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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #861
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Dengilo, where did you find this photo and do you know where this mansion is situated?
At the base of KL Tower off jalan Raja Chulan.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #862
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None what so ever ,just randomly for us to ponder what life was back then
Just wondering if we could go back in time; would we want to give up what ever luxuries we have now and live like that (like what we saw in those photos)?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #863
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At the base of KL Tower off jalan Raja Chulan.
With so much development going on around the KL Tower area including Jalan Raja Chulan it is a wonder we can still see large mansions like this left untouched. Wonder if it is still being occupied now?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #864
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It is!I have always wondered if the family also owns the land along jalan Raja Chulan in front of the shell station?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #865
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[IMG][/IMG]I wonder if they had ice then?
[IMG][/IMG]When my grandpa arrived to KL in the 30ss most of the gombak area was paddy field.
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If i am not mistaken that the older central market
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #866
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Yeah, Dengilo - with reference to the 1st photo (Hawker selling ice water) - I have always wonder how do they produce ice during those olden days? 3rd photo - is the site of this former central market in what is now Medan Pasar area?

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Old August 8th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #867
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I am not 100% sure but it sure looks like it.I cannot find a landmark to be certain but i remember seeing another photo like it.(3rd photo)
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Old August 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #868
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Years later from another angle.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #869
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Years later from another angle.
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I remember the 1st photo! I remember posting this pic a long time back .........
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #870
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Photo above shows an undated photo of former Hotel Merlin with Jalan Sultan Ismail running along side it (now Concorde Hotel - photo could be anytime in the 1960s or 1970s). What I would like to know is the green area on the foreground of photo. Is it where the former mansion (now Hotel Shangri La) is situated?

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Old August 9th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #871
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Yeah, Dengilo - with reference to the 1st photo (Hawker selling ice water) - I have always wonder how do they produce ice during those olden days? 3rd photo - is the site of this former central market in what is now Medan Pasar area?
There use to be a ice factory in Jln Bukit Bintang (quite similar to the one in Bruce Lee's movie), they deliver blocks of ice covered in saw dust on the back of bicycles or by rickshaw. Cost 10 sens a block and we have to wash off the saw dust and chip the block into smaller bits.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #872
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There use to be a ice factory in Jln Bukit Bintang (quite similar to the one in Bruce Lee's movie), they deliver blocks of ice covered in saw dust on the back of bicycles or by rickshaw. Cost 10 sens a block and we have to wash off the saw dust and chip the block into smaller bits.
That may be true but how do they get the water to turn to ice in the first place?
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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #873
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thanks for your sharing, this place i go before is a nice place for me. hope you can enjoy your trip and share more information with us.
http://www.easibook.com
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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #874
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Photo above shows an undated photo of former Hotel Merlin with Jalan Sultan Ismail running along side it (now Concorde Hotel - photo could be anytime in the 1960s or 1970s). What I would like to know is the green area on the foreground of photo. Is it where the former mansion (now Hotel Shangri La) is situated?


For years i been trying to find out who it belong to?I remember that mansion so very clearly i used to play football thereI have still not come across any photos of it
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That may be true but how do they get the water to turn to ice in the first place?
We have freezers back in those days. Ours was too small and cannot produce enough ice, so my mother will ask me to walk up the street to buy a block. They will put saw dust over it and tie a straw string around it for me to take it back to the shop.

The hawker selling ice water, I use to buy chendol from an Indian man on a cart similar to that. He will shave the ice on a thing which looked like a wooden stool with a blade on it and put chendol and gula melaka on top, Cost 5 sens a bowl.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #876
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We have freezers back in those days. Ours was too small and cannot produce enough ice, so my mother will ask me to walk up the street to buy a block. They will put saw dust over it and tie a straw string around it for me to take it back to the shop.

The hawker selling ice water, I use to buy chendol from an Indian man on a cart similar to that. He will shave the ice on a thing which looked like a wooden stool with a blade on it and put chendol and gula melaka on top, Cost 5 sens a bowl.
But isn't putting saw dust over the ice will contaminate the ice? Do people in those days have to wash the ice again when they want to use it for example when the indian man is selling cendol? And it is simply incredible that cendol in those days costs only 5 cents a bowl. Nowadays when you enjoy cendol ais at the road side Indian Rojak stall it will cost 30 to 50 times that amount .........

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Undated vintage postcard showing one of the many festivals celebrated by the KL Chinese community (photo could be taken sometime in the 1950s or 1960s by the people's 50s/60s look and their clothing style for that period). But I have a sneaky suspicion that this is the famed Nine Emperor Gods Festival which is being celebrated at the eve of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar (sometime in the month of September according to the western calendar) and the place as shown in the photo is the Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Ampang. What do you think?

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But isn't putting saw dust over the ice will contaminate the ice? Do people in those days have to wash the ice again when they want to use it for example when the indian man is selling cendol? And it is simply incredible that cendol in those days costs only 5 cents a bowl. Nowadays when you eat cendol ais at the road side Indian Rojak stall it will cost 30 to 50 times that amount .........

The sawdust acts as a fairly good insulator so the ice melts much slower. We wash the sawdust off before use. The roadside hawkers bury their ice blocks in saw dust and wrap up in a gurney sack and put inside a wooden box. The ice can keep for a few hours without melting.
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It wasnt too long ago!
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