bullying was the reason why Nur Amisha Azril Rizal took up Muay Thai (Thai-boxing). She excelled in the sport and went on to win a gold medal at the Muay Thai World Junior more

  • Khairuldin, the Blind Masseur

    Khairuldin, The Blind Masseur

    A few months after sitting for his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, Khairuldin Mazli, 26, was found to suffer from glaucoma. It began with him having blurry vision more

  • Jonathan Thong Jia Ren

    Jonathan Thong Jia Ren

    What is the expression when you are doing the thing you love for a living? The dream job! And that is what Jonathan Thong Jia Ren, 29, gets to do daily. Currently working as a more

  • Firdaus, the Kuey Teow Seller

    Firdaus, The Kuey Teow Seller

    From a distance Mohd Firdaus Mohamed Nor looks like any run-of-the-mill char kuey teow seller by the roadside. But looks can be deceiving. The 34-year-old entrepreneur from more

  • Twinning in Brains and Beauty

    Twinning In Brains And Beauty

    It was double joy as 25-year-old identical twins, Olivia Constance Nicholas and Olinda Josephine Nicholas, were called to the Bar at the High Court in Ipoh on Wednesday, March 29. more

  • A Charming and Compassionate Lady

    A Charming And Compassionate Lady

    The biography of Malaysia’s first lady dermatologist, Dato’ Dr Madhuri Majumder, was launched on Monday, March 13 more

  • Tasha Jalani

    Tasha Jalani

    It all started when she rediscovered her connection to Islam, something that used to be a struggle for her to understand but has now become close and personal. She wanted to bring more

  • Abdullah Nazir Harith Fadzilah

    Abdullah Nazir Harith Fadzilah

    In support of local businesses, Ipoh Echo met Abdullah Nazir Harith Fadzilah, 29, the brains behind Tintabudi; a bookshop filled with books about literature, philosophy and arts more

  • Mike Chu Chin Hong

    Mike Chu Chin Hong

    Entering the Echo Personality alumni, Ipoh Echo met a hard working lad, Mike Chu Chin Hong, 27, who has been making money since he was 17 years old and is still hungry for more. more

  • Centenarian's Health Secrets

    Centenarian's Health Secrets

    Among Dollah Endut’s secrets of staying healthy at the age of one hundred are a good diet and a healthy lifestyle. Born on October 26, 1916 Dollah has 11 children from his more

  • Rising Above Adversity: Jenny Pong

    Rising Above Adversity: Jenny Pong

    Double amputee Jenny Pong is a woman who inspires. Life has dealt her some harsh blows but she remains undaunted.

  • A Self-Made Millionaire

    A Self-Made Millionaire

    “Success doesn’t come easy. We’ve to work hard to achieve our goals. The ingredients are positive thinking and confidence.” These are the principles more

  • Zulfadli Lod

    Zulfadli Lod

    For this issue, Ipoh Echo meets a man who loved his toys and childhood so much, he opened a shop filled with exclusive toys and figura (model figures) for people who share the more

  • Olivia Nicholas

    Olivia Nicholas

    This issue, Ipoh Echo met Olivia Constance Nicholas, an Ipohite who is making waves in the world of beauty pageants. Despite being a relative newcomer to the world of pageants, more

  • Hussein's Hard Work Pays Off!

    Hussein's Hard Work Pays Off!

    For this issue, Ipoh Echo met the hardworking and dedicated lad, Muhammad Hussein Bin Abdullah who was selected as one of the representatives from Malaysia for the Young Southeast more

  • Henna Art by Fay

    Henna Art By Fay

    When a friend brought her to Little India in Ipoh for a shopping spree, Cheah Suet Fay, 21, was introduced to henna art. She was 15 then and it was love at first sight. “My more

  • The Last of the Fishnet Weavers

    The Last Of The Fishnet Weavers

    One of the highlights from the previous cover story on Kuala Sepetang is my exclusive one-on-one with 71-year-old Song Lian Kow, more

  • Oldest Malaysian Heads to Everest

    Oldest Malaysian Heads To Everest

    Try to picture a 68-year-old Malaysian sipping coffee during breakfast or walking in the mall. Now, try imagining them climbing more

  • Sheila Jamal

    Sheila Jamal

    x For this issue, Ipoh Echo met Sheila Jamal, 31, an ESL teacher who decided to ditch the usual scene and teaching to become a creative make-up artist. Ipoh-born Sheila, who is more

  • A Life Unknown

    A Life Unknown

    Memoriam By Liew Suet Fun TJ Tan, author of “Travels in the Malaysian Rainforest”, died in July last year. In this remembrance, friend and fellow writer, Liew Suet more

  • A Well-Deserved Commendation

    A Well-Deserved Commendation

    A gentleman with a strong sense of community, Dato’ Tomiyasu Ushiama has been playing a leading role in strengthening ties between Malaysia and Japan for the past four more

  • Ngdawiyah's Art

    Ngdawiyah's Art

    Born in 1975 in Grik, Ngdawiyah Ismail (known as Gie), knew that when she grew up she wanted to be a painter and a storyteller. It all started when she saw her mom’s more

  • Humbled by Lu's Concern

    Humbled By Lu's Concern

    As I sat in the playground swing at The Tambun (Woodlands) Park at Bandar Baru Tambun one evening, the sight of a lone man hard at work sweeping dry leaves caught my eye. Born more

  • A Key Figure against Communist Insurgence in Perak

    A Key Figure Against Communist Insurgence In Perak

    The late Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng was ‘handpicked’ to be the Chief Police Officer of Perak after his predecessor Tan more

  • Historian with a Passion

    Historian With A Passion

    Did you know that a rubber estate in Sungai Siput was the site that witnessed the beginning of the Malayan Emergency? And sometime in 1936 the first Perak caveman, with its more

  • Mior and Abu

    Mior And Abu

    Personalities for this  issue are two talented artists from Ipoh. Meet Mior Abdul Muneer Mior Muhammad and Abu Huzaifah Saharuddin who won the PopConAsia held in Jakarta more

  • Malay Proverbs by Hyrul Anuar

    Malay Proverbs By Hyrul Anuar

    An exhibition entitled, ‘The Visual Series of Malay Proverbs’ was held at Yasmin, Sekeping Kong Heng from August 15 to 16. The exhibition was the first for Hyrul Anuar, more

  • Anis Starts Young

    Anis Starts Young

    Meet Anis Afiqah, an inspiring young entrepreneur who started her own brand of clothing at the tender age of 17. Born and bred in Ipoh, Anis found it hard to find T-shirts with more

  • Kareem's Forte is Painting

    Kareem's Forte Is Painting

    Ipoh Echo’s personality for this issue is Kareem Kai, a talented painter who is currently residing in Ipoh. The odd thing about Kareem is he views the world by his own more

  • One Aspiring Young Dancer

    One Aspiring Young Dancer

    Ipoh Echo is on the look out for Ipohites who have worked hard to continue chasing their dreams even after encountering many pitfalls and difficulties. These “unsung heroes& more

  • Roger\'s Fondness for Ipoh

    Roger\'s Fondness For Ipoh

    “I love Malaysia and I have very fond memories of Ipoh and Penang. People here are friendly and the foods are fantastic,” says Roger Ogle, son of former principal of more

  • Jeyaratnam Celebrates 90 Years

    Jeyaratnam Celebrates 90 Years

    It was a joyous occasion as old friends gathered to celebrate Tan Sri Jeyaratnam’s 90th birthday. Tan Sri was in a jocular mood as he cut his birthday cake surrounded by old more

  • Writing is Maniam's Love

    Writing Is Maniam's Love

    “I’ll continue to write and contribute to the media fraternity till the end of my life,” declared T. Subramaniam, 49, despite the fact that he had his right leg more

  • Jenny Pong, a Model of Inspiration

    Jenny Pong, A Model Of Inspiration

    Jenny Pong Seow Chin, 48, may be a tiny woman without her limbs yet she is anything but tiny. Jenny is on a mission to inspire more

  • Iron Lady Award

    Iron Lady Award

      Yip Siew Keen, Co-Founder of Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) & an active member of Soroptimist International Ipoh, has done Perak proud. She was awarded the more

  • Sharing Anna's Dream

    Sharing Anna's Dream

      On Friday, January 3, SMJK Yuk Choy welcomed Anna Grechishkina, 34, a Ukrainian woman who is embarking on a 2-year solo world tour on her KTM Superbike. Her tour is being more