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Ipoh City Council celebrated Deepavali by distributing 300 packs of “murku” (an Indian snack) to Indian staff and visitors at the lobby of the council building recently. Mayor Dato’ Roshidi Hashim, personally handed out the gifts, wishing “Happy Deepavali” to the lucky recipients. Ipoh City Council has been offering gifts to walk-in visitors and council [...]
The troublesome railings at the busy pedestrian crossing in Jalan Hospital-Fair Park, whose presence was given the thumbs-down by Jerry Francis (Ipoh Echo Issue 129), were removed by MBI no sooner as the matter was highlighted. In a letter to Ipoh Echo dated October 7, the Council replied. Here is the English translation: “The Council [...]
Ipoh City Council’s catchy tag-line, “Ipoh Bersih, Hijau dan Membangun” or “Ipoh Clean, Green and Progressing” is misleading, to say the least. It was recently announced that Kampong Sg Rokam would be the city’s first litter-free zone. The programme was launched on Thursday, October 20. When it comes to project launching we are on top. [...]
Hindus, not only those in Manjung District but others in Perak, can administer the final rites for their loved ones by the seaside once a building for this purpose is completed in November this year. President of Hindu Sabah, S. Aramban said that efforts to locate and build the site took many years to realise. [...]
Dato’ Daniel Tay is a modest man. When I suggested that I interview him for my Anak Perak column, he hemmed and hawed like a girl who has just received a marriage proposal and finally relented after persistent cajoling on my part.
Ipoh City Council, through Councillor of Zone 12 (Buntong/Silibin), Sabramani a/l Appadurai, sponsored food hampers to a hundred underprivileged families from the Buntong Indian community in conjunction with Deepavali celebration recently. Dato’ S. Veerasingam, Special Advisor to Menteri Besar, graced the occasion. In his speech, he advised the audience to spend within their means, especially [...]
Peter Ng, who is being described as the most reputable and high profile toastmaster in Perak, decided to quit after 25 years as a member of the YMCA of Ipoh Toastmasters’ Club. A farewell was held at the club’s recent meeting. Members paid glowing tributes to him for his “selfless dedication” to the club. “Not [...]
There have been several stories about Ipoh being a boring place with nothing to do during the day. Outsiders claim that Ipoh is worse at night because there is nowhere worth going to for entertainment.
Peter Ashley of Britain defeated fellow countryman, Clay Crawford to win the coveted International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championship (Grade 4) single title at the Ipoh City Council Tennis Court recently. Eighth-seed Ashley was stretched to three sets by his opponent before winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. In the semi-finals it was an all-British affair. Peter [...]
The much-awaited Perak Territorial Army Company was formally launched during a parade at Ipoh Padang. Army Chief, Gen Datuk Hj Zulkifli Hj Zainal Abidin, standing in for the Defence Minister, took the salute mounted by a 398-strong honour guard led by Lt-Col Mustafa bin Ahmad. The parading soldiers were from the Ipoh-based Regiment 503 (TA). [...]