Monday, 30 March 2009

Reminiscing The Past (2)

Images of the old Batu Pahat

Kim's Park, the amusement park at Jalan Mohd Akil. Once a focal point for families, it gave way to a number of office blocks

This cinema was demolished to give way to Odeon cinema at Jalan Jenang

This photo shows Jalan Edrus in 1914. There are Japanese flags all over the place, indicating the increasingly powerful Japanese presence in the country. What were the Japanese doing here in 1914? The Japanese occupation only began in 1942. According to some sources, the Japanese were already operating an iron ore mine at Sri Medan and later a bauxite mine, which is the site of the present Tasik Bukit Pasir.


  1. Amazing. Mr Lee, you have a good collection of old photos.

    CT Goh


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  4. Hi Mr.Lee ....Thanks for those amazing pics of jalan Idrus. I have a collection of pics of Batu Pahat which i got from the Batu Pahat District counsil and Arkib Johor.I my opinion I personally think the publisher of the magazine got the 1914 date wrong on the jalan Idrus pic. I Believe its from the period around 1942 to 1945. Simple reason being that the British and our Sultan wouldn't have permitted this elaborate display. As for the japs been here here in B.P. There were here after the War in early 50's. The present day Tasek Mederka actually belong to a japanese Business man who never came back to claim it. The other being the Iron Ore Mine in Sri Medan was a joint venture of japanese and Johor Government. .... Thanks again for the wonderful Pics and write up.

    Your's Cordially .... James Moh.