Monday 26 March 2012
The Second Try - The Beginning of Tanjong Kling
Yabada - badoo!!!! Finally this geriatric genius (?) managed to get it right. In Kuala Lumpur I could rope in Faiz my nephew-in-law, but here I'm on my own and bodged the job again and again. That's why the video took days to see the light of day on AsH.
I must apologise for the poor quality. It was done on my little hand-held camera and it gives the shakes because of unsteady hands and not enough 'mee rebus' ! But it was worth it! Terima Kasih Ma'cik.
I know it's a long video (almost 10 minutes), longer than the normal 3- minute attention span. But this little story by Ma'Cik Alimah is a historical gem: by an 86 year old bumiputra of Singapore recounting the life and times of a 'deleted' people. No history book or academic exercise can match her account.
So please give her your attention right to the end of the video. Thank you.
P.S. There is nothing derogatory in the use of the word 'kling'' here. It was never ever meant to be - it's just PC gone mad. In fact the name 'Kling', given to Ma'cik's kampong is a tribute to someone who is not a Malay.