On this Saturday, the 30th of April, there is a big celebration in Ipoh old town with the Ho Yan Hor Museum official launch as well as Hovid’s (Hovid Berhad) 75th Anniversary. Go to the bottom of the post to check out the background story of this herbal tea!
Do share it out, bring along your friends and family and come have fun!
Highlights of the event:
- Exhibitions of the oldies, games & classic vehicles, trishaws & bicycles
- A FUN Photo Booth
- Finger food stalls
- Jeff Chin (MyFM DJ) as the Official Emcee and opening ceremony by:
– Ipoh City Mayor & State Committee
– A speech by Mr. David Ho
- Parade including marching band to lead:
– Lion & Dragon Dance
– Vintage Cars + Trishaws + Bicycles
– Chinese Opera Characters
– Cultural dance, Kompang Melayu
– Herbal Tea Ladies
- 75 sets of HYH Gift to take home
A short background story of this herbal tea
Ever since the soft launching of the museum earlier this year (January 16th, 2016), it’s a great hit with tourists flocking in, curious about their favorite packet herbal tea. Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea or 何人可凉茶 can be considered one of the most iconic herbal tea in Malaysia concocted by Dr. Ho Kai Cheong at the shophouse just beside the famous Hakka gentleman’s club (Han Chin Pet Soo 闲真别墅), in the old town of Ipoh just after World War 2 with the intention of helping people.
It was a popular alternative to western medicine with its cooling and antiviral properties. Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea was the most sought-after solution during the Worldwide Flu Epidemic in the 1950s. Since then, Ho Yan Hor has become a household name. After 74 years, Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea still remains as the favorite among many as a natural herbal beverage.