There was one instance she asked what the displayed items were, and I told her they were for opium smoking. She asked, 'apa tu'? I said, 'hisap dadah' and she immediately understood. I showed her the large wooden bench by the display where the opium smokers and addicts would sit or lie down to smoke. She found it strange and we moved to the Baba Nyonya section.
The Baba Nyonya section was interesting. I was after the kebaya pendek as I had missed them at the last two visits. This time I needed to see up close what sort of embroidery they did. I saw a familiar kebaya pendek that could have belonged to my mother. It may be that two women bought the same material to make kebaya pendek.
|Penang is Pulau Pinang from before the arrival of Francis Light. It is still Pulau Pinang today. Penang referred to the areca fruit and nut, which is the fruit of the pokok pinang (pinang tree).|
|Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) metal plate for a manhole in the pavement|
|Penang inscription stone that describes its name. The MPPP plate can be seen at the top edge of this pic.|
|Penang inscription stone and the MPPP metal plate|
THE GOVERNORS OF PENANG
Images are from Penang Museum
GOVERNORS OF PENANG
1. Raja Sir Tun Uda Al-Haj bin Raja Muhammad, Governor, 1957-1967.
2. Tun Tan Sri Syed Sheh bin Syed Abdullah Shahabudin, Governor, 1967-1969.
3. Tun Tan Sri Syed Sheh Al-Haj bin Syed Hassan Barakbah, Governor, February 1969 – February 1975.
4. Tun Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dato' Haji Sardon bin Haji Jubir, Governor, 5 February 1975-1981
5. Tun Datuk Dr. Haji Awang bin Hassan, Governor, 1 May 1981 - 1989
6. Tun Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Haji Hamdan bin Sheikh Tahir, Governor, 1 May 1989-2001
7. Tun Dato' Seri Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, Governor, 1 May 2001-present
|Portrait from Penang Museum|
Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Tun Uda Al-Haj bin Raja Muhammad was born on 1894, Kuala Langat, Selangor. He was educated in Malay College, Kuala Kangsar in Perak. He joined the Government Service in 1910, and MAS in 1914. He was promoted to Class V, MCS in January 1924. He was appointed in 1939 as Secretary to the British Resident in Selangor, the first Malay to hold such appointment. In the post-war, he became an Officer of Class IB, MCS in April 1946 and Class IA, MCS in February 1948. He was officiated as the Deputy Commissioner (Interior), Selangor before being appointed as the first State Secretary, Selangor on the inauguration of the Federation of Malaya (FoM) Agreement on 1 February 1948. He became the Menteri Besar (MB) of Selangor on 1 July 1949. He relinquished the post on being appointed Commissioner for Malaya in UK in July 1953. He relinquished the appointment in UK in October 1954. On his return to Malaya, he was reappointed MB, Selangor in November 1954. On 24 August 1955, he was appointed as Speaker of Federal Council. He was a Member of the Selangor State Council and Federal Council till the Japanese invasion in 1941. He served in the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force (FMSVF) and others. He was conferred 3 British awards - the CBE in 1947; CMG in 1951; and the KBE in 1953. As the first Governor of Penang, he was also a Member of the Conference of Rulers. His recreational activities included tennis, golf and gardening. Source: Who's Who in Malaysia 1971-1972.
MAPS OF PENANG
GEORGETOWN, BATU UBAN, BUKIT DATUK JENATON, TANJUNG BUNGAH, BUKIT DUMBAR, GELUGOR, JELUTONG
|A large area was paddy|
|The Queen Victoria clock tower is at right in the pic above. The government offices are in the long building in the centre foreground. A few ships can be seen at 10 o'clock.|
PEOPLE OF PENANG
|Plaque at the cemetery gate on Northam Road (Jalan Jutawan). This plaque is in 4 languages.|
|Protestant & Catholic graves where famous people in Penang history were laid to rest.|
A lot of the graves here were not well-looked after. There were fallen headstones and some graves were in complete ruins. YouTube video: Captain Francis Light's grave.