Penang Rowing Club
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Penang Rowing Club

by David West
(London. UK)

Just on the off chance..?

I was Captain of The Penang Rowing Club at Glugor in 1963/4...rowing in oared boats etc.,
The Club 'disappeared' with the construction of the bridge.

Does anyone have memories of?

The Club represented Penang in Hong Kong in 1963 at the Interport Regatta.

I did live at 69 Penang Rd., for a time...lined by palm trees.

And worked for the Mercantile Bank in Beach Street, before merger with the HSBC Bank.
Would love to be in contact from someone from those times.

Ayer Itam Dam was constructed while I was resident in Penang.

Ferries were still in use to get to Butterworth.

David West.
London, UK.

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Feb 10, 2010
Further reflections.
by: Anonymous

I believe the assets of the Club were transferred to the Penang Swimming Club?

I used to go to what was known as the Chinese Swimming Club, frequently in the days before they actually had a swimming pool!

For meals etc.,

Feb 09, 2010
Do you have any old photos?
by: Nazlina

Hi David,

these stories sound so romantic. Do you have any
old photos to share with us? Please send them to me
so that I can upload them.


Feb 09, 2010
julie june
by: Julie June

Glad you started blogging .....and do you think I will leave you alone here way

Feb 09, 2010
Peel Ave.
by: Anonymous

The address was actually Peel Avenue.

When I arrived in Penang in late 1961 it was like arriving at a flying club!
Grass runway...a windsock!
I arrived in a DC3.

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