Standard VI Class 1935 (part 2)

Following the failure to get any response from the viewers to help identify any of those in the picture of the previous posting of 1935 Standard VI class photo of the Government English School Trengganu – GEST (original name of Sultan Sulaiman School), I have to go back to the owner of this photo whom I got it from, my wife’s grandfather, Mohd Yaacob bin Abdullah al-Yunani – who is also the sole surviving person in the photo (at least to my knowledge).

Standard VI Class of 1935 - Government English School Trengganu

Mohd Yaacob (now 93+ years old) is also the only surviving children of the enterprising migrant Abdullah al-Yunani (Pok Loh Yunang) who came from China (among the lasting mark of Pok Loh Yunang to the people of Terengganu was his Keda Pok Loh Yunang until it was torn down by the Lembaga Tabung Amanah Warisan Negeri Terengganu (LTAWNT) two years after the historic gathering for the launching of the Growing Up in Trengganu (GUiT) book by Awang Goneng (Wan Ahmad Hulaimi).

The kind of crowd never seen before for launching a book in Terengganu on 25th December 2007

Mohd Yaacob can clearly remembers almost all the names in the photo taken 75 years ago. Even for some of the names that he cannot recall, he was able to describe about the person. For example, the person identified as “A” in the photo is a Chinese person who also work as clerical at the police department.

Also in the photo was my my mother eldest brother, Wan Long bin Wan Ngah. Mohd Yaacob younger brother, Mohd Nordin, was also in the same class – his old house at the Jalan Pasir Panjang-Jalan Gong Kapas junction had recently being demolished and now turn into a car showroom (next to the post office).

~ by akarimomar on October 11, 2010.

7 Responses to “Standard VI Class 1935 (part 2)”

  1. The person marked ‘A’ could be Teo Choo Lay’s (SS75′) father. I know her father worked as a clerk in the Police. Perhaps, Choo Lay could like enlighten us as she too used to visit this site.

  2. Salam Sdr Karim. Its rather unfortunate that this class of 1935 story has not received much attention from the Sulaimanian community members. My father, marked as Nik Ahmad Kamil (its Mohd not Ahmad) passed away in 1999. If the photo was revealed when he was alive I am sure we could dig a lot of interesting stories from as he had a strong memory. Perhaps we cold have teamed him up with the other survovors (including your relative).

  3. Salam Sdr Karim. Its rather unfortunate that this class of 1935 story has not received much attention from the Sulaimanian community members. My father, marked as Nik Ahmad Kamil (its Mohd not Ahmad) passed away in 1999. If the photo was revealed when he was alive I am sure we could dig a lot of interesting stories from as he had a strong memory. Perhaps we cold have teamed him up with the other survivors (including your relative).

  4. Soon – I am still waiting for Choo Lay to add the comment.
    Nik Fuad – Yes, how I wish I started all these earlier. You are also doing some good work compiling those old photos at your FB. Keep it up. Maybe can share at this site if related to the school.

  5. Please info to me,i want to joint smss alumni.

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