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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 »

Ipoh Has It All!

May 16, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"When I was offered a posting in Ipoh, I accepted it straight away without hesitation," declared Lebanese Jean Michel Baradei. Having spent a month in Ipoh previously due to work, Jean enjoyed the lifestyle here so much he didn't think twice about leaving hectic Bangkok, where he was working at that time. The 42-year-old father of two ... continue reading »

A Tourist in Ipoh

May 15, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"A new friend I made in Melbourne, where I live, told me about his hometown, Ipoh, and invited me over when I mentioned that I was planning a trip to Malaysia. So, I included Ipoh in my itinerary to catch up with him," shared Australian Rohan Cox. The 41-year-old online marketer who runs www.TravelSouthEastAsia.com.au researched his ... continue reading »

Saving Mother Nature

May 10, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"This planet is our home. Do you only clean your home once a year?" countered American environmentalist Lawrence Mignogna, when asked why Earth Day should be observed daily. As a nature lover, it's a natural progression for Lawrence, 37, to involve himself in creating awareness on global warming and climate change. He said, "I have always been ... continue reading »

From Nashville to Ipoh

May 9, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"Stop asking me if I want cili padi in my food just because I’m a gwailo. Of course I want my chilli!" exclaimed Lawrence Mignogna. Having been shuttling between his homes in Ipoh and Nashville, Tennessee for more than a decade now, the Long Island native is almost like a local Ipohite. The 37-year-old, known as Larry ... continue reading »

Ipoh’s Pottery Industry

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

From its peak of 78 pottery manufacturers in Ipoh to less than 15 now, the industry has definitely seen better days. Still, there is no denying that pottery products from Ipoh are one of the best in the world, with a reputation to withstand extreme sub-zero temperatures. This distinction is attributed to the quality of ... continue reading »

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