July 16, 2013

When there were only THREE digits in Telephone Numbers in Sibu

The following are telephone numbers in the 1960's for Blacksmith Road Businesses and Residences

The numbers of shop lots are indicated at the beginning, and the 3 digit telephone numbers at the end. The Chinese names of the owners are before the numbers

1. Eastern Company - Wong Sie Cheong 417
1. Ting Brothers and Co. Ting Sii Pang 417
2 Lau Brothers - Lau Sieng Nguong 262
2 Lau Brothers Import and Export Co. Wee Ho Soon 695
2. Lee Goh Bin - Lee Poi Lin 300
2. Sing Kwong Photo Studio - Wong Heng Kwong 603
3. Hua Yew Co.
3. Wong Soon Hing Watch Shop -
3. Ling Siew Siong Residence
4. Min Hin Tailors - Tieu Woon King
4. Poh Tin Goldsmith - Ting Lee Chuong
4. Sisters' Hair Dressing
4. Ting Yik Seng Rattan Shop
5. Lau Kiong Sing Furniture - Lau King Kwang - 610
5. See Sing Watch Shop - Leong Yong Mee
5. Capitol Photo Studio - Lo Nik Kung - 581
6. Yik Chong Co. - Tiong Wan Ming - 427
7. Ting Hua Mee - Ting Bui Hua 273
8. Yew yew Bicycle shop - kuok Boon Kim 383
11. Wong King Cheong - Sarawak Products - Chua Kee Chuan 412
12 Tai Sing Textile - Wong -602
13 Tak Sing Glass Cutting - Liau Tak Hui 758
13. Wong's Casket - Wong Kah Moh 547
13. Hiak Hong - Chew King Turn 547
13. Ngie Hin - Metal

The Foochow Association @ Central Road - 465

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

999

Stenographer said...

999 is today's no.
In those days, 222 was for Fire Dept,
349 - Bomba
212 - Police Station
206 - Ambulance
566 - SESCO technician
531 - Water Board Technician
342 - Maternity and Child Care Instructor (Wo Tek Hui)

0 - Inquiries
91 - Telephone Bureau

Amazing isn't it, the simple life then.

Anonymous said...

574 - Vegetable Market

Ensurai said...

Thanks!! That's interesting...

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