"Ceylon Association Taiping"
sourced from Taiping's Many Firsts.....22 December 2012 ·
The Ceylon Tamil and the Sinhalese in Taiping formed Victoria Reading Room in 1899. They first used a temporary building situated at Main Road, Taiping. later changed the name to CEYLON ASSOCIATION, Taiping. The main objective of this Ceylon Association was to established "Little Jaffna", a centre for social, intellectual, religious and sports activities.
A well known resident of Perak and Penang, Mr A. Cathiv Valoo, had volunteered to erect a new building for the Club in 1901. The building cost $6,000.00 at that time.