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Berthel Michael Iversen: architect May 13, 2020 – Posted in: In The News

Quick facts Intro Architect Was Architect Type Engineering Gender Male Birth 1 January 1906 Death 1 January 1976 (aged 70 years) The details Biography Berthel Michael Iversen (1906–76) aka B.M. Iversen, was a Danish architect active in Malaysia, and the founder of Iversen, van Sitteren & Partners. Most of his works were in Malaya (now Malaysia) and Singapore. He designed a large number of buildings in his Malayan home town, Ipoh. He eventually had offices in…

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Ipohworld’s World review of “Perak Postcards 1890-1940” June 4, 2018 – Posted in: In The News, Reviews

Once the premier state of the Federated Malay States, Perak pioneered tin mining, rubber, roads and railways in Malaya. In the early twentieth century, Europeans and Asians venturing into this frontier country bought picture postcards to send home to family, friends and pen pals all over the world. Perak Postcards 1890s-1940s represents the largest such collection ever assembled into one volume, with more than 500 picture postcards contributed by several collectors. Practically all the major Perak districts…

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Perak Postcards, 1890s-1940s – Posted in: In The News

Regular readers of the Echo will know that I often voice my concern over the lack of interest in Perak’s heritage, tangible or intangible. We seem to be losing our trees, limestone hills, culture, buildings and genuine history faster than ever, despite the cries in the wilderness that come from the different heritage organisations. Soon there will be nothing left of these things but faded memories. It is therefore with great pleasure that I picked…

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My Day in the Sun talk at Universiti Malaya May 31, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

My Day in the Sun Speaker Dr MARK YOI SUN SOO Date Time 29 Jul 2013 10:30 AM – 29 Jul 2013 12:30 PM Venue Bilik Mesyuarat Dekan II, FSSS, UM Language Mandarin In My Days in the Sun, a distinguished radiologist presents a candid self-portrait of his first 40 years. Mark Y.S. Soo was born in 1933 into a Cantonese family who divided their time between business interests in Malaya and Hong Kong. As…

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Penning a memoir – Posted in: In The News

MANY of us have hazy memories of our childhood which fade even more as years pass, but this is not the case with Dr Mark Soo Yoi Sun. Even at the ripe old age of 80 this year, the radiologist had a twinkle in his eyes when he narrated events when he was a four-year-old boy roaming the streets of Kampar. It is this astounding memory and a wish to tell the story of his…

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