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Into his fifteenth year living in Ipoh, the inefficiencies of local government agencies still boggle the mind of Australian Stephen John Cook. Despite regularly being made to jump through hoops and hurdles, the 53-year-old, known to many as the "Laughing Fat Man of Ipoh" has no regrets relocating to the city. Sharing his story, he said, ... continue reading »

Ipoh Up Close

Jun 4, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"Terima kasih, Ipoh! I am so touched by your kindness, I hope to visit you again!" said Tazeen Qureshy, 22, from Odisha, India, who was in Ipoh for ten days during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on a reporting assignment for two hockey news portals. It was the journalist's first overseas trip and she was naturally ... continue reading »

Teeny Weeny World

Jun 2, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

For Au Lai Mun, 28, quitting her job and returning to her hometown Ipoh to focus full-time on her passion for resin craft seemed to be the best decision she has made in a long while. Some years ago, the Universiti Sains Malaysia graduate was working full-time as a graphic designer and application engineer to service ... continue reading »

Ravishing Rishon

Jun 1, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Of Indian and Chinese parentage, Rishon Shun, 21, beat 13 other finalists to be crowned Miss Perak Tourism 2015 on May 16 in Ipoh, and take on the responsibility as tourism ambassador for Perak for one year. She walked away with a tiara, sash and trophy as well as cash prize of RM6,000, a pearl ... continue reading »

Master of Blinds

May 31, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Despite suffering from dwindling business, 78-year-old chick weaver Lau Chee Wah has no plans to hang up his work tools. The third generation to run the weaving business "Lau Hoi Kee" that is named after his father, Lau said that over the years, he has seen a change in trend in machine-manufactured Venetian blinds replacing man-made ... continue reading »

Food For Thought

May 30, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"We miss the sidewalks that make walking safe!" Estefanya Gordillo, 27, and Anne Pladdet, 25, said in unison, when asked what they miss most in Ipoh compared to the Netherlands, where they are both Master's candidates in Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University. Estefanya, or Tefa, is originally from Quito, Ecuador and Anne's hometown is ... continue reading »

Knitting Countless Imagination

May 17, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

What may look like a strenuous task of making one monotonous stitch after another is a piece of cake for Samantha Yeap Pooi Meng, 43, as the needles move fluidly under her deft hands and rows and rows of stitches are produced, and shaped into dolls and garments. The mother of two sons, Gordon Wong, 12, ... continue reading »

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