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An Article From Ipoh Echo - The Aeroplane Comes To Ipoh
The piece describes the first time the people of Ipoh had an opportunity to witness an aeroplane. On July 1 1911, G P Kuller - one of the earliest aviators – staged a 4-day flight exhibition in Ipoh. On the first day, thousands congregated at the race course with 150 Europeans occupying the 1st and 2nd class seats. The 3rd and 4th class ticket-holders were largely Asian while an even larger crowd assembled outside, on Tambun Road, to witness the aerial stunts for free. Though the performance was awe-inspiring, as is typical of Malaysians, attendance dwindled by the day as the crowd watching it for free outside grew larger.
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