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Lake Garden

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Registered: July 2008
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Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
March 8, 2010 7:58am

Very proud that Taiping Lake Garden is always clean and well kept!


Those empty chairs on the left make us love this place more - peaceful and transquil. Yes, that's what Taiping is.


The angle taken to capture this pic. (those buildings appeared between the two tress on right of pic.) reminds us something Kayes said about blending the architecture and the beautiful lake garden in one of his earlier pictures. The comparision is there for us to see. Clever angle and quick thinking! Thank you, Kayes!


Nature is beautiful! Love this shot!
alankash

Registered: April 2010
Posts: 2
April 18, 2010 6:46am

Hi Taiping! I am a singer in Australia, used to sing on occasion at the old "Lakeview Hotel" in the late 1960's, where I met Rocky Teoh.Was shocked to hear of his death, wondered if anyone could direct me to his daughter or fan club, please? Loved Malaysia and was sorry to leave- had a serious crush on a girl in Penang, but it was one-sided! Taiping is to me, the most beautiful place in Malaysia- I miss it dearly! Fond regards, Alan Kash www.gumtreemusic.com.au/alankash
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 19, 2010 7:38am

Hi alankash,
You can google for Rocky Teoh fan club and get more info there. His daughter Ann is with Cathay Pacific in HK and she's also on facebook. Try and look her up. Another source is to look up HT Long (another Elvis of Klang) who's in close contact with the family.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 19, 2010 7:26pm

Hi Alankash,
I can't seem to log on to your website as shown above. I used to back the late Rocky Teoh back in the 60s with my band from Ipoh and also stayed at his place above Tai Chean coffeeshop. Those were the good old days.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
April 20, 2010 2:54am

An email from alankash in response to Retired Falcon:-


"Hi! How are you? It is great to hear from you! The period when I was at the Lakeview, Taiping, was 1966-67. I used to ride down there on my T20 Suzuki, as u will recall, petrol was so dear in those days. I was based at Butterworth near Penang, and was motorcycle racing at KL ., Penang and Singapore GP (@ Nee Soon) with friends C.W Howell and Malaysian Legend, Bulldog Kuan Huah Chin from Penang. I belonged to a rock/pop band in Australia and sang under the stage name of Donnie Rivers with the Rebeltones band. I used to sing Cliff Richard hits in Malaysia in those days and Rocky Teoh had just released "Theres always me" which was a hit for him. He was a great guy who made me welcome at Lakeview and I have been trying to con tact his daughter Anne, whom I believe is in HK and his fan club.What instrument did u play in the band? I would love to hear more about you guys. My website is: www.gumtrreemusic.com.au/alankash. regards, alan kash"
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
April 20, 2010 3:02am

hi Alan and welcome to Taiping Talk Smile I have posted here your response to Retired Falcon so that all can read its interesting contents. While Joe (Retired Falcon) will be interested in the music bit, I am very interested in your motorcycle racing history as I have a vintage/classic car/bike website at:-


www.PenangTalk.com/nmvccr


Do you have any old pics of your motorcycle racing days? I would like to put them up at my said website. I will probably be meeting up with Bulldog and others next week as a Singapore magazine (REWIND) would like to do an article on the Penang Circuit Races. Chris Howell is still around here in Penang but I have not seen him for some time.
alankash

Registered: April 2010
Posts: 2
April 20, 2010 6:10am

Hi Kayes! Sorry, I mispelt my website address so u would have had trouble! They are: www.shownet.com.au/alankash, and www.gumtreemusic.com.au/alankash. Kash is my stage name, my surname is Fitzgerald. Chris Howell is still in Penang, associated with the Penang hash house club. I raced both a suzuki T20, and Honda CR110 racer at both the old batu Tiga circuit at KL in1966 and the Singapore GP 1967, finishing 3rd in the 50cc GP Class behind the two works Bridgestone 50 twins of Morishita and Tamada of Japan. I took the CR110 back to Sydney, when I returned reluctantly to Australia. I have photos of myself with Bulldog and Chris Howell at the 1967 Singapore Gp at the prizegiving and each of us in action, Will try to scan and send u copies including shot of the rare Bridgetone 14 speed twin. Have always missed Malaysia as it is my adopted country, miss my friends there and the love of my life!! God bless! Alan
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
April 20, 2010 6:48am

hi Alan, my software tells me you have registered at my vintage/classic car forum. Do you have any difficulty posting there? If so, please let me know and I will fix it.


Wow, you have some great info and pics of our yesteryear's racing. Looking forward to see your pics Smile


I was Sec of the Meet for the Penang Circuit Races from 1975 to 1978. I suppose you have gone back to Australia by then.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 20, 2010 6:55am

Hi Alan,
So you were a Cliff Richard fan in those days. Cool!!! The late Rocky Teoh released 'Crying in the Chapel' and 'There's Always Me' and my group backed him in those two recordings. Perhaps you could read more about my group with Rocky at:
http://thefabulousfalcons.blogspot.com/ You will also find a pic of him in the blog. I was on lead guitar and went on tours with Rocky.
I will check out your website and read more about you and your group. Thanks.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
April 20, 2010 7:07am

Alan, one more thing. I am trying to compile a register of all cars/bikes taken back to Australia by the RAAF personnel when they finished their tour of duty in Penang. Can you help over there? Go to:-


http://www.PenangTalk.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=1313&cat=all&date=1271150342
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,606
August 23, 2012 5:56am

Does anyone know which rain tree was uprooted in a storm yesterday? Was it the one near the hawker centre/jetty?
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
August 23, 2012 5:08pm

Sad to hear about the news. The rain tree can still be salvaged by trimming off some of the branches and replanting it since it was uprooted only.
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
August 24, 2012 3:01am

Wood, just like wine, its value increases as it ages. If we look at any cut wood, there are circular designs on the wood. They are called growth rings. An experienced carpenter or furniture merchant would be able to tell the age of the wood by just counting the number of rings on the cut wood. Every tree gains a growth right per year. So anyone out there who wants to buy antique wood furniture esp. those Chinese antique wood furniture, buy those with many growth rings. The more ..... the better! So is the price!! Smile



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