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Lost; business from the last century

Mr Choo. Sang Kee Rattan Shop Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur 2016 When Choo’s father first arrived in Malaysia, he brought with him a knowledge of the rattan industry. The shop was established on Jalan Tun Perak. As the shop prospered, he was able to send his...

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In his father’s footsteps

Amrul Hidayat & Norzatul Ramlan Saudin. Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai. 2016 Story by Ivy Soon. Photos by Kenny Loh. Reproduced from the book, Seberang Perai – Stories from Across the Sea. The late Haji Hashim Hassan was a famous Kepala Batas capal (sandal) maker, and he was...

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“I will stay here for as long as I can”

Alfred Perera, proprietor Sinhalese Bar, Jalan Bijeh Timah (Treacher Street), Ipoh. 2012 The Sinhalese Bar is legendary. The only Sri Lankan bar in Malaysia, it was founded by G.M. Perera in 1931. His two sons chose divergent paths, one left home to become a Buddhist monk while...

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The Ferry Man

Sreeraman a/l Chimachalam, ferry boat pilot Sabak Bernam, 2013 Sixty-three-year-old Sreeraman has been criss-crossing Sungai Bernam for 41 years. He started out as a ticket collector and gained his boat pilot’s licence in 1975. On a unsual day, he makes 64 trips across the river and back,...

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Dance builds confidence

Sheela Raghavan. Accountant & Bharatanatyam dance teacher Mahavidya Dance Theatre, Kuala Lumpur 2017 As a child, Sheela learned to dance from some of the most prominent teachers in India. It was her mother who first introduced her to dance. Looking for an outlet for dance, she found...

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Mamak stalls never fail

Hajimar & Jemala. Mamak stall workers Mansion Tea Stall, Selangor Mansion, Kuala Lumpur 2017 There’s a saying in Malaysia; ‘Have you ever seen a Mamak close shop?’ This refers of course to the popular Mamak stall or restaurant. What people don’t know is that some of these stalls...

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“Every Nepalese man wants to see the world”

Biru Gurung, David Sapkota, Pradeep Shrejtha & Tek Nath Chaudhary Nepalese security guards, Kuala Lumpur 2016 “In Nepal, it is normal for men to want to see the world. You can see it in our history.” The most well-known Nepalese were the Gurkhas. Although they were a...

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“This is my last year as a newspaperman”

Devasagayam. Newspaperman Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur 2017   Deva who is now in his 60s has been a newspaperman for more than 20 years since he lost his job at the Fitzpatrick’s Supermarket, then one of the most popular supermarkets in the city. A longtime resident of Brickfields where...

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