Cover Story By James Gough The availability of natural gas supply has been a hot topic in the Kinta Valley recently. The issue was raised twice in the past two months, the first in September at the FMM’ (Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers) dinner while the Malaysian International Chambers for Commerce and Industry (MICCI), highlighted the […]
Chinese Opera in the Kinta valley is rising like the proverbial Phoenix from its ashes (an expression from Greek mythology, of a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn from the ashes of its predecessor). This was the conclusion Ipoh Echo came to based on the recent Operatic event held at the 118-year-old Kuan […]
In this issue, we continue with our investigation and highlight the plethora of different therapies, techniques and practices that may assist in the alleviation of suffering whether it be physical or emotional pain.
Malay Muslims should be more circumspect about ceremonies to honour fallen heroes than to submit selflessly to fatwas which are man-made.
We were invited to a media conference on a proposed event which would take place the following day. My question is, why must a conference be arranged when we are privy to the event taking place?
Efforts at promoting Ipoh will go to waste if stakeholders remain overly cautious. The state government has done its part. The inception of Flying Fox Airways is a case in point.
People often ask me what Medan is like. The general perception is that it is grimy and boring with nothing to do. Well it’s not like that.
Student days …… Words cannot describe the beauty of its carefree days. It is a personal treasure that everyone has; one that comes alive again when you meet an old friend or when you visit your home town. Memories of how things were then, the pranks, the games, the loves
Do Malaysians really care about dirty restaurants or are they more interested in the taste of the food? We complain about dirty restaurants but some of us continue to patronise these places. Perhaps, Malaysians don’t care about hygiene as long as they can eat the food they are used to.
Ipoh City Council has been cutting trees around Ipoh for the last two weeks and Ipoh Echo readers have been calling in to complain. They wanted to know why mature trees were being removed. One call was from an excited caller reporting that MBI was removing “all the remaining Casuarina trees” in front of SM […]
MBI cleared an illegal rubbish dump at Jalan Chow Kai, Canning Garden and posted an anti-litter signboard. Very soon, a resident dumped garden waste immediately under the warning signboard. Later a whole couch appeared beside the signboard which started the cycle again with a new illegal rubbish dump!
Some 43 drifters were rounded up during an operation to rid the streets of Ipoh of vagrants on the night of Wednesday, November 20. Of the number, ten were tested positive for drug abuse. The operation was mounted by Ipoh City Council Enforcement Division and aided by personnel from the Ipoh Police District, Immigration Department, […]
Musings of Food By SeeFoon Chan-Koppen The one lament I have about being introduced to ‘Tai Chau’ (literally translated to mean ‘big fry’) restaurants is that the dishes in each are, as the Americans would put it…‘same old, same old’. Meaning that they all serve the same dishes and have similar items on their menus. […]
Call it Chaozhou, Teochew, or Teochiew as in the case of the Teochiew Restaurant on Maxwell Road but I drive past it almost daily and the name has caught my eye
Ipoh Parade, one of Ipoh’s largest shopping mall destinations, has been undergoing a series of renovations lately, and we are pleased to reveal that one of its recently completed phases has been its brand new, swanky food court.
Child Health By Dr Shan Narayanan “Life is really simple but we insist on making it so complicated.” – Confucius Babies lead a simple life. They eat, sleep and fill the nappy. Their life is thus pretty straight forward. However, their parents get very worried over these matters. The worry is out of their love […]
The Thyroid gland is an organ that is found in the front of the neck. Thyroid hormones are released by the thyroid gland into the bloodstream as “chemical messengers” which are essential for managing the metabolism in our bodies
Dr S.S. Gill talks about Colour Blindness or Colour Deficiency
Other Recent Articles
I refer to “Ipoh’s Nightlife Renaissance” (Ipoh Echo Issue 175) where a number of the city’s night joints which offers drinks, live music and fun for the younger generation were mentioned. However, not being a young man anymore, I walked into this bar located in Old Town. One might wonder whether this is the Wild […]
Statistics show that most equity investors, including professionals, cannot beat the stock index. Studies have also shown that more than 80 per cent of day traders lose money mainly due to transaction costs as they select shares based on hot tips. There are several reasons for their poor performance but the most frequent mistake is […]
Casuarina, one of Ipoh’s pioneer business-class hotel brands, is back, this time in the new township of Bandar Meru Raya. Its management recently unveiled its best kept secret to members of the press – their convention centre, the first in Ipoh. This large, pillarless hall, now named Meru Raya Convention Centre (MRCC) has a theatre-style […]
I like to draw your attention to the casuarina trees beside the Ipoh Padang that were brought down last weekend. The PTA of St Michael’s Institution wrote to the Mayor, Dato’ Roshidi and copied Councillor David Lai our concerns regarding the health of the trees. We requested the city’s authorities verify the health of the […]
Fancy rubbing shoulders with the elite in Ipoh? Waking up to bird calls and the serenity of nature and still be at the shopping malls and supermarkets in mere minutes? Walking or jogging to the Polo Ground, going for a dip at the Royal Perak Golf Club and finishing off with a game of golf […]
Formerly named Kroh (or Keroh), Pengkalan Hulu, a small town located in Perak’s northern most district of Hulu Perak, is more popularly known as the gateway to Thailand’s paradise town, Betong. Little is known about Pengkalan Hulu’s tourist attractions. Therefore, in this issue of Perak Tourism Newsletter, we will attempt to unravel places of […]