Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sekolah Melayu Lipat Kajang

Just found another photo of Sekolah Melayu Lipat Kajang in year 1955.

See the 'pokok terap' to right hand corner, big and strong. If in Sabah and Sarawak, it would have been a prized tree ........ the fruits were big and sweet.

The school started off in about the year 1947, a very rural setting with the building structure of jungle rounded wood. 'leban' and of all sorts of mixture of hard jungle and bush woods to be found in the kampong. The roof was of 'atap' (made of 'pokok cucur' tied together with split rattan, and there was no wall but a cris-crossed of smaller wood. There was no desk, and we started off with sitting on the hard dry earth floor. A few months later the parents decided to erect some table and benches made from wood sharpened ended and driven into the ground, and for desk tops and bench tops they use planks. We did not have books but we had to write on slate boards with hard specially made chalk. For blackboard, the parents made them by nailing together planks, paint them black and hung them up. We managed and survived. After about a year or two the demolished that building, built a better building and we had real zinc roofed, proper classrooms with cheap desks and cheap chairs but still no walls, we had to buy books and ink and various sizes replaceable nib pens (for script writing) and pencils etc etc. And we had proper blackboards on proper blackboard stands. Only years later they built for above building, just before I left the school.

Now the Lipat Kajang school has been expanded with other blocks built and used.

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

1 comment:

  1. yes i remember, when i entered Darjah 1 (Std 1) in 1957 that was the school building, i was in SKLK for 3 years, until end of 1959
    every morning we will have our assembly on the field (football field) just in front of the school building (at the lower front in the picture)
    1n Jan 1960 i left SKLK to enter SMC1 in TM Eng P Sch, Chenor

    this SKLK building picture helps to remind about a lot of things that happened around me as a pupil of that school with Cikgu Abu Bakar as the headmaster

    Cikgu Yusof (aka Cik Choh) lived in one of the teachers' quarters opposite the school across the football field, near the present house of arwah Tok Sidek, and the headmaster lived in another quarters house at the other end (facing Ceruk Seratus across the paddy field (paya)) the teachers had a deep well (telage) at the corner of the paya under a big tualang tree (very scarry if you look up the tree top)
    the water from the well was very cooling, and the teachers had to carry water back to their houses using pails (buckets) but they all bathed beside the well in an zinc enclosure, nobody peeped at them !