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The Bird Shop

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Subject :The Bird Shop
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Location : Hume Street, Ipoh
Estimated Year : 2009
Media Type : Photograph
Source : Ian Anderson, Ipoh
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The Bird shop, located along Hume Street was not too far away from the Panglima Mosque, this particular hut which housed a lot pets was believed to be owned by the pet shop owner that operated in Hugh Low Street.

According to one of our blog readers, ronseow;

Dogs were not the only pets kept there. At one stage a beautiful peacock used to be there – I can still remember the display of colours when it fanned its tail feathers. I think the owners lived 2 doors away.

More from another one of our blog readers, Ipoh Remembered;

And when was the Bird Shop itself established? My recollection, based partly on casual conversations with old Mr. Choong, is that he opened it in 1902 or 1903, around the same time that Riley, Hargreaves and others were opening up their businesses at various sites along the length of Hugh Low Street, several years before Yau Tet Shin built New Town.

A bit more on Hugh Low Street (present day Jalan Sultan Iskandar) from Ipoh Remembered, in the beginning it was known as "Gopeng Road" or sometimes "Main Street". This entire stretch of road is as old as Ipoh, the reason it was there so early on was because people coming up the Kinta River wanted to communicate and trade with people coming from Gopeng. Ipoh was definitely a good meeting place. 

To read more about the Panglima Mosque, click here.

Click the link below to read more about The Bird Shop compiled by Ipoh Remembered.

  1. To read this ipohWorld original e-Book, click here. (e-Book 1 in pdf format)
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