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A Parade In Support Of The Kuomintang - Part 1
A collection of photographs showing the parade in Ipoh, which travelled down Hugh Low Street, across Hugh Low Bridge, through Old Town, across Birch Bridge and uo Brewster Road, in support of the Kuomintang, led by Generallisino Chiang Kai Shek believed to be in 1948.
The parade was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Assembly Hall Membership and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of spectators lined the streets to watch the parade which featured all the local Chinese organisation and schools.
On the left, the first picture shows the Kuomintang flag being carried at the head of these groups at the Hugh Low Bridge. The next picture shows the arch adjacent to the bridge and Rex Hotel (formerly known as the Foo See Hotel) and the People's Park.
The shops in the last picture on the right are the Sime Darby Co. Ltd and the East Asiatic Co. Ltd., both of which had premises in the Chua Cheng Bok Building in Brewster Road.
The East Asiatic Co. Ltd boasted ships with first class facilities with most cabins with private bath. Under the flag of the East Asiatic Co. Ltd it sailed from Genoa to London with fares of GBP 60- GBP 85 for a single voyage.
To go to Part 2, click here.
To see more about Ipoh’s Street Names, click here.
To read more about Sir Hugh Low, click here.
To read more about the Foo See Hotel, click here.