Monthly Archives: May 2013

MY CHINESE FRIENDS FROM MUAR TOWN

If you think Muarian Malays are very proud to be Muarians, then you have not met a Chinese from Muar, especially my contemporaries. The Chinese Muarians of my time¬†were more proud than their Malay counterparts. Those days, my Chinese friends … Continue reading

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MAULUD NABI

I woke up very early and was excited to go to the Padang Muar Club. It was the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and many schools would be sending their student representatives for the celebration. I was in Standard Three and … Continue reading

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THE TANGGA BATU OF MUAR TOWN

The Tangga Batu and its surrounding was the place where the commercial activities of Muar town was centered in the early fifties up to the mid sixties. The northern side of Muar town, separated by the Muar river is Tanjung … Continue reading

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THE GAMES WE PLAYED

We played many games and some of these games were seasonal and some throughout the year as and when we liked it. The games we played were very much confined to our age limit as well as the number of … Continue reading

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A NIGHT WITH MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

My great grandmother Murjilah was a small size woman, very energetic, always alert and was never quite appearing old enough to justify her early nineties when I last visited her in 1967. She lived in a moderate Malay kampung house … Continue reading

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THESE WERE MY FAVOURITE THINGS

All of us surely remember some of our favourite things when we began to learn and understand many things around us during our growing days. We remember the fruits we liked to eat, the games we liked to play, the … Continue reading

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A NIGHT CYCLING TO SPOOKY PLACES (2)

It was quite early when Yem came to my house on one Friday morning. Last night we had decided to have our breakfast at the Taman Selera for the nasi lemak and the 434 Muar coffee. Halim would be joining … Continue reading

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