Saturday, January 24, 2009

Days gone by ........

(Click on the photoes to see readable photoes)

For all the younger generations of Lipat Kajang-ites who have not gone through the era of the hey days of Lipat Kajang, I am showing how the village was like, all these drawings are by memory and not to scale. All these happened in the 1950s when transport was still by river boats.

And in the 1948 - 1950s we had the Emergency being declared, and the Communist (?) used to come shooting in Lipat Kajang often, and the Penghulu (head man) lived in fear. Every night the man of the kampong used to guard the stockades, to ensure that the penghulu (and his family) was safe. Again the plan is by memory and not to scale.

I welcome anyone else (from Lipat Kajang or from anywhere else) who can draw a better plan than what I have drawn here. I also welcome any other information which I have not included here.

Lipat Kajang people (or decendents) are encouraged to participate& contribute (Orang Lipat Kajang, atau keturunan, di jemput memberi sumbangan idea)


  1. photographic memory you have, 1950 i was born, so i did not see all that but the Baruh area as sketched i remember, betul tepat sekali, nothing to add, maybe rumah Tok Mukim Salleh sebelah hulu sekali,
    mesen padi tu memang kon ingat sangat, bunyi bising mesen tersebut boleh dengar sampai ke seberang sungai pahang, habuknya jangan ceritalah...

  2. still no one can come up with a photograph of that old balai raya @ baruh, or any photo at all @ baruh - the old mosque? the jetty? the cikgu's green house? the row of shops? Tok Penghulu Sidek's house? the mesen padi?