SSPS1 – Standard 5 (1968)
The Sultan Sulaiman Primary School (SSPS) is always part of the Sultan Sulaiman School especially SSPS1 (now known as SK Sultan Sulaiman I). The secondary SS once a single identity with SSPS and housed together as the Government English School Trengganu (GEST) [click here to view GEST: Standard VI – 1935 photo] before it was given the name of the Sultan then.
In my previous posting about my primary days I had the photo of our Express Class of Standard 3X (1966). Those days, for Express Class, being the lucky ones to be selected, we have to study three years of syllabus within two years. We do not have the semester system instead there were three terms in a year thus we had to finish one year’s syllabus within two terms to complete three years within the six terms (not as what was practiced recently when those selected for “express class” skipped one year to complete their primary school within five years).
Thanks to Sharifah Normah Syed Omar who uploaded from her collection a photo of our primary class Standard 5A in her facebook. (I have added the names onto the photo)
With help of Wok Fauziah, Chin Fook, Nik Nor Ruzaidi, Ahmad Sabri, Syed Azlan, Azizul Azman, Bian Hup, Thahirah, Sudha and Sharifah Normah herself to helped tag the photo – we managed to get almost all the names in to bring back the nostalgia of our innocent years (click on the above image for a larger view).
I remember very well that year when I won the “Cleanest Boy” award of the month (can’t remember which month though) – that I have to give the special thanks to my beloved Ummi.
From a little search in the virtual world, I got the following info to be shared with my former classmates:
Born 1943, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia,
Address: 101, Dataran Rapat Baru 19,
Taman Lapangan Melodi,
31350, Ipoh, Perak D.R, Malaysia.
Tel No.: 605-311 5079
HP No.: 016-595 6823
Graduated from the Federation Military College, Port Dickson and the specialist Teachers’ Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Lecturer at the Malayan Teachers’ College, Penang and is now a full-time artist. He has held 9 solo exhibitions in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Participated in numerous local, Asian and World art exhibitions in China, korea, Taiwan, Singapore, UAE, and Thailand. Won numerous art awards.
I hope to be able to confirm those names with the question marks and able to get in touch with everybody and to have a reunion one day.
To all my fellow classmates – please share your contacts with me. Email to my address akarimomar[at]yahoo.com
Updated – 28 Aug 2010:
Kong Chiat Peng just found this blog/posting. She is actually the one identified as Cecilia in the class photo above. I wonder who identified her in the photo as Cecilia. Her comments are as below. Together with Kamariah Nordin, Phua Lay Hwa, Chong Bee and Teo Soo Khim, they all went to Tengku Bariah Secondary School.