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).
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).
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).