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In 1892, Kwok Soo Kha, a 31-year-old widow from Guangdong, Southern China, and her two children, aged 10 and 12 years, came to Taiping, Perak, to find work as a domestic servant for the British. Upon the untimely death of her husband, a merchant, she decided to forge a new life for her small family ... continue reading »

Malaysia, My Home

Jun 8, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Having made Subang Jaya his home, and with a wife originally from Sungai Siput, Perak, Briton Andrew John Collier, 40, visits Ipoh at least twice a year, and may consider retiring in the modest city in the future. In fact, Collier's parents enjoyed their vacations in Malaysia so much, they are relocating to the country ... continue reading »

From Rags to Riches

Jun 7, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

From scavenging the garbage of wealthy households for discarded school uniforms, belts and shoes in his hometown of Juru, to waiting beside restaurant trash bins in Houston, Texas at 9pm to save the food for dinner as they were tossed away at the end of the business day, what didn't break Fng Ah Seng only ... continue reading »

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 »

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