Monthly Archives: June 2013

THE CINEMAS OF MUAR TOWN

For a small town like Muar, having five cinemas in the early sixties was quite extraordinary and something to be proud of. Before independence, the Rex cinema was considered the grandest of them all and by the early sixties, another cinema came to … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WAK SATAY PASSED BY

Once or twice a year when grandpa received his monthly salary, grandma would ask me and Kak Fuzi to sit at the tembok and wait for the Wak Satay to pass by. In most cases he would pass by the junction … Continue reading

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HANG TUAH, P. RAMLEE AND ME

The school holidays had just begun and I woke up very early to have my bath. Grandpa and grandma were busy preparing the luggage while our maid-servant Mak Yang was at the kitchen preparing for breakfast. It was 1956 and we were … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR BAMBOO TREES WITH WAK JIS

This is a picture of me and my uncle Don. I was about five plus. When I was seven years old, the year I began my first full day of fasting (only first day please) and grandma told me to sleep with … Continue reading

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A MALAY WEDDING OF THE EARLY SIXTIES

I had the opportunity of attending some Malay weddings during my younger days when I followed grandma to these events. Some of these weddings were held at my great grandmother’s house in Parit Bakar. I remember the wedding of my cousin Che … Continue reading

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MY FIRST DAY OF FASTING

The Muslim month of Ramadan is looked upon by Muslims as the month of spiritual journey towards attaining God’s blessing. Regarded as a sacred ritual in compliance with God’s message to His human creations the endurance of abstaining oneself from … Continue reading

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A FUN FAIR AT THE PADANG MUAR CLUB (2)

Since the first Fun Fair I attended with our maid-servant Mak Yang in 1957, there were quite a number of other Fun Fairs organized by various organizations. I went to all these fun fairs without fail. The last fun fair … Continue reading

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