Standard VI 1935
This is the oldest photo I could find of our school. It is the class photo of Standard VI Boys for the then Government English School Trengganu (click on the photo to zoom).
It was then located at the then Istana Maziah before moving to Jalan Batas Baru the following year before moving again in 1938 to a more permanent site nearby (Jalan Gong Wan Abas – current SS Primary 1 – Jalan Sultan Omar now).
I am not able to recognize anybody (of course!) in the photo except for my wife’s grandfather, Mohd Yaacob Abdullah (standing 4th from right). Yaacob is the sole surviving child of Abdullah al-Yunani (of Keda Pok Loh Yunang), now 93 years old. If any of you think you can identify anyone in the photo, please write in or drop a comment. Let us share.
Below is Yaacob’s more recent photo. Taken during the launching of Growing Up in Trengganu with the author Awang Goneng – Kecek-kecek (also a Sulaimanian) 25 December 2007 at Alam Akademik (the old Keda Pok Loh Yunang – Kedai Buku Abdullah Al-Yunani).
More names from the above group photo:
- Standing 2nd from Right: Mohd Nordin Abdullah Al-Yunani (younger brother of Mohd Yaacob)
- Standing 5th from Left (in black baju Melayu): Wan Long Wan Ngah (my mother’s eldest brother)
- Seated in the middle wearing neck tie: Mr. Nair (Headmaster)